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The Best Lakes and Beaches in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Jun 3, 2019 9:40:00 AM

If you live in New York, New Jersey, or Philadelphia, a trip to the beach may mean “going down the shore.” And as much fun as the Jersey Shore can be, there’s another way to enjoy sand and water in the summer—without the crowds. That’s why we’d like to offer you a look at some of the best lakes and beaches in the Poconos.

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Topics: Pocono Mountains, Poconos Lifestyle, Arrowhead Lake, Lake Naomi

How to Prepare Your Poconos Home for Summer

Posted by John Holahan on May 15, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Most of us are ready for summer when it finally rolls around. We love the slower pace and warmer weather. And there are so many outdoor activities to enjoy around the Poconos region. While you may be really ready to enjoy summer, you'll want to make sure your home is ready as well. That's particularly true if you happen to own a vacation home in the Poconos that may have been empty for a while. Even if you’ve been here all year long, it’s a good idea to do some simple maintenance to ensure your home is safe and comfortable. Here are a few tips on how to prepare your Poconos home for summer.

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Topics: Home improvement, Summer, home maintenance, Poconos Lifestyle

5 Historical Sites to Visit in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Apr 8, 2019 7:00:00 AM

These days, most visitors to the Poconos are drawn by the area’s natural beauty, the great nature trails, the fantastic array of waterfalls, and the many winter skiing activities. The region’s history, however, goes back much farther than that. The original inhabitants were Native American tribes including Lenape, Paupack, Shawnee, Minisink, Delaware, and Iroquois.

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Topics: Poconos Lifestyle, History, Poconos Vacations, Poconos Living

Best Towns to Visit in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Apr 4, 2019 9:19:00 AM

 

There are two very different things that draw people to the Poconos region. It’s obvious that a lot of people come to the area because of the natural beauty. There are the mountains themselves, and then there are the many rivers and lakes. There are whole sections of the region devoted to exploring the natural wonders that dot the landscape here. If you enjoy hiking, click here for a post from The French Manor Inn and Spa in Newfoundland, PA that highlights four of the best Poconos hiking trails to explore.  There are also a multitude of State and National parks in the Poconos region. Click here for more information on Big Pocono State Park, Lake Wallenpaupack, Tobyhanna State Park, and many others.  

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Topics: Poconos, Poconos Lifestyle, Poconos Resorts, Things to Do in the Poconos

The Best 2019 Spring Events in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Feb 24, 2019 7:00:00 AM

As cabin fever gives way to Spring fever, Poconos residents (and visitors) will be headed out to enjoy all that the region has to offer. There is always something going on in the Poconos—including events for kids, families, or adults. Here’s a look at just a few of the events coming up early this spring!

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Topics: Poconos Events, Poconos Lifestyle, Spring in the Poconos, Spring Events

4 Ways to Enjoy the Christmas Season in the Poconos

Posted by Liberty Homes on Dec 3, 2018 7:00:00 AM

It almost seems as if Christmas celebrations and the Poconos were made for each other. What’s extra nice about celebrating Christmas here is that you don’t have to settle for the same old thing. Here’s a look at 4 ways to enjoy the Christmas season in the Poconos.

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Topics: Holidays, Poconos Lifestyle, Winter in the Poconos, Christmas

6 Tips for Choosing Where to Retire

Posted by John Holahan on Nov 6, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Increasing numbers of people approaching retirement age in the New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia areas are choosing the Poconos as their destination. Obviously, the serenity and beauty of the area have a lot to do with that. But there’s much more to comfortable retirement living than just nice views. Here are 6 tips for choosing where to retire that you’ll want to think about before making your choice.

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Topics: retirement, aging in place, Poconos Lifestyle, Retiring in the Poconos, Poconos Living

Best Ski Resorts in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Oct 23, 2018 7:00:00 AM

For a lot of people on the East Coast, the Poconos are synonymous with skiing in the winter months. Part of that is no doubt due to the natural beauty of the region. But another big reason people head to the Poconos to ski is that they have so many choices. Regardless of your skill level or other interests, there’s something here for you when you want to hit the slopes. Let’s take a look at some of the best ski resorts in the Poconos.

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Topics: Skiing in The Poconos, Winter Activities, Poconos Lifestyle, Winter, Poconos skiing

Why the Poconos is the Perfect Place to Retire

Posted by John Holahan on Jul 25, 2018 10:00:00 AM

For years people have been coming to the Poconos region for vacations. They love being able to get away from it all and enjoy the sights, sounds, and wonderfully slower pace of life this area offers. But what if you could enjoy that kind of environment permanently?

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Topics: Liberty Homes, Poconos Lifestyle, Poconos Home Builders, Retiring in the Poconos

8 Beautiful Photos of the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Jan 27, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Sometimes the best way to describe what it's like to live the Poconos is not to describe it at all—but to simply let you see things for yourself. Here are eight beautiful photos of the area that pretty much tell their own stories.

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Topics: Poconos Lifestyle, Living in the Poconos, Photos of the Poconos, Poconos Photos

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