How to Plan the Perfect Poconos Family Getaway


Pennsylvania is a stunning destination for a relaxing retreat. With breathtaking nature, lakes, and landscapes, it’s the perfect place to take your loved ones on a Poconos family getaway. Don’t worry about gathering ideas about what to do and see; we created the best itinerary possible so that you can make the most out of your adventure. Go for a hike in the morning, observe diverse animals in the afternoon, and get out on peaceful Lake Wallenpaupack for an unforgettable fishing session! Don’t wait another second. Start planning your Poconos family getaway today at Silver Birches!


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The Perfect Itinerary for Your Poconos Family Getaway


9 a.m. Go on a Family Hike Through the Woods

Start your Poconos family getaway right with an easy hike to some of the most scenic places in Pennsylvania. Explore Promised Land State Park, a 3,000-acre plateau surrounded by the stunning Delaware Forest. For a unique experience, you can also discover Bushkill Falls Park and its magnificent natural beauty. The waterfalls here are considered Pennsylvania’s Niagara Falls and seeing them makes for a great family bonding experience. The park also has four trails for different ability levels, from a 15-minute walk to a full two-hour hike.


12 p.m. Eat a Delicious Lunch at Cocoon Coffee House

After all of that effort, sit back and relax at Cocoon Coffee House. Nestled in front of the massive Hawley Silk Mill structure sits an adorable little building that once sheltered the cocoons that supplied the silk. Today, it is the home of the coffee house. It is considered the best coffee in town and offers a quiet place for a nice, casual lunch. Regain your energy and strength with succulent lunch entrees such as the chickpea and lentil chili, avocado and roasted pear salad, or mac and cheese. There’s also a great selection of paninis and sandwiches


1 p.m. Visit the Claws ’N Paws Wild Animal Park

Visiting the Claws ‘N Paws Wild Animal Park is a fun activity that will entertain not only children but the whole family. Get close to the animals in this small and casual park nestled in the forest. The privately-owned zoo is one of the best you can visit. You’ll be greeted by a capuchin monkey when you arrive and can admire giraffes, lions, birds, lizards, and more!


4 p.m. Rent a Boat and Go on a Fishing Adventure

It’s time for another great family adventure! No need to own a boat to have fun on the water; at Silver Birches, we’ve got you covered. We offer pontoon boats, ski boats, and even fishing boats! Lake Wallenpaupack is full of diverse fish such as striped bass, walleye, and more. Check out a map of the lake and use these great tips to teach your little ones how to fish while surrounded by a stunning landscape. Get your bait ready and make family memories you will never forget at Silver Birches.


7 p.m. Relax with Dinner on the Dock

This busy day will most certainly make you hungry. Head back to your room, take a hot shower, and enjoy a nice dinner at The Dock, one of the best restaurants in Hawley, PA, right here at Silver Birches! Taste gourmet seafood-inspired dishes like perch chowder, all in an authentic vintage setting. Gaze upon the lake from your table and travel back to the 1940s with signature cocktails in the Pub, attached directly to the restaurant. It’s the perfect way to end the evening and celebrate your Poconos family getaway adventure!


Have the Best Family Vacation at Silver Birches

Poconos Family Getaway After spending a fun day with your family in the Pocono Mountains, come home to a comfortable room at Silver Birches. Our beautiful accommodations are the perfect place for you and your family!

Book one of our cottages and enjoy a spacious vacation with a stunning view of the lake. Get a good night’s sleep in a luxurious queen bed and wake up the next morning feeling as refreshed as ever. Open your eyes to the sound of birds chirping and make yourself a hot cup of coffee in your fully-equipped kitchen. To start the day off right, find yourself a good Adirondack chair overlooking the lake and enjoy a quick service breakfast of English muffins, scrambled eggs, or quiches at The Dock.

Book your stay today and have the Poconos family getaway you’ve always dreamed of!