5 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day with Family in the Pocono Mountains

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Valentine’s Day is all about being with the ones you love. Plan a getaway that includes everyone with these five ways to spend Valentine’s Day with family in the Pocono Mountains. The area offers four-seasons of outdoor activity, cultural opportunities and varied recreation. Spend some quality time away this winter doing more of what you all love.


Have a play date in the snow! Snowtubing is a fun winter activity at any age. Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain offers 500 feet of snowtubing runs. Riders can take a solo trip down the mountain or link up with your group for a spin down the hill that’s sure to be filled with laughter. Hop on the Magic Carpet Lift for an easy trip back to the top. Tickets are available for two-hour tubing sessions. Riders must be 42 inches tall. Snowtubing is offered weekends and holidays from mid-December to mid-March. Ski Big Bear is located in Lackawaxen 16 miles from Silver Birches Resort.

Pocono Rocks
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2. Rock Climbing

Climb, swing and jump the day away. The fun is non-stop at Pocono Rocks in Mount Pocono. The centerpiece of the family fun center is a 16-foot-high climbing wall. It’s designed to help beginners of all ages learn balance and technique but there are also advanced routes for experienced climbers. If you’re not a fan of heights, you can opt for the ninja warrior obstacle course or one of the many bounce houses.

3. Ice Skating

Bundle up and experience a quintessential winter activity in the Poconos. When conditions permit, you can ice skate along the shore at Silver Birches Resort. If Lake Wallenpaupack has not completely frozen, head to some of the smaller bodies of water in the area. There are two lakes within Promised Land State Park– 422-acre Promised Land Lake and 173-acre Lower Lake. An area on the ice is maintained for skaters. There’s a picnic area next to the lake, so you can pack some hot chocolate and snacks to enjoy. An online winter report is updated weekly, which details the conditions and thickness of ice. It’s recommended for ice to be at least seven inches thick to support a small group. Promised Land State Park is just eight miles from Silver Birches Resort.

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4. Bowling

Find out who’s the kingpin of the family! Bowling is a sure-fire way to spend quality time with the family. Wallenpaupack Bowling and Sports Center is a small-town attraction, perfect for a day, or evening out. The lights go down and the music comes up for Cosmic Bowling every Friday and Saturday. Take a break from the lanes and check out the video arcade and grab some munchies at the snack bar. Wallenpaupack Bowling and Sports Center is just five miles from Silver Birches Resort.

5. Where’s Wilburrrr Scavenger Hunt

Visit the shops, restaurants and businesses around Hawley in search of Willburrrr the Snowman from February 10-19. When you spot the frosty friend at participating businesses, get your playing card stamped at the location. Completed cards should be returned to Downtown Hawley Partnership for a chance to win one of several prizes and gift certificates. Game rules and playing cards may be found at various locations in Hawley.

A Natural Attraction

Everyone adores the lake. Silver Birches Resort offers several lodging options with spectacular views of Lake Wallenpaupack. Each offers luxurious amenities that make it easy for guests to gather and reconnect. Book a stay in one of the houses on the property for all the comforts of home away from home. Browse the lodging options and find the right fit so you can spend Valentine’s Day with family in the Pocono Mountains.