Best Reasons To Live in the Pocono Mountains: Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm

By: Don Hannig

There are not many things in life that can top the Pocono Mountains for outdoor adventure and wilderness fun. But this weekend, are you itching to try something a little bit different? Check out Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm and you will experience an outing filled with family fun, cool history, tons of animals, and a fresh understanding of a bygone era.

Nestled among the beauty of the rolling hills and verdant valleys of the Stroudsburg area, Quiet Valley is a working farm that reenacts the life of a Pennsylvania German family in the 1800’s. Step back into time and visit this living museum as the period-dressed staff engage in daily activities, animal husbandry, and farm chores as if it were yesteryear. Take a guided walking tour of the many different outbuildings, barns, schoolrooms, and farmhouse. Watch as historically accurate skits of the activities and thoughts of a traditional farm family are enacted at each stop. Visit and pet real animals, watch as crops are grown and harvested, meals are cooked, lessons are taught, and much more.

Each season at Quiet Valley is filled with something special and new to discover! Dress for the weather and experience the Pennsylvania German way of life year round, starting withthe birth of a wide variety of farm animals in the spring. The farm is open to the public from June 18th until Labor Day every day except Monday. Then check the calendar for special seasonal events such as the Fall Harvest Festival and the Old Time Christmas Celebration complete with a visit from the PA German Santa Claus – The Bell Schnickel!

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Pennsylvania’s agricultural heritage. Visit www.quietvalley.org to discover a whole listing of workshops, kids’ programs, farm activities, seasonal events or directions. Don’t wait until next weekend to explore this aspect of the Pocono region’s fascinating cultural history and an amazing way of life that should not be forgotten. Take your family and stroll through the living past – today!

To find out more about the Pocono Mountains, please call us at 570-646-4646, email us at info@keswickpointe.com or visit our website at www.keswickpointe.com

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