Best Reasons To Live In The Pocono Mountains – Our Fabulous Fall Festivals!

By: Don Hannig

You’ve chosen to live in the Pocono Mountains for some very good reasons. We are willing to wager the spectacular bounty of autumn is on top of the list! Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or a food and wine connoisseur, there is always something amazing to do in the Poconos. Why stay home when the world is at your fingertips? Take your friends, take your family, or wander the pristine trails in solitude, but check out our selections for a fabulous fall itinerary!

View the Fall Foliage. You are living smack-dab in the middle of the finest palette the season of autumn can produce. The quaint little Victorian town of Jim Thorpe is renowned for its Fall Foliage Festival – and it happens every weekend in October! Visit for a leisurely day of strolling streets filled with dozens of artists, craftsman, musicians, and chefs. Take a ride on the Lehigh Gorge Railway to view the turning leaves while you are there – you won’t believe your eyes!

Check Out a Harvest Festival. Whatever your neck of the Poconos, there is bound to be a harvest festival nearby – agriculture is a huge part of Pocono Mountain culture! Quiet Valley Living Historical Museum offers a lovely fall festival each year. View agricultural life as it used to be – the entire PA German farm is in period and operates exactly how it did centuries ago. Shawnee Mountain offers an annual Autumn Timber Festival in October – definitely worth checking out!

Take the Kids for Pumpkins. This is a tradition for many families, but in the Poconos, you get to do it up big time! Visit the Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival at Country Junction, the world’s biggest country general store. If you don’t have children, take a date and treat the kid inside you! The entire month of October is dedicated to fun rides, great food, scary attractions, animal petting zoos, and much, much more. Did I mention pumpkins galore?

Go Get Scared! Who can resist the draw of Halloween? Visit the Old Jail Museum in Jim Thorpe for a historically scary tour, or go to downtown Saylorsburg to be scared witless at the Hotel of Horror. If you like something a bit tamer, opt for a haunted hayride or an old-fashioned treat or treat walk in the town of your choice!

Whatever your pleasure, autumn in the Pocono Mountains should not be missed. The tastes, sights, sounds, and scents are truly spectacular. Mark your calendar now, so you don’t miss a thing!

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