Pennsylvania State Parks
Experience all of the beauty that the Pocono Mountains offers. With many state and local parks, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the mountains through hiking, skiing, horseback riding, picnicking, and much more. Enjoy stunning waterfalls, rural scenery, and plenty of wildlife.
Beltzville State Park
2950 Pohopoco Drive, Lehighton, PA (28 miles away / 45 minutes)
Featuring the 949-acre Beltzville Lake, this state park offers a sandy beach, fishing, water-skiing, 15 miles of hiking trails, and 2.5 miles of mountain biking trails.
Bushkill Falls Road, Bushkill, PA (24 miles away / 40 minutes)
Considered “The Niagara of Pennsylvania”, Bushkill Falls offers a variety of scenic hiking trails amid eight different waterfalls.
Big Pocono State Park
980 Camelback Road, Stroudsburg, PA (10 miles away / 20 minutes)
This park contains 1,306 acres of terrain on Camelback Mountain, allowing for spectacular views of three states! Visitors can enjoy hiking 8.5 miles of trails, mountain biking, horseback riding, and downhill skiing in the winter.
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
1978 River Road, Bushkill, PA 18324 (21 miles away / 35 minutes)
This national park extends over 70,000 acres, with the most well-known feature being the Delaware Water Gap, which is over 1,000-feet deep. Hike part of The Appalachian Trail and explore the forest, river, and ravines along with historic villages.
George W. Childs Park
Silver Lake Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA (31 miles away / 52 minutes)
A former Pennsylvania state park, this park is home to three waterfalls – Factory Falls, Fulmer Falls, and Deer Leap Falls. Take a 1.4 mile hike along Dingmans Creek to witness the beauty of them all.
Gouldsboro State Park
Route 507, Tobyhanna, PA (20 miles away / 26 minutes)
Known for the popular 250-acre Gouldsboro Lake, this state park offers 2,800 acres of land along with swimming along the sandy beach, boating, fishing, 10 miles of hiking, and 8 miles of mountain biking. In the winter months, the park offers skiing, ice fishing, and ice skating.
Tobyhana State Park
114 Campground Road, Tobyhanna, PA (12 miles away / 21 minutes)
Located on top of the Pocono Plateau, this 5,440-acre park includes opportunities for visitors to go swimming, boating, and fishing during the warmer months and snowmobiling, ice fishing, and ice skating during the winter months. Their Lakeside Trail offers an easy loop walk around Tobyhanna Lake, approximately 5.1 miles in length.
Hickory Run State Park
3613 State Route 534, White Haven, PA (34 miles away / 42 minutes)
A National Natural Landmark and State Park Natural Area, this park features the famous Boulder Field, with some boulders as much as 26-feet long. The park also offers 40 miles of hiking trails and trout streams.
Jacobsburg State Park
835 Jacobsburg Road, Wind Gap, PA (26 miles away / 29 minutes)
Offering environmental education programs, this state park is known for Henrys Woods. With over 18.5 miles of trails, discover the area through hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and more.
Lehigh Gorge State Park
South Lehigh Gorge Drive, Weatherly, PA (48 miles away / 1 hour, 9 minutes)
Getting its name after the Lehigh Gorge, this park features thick vegetation, rock structures, and plenty of waterfalls. Activities like whitewater boating are popular along with hiking along the abandoned railroad grade, sightseeing, and bicycling. There are 33 miles of hiking trails and 26 miles of biking trails (wide tires are recommended).
Nescopeck State Park
1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums, PA (38 miles away / 43 minutes)
Open year-round, Nescopeck State Park is surrounded by Mount Yeager and Nescopeck Mountain. The 3,550-acre park contains wetlands, forests, and many different habitats along with the nine-acre Lake Frances. Explore the park through the 19 miles of hiking trails, but please note that mountain biking is prohibited on the trails.
Promised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown, PA (20 miles away / 33 minutes)
Located on the Pocono Plateau, Promised Land State Park is surrounded by over 12,000 acres of Pennsylvania’s Delaware State Forest, featuring beech, oak, maple, and hemloc trees. The park features two lakes on sand beaches and small streams. The possibilities are endless with 50 miles of hiking trails, 6.5 miles of biking roads, horseback riding, geocaching, fishing, boating, and more.
Cherry Valley Vineyards & Mama Lucia’s Brick Oven Pizzeria
130 Lower Cherry Valley Road, Saylorsburg, PA 18353
Phone: (570) 992-2255
Approximately a 25 minute drive from Woodfield Manor
Wine Tastings are $5.00 and are available daily from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. The tasting includes six wine samples, and a complementary glass to keep.
Located along Cherry Creek, Cherry Valley Vineyards was established by the Sorrenti family over 30 years ago. Featuring 22 varieties of wine, custom labeling, and gift baskets, the Spumante wines have won numerous awards, including the Governor’s Cup in 2001 and Best Sparkling Wine in Pennsylvania for the last two years.
The winery is connected to the Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge. The entrance to the park is located alongside the winery and hosts a large variety of unique wildlife species.
Additionally, their restaurant, Mama Lucia’s Brick Oven Pizzeria, boasts authentic brick oven pizza, in addition to a variety of wraps, salads, pastas, and homemade desserts. Free live music is offered every Friday and Saturday from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. and Sundays from 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
The Renegade Winery
600 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA
Phone: (570) 350-2638
Approximately a 20 minute drive from Woodfield Manor
Wine Tastings are $5.00 and includes five wine samples.
An Urban concept winery located in the town of Stroudsburg, PA. Tour their facilities and experience a non-conventional winery. Live music is offered every Friday and Saturday night. Hours of operation are extended to 2:00 A.M. on the weekends.
Blue Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery
239 Blue Ridge Road, Saylorsburg, PA 18353
Approximately a 35 minute drive from Woodfield Manor
Wine Tastings are $5.00 and are available daily from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and on Fridays until 9:00 P.M. The tasting includes five wine samples and a complementary glass to keep.
Blue Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery’s mission is “to simply add value to peoples lives… enjoy life!” They are located atop a mountain, offering stunning 360 degree view of the vineyards, mountains, and a Christmas Tree Farm.
They offer live music every weekend between 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Free Wine Cellar Tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Suggest Day Trip
Day Trip #1: Wines Around Town
Start out your morning with breakfast at Cook’s Corner. Spend time digesting while exploring the House of Candles and see how candles are made. This rustic candle shop is one of the oldest in the Poconos and located only one mile from Cook’s Corner.
Head over to the Cherry Valley Vineyard, and enjoy exploring this family vineyard that has been in existence for over 30 years. In addition to tasting their award winding wines, take some time to explore the Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge. An entrance to the Wildlife Refuge is located on-site. Have lunch at Mama Lucia’s Brick Oven Pizzeria, also located on-site.
Afterwards, head over to the town of Stroudsburg or the town of Delaware Water Gap and peruse the streets, full of local artisan shops, art galleries, and local historic landmarks. Enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants in either town, Stroudsburg is a bit bigger than Delaware Water Gap and offers a larger variety. Then, land at The Renegade Winery to experience a new concept of an Urban Winery, located on Main Street in Stroudsburg. On Friday and Saturday nights they offer live music beginning at 7:30 P.M., and stay open until 2 A.M.
Drive “home” safely to Woodfield Manor and rest well!
Day Trip #2: Hiking & Shopping
Enjoy an easy morning lounging at Woodfield Manor. Head over to the Mountainhome Diner for a late breakfast or brunch. Drive to Promised Land State Park and enjoy some beautiful hiking trails on top of the Pocono Plateau. The forests consist mainly of beech, oak, maple, and hemlock trees. There are two lakes (boat rentals available!) and several small streams along the trails within the park.
After your visit, head back to the villages of Barrett Township, and enjoy a late lunch at Mountainhome Café. While digesting your meal, take some time to explore Callie’s Candy Kitchen, our local candy shop where homemade chocolates have been crafted for over 60 years. There are also some great antique stores and The Stonehedge Gallery & Goddess Design Studio that offer some unique gifts and beautiful sites for the eyes.
Head back to Woodfield Manor and enjoy an evening dining at the Frogtown Chophouse!