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Easter Dining Events in the Poconos The Easter holiday brings bountiful feasts and spirited celebrationss to dining destinations across the Poconos. Indulge in fine food and great fun at these wonderful Easter events! Split Rock Resort will present a special Easter Brunch Buffet on l table e spring dishess and Sunday, March 31 in the Governors Ballroom. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., dine on d delectable enjoy a special visit from the Easter Bunny! Admission costs $24.95 for adults, $19.95 for seniors and $12.95 for children. Reservations are recommended. Call (570) 722-9111 ext. 835 or visit www.splitrockresort.com for details. Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort on Lake Wallenpaupack will host an Easter Dinner Buffet on Sunday, March 31 in the Waterfront Banquet Center. Celebrate the season with a memorable meal of hearty soups and salads, fresh baked goods, fine entrees, desserts and more! Admission costs $24.95 for adults and $9.95 for children 12 and under. Seating is available by reservation only from noon to 4 p.m. Call (570) 226-7355 or visit www.ehrhardts.com for more information. Enjoy a variety of Easter dining specials at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs! Delight in an all-you-can-eat Easter spread at Timbers Buffet, savor seasonal selections at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and find festive desserts at Betty & Joe’s Coffee Shop! Additional Easter specials will be featured at dining destinations throughout the facility. Visit www.mohegansunpocono.com or call (888) 946-4672 for more information.

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Easter Brunch Celebrate Easter with a Festive Brunch Buffet in the Governors Ballroom at Split Rock Resort. Guests will enjoy spring inspired items and an appearance by the Easter Bunny. Our chef will showcase his many talents which includes a carving station featuring: • Steamship Round of Beef • Roasted Leg of Lamb • Honey Glazed Ham Easter Buffet to be served Sunday March 31, 2013. Seatings are available from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Reservations Recommended.

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Patty’s Parade Patty’ Marches On in Stroudsburg St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, but the festive fun marches on in Downtown Stroudsburg! The 36th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Sunday, March 24 at 1:30 p.m. A presentation of the Pocono Irish American Club, the beloved annual event is among the premier parades in Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas. Don your St. Patty’s Day best and join the merriment on Main Street! See talented musicians and dancers, local organizations and fantastic floats! The procession covers a distance of approximately two miles, beginning at the Stroudsburg High School and ending in East Stroudsburg. Many local shops and eateries will offer themed specials and entertainment in honor of the parade. A true celebration of culture and community, this event is not to be missed! Visit www.poconoirishparade.org for more information.


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Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware, (570) 421-5093, www. theshawneeplayhouse.com. This moving feature show, presented by Worthington Players, will feature traditional Easter religious songs and songs of the spring season. Tickets cost $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for children. Show times and details are available online. Now thru April 19: Art Exhibit: “A Walk through Nature’s Glory,” Lackawanna College Environmental Institute (LCEI), 10 Moffatt Drive, Covington Township, (570) 842-1506, www.lackawanna. edu/environmentalinstitute. Artist Diane Tice uses contrasting colors and heavy brush strokes to portray mountains, streams, rivers and seascapes. Enjoy her beautiful

Water Gap Trolley RE-OPENING MARCH 23 RD! Visit the Famous Delaware Water Gap “8th Scenic Wonder of the World” *HOP ABOARD* Welcome to our authentic all-weather trolleys. Relax while our trained guides take you back through history & many points of interest. Learn about the Indians & early settlers!

landscape work during this free public exhibit. Call for hours and information. March 23: Hawthorne, Harmony Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley, (570) 5888077, www.silkmillharmony.com. 7:30 p.m. Acclaimed performer Nat Osborn returns to the Poconos with this fantastic folk project. Tickets cost $16 in advance or $20 at the door. Advance ticket holders receive 20% off their bill at the neighboring Glass Wine Bar and Bistro on the day of the show. Doors open at 7:15. BYOB. Call for more information. March 23: Equinox Extravaganza, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 8282319, www.peec.org. 1 to 4 p.m. Celebrate winter’s end during this annual springtime celebration! The family-oriented event includes a guided trail walk with stops for educational activities at stations along the path. Cost: $5 per child. Call for details.

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and a visit from the Easter Bunny! Admission costs $10 for guests age one and older. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at the Comm office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Call for more information.

March 23: Pond Skimming and Parking Lot Party, Camelback Mountain Resort, Camelback Road, Tannersville, (570) 629-1661, www. skicamelback.com. 1 p.m. Catch the last wave of winter during this exciting Pond Skimming event! Parking Lot Party features live entertainment, games, great food and more! Details available online.

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March 23: Breakfast with the Bunny & Easter Egg Hunt at the “Comm,” The Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road, Waverly, (570) 586-8191, www. waverlycomm.org. 10 a.m. Kids will love this festive event! Highlights include a pancake breakfast, crafts, games, an Easter egg hunt,

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Information is subject to change. American Candle, Route 611, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3388, american-candle.com. “More than just great candles”—candy, women’s accessories, jewelry, collectibles, home décor gifts and more! Swarovski, Jim Shore, Vera Bradley, Pandora, Dansko, Department 56 and others. Open daily. Ann Street Treasures, 920B Ann Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 807-5555,

annstreettreasures.com. Antiques, home décor and accessories. Outstanding selection and services to help you find what you’ve been looking for! Open Thursday through Monday; Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment. Blakeslee Flea Market, Routes 940 & 115, Blakeslee, (570) 646-0943. Indoor and outdoor vendors offer everything from birdfeeders to baked goods and video games to vintage

jewelry. Open Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Carlson’s Country Treasures, Route 940 Mini Mall, Blakeslee, (570) 6435395. Featuring hand-made gifts and original works of art. Exclusive dealer of Mountain Home Candles. Closed Mondays; call for hours. Closet Cases Consignment Boutique, Route 940, Pocono Lake, (570) 262-9092, closetcases.net. Women’s apparel and accessories, artisan creations and fine collectibles. Accepting seasonal consignment. Cooks Tour, Routes 191 & 390, Mountainhome, (570) 595-0370, cookstournepa.com. Wide selection of popular cookware and unique kitchen gadgets. Find great products from Cuisinart, Scanpan, Waring, All-Clad and others. Cooking classes and senior citizens’ discounts. Country Junction, 6565 Interchange Road (Route 209), Lehighton, (610) 377-5050, countryjunction.com. “World’s Largest General Store.” Home and garden accents, giftware, wines, antiques, pet supplies,

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9 seasonal goods and novelties. On-site dining and entertainment. Seasonal events and festivals. Service Team installs flooring, windows, doors, gutters, garages, siding, fencing and insulation. Pet-friendly. Open daily. Country Kettle, Business Route 209, Marshalls Creek, (570) 421-8970, country-kettle.com. A sweet Pocono shopping destination housing 250 barrels of candy. Shop collectibles, candles, home and yard décor, jewelry, giftware and more from John Medeiros, Lenox, Charming Tails and others. Open daily. Dutch’s Shur Save,1564 Route 507, Greentown, (570) 676-3373. A complete supermarket with convenience, variety and great service. Cold beer to go. Major credit cards accepted.

Everything & Anything, Liberty Plaza, Route 940, Pocono Lake, (570) 856-1238. Offering “something for every member of your family.” Artistry, glassware, china, toys, clothes, baby items, jewelry, candles and much, much more! Open Friday through Monday.

Glass Hat, Route 191 in Hamlin, (570) 689-4060, wpsada.com. Featuring two floors filled with glassware, antique oak and country furniture, collectibles, estate jewelry, pottery, kitchenware, Depression glass and more. Christmas Room. Open daily. (Continued on Page 10)

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Hutton Metalcrafts, Route 940, Pocono Pines, (570) 646-7778, copperlamps.com. Unique handcrafted metal works, copper lanterns and sculptures, fine pewter and custom ornaments. Oil paintings on glass. Call for hours.

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Dining

Information is subject to change. Barley Creek Brewing Company, Sullivan Trail & Camelback Rd., Tannersville, (570) 629-9399,

barleycreek.com. “Pocono’s original brewpub and restaurant.” Serving handcrafted ales and lagers and delicious pub fare. Free brewery tours and beer tastings every day at 12:30 p.m. The Cook’s Corner Family Restaurant, Route 715, Henryville, (570) 620-1880. A casual family restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Menu features homemade soups and

daily specials. BYOB. Catering available. Crescent Lodge & Country Inn, Routes 191 & 940, Paradise Valley, (570) 595-7486, (800) 392-9400, crescentlodge.com. Fine dining plus cocktail lounge with pub menu. Live piano music on Friday and Saturday nights. Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort & Restaurant, Route 507, Hawley, (570) 226-4388, ehrhardts.com. On Lake Wallenpaupack. Classic American cuisine and gluten-free selections. Live music in the Pub on Friday nights. Fernwood Resort, Route 209, Bushkill, (888) 337-6966, fernwoodresortpoconos.com. Great food and atmosphere at Wintergreens Grill. The French Manor Inn and Spa, Huntingdon Drive, South Sterling, (877) 720-6090, thefrenchmanor.

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13 com. Gourmet French cuisine, superb wine list and spectacular mountain views. Four-diamond AAA rating. Monthly Chef’s Table dining events highlight featured dishes. JR’s Deli, Route 940, Pocono Lake, (570) 643-3354. Gourmet olives, sandwiches, salads, pickles and more. Daily specials and catering for all occasions. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, (888) 946-4672, mohegansunpocono. com. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, the Mediterranean Rustic Kitchen, Timbers Buffet, casual and cool Bar Louie, sushi bar Pearl, Johnny Rockets, Wolfgang Puck Express and more. Nikki C’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, Route 715, Reeders, (570) 629-1000. Intimate mountain eatery offering delicious pizza and Italian specialties. Open daily for lunch and dinner. BYOB. Delivery available.

The Original Bailey’s Rib & Steakhouse, Route 611, Mount Pocono, (570) 839-9678, baileyssteakhouse.com. Robust menu features U.S.D.A. Prime

steaks, slow-roasted prime rib, open-pit barbecue ribs, pasta, seafood, burgers and more. New Tex-Mex menu. All-inclusive brunch on Sundays. (Continued on Page 14)

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Smuggler’s Cove, Route 611, Tannersville, (570) 629-2277, smugglerscove.net. “Seafood King of the Poconos!� Delight in sensational seafood at this familyowned landmark. Menu items include quality Allen Brothers steaks and slow-roasted prime rib, great soups and salads and the area’s largest selection of fresh seafood. Open daily. Split Rock Resort, Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony, (570) 7229111, splitrockresort.com. Savor fine Italian dishes in Bel’lago Ristorante and indulge in delicious pub fare at Benchwarmers Sports Bar! The Galleria Restaurant offers Continental breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes in a relaxing atmosphere. Tokyo Tea House, Route 940, Pocono Summit, (570) 8398880, tokyoteahouse.us. Serving authentic Japanese cuisine, sushi, seafood, steaks, vegetarian specials and more. Closed on Tuesdays. Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant & Pub in the Pines, Route 940, Pocono Pines, (570) 646-2377, breakfastking.com. The “Breakfast King,� Jubilee serves breakfast daily from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Lunch/ dinner menu. Adjoining Pub in the Pines.

Robert Christian’s Restaurant Visit Robert Christian’s Restaurant in scenic Pocono Lake, and enjoy memorable country dining in the Poconos! A family-owned and operated restaurant, Robert Christian’s has been delighting Pocono locals and visitors since 1974. Their extensive menu features the finest seafood, steaks, veal, pastas and more! Enjoy inviting ambiance, daily dinner specials and exciting entertainment at Robert Christian’s! Happy Hour takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. every Monday through Friday and live music is featured on select dates. Robert Christian’s will offer a special Easter Dinner Menu on Sunday, March 31. Reservations are recommended. Call (570) 646-0433 for details. Robert Christian’s Restaurant is located on Route 940 in beautiful Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania. Hours of operation begin at 11:30 a.m. every Thursday through Sunday and at 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Visit www.RobertChristiansPA.com for more information.


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Coming Events (Continued from Page 7) Grand Marshall. There will be plenty of community cheer and special promotions at many local businesses. Admission is free. See website for details. March 24, Sunday for Singles, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 8282319, www.peec.org. 1 to 3 p.m. This exhilarating activity is all about meeting new people and exploring nature together. Admission is free. Call for details. March 24: Cardboard Box Derby, Camelback Mountain Resort, Camelback Road, Tannersville, (570) 629-1661, www.skicamelback.com. 1 p.m. Race down the Sunbowl chutes in a creative cardboard sled, or watch the action from the ongoing Parking Lot Party! Participants must be at least 6 years old. Details available online. March 24: The First Annual Bridal Show and Expo, The Historic Castle Inn, Delaware Avenue, Delaware Water Gap, (570) 4218483, www.castleinndwg.com. 2 to 5 p.m. The Historic Castle Inn presents the First Annual Bridal Show and Expo! Discover wonderful wedding services available from area professionals. Event highlights include complimentary refreshments, raffles, gifts and more. Admission costs $5 at the door. Preregistered brides-to-be enter free. Call (570) 856-7359 or (917) 2265706 for more information. March 24: Free Easter Egg Event, Chestnuthill Park, Route 715, Brodheadsville, (570) 992-9733, www.weposc.org. 1 to 3 p.m. This fun free event is presented by the Western Pocono Lioness Club. Children can enjoy free egg coloring activities and pose for pictures with the Easter Bunny! Call (610) 6818306 for more information. March 25: Easter Story Hour, The Clymer Library, 115 Firehouse Road, Pocono Pines, (570) 6460826, www.clymerlibrary.org. 10:30 a.m. This special children’s story hour will be dedicated to the

Easter holiday. Enjoy stories, crafts, music and snacks. Call for more information. March 25 thru April 19: Art Association All University Student Juried Art Exhibition, Madelon Powers Art Gallery, East Stroudsburg University’s Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal Street, East Stroudsburg, (570) 4223483, esuarts@esu.edu. This student exhibition is open to the public at no cost. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call for details. March 31: Easter Dinner Buffet, Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Banquet Center on Lake Wallenpaupack, Route 507, Hawley, (570) 2267355, www.ehrhardts.com. Enjoy a wonderful holiday buffet of hearty soups and salads, sweet baked goods and savory entrees. Admission costs $24.95 for adults and $9.95 for children 12 and under. Children under 3 will be admitted free. Seating is available by reservation only from noon to 4 p.m. Call for details. March 31: Easter Dining Specials, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Highway 315, WilkesBarre, (888) WIN-INPA, www. mohegansunpocono.com. Celebrate the Easter holiday with exciting dining deals at Mohegan Sun! Highlights include an all-you-caneat Easter spread at Timbers Buffet, a special Easter menu at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and delightful promotions from food and beverage vendors throughout the facility. See website for details. March 31: Easter Brunch Buffet, The Governors Ballroom at Split Rock Resort, Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony, (570) 722-9111 ext. 835, www.splitrockresort.com. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrate the season at Split Rock Resort! This wonderful spring brunch buffet will feature delicious dishes and a special visit from the Easter Bunny. Admission costs $24.95 for adults, $19.95 for seniors and military personnel, and $12.95 for children. Reservations are recommended. Call for details. April 3: Live Native Animals, Lackawanna College

Environmental Institute (LCEI), 10 Moffatt Drive, Covington Township, (570) 842-1506, www.lackawanna. edu/environmentalinstitute. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Get close to Pennsylvania wildlife during this exciting program with the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center! See native birds, reptiles and mammals and learn how to coexist with creatures in the Poconos. This program is appropriate for children and families. Pre-registration is required. Admission costs $5 per person. Call for more information. April 5: BookHouse Presents: Legendary Folk Singer Adam Miller, The Edinger Community Room at Eastern Monroe Public Library’s Hughes Building, 1002 North Ninth Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 421-0800 ext. 28, www.monroepl. org/bookhouse.html. 7 p.m. One of the premier auto-harpists in the world, Adam Miller is described as a “renowned American folksinger and a natural-born storyteller.” A true entertainer, Miller appeals to audiences of all ages. This special BookHouse event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted. Refreshments will be available for a small fee. Arrive early. Call for details. April 5 thru 14: The Best of Broadway..., The Shawnee Playhouse, River Road, Shawnee-onDelaware, (570) 421-5093, www. theshawneeplayhouse.com. Enjoy a spirited celebration of Broadway tunes at the historic Shawnee Playhouse! This special program features classic songs and modern hits sure to entertain. Tickets cost $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for children. Show times and details are available online. April 6: Spring Waterfalls, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec. org. 1 to 3 p.m. Ice is melting and water levels are rising around the Poconos! Join PEEC’s team as they venture out to explore some of the region’s breathtaking waterfalls! Dress in layers and bring a camera. Call seven days ahead to reserve a seat in the van. Cost: $20. (Continued on Page 24)


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Information is subject to change. BAIT & TACKLE Blakeslee Sport Shop, Route 115, Blakeslee, (570) 646-2670, blakesleesportshop.com. Hunter’s Gallery, Routes 590 & 348, Hamlin, (570) 689-7898, huntersgallery.com. Tannery Depot General Store, Route 534 & Tannery Road, White Haven, (800) 745-0742, tannerydepot.com. Woehrle’s Bait Shop, Rt. 940 at Park Avenue in Mount Pocono, (570) 839-7338, woehrlesbaitshop.com. BOWLING Split Rock Resort, Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony, (800) 255-

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7625, splitrockresort.com. Public alley featuring eight bowling lanes, glowing pins, automated scoring and a state-of-the-art sound system. CAMPING Outdoor World, Route 611, Scotrun, (570) 629-0620. Yearround camping. Amenities include a basketball court, clubhouse, general store, picnic area, playgrounds, recreation center and swimming pool. CLIMBING The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop, (570) 595-8988; skytop.com. Featuring a 38-foot rock climbing wall with six faces and varying challenges.

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CBK Mountain Adventures, Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville, (570) 629-1661, cbkmountainadventures.com. Treetop obstacle courses, mountain segways, zip lines and off-road adventure rides. FISHING Blakeslee Sport Shop, Route 115, Blakeslee, (570) 646-2670, blakesleesportshop.com. Hunter’s Gallery, Routes 590 & 348, Hamlin, (570) 689-7898, huntersgallery.com. Tannery Depot General Store, Route 534 & Tannery Road, White Haven, (800) 745-0742, tannerydepot.com. Bait and tackle, PA Fishing Licenses. Woehrle’s Bait Shop, Rt. 940 at Park Avenue in Mount Pocono, (570) 839-7338, woehrlesbaitshop.com. FITNESS Pocono Mountain Fitness, 1 Manor Drive, Pocono Manor, (570) 6063489, poconomtfitness.com. 17,000 sq. ft. fitness center with tennis and racquetball complex, basketball,

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19 tanning, personal training and awardwinning Silver Sneakers program. Leagues and classes. Open daily. GEOCACHING The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop, (570) 595-8988, skytop.com. Use state-of-the-art GPS units to explore Skytop during these unique treasure hunts. GOLF Fernwood Resort, Route 209, Bushkill, (888) 337-6966, fernwoodresortpoconos.com. 18hole par 71 course with challenging greenways. The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, River Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware, (800) 742-9633, shawneeinn.com. Legendary, historic course. Skytop Lodge, Route 390, Skytop, (570) 595-8988, skytop.com. Awardwinning 18-hole championship golf course. Rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest. HARNESS RACING Mohegan Sun at Pocono

Downs, 1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, (888) 946-4672, mohegansunpocono.com. Live Harness Racing on a 5/8-mile oval track. HORSEBACK RIDING Fernwood Resort, Route 209, Bushkill, (888) 337-6966, fernwoodresortpoconos.com. Yearround trail rides. “Stay and Ride” packages available. Paradise Riding Stables, Route 611, Mount Pocono, (570) 839-8340, PoconoHorses.com. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors on horseback! Guided trail rides are offered during every season, seven days a week. Call for details. KART RACING S & S Speedways Indoor Go-Karts, Business Route 209, Snydersville, (570) 420-5500; ssspeedways.com. High-powered carts simulate real track racing for single riders. Video arcade and snack bar. Use the display ad in this magazine for a free race.

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MINIATURE GOLF Split Rock Resort, Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony, (800) 2557625, splitrockresort.com. Fun 18hole course surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. Families, groups and birthday parties welcome. Call for details. Water Gap Rolling Greens PROAM Miniature Golf, Route 611, Delaware Water Gap, (570) 4769766, watergaptrolley.com. A challenging course for the enjoyment of Water Gap Trolley customers. Unlimited play for $2 per guest. MOUNTAIN COASTERS CBK Mountain Adventures, Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville, (570) 629-1661, cbkmountainadventures.com. The area’s only Mountain Coaster. Drivercontrolled and capable of speeds up to 30 M.P.H. Open year round. PAINTBALL The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop, (570) 595-8988, (Continued on Page 20)


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skytop.com. Play paintball on multiple fields in and out of the woods! Equipment and lessons available. Fernwood Resort, Route 209, Bushkill, (888) 337-6966, fernwoodresortpoconos.com.

Resort guests receive discounts for Destination Earth Pocono Paintball. Wooded park and obstacle courses open year round. All equipment provided. PLAY PARKS Bushkill Falls, Route 209, Bushkill, (570) 588-6682, visitbushkillfalls. com. The “Niagara of Pennsylvania,� Bushkill Falls features eight

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21 winning learning center, five trails for terrain parks, eight dining options and the “biggest snowtubing park in the U.S.A.!” Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Hollow Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware, (570) 421-7231, shawneemt.com. A family and beginner-friendly ski area featuring 23 slopes and trails, 11 lifts, two terrain parks and a snowtubing park. 100% snowmaking. Clinics and top-rated children’s programs available.

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Fun Center. Family and single tubes available. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Hollow Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware, (570) 421-7231, shawneemt.com. Featuring lighted runs for day or night tubing. Six chutes and two conveyor carpet lifts. Single and tandem tubes. 100% snowmaking. SPORTS EQUIPMENT Blakeslee Sport Shop, Route 115, Blakeslee, (570) 646-2670, (Continued on Page 22)

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blakesleesportshop.com. Find hunting and archery equipment, fishing supplies, locally-tied flies, ammunition and more. Hunting and fishing licenses and topographical maps sold in store. Hunter’s Gallery, Routes 590 & 348, Hamlin, (570) 689-7898, huntersgallery.com. “The local source for all your outdoor needs,” Hunter’s Gallery offers hunting and fishing equipment, archery supplies, apparel and more. Live bait and on-site archery pro-shop. Supplies for spring turkey hunting and trout fishing. Open daily. Starting Gate Action Sports, Rt. 209 in Bushkill, adjacent to Pocono Indian Museum, (570) 588-4807, startinggateonline.com. Sports equipment, apparel and rentals. Minutes from Shawnee Mountain. Tannery Depot General Store, Route 534 & Tannery Road, White Haven, (800) 745-0742, tannerydepot. com. Find camping and hunting equipment, bait and tackle, hiking supplies, sporting goods and more. Seasonal bike rentals. TENNIS Split Rock Resort, Moseywood

Road, Lake Harmony, (800) 2557625, splitrockresort.com. Property features three indoor and eight outdoor courts with varied turf. Professional instruction available. TRAIN RIDES Steamtown National Historic Site, 150 South Washington Avenue, Scranton, (570) 340-5200, (888) 693-9391, nps.gov/stea. Seasonal train rides and excursions to nearby stations. National Historic Site features historic steam and diesel locomotives, working Roundhouse and turntable, two museums, Park Theatre and visitor’s center. Tobyhanna Train Station & Museum, Route 423 in Tobyhanna, (570) 894-3338. Recently restored station now serves as a railroad museum. Seasonal appearances by visiting locomotives. TROLLEY RIDES Water Gap Trolley, Route 611, Delaware Water Gap, (570) 476-9766, watergaptrolley.com. Authentically styled all-weather trolleys tour historic Delaware Water Gap and stop at points of interest. WATERPARKS H20ooohh! Indoor Waterpark, Split Rock Resort, Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony, (570) 722-

Spas & Salons Bliss Beauty auty + Body Co., 6162 Paradise Valley Road, Cresco, (570) 839-0620, www.blissbeautyandbody. com. A full-service salon and spa offering expert hair and nail design,

massage and body treatments, facials and more. Gift boutique now open. The Skyview Spa at Skytop Lodge, Route 390, Skytop, (570) 595-8968, www.skyviewspaatskytoplodge. com. Luxurious treatments and magnificent views. On-site Spa Boutique offers the finest products. The Spa at Mount Airy, 44 Woodland Road, Mt. Pocono, (570) 243-5230, www.thespaatmountairy.

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9111, splitrockresort.com. Giant indoor waterpark includes family raft ride, body slides, multi-level splash playground, children’s activity pool, wave pool, whirlpools and Komodo Dragon: Pennsylvania’s first indoor simulated wave machine. Open to the public. Party packages available. Call for details. WILDLIFE ATTRACTIONS Pocono Snake and Animal Farm, 424 Seven Bridges Road (Route 209), East Stroudsburg, (570) 2238653, poconoanimals.com. See exotic reptiles and animals from around the world! A great “starter zoo” for kids where you can feed monkeys, bear and goats all year long! Open daily from noon to 5 p.m. Call for details. ZIP LINES CBK Mountain Adventures, Camelback Road, Tannersville, (570) 629-1661, cbkmountainadventures. com. 1000’ Twin Zip Lines open weekends and holidays in early spring. Tree Top Adventure Park, Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop, (570) 595-8988, skytop.com. Zip line and challenge course.

com. Sensational treatments and seasonal specials. Le Spa Forêt at The French Manor Inn and Spa, 50 Huntingdon Drive, South Sterling, (877) 720-6090, www.thefrenchmanor.com. A fully “green” spa with adjoining salt water pool and hot tub. Spa Shawnee at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, 124 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawnee-on-Delaware, (570) 424-4000, www.spashawnee.com. Tranquil spa offering a range of services and all-natural treatments. On-site salon and massage rooms.


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Shopping (Continued ntinued from Page 11) kitchen and bath remodeling, window coverings and more. Custom installation and free estimates. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, (888) 946-4672, mohegansunpocono. com. A must-visit Pocono destination offering great shopping, dining and entertainment. Specialty shops include Ruby Blue, Crossing Vineyards Wine & Cheese Shop and Marshall Rousso. Mountain View Vineyard, Neola Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 6190053, mountainviewvineyard. com. Family-owned and operated Boutique Winery offering distinctive wine tastings, unique gift items and seasonal tours of the picturesque mountainside vineyard. Open Friday through Sunday. One Stop Travel, Pocono Peddlers Village, Tannersville, (570) 6201200, onestoptravelagency.net. A full-service agency specializing in domestic and international travel. Offering seasonal bus trips to popular destinations.

Second Nature Pawn, Route 611, Tannersville, (570) 629-3083. Buy, sell or trade. Open Monday through Saturday. Second Story High-End Thrift, Milford Road (Route 209), East Stroudsburg, (570) 420-9948. Find unique treasures at this high-end thrift boutique! Shop stunning apparel, accessories, shoes, bags, distinctive furniture, artwork and more! Silver Arrow Gallery & Gift Shop, Route 611, Tannersville, (570) 619-0461, silver-arrow-gallery.com. Featuring unique, American-made gifts including jewelry, soaps, pottery, paintings, woodcrafts, and the largest selection of authentic Native American art in the Poconos. Stained Glass Creations, Route 611, Tannersville, (570) 6295070, stainedglasscreation.com. Offering a wide selection of hand-crafted stained glass items including windows, Tiffany lamps, suncatchers and more. Specializing in custom stained glass windows and restoration.

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Theo B. Price Inc. Country Store, Route 390, Cresco, (570) 5952501, theobprice.com. Crafts, gourmet coffee, animal feed, folk art, hardware, lumber and building materials. The Village Crafter’s Gallery, 2822 Route 611, Tannersville, (570) 6200039, thevillagecraftersgallery.com. Eight rooms full of creative gifts and handcrafts for any reason or season. Now offering lessons in pottery and jewelry-making! Closed Mondays. Call for details. The Village Quiltery, 246 Stadden Road, Suite 204, Tannersville, (570) 213-0889, thevillagequiltery.com. Quilting fabrics, accessories, classes and services. “Longarm” service available. Closed Wednesdays.

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Pocono Cheesecake Factory, Route 611, Swiftwater, (570) 839-6844, poconocheesecake.com. Experience “Love at First Bite” at this Pocono landmark. Choose from a variety of gourmet cheesecakes and baked goods made on the premises. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Poke-A-Nose Pottery, 3400 Route 611, Bartonsville, (570) 688-0044, pokeanosepottery.com. Paint your own pottery and make mosaics at this family-friendly studio! No experience or reservations necessary! Open daily with themed activities, camps, classes and other fun events scheduled throughout the year. Party packages and shipping services available. Call for details.

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Starting Gate Action Sports, Route 209, Bushkill, (570) 588-4807, startinggateonline.com. Find great gear from top-selling brands including Burton, Salomon, K2, Volcom, O’Neill, Bonfire, North Face and more. Equipment rentals and services available.

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Coming Events (Continued from Page 15) April 6: The Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert, Honesdale High School, 459 Terrace Street, Honesdale, (570) 289-1090, www. northerntiersymphony.org. 8 p.m. This program includes selections from Johann Strauss, Jr., Aaron Copland, Richard Strauss and others. Adult tickets cost $8 in advance and $9 at the door. Student tickets cost $4 in advance and $5 at the door. Call for more information. April 6: Art Opening: “The Nature All Around Us,” Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation. org. Photographer Terry Flatt’s art captures nature and scenery. Featured pieces include photos from a recent trip to Africa. Opening reception will take place from

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11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome. Call for details. April 7 thru May 28: Art Exhibit: “Railroad Perspectives,” Steamtown National Historic Site, 150 South Washington Avenue, Scranton, (570) 340-5200, www. nps.gov/stea. Discover the mixedmedia creations of artist Claire Marcus! The exhibit, supported by a Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Grant, will be featured at the park’s Changing Exhibits Gallery. “Meet and Greet” events will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 21 and Sunday, May 26. Admission is included in park entrance fee. April 10: Monroe County Garden Club Meeting, Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 420-0283, adeskus@ptd.net. 11:30 a.m. The Monroe County Garden Club will host its monthly meeting at MCEEC. Anyone interested in gardening is welcome to attend. Members will be admitted free; nonmembers will be asked to make a $5 donation. Guest speaker Brenda Petry will discuss growing African violets. Call for more information. April 13: Salamanders, Frogs and More! Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 8282319, www.peec.org. 1 to 3 p.m. Hunt for amphibians during this fun afternoon excursion! Participants will explore breeding pools around PEEC’s property and search for salamanders, frogs and egg masses. Nets and collection jars will be provided. Guests should wear boots and be prepared to get muddy! Cost: $5. Call for details. April 13: Early Spring Bird Walk, Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www. mcconservation.org. 10 a.m. Spring has sprung and migratory birds are returning to the Poconos! Search for phoebes, gnatcatchers, warblers and other early arrivals with Environmental Educator Brian Hardiman. This leisurely hike will last approximately two hours. Cost: $5/$3.

April 13: The 18th Annual Skippy Dietz Rabies Clinic, Lake Harmony Rescue Squad Building, 105 Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, (570) 7221782. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shots for dogs and cats will be available for $10. All animals must be leashed or caged. Carbon County Treasurer Ron Sheehan will be present to sell dog licenses. Monroe County license applications will also be available. This event is dedicated to Sandi Dietz, who spearheaded the clinic to combat rabies. Call for more information. April 13: Opening Day, Pennsylvania Trout Season, Statewide, www.fish.state.pa.us. 8 a.m. Gather your friends, family and fishing poles and hit the Pocono waterways! Trout season has officially begun! April 14: Model Train Show and Sale, The Hawley Fire House, 17 Columbus Avenue, Hawley, (570) 226-3206, hawleyfd@ptd.net. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Model railroading enthusiasts, unite! This exciting show and sale will feature two operating train layouts, model railroading cars and complete sets, and repair parts for sale. Admission costs $3 per person; children under 12 will be admitted free with a paying adult. Call or e-mail for additional information. Ongoing: Free Brewery Tours and Beer Tastings, Barley Creek Brewing Company, Sullivan Trail and Camelback Road, Tannersville, (570) 629-9399, www.barleycreek. com. Free brewery tours are offered every day at 12:30 p.m. See the tanks and mills at the brewpub and learn how great beer is made! Tours are followed by free tastings of assorted Barley Creek brews. All ages welcome for tours; tastings restricted to participants 21 and older. Group tours available by appointment. Call for details. Ongoing: Love at First Bite, Pocono Cheesecake Factory, Rt. 611, Swiftwater, (570) 839-6844; www. poconocheesecake.com. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. See this issue of This Week in the Poconos for a coupon worth $2 off any purchase of $20 or more.


Entertainment Information is subject to change. Barley Creek Brewing Company, Sullivan Trail and Camelback Road, Tannersville, (570) 629-9399, www. barleycreek.com. Great food, beer and live entertainment. Free brewery tours and beer tastings every day at 12:30 p.m. Cove Haven Resort, Lake Wallenpaupack, (800) 432-9932, www.covepoconoresorts.com. A romantic entertainment resort in the Poconos. March 30: Pete Begley, the “Stickman.” Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort, Route 507, Hawley, (570) 226-4388; www.ehrhardts.com. Live music on Fridays. Pub-O-Lympics every Thursday night. March 29: Abbey Road. April 5: Tom Rogo. Fernwood Resort, Rt. 209, Bushkill, (888) 337-6966, www. fernwoodresortpoconos.com. Brain Freeze Trivia on Wednesday nights. Family Karaoke on Saturday nights in Wintergreens Grill. March 29 thru 31: Easter Celebration: a great getaway package featuring family fun, photos, crafts and an Easter Egg Hunt Picnic. Harmony Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley, (570) 588-8077, www. silkmillharmony.com. Performances in the beautiful, newly-renovated

Boiler Room venue. March 23: Hawthorne. March 30: Ana Egge. April 5: Jeanne Jolly. Mrs. Ann Carol Palm and Tarot Card Readings, 810 Main Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 540-5444. Offering palm and tarot card readings, aura healing, life advice and additional services. Call for appointments. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Highway 315, WilkesBarre, (888) 946-4672, www. mohegansunpocono.com. Popular local bands and duos in Breakers and Bar Louie. Marko Marcinko Trio Jazz Band performs on Friday and Saturday nights in Ruth’s Chris Steak House. The Shawnee Playhouse, River Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware, (570) 421-5093, www. theshawneeplayhouse.com. Affordable world-class theater

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Shawnee Playhouse Presents Spring Shows Still struggling to shake that cabin fever? Step out and see a show in the Poconos! The historic Shawnee Playhouse hosts exciting theater performances in April. Sing along to your favorite Broadway tunes during The Best of Broadway..., a Worthington Players production set to take place from April 5 through April 14. Enjoy a range of Broadway hits from classic numbers to new favorites! This high-energy production offers something for everyone. Tickets cost $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for children. Immerse yourself in the spellbinding plot of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing. The Tony Award-winning play, presented by Center Stage Players, is a sharp exploration of love, art and reality. Performances run from April 19 through April 28. Tickets cost $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for children. For show times, tickets and details, visit www.theshawneeplayhouse.com or call (570) 421-5093. Tickets can be purchased at the Shawnee Playhouse Box Office at 522 River Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pennsylvania.


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Art & History

ARTSPACE Gallery, 18 North Seventh Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460, poconoarts.org/ artspace. Fine art gallery benefiting the PoconoArts Council and participating artists. Coolbaugh Township Historical Association Museum, 5550 Memorial Boulevard (Route 611), Tobyhanna, (570) 894-4207, (570) 839-7306, coolbaughtwp.org. Ice harvesting, military history, photo collection and artifacts.

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Cresco Station Museum, Sand Spring Road off Route 390, Cresco Railroad Depot, (570) 595-6157, barretthistory.org. Antiques, war memorabilia, displays and historical artifacts. Art shows and music programs. Open Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. Dorflinger Glass Museum, Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, Long Ridge Road, White Mills, (570) 253-1185, dorflinger.org. Art glass objects and artifacts of local glassmaker. Eckley Miners’ Village, 2 Eckley Main Street, Eckley, (570) 636-2070, eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com. Former anthracite mining community founded in 1854; now a living museum. Grey Towers National Historic Site, 151 Grey Towers Drive, Milford, (570) 296-9630, greytowers.org. A French chateau built in 1886 and set on 303 acres. Museum and conference center. Madelon Powers Art Gallery, East Stroudsburg University, Normal and Marguerite Streets, East Stroudsburg, (570) 422-3483, esu.edu. Fine art exhibits. Morgan Gallery of Fine Arts, 409 Route 940 Blakeslee, (570) 6465333, morgangalleryonline.com. Featuring original art by local artists. Pocono Indian Museum and Gift Shop, Route 209, Bushkill, (570) 5889338; poconoindianmuseum.com.

Artifacts and crafts of Delaware River Native Americans. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 992-6161, quietvalley. org. Dedicated to preserving Pennsylvania’s agricultural heritage. Period-dressed “family� members reenact the lives of original PA German family who ran the farm from 1760 to 1913. Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour & Ice Harvest Museum, Route 590, Lakeville, (570) 2266246, sculptediceworks.com. Ice sculptures, demonstrations and exhibits. Silver Arrow Gallery & Gift Shop, Route 611, Tannersville, (570) 619-0461, silver-arrow-gallery.com. Largest selection of authentic Native American art in the Poconos. Steamtown National Historic Site, 150 S. Washington Avenue, Scranton, (570) 340-5200, nps. gov/stea. Living history and special exhibits; train excursions. Stroud Mansion & Library, 900 Main Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 4217703, monroehistorical.org. Stately mansion built in 1795 housing Monroe County artifacts and exhibits. Tobyhanna Train Station & Museum, Route 423, Tobyhanna, (570) 894-3338. Open seasonally and for special events. Rail videos, model trains, memorabilia, railroad art and souvenirs. By donation.

MCEEC Offers Summer Camps for Kids Is your child an avid explorer, future biologist or nature-lover? Would you like to introduce your children to the wonders of Pocono wildlife? Monroe County Conservation District’s Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) offers exciting summer camps and programs for children ages seven to 14. Featuring hands-on activities and expert instruction, MCEEC’s summer programs provide unique opportunities for children to learn about the natural world and cultivate an appreciation for nature. Programs are age and interest-specific, and are available on select dates throughout the summer. MCEEC’s Forest, Fields and Me Day Camp offers great fun for kids ages nine through 12. Participants engage in interactive activities to discover the variety of wildlife found in forest, field and wetland habitats. Program dates and details are available online at www. mcconservation.org. Call (570) 629-3061 for more information. Monroe County Conservation District’s Environmental Education Center is located on Running Valley Road near Bartonsville, Pennsylvania.


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Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort & Restaurant, 205 Route 507, Hawley, (570) 226-4388, ehrhardts.com. Lakeside resort with motel rooms, cottages, apartments and suites. Fernwood Resort, Route 209, Bushkill, (888) 337-6966, fernwoodresortpoconos.com. Luxury villa accommodations and exciting on-site activities. French Manor Inn and Spa, 50 Huntingdon Drive, South Sterling, (877) 720-6090, thefrenchmanor. com. A beautiful stone chateau with romantic rooms and suites, exquisite on-site dining and a fully “green� spa.

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Information is subject to change. REAL ESTATE Lake Naomi Real Estate, Inc., Route 940, Pocono Pines, (800) 537-1479, (570) 646-2222, lakenaomi.com. Specializing in Lake Naomi/Timber Trails sales and vacation rentals. Liberty Homes Custom Builders, Route 940, Pocono Lake, 8664-YOUR-HOME, libertyhomesPA. com. Designing and building awardwinning homes since 1978. Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty, 1578 SR 903, Jim Thorpe, (570) 267-1565; 233 Route 940, Blakeslee, (570) 234-0633, poconomountainlakes.com. Providing professional real estate services to buyers and sellers in the Poconos. Vacation rentals available. SERVICES Christy M. DeMelfi, Esq., Weatherly, (570) 427-8409, demelfilaw.com. Specializing in bankruptcy, foreclosures, business law, debt negotiation, taxation, wills, trusts and estates. Admitted in PA, NJ, NY, CT. Blakeslee Animal Clinic, Dr. Andrew J. Church, Veterinarian, Route 940, Blakeslee, (570) 643-

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Offering seasonal bus trips to popular destinations. Pocono Builders Association, 745 Main Street, Ste. 203, Stroudsburg. (570) 421-9009, poconobuilders. org. “The unified voice of the Pocono Mountains’ Building Industry.” Pocono Princess Cleaning Service, (570)241-9137, poconocleaners.

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Slide into Spring at Camelback Mountain Resort! Celebrate winter’s end at Camelback Mountain Resort! The mountain sports destination will host exciting events and themed competitions on Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24. On Saturday, March 23, join the fun at Camelback’s annual Pond Skimming Competition! Watch as daring skiers and snowboarders race down the Sunbowl slope and across a shallow pond at the bottom. This free event is open to guests age 16 and older. Registration takes place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and the competition kicks off at 1 p.m. Camelback’s annual Cardboard Box Derby will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 24. Watch as spirited groups slide down the Sunbowl chutes in creatively-decorated cardboard sleds! This festive event is free and open to guests age 6 and older. Vehicles will be judged for speed, theme and team spirit. Registration begins at 10 a.m. in the CBK Lodge. Enjoy great views, music, food and fun at Camelback’s annual Parking Lot Party! The legendary tailgate celebration will compliment events on March 23 and 24. Restrictions apply to certain activities. For details, visit www.skicamelback.com or call (570) 629-1661. Camelback Mountain Resort is located off I-80 on Camelback Road in Tannersville, Pennsylvania.


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Winding Trails and Waterways:

SPRING HIKING AT PEEC Temperatures are rising and the signs of spring are all around. Welcome warmer weather with a walk in the Poconos! The four-county region encompasses many scenic parks and public trails perfect for hiking, biking, bird watching and exploring. Situated within the boundaries of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) maintains 12 miles of hiking trails, with six paths of varying distance and difficulty. All trails begin and end on PEEC’s campus and offer unique views of natural phenomena. Walk through lush oak-hickory forests and shady hemlock ravines on PEEC’s Ridgeline Trail! The picturesque path covers a distance of 3.5 miles and offers glimpses of vernal wetlands. PEEC’s Tumbling Waters Trail is a favorite among Pocono hikers. The moderate three-mile course offers stunning views of the Delaware Valley and Kittatinny Mountains in New Jersey. At its midpoint, the trail meets a series of switchbacks that lead to breathtaking waterfalls. Winding through hemlock, oak and pine fforests, the trail also guides visitors to Pickerel Pond about ten minutes before its end. Spring weather leads to increased water levels at many Pocono waterways. Seek out roaring waterfalls and crystalline cascades with PEEC! The Environmental Education C Center will host a Spring Waterfalls hike on Saturday, April 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. All are welcome to join the fun and set out in search of these magnificent springtime sights. Participation costs $20 per person. Van transportation is available by reservation. Guests should dress in warm layers, wear sturdy footwear and bring a camera! Call (570) 828-2319 to register. Additional information is available online at www.peec.org. The Pocono Environmental Education Center is located on Emery Road in beautiful Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania. Hiking trails are open to the public every day, all year long. Trail maps are available outside of PEEC’s main building. Directions and additional information can be obtained at www.peec.org.


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The Thrill of Thrift:

BEAUTIFUL BOUTIQUES IN THE POCONOS Ladies, is there anything more exciting than the pursuit of a good buy? Spring is here, and now is the perfect time to freshen up your wardrobe with a few fantastic pieces! The Pocono Mountains Region is home to many locally-owned thrift boutiques offering unique apparel and accessories priced to fit any budget. The savvy fashionistas at the following Pocono hotspots draw upon years of passion and industry experience to present the finest fashions at unmatched prices. Rediscover the thrill of thrift! Find shopping bliss at these charming Pocono boutiques!

Closet Cases Consignment Boutique in Pocono Lake is an inviting shopping destination full of fabulous finds! The beautiful boutique houses rare and precious items hand-picked from hundreds of consignment collections. Shop stunning women’s apparel and accessories, vintage and modern jewelry, name-brand handbags and much, much more! Additional treasures include locally-crafted artisan Closet Cases Consignment Boutique creations, artwork and high-end men’s clothing. Ladies’ fashions il bl iin sizes i 0 th h 30 are available through 30. S Seasonal selections are in stock now and new items are arriving constantly. Find that special something at Closet Cases! Consignment consultations are available by appointment. Call (570) 262-9092 or visit www.closetcases. net for more information. Refresh your look with apparel and accessories from Ryan’s ReStyled Boutique! The upscale women’s consignment boutique offers fresh fashions and seasonal selections for all sizes and styles. Find lovely looks for work and play and dresses for special occasions! Ryan’s offers stylish shoes and accents to compliment any outfit. The boutique carries clothing in sizes 2 through 26, and offers exciting incentives for women ready to slim down and dress up! Visit Ryan’s on Route 611 in Tannersville and ask about the “Incredible Shrinking Woman” program! This extraordinary promotion features discounts and deals to make losing weight fun and fabulous! Ryan’s ReStyled Boutique is now accepting seasonal consignment. Call (570) 460-3438 or visit www.RyansReStyledBoutique.com for details.

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Second Story High-End Thrift is the place to go to find elegant attire at affordable prices. Furnished with antique pieces and draped with distinctive adornments, this charming Pocono boutique showcases hand-selected items of the highest quality. Second Story High-End Thrift

A self-described “fabriholic,” owner Diane Kropp takes great care to feature well-made women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. Find classic, mature styles in sizes petite to plus, shop chic jewelry and leather handbags, and browse shoes, formalwear, artisan creations and more! Second Story High-End Thrift is located on Milford Road in East Stroudsburg. Hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call (570) 420-9948.


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