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SURF THE MOUNTAINS Your Pocono Portal Adventure Sports: www.adventuresport.com American Candle: www.american-candle.com Baileys Grille & Steakhouse: www.baileyssteakhouse.com Barley Creek Brewing Company: www.barleycreek.com Bear Creek Inne: www.bearcreekinne.com Big Brown Fish and Pay Lakes: www.bigbrownfish.com Boulder View Tavern: www.boulderviewtavern.com Bushkill Falls: www.visitbushkillfalls.com Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark: www.camelbeach.com CBK Mountain Adventures: www.CBKmountainadventures.com Century 21 Select Pocono Pines: www.C21PoconoPines.com Claws ‘N’ Paws Wild Animal Park: www.clawsnpaws.com Costa’s Family Fun Park: www.costasfamilyfunpark.com Country Junction: www.countryjunction.com Country Kettle: www.country-kettle.com Countryside Housekeeping Cottages: www.countrysidecottages.com Crescent Lodge: www.crescentlodge.com Delaware Highlands Conservancy: www.delawarehighlands.org Dorflinger Glass Museum: http://dorflinger.org/glass_museum.html Downtown Hawley Partnership: www.visithawleypa.com Downtown Stroudsburg: www.stroudsburg.net Eckley Miners Village: www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com Fernwood Hotel & Resort: www.fernwoodhotel.com Four Seasons at Camelback: www.camelbackpoconoshomes.com The French Manor: www.thefrenchmanor.com Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce: www.greaterpoconochamber.com Greater White Haven Chamber of Commerce: www.whitehaven.org Grey Towers National Historic Landmark: www.fs.fed.us/gt Gumble Brothers: www.gumblebrothers.com Holley Ross Pottery: www.holleyross.com Honesdale Roots and Rhythm Festival: www.honesdalerootsandrhythm.com Hutton Metalcrafts: www.copperlamps.com The Inn at Jim Thorpe: www.innjt.net The Inn at Pocono Manor: www.poconomanor.com Jim Thorpe: www.jimthorpe.org Jubilee Restaurant: www.breakfastking.com Kittatinny Canoes: www.kittatinny.com Lackawanna County Convention & Visitors Bureau: www.visitnepa.org Lake Naomi Real Estate: www.lakenaomi.com Lakeside Country Cottages: www.lakesidecountrycottages.com Land of Make Believe: www.landofmakebelieve.com Liberty Homes Custom Builders: www.libertyhomesPA.com Luzerne County Convention & Visitors Bureau: www.tournepa.com Miss Elly’s Antiques and Such: www.missellysantiques.com Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs: www.mohegansunpocono.com Monroe County Conservation District: www.mcconservation.org Monroe County Historical Association: www.monroehistorical.org Mountain Springs Lake Resort: www.mslresort.com

Nature Conservancy: www.nature.org/states/pennsylvania NEPA Audubon Society: www.nepaaudubonsociety.org PA Fish & Boat Commission: www.fish.state.pa.us PA PowerPort: www.state.pa.us PA State Park Information: www.visitpaparks.com Paradise Fishing Preserve: www.paradisetrout.com PennDOT District 4: http://www.dot.state.pa.us/penndot/districts/ district4.nsf/District 4 Homepage?readform PennDOT District 5: http://www.dot.state.pa.us/penndot/districts/ district5.nsf/District+5+HomepageShort+List?readform PennDOT Driver & Vehicle Services: www.dmv.state.pa.us PennDOT’s NEPA Transportation Website: www.neparoads.com PennDOT’s Travel Information Website: www.511pa.com Pike County Conservation District: www.pikeconservation.org Pike County Tourism: www.discoverpikepa.com Pocono Arts Council: www.poconoarts.org Pocono Bike Rentals: www.poconobikerentals.com Pocono Builders Association: www.poconobuilders.org Pocono Cheesecake Factory: www.poconocheesecake.com Pocono Environmental Education Center: www.peec.org Pocono Indian Museum: www.poconoindianmuseum.com Pocono Lake Region Chamber of Commerce: www.lakeregioncc.com Pocono Mountain Arts Council: www.poconomac.com Pocono Mountains Flying Club: www.mpoflyingclub.org Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau: www.800poconos.com Pocono Outdoor Club: www.poconooutdoorclub.org Pocono Resorts Realty: www.prr1.com Pocono Tile Works: www.poconotileworks.com Printing Craftsmen, Inc.: www.printingcraftsmeninc.com Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm: www.quietvalley.org Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees: www.swbyankees.com The Settlers Inn: www.thesettlersinn.com Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort: www.shawneeinn.com Shawnee Mountain Summer Festivals: www.shawneemt.com Skytop Resort: www.skytop.com Skyview Spa at Skytop Resort: www.skyviewspaatskytoplodge.com Smuggler’s Cove: www.smugglerscove.net The Spa at Mountain Laurel: www.thespaatmountainlaurel.com Spa Shawnee and Salon: www.spashawnee.com Split Rock Resort & Golf Club: www.splitrockresort.com S&S Speedways - Indoor Go-Karts: www.ssspeedways.com Starting Gate: www.startinggateonline.com Steamtown National Historic Site: www.nps.gov/stea Tannery Depot General Store: www.tannerydepot.com Teeters’ Furniture: www.teetersfurniture.com Theo B. Price Inc.: www.theobprice.com Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River: www.nps.gov/upde Visit PA: www.visitPA.com Vocelli Pizza: www.vocellipizza.com Water Gap Trolley: www.watergaptrolley.com Whitewater Challengers: www.whitewaterchallengers.com Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Int’l Airport: www.flyavp.com Woehrle’s Bait Shop: www.woehrlesbaitshop.com


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JUNE 11, 2011 Pocono 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ........................................................ 4 Stroudsburg hosts Pocono Raceway Festival .................................................. 4 Spring Arts & Crafts Fair in Hawley ............................................................... 6 Holley Ross Pottery Demonstrations .............................................................. 6 Adventures with Whitewater Challengers ...................................................... 7 Lehigh River Recreational Dam Release ......................................................... 7 Admire Art Squared in Stroudsburg ............................................................. 12 Penn State Wednesday Garden Program ...................................................... 12 Penn State Master Gardener in Milford ....................................................... 12 Read www.issuu.com/thisweek! .................................................................... 14 Family Fishing Program at Promised Land State Park ................................. 26 Beltzville State Park offers Guided Kayak Program ..................................... 26 Kayaking: Level One at Nescopeck State Park ............................................. 26 Tobyhanna State Park Bogs and Boulders Hike ........................................... 27 Introduction to Geocaching at Hickory Run State Park ............................. 27 Hickory Run State Park Boulder Field Basics............................................... 27 Pike County United Way Golf Classic........................................................... 28 Wine Chat with the Wine Chick ................................................................... 28 Hawley Fire House hosts Flea Market & Bake Sale ..................................... 28 Strawberry Festival in Barrett Township ....................................................... 47 Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Harness Racing, Party on the Patio ....... 47 Pocono Environmental Education Center Wild Edibles Walk .................... 47 Stroudsburg Olde Time Fun in the Park.........................................................51 Delaware is River of Life, River of the Year! ................................................. 51 Thinking Positive with the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau ................. 51 Kittatinny announces Dual Racing Zip Lines ............................................... 53 Learn to Kayak Day is June 12th .................................................................... 53 CALENDAR..................................... 8 COMING EVENTS............................ 8 DINING ........................................42 ENTERTAINMENT ...........................22 LODGING .....................................48 MOVIES ........................................23 MUSEUMS, GALLERIES & ANTIQUITY .. 29 POCONO MAP..............................32

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Race, Relax, Refresh The Pocono 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series roars into Pocono Raceway, a Recreational Dam Release on the Lehigh River is planned, Mountain Laurel is abloom, and plenty of ways to relax and refresh are present, as always, in the Pocono Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania! Entertainment, sports, history, and wildlife are welcome enjoyments, as are the finest in shopping, spas, dining, and accommodations. Catch a ride on a tour boat, golf cart, zip line, trolley, or steam train! Turn to the Coming Events column, click on www.thisweek.net, or page through Cover Photo: Mike Gadomski www.mpgadomski.com www.issuu.com/thisweek to create your best Inset: Pocono Raceway June ever… in the Poconos!

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Pocono 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series From Friday, June 10th through Sunday, June 12th, the Pocono 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Event thunders into Pocono International Raceway in Long Pond! Parking lots open at 6:00am on Friday, and grandstand admission gates open at 8:00am for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice laps. NSCS practice begins at 12:30pm, ARCA Series qualifying is at 2:05pm, and NSCS final practice runs from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. On Saturday, parking lots open at 6:00am and grandstand admission gates open at 8:00; NSCS qualifying begins at 11:40am. ARCA driver introductions at 12:30pm precede the Pocono 200 ARCA Racing Series. Sunday is NSCS race day; parking lots open at 5:00am, grandstand admission gates open at 8:00am, and clubs and suites open at 9:00am. Pre-race pit pass access ends at 12:00pm, when pre-race festivities commence with a Salute to the Armed Services. NSCS driver introductions are made at 12:30pm, and the Pocono 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race starts at 1:00pm. Tickets may still be available! Call 1-800-RACEWAY, and sprint to www.poconoraceway.com.

Stroudsburg hosts Pocono Raceway Festival Pocono Raceway Festival returns to Stroudsburg on Saturday, June 11th. The fest anticipates the Pocono 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Event on Sunday, June 12th at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond. Catch a performance by rock icons Blue Oyster Cult, NASCAR race cars and drivers, race simulators, remote control car races, and NASCAR hi-def video gaming! Regional race cars and a Boy Scout Pine Box Championship Race will add to the festivities. Enjoy live music all day, food and craft vendors, and specials in downtown shops, eateries, and galleries! Call (570) 420-2808 and see www.shermantheater.com.


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Spring Arts & Crafts Fair in Hawley The annual Spring Arts & Crafts Fair hosted by Pocono Lake Region Chamber of Commerce (PLRCC) returns to picturesque Bingham Park in Hawley on Saturday, June 11th. You’re invited to appreciate the talents of all the artists and craftspeople displaying their fine wares; 100 vendors travel from far and near to offer quality handcrafted items for admiration and for sale. Hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm, rain or shine, and admission is free! Good food is available all day. Vendor space may still be available; crafts must be hand made, not manufactured. For more information, call PLRCC at (570) 226-3191, email visit@lakeregioncc.com, or visit www.lakeregioncc.com. The landmark Bingham Park is easy to find on Main Avenue. Save the date for the Fall Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, September 10th!

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Holley Ross Pottery Demonstrations See Free Pottery Making Demonstrations at Holley Ross Pottery on Route 191 in LaAnna, Monday through Friday at 11:00am. Observe the process of crafting beautiful and functional pottery, from mixing clay to display! The showroom and studio is also a 150-manufacturer outlet. Buy Fiesta ware, stoneware, glassware, Polish Pottery, China, dolls, planters, Holley Ross Weeping Gold Pottery, candles, bean pots, sun catchers, birdbaths, and figurines. After the demonstration and shopping, stroll across the sturdy cable bridge into a beautiful woodland park with sawdust trails, picnic tables, and a scenic 5acre lake. Open Monday through Saturday from 9:30am to 5:30pm, and Sunday from 1:00pm to 5:30pm. Call (570) 676-3248, and see www.holleyross.com.

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Adventure with Whitewater Challengers! Whitewater Challengers on the Lehigh River offers beautiful scenery and good old-fashioned fun, attracting adventurers again and again! Bring a crew of 6+ to fill a raft, and receive a free river lunch on Monday Madness days. Top off a Terrific Tuesday with 20% off merchandise in the outfitter store. Wet ‘n’ Wild Wednesdays feature free water cannons. Thursday Thrillers get you 20% off a zip line adventure. Fabulous Fridays feature a free color 8”x10” souvenir photograph of you and your crew shooting the rapids. A group of 25+ on Super Saturdays receive a free t-shirt, souvenir photo, river lunch, rafting space, and rafting adventure return ticket. Take 10% off a Scenic Sunday rail/trail mountain biking adventure; bike, helmet, and bottled water are included. Friday through Sunday, June 17th through 19th, is Father/Daughter Raftoree with rafting, camping, meals, cooking demo, movies, history program, and DJ dance. Dad gets a free trip when accompanied by Mom and the kids on Saturday and Sunday, June 18th and 19th, Fathers Appreciation Weekend. The US Army Corps of Engineers announces Saturday and Sunday, June “Whitewater rafting in the Poconos is a 11th and 12th, as a Recreational Dam Reclose-to-home vacation getaway that features lease Weekend on the Lehigh River. The fresh air, clear sparkling mountain water, friendly Corps creates whitewater by releasing guides, and the thrill of discovering something 100s of cubic feet/second of additional that the whole family can team-up to do togethwater through the Francis Walter Dam into the river. Call Pocono er,” comments owner Ken Powley. Mention Whitewater in Jim Thorpe at 1-800-WHITEWATER, or WhiteThis Week in the Poconos when booking! Call water Challengers in White Haven at 1-800-443-8554, and see 1-800-443-8554 or (570) 443-9532, and float to www.poconowhitewater.com and www.whitewaterchallengers.com. www.whitewaterchallengers.com.

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Now thru November 27 – Bushkill Falls is Open for 107th Tour Season! Bushkill Falls, “The Niagara of Pennsylvania,” is centered on eight roaring waterfalls and features miles of nature trails and picnic areas, plus paddle boats, miniature golf, fishing, exhibits, specialty shops and fun for all ages. The famous Pocono Mountain attraction is located off of Route 209 in Bushkill

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and it opens to the public every day at 9:00am through November 27. Call Bushkill Falls at (570) 588-6682 or see their website www.visitbushkillfalls.com. Now thru Season – Tee-off with the great Senior Golf Special at Fernwood Hotel & Resort’s challenging 18-hole course off Route 209 in Bushkill. Every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, senior citizens can play 18 holes for only $25 including cart and greens fees! Advance tee times are required. Fernwood’s 18-hole course has a 68.8 rating from the blue tees, yet also offers familyfriendly yardage from the red tees at 4,588 yards. Great golf can be shared by all levels, whether you play for sport or recreation. For tee times, call (570) 588-9500 ext. 4210. For resort information and lodging reservations, call Fernwood Hotel & Resort at 888-FERNWOOD or click on www.fernwoodhotel.com. Daily – Free Brewery Tours and Beer Tastings are offered every day at 12:30pm at the

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This Week in the Poconos 9 Wednesday, Friday & Saturday night from March 22 through November 12. Post time is 6:30pm; special post time of 5:00pm on Triple Crown dates: May 7, May 21, and June 11. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is located at 1280 Highway 315 in Wilkes-Barre and their phone number is 1-888-WININ-PA. Log on to their website www.mohegansunpocono.com to find out more! Now – The Inn at Jim Thorpe on 24 Broadway in Jim Thorpe has announced that they are offering two very special packages: the Romantic Couples Escape and the Girlfriends Spa Getaway. Romance, wine and a massage... What more do you need? The Romantic Couples Escape includes a two night stay, his and her 55-minute Swedish massages, a bottle of wine in your room, two souvenir wine glasses, dinner one night, and breakfast daily. Or grab the gals and enjoy a relaxing and fun getaway! The Girlfriends Spa Getaway includes a two night stay, Custom Spa Package, breakfast daily, lunch & dinner on Saturday, a bottle of wine with souvenir wine glasses, plus special discounts at area shops. The Inn at Jim Thorpe is situated in the heart of Jim Thorpe’s National Register Historic District. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this grand Victorian inn features comfortable guest rooms and world-class suites, including many with whirlpool and fireplace. For more information about these and other packages, or for your reservations, call The Inn at Jim Thorpe at 1-800-329-2599. Visit online at www.innjt.net. Now through October 30 - The Disc Golf Courses are Open at Blue Mountain Ski Area in Palmerton! Play on your choice of three exciting disc golf courses: Valley Park, Skyline Park and Slopeside 9. Disc golf hours of operation are 10:00am to 6:00pm on Thursdays & Fridays

and 9:00 to 6:00 on Saturdays & Sundays, weather permitting. Be sure to stop by the Summit Lodge Slopeside Pub & Grill to pay your green fees. For directions or more information, call Blue Mountain at (610) 826-7700 or check out www.skibluemt.com. Now thru mid-December – Enjoy the Free Pottery Making Demonstrations at Holley Ross Pottery on Route 191 in LaAnna (between Cresco & Newfoundland). Every Monday through Friday at 11:00am, you can see all the steps involved in making beautiful pottery, from mixing the clay to the finished product! Then browse through the creations in the large factory showroom and go for a comfortable stroll to the lake and forest park. Holley Ross Pottery is open every day, Monday through Saturday from 9:30 to 5:30, and Sundays 1:00 until 5:30. Call (570) 676-3248 for more information or visit their website at www.holleyross.com.

Weekly - Boulder View Tavern is a premier lakeside destination for casual drinks, family fare and live entertainment nestled on South Lake Drive in Lake Harmony. They welcome you to come and try one of their signature dishes, like their savory BBQ ribs, or enjoy their Weekly Special Nights. Visit on Mondays for great 35 cent wings; Wednesdays are Pizza Nights, and on Sundays clams and mussels are just $5 per pound (Continued on Page 10)

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with domestic drafts for $1.50! Experience a friendly atmosphere and live music, all while taking in the beautiful view of Big Boulder Lake and Big Boulder Ski Area. Dinner is served until 10:00pm. Call (570) 722-9696 or log on to www.boulder viewtavern.com for more information and the complete entertainment schedule. Now thru June 12 – The Dutot Museum & Gallery on Main Street (Route 611) in Delaware Water Gap presents an Art Exhibition by Jim Smeltz & Students. The exhibit will be on display during the museum’s regular hours, Saturdays & Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00pm. The Dutot Museum & Gallery

houses rotating fine art exhibits in its first floor gallery, and a museum of local history upstairs. One room is a preserved schoolroom, where visitors can sit at the old desks and watch a slide show on local history; another room overflows with memorabilia of the town’s history. You may call (570) 476-4240 or (570) 421-5809 for further details. www.dutotmuseum.com June 9 – Celebrate Hot Summer Fun at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, where every Thursday through September 1 there’s a Party on the Patio from 6:00 to 11:00pm! The big party on the patio of the grandstand features area tribute bands as well as great food, drinks and karaoke. The featured band tonight is The Beatles tribute The Cast of Beatlemania. The Party on the Patio is free and open to guests

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21 or older. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is located at 1280 Route 315 in Wilkes-Barre, where you can play all of your favorite table games and over 2,300 slots sizzle 24 hours a day, seven days a week! Horse racing fans enjoy Live Harness Racing every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday; post time is 6:30pm. Call 1-888WIN-IN-PA or (570) 831-2100, or check out their website at www.mohegansunpocono.com to find out more! June 9 – “Come Paint with Me” is a free, non-instructional program of on-site outdoor painting & sketching sessions for adult and student artists. Artists will meet today from 10:00am until 3:00pm at Little Camp Beach on Broadmoor Drive in Hemlock Farms, Lords Valley. Enjoy pond, beach and lake views, wooded areas, and a large, shaded pavilion. Artists are encouraged to paint outdoors at their own pace with mediums of their choice. Representing many levels of expertise and variations in style and technique, artists are offered the opportunity to network with others, share a common interest, and socialize over lunch break where informal critique is often included. *Registration for visitor entry to Hemlock Farms is required at least two days ahead by calling Joan at (570) 7756896. Normally, registration is not necessary to attend “Come Paint with Me” sessions. Artists are expected to meet at the various locations bringing their own materials. Be sure to pack a picnic lunch. Restrooms will be available. This session will be held light rain or shine. For directions or more information, call Joan Polishook at (570) 775-6896 or visit www.joanpolishook-ar t.com. All are welcome to join this free program! June 10 – The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park in Hawley will host a Wine Chat with the Wine Chick with resident Sommelier and wine professional Leslie Chappell-Britt.


This Week in the Poconos 11 Every Friday at 5:00pm Leslie leads participants through the intriguing and not-so-mysterious world of wine with tastings, workshops and discussions. This will be an informal, unassuming and entertaining hour to kick off your weekend! There is a $12 tasting fee. The Settlers Inn is located at 4 Main Avenue in Hawley, near Lake Wallenpaupack. Call the Inn with Wine Chat questions at (570) 2262993 or toll-free 1-800-833-8527. www.thesettlersinn.com June 10 & 11 – A big Book Sale will be held at the Clymer Library in Pocono Pines! There will be books for adults, teens and children; fiction and non-fiction. Also available will be music CDs, VHS tapes and cassettes. The Book Sale will be held during regular library hours, 10:00am to 5:00pm. The Clymer Library is easy to find on Firehouse Road in Pocono Pines. For more information, call the library at 646-0826 or visit the Circulation Desk. Check them out online at www.clymerlibrary.org. June 10 thru 12 – The POCONO 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Event thunders into Pocono International Raceway in Long Pond! Parking lots open at 6:00am on Friday and the Grandstand Admission Gates open at 8:00 for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice laps. On Saturday, the parking lots open at 6:00am and the Grandstand Admission Gates open at 8:00; NASCAR Qualifying begins at 11:40. Sunday is Race Day! The parking lots will open at 5:00am and the Grandstand Admission Gates open at 8:00am. Pre-Race Festivities begin at noon. The Pocono 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race will start at 1:00pm. NASCAR tickets may still be available. For your tickets or other information, call 1-800-RACEWAY or log on to www.poconoraceway.com. June 11 – The Pocono Raceway Festival returns to Main Street in Downtown Stroudsburg!

Taking place the day before the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, this free, all-day-long music and racing celebration will have something for everyone in the family. This unique festival celebrates the Poconos’ long history of supporting NASCAR in the region, and showcases many of the great things that Stroudsburg and the Pocono Mountains have to offer. The festival will feature multiple NASCAR race cars and drivers, race simulators, remote control car races, and NASCAR Hi-Def Video-Gaming! There will also be other regional race cars including quarter midget, late model, street stocks and the local Boy Scout Pine Box Championship Race. By combining spectacular show car displays, great food vendors, fun games for all ages, and musical performances on several stages, festival organizers are ready to top last year’s awesome event. Headlining the musical portion of the festival with a rockin’ performance on the main stage will be none other than legendary rock icons Blue Oyster Cult! There will be additional live music all day on Main Street, numerous

food vendors, abundant craft and retail vendors, and great specials at all of Downtown Stroudsburg’s shops, boutiques and galleries. To find out more about the Pocono Raceway Festival in Downtown Stroudsburg, call Rich Berkowitz at (570) 420-2808 or visit www.shermantheater.com. June 11 – The annual Spring Arts & Crafts Fair hosted by the Pocono Lake Region Chamber of Commerce returns to picturesque Bingham Park in Hawley. Enjoy the talents of all the fine artists and crafters displaying their fine wares. The fair will host approximately one hundred vendors who will travel from far and near to offer their unique handcrafted items at this big event. Fair hours are 9:00am until 4:00pm for shoppers and browsers, rain or shine, and admission is FREE! Good food will be available all day. Vendor space may still be available, but remember crafts must be handmade and not manufactured. For more information about the Spring Arts & Crafts Fair in Hawley at Lake Wallenpaupack, call the Chamber of Commerce at (570) 226-3191 or email visit@lakeregioncc.com. You may also visit their website at (Continued on Page 12)


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www.lakeregioncc.com. Mark your calendars for the Fall Arts & Crafts Fair on September 10, 2011! June 11 – PPL’s Meg Welker joins Bob Plumb and Curt Tereschak of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission to host

a Basic Boating Safety Course, from 9:00am to 4:00pm at PPL Corporation’s Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center on Route 6 near Hawley. With summer right around the corner, this is the perfect time to take a safe boating course! The PA Fish & Boat Commission’s eight-hour boating safety class gives boaters practical information that enables them to make informed decisions

on the water. Topics include boat terminology, legal requirements, water activities, safety and rescue. Students who pass the exam at the end of the day-long course can apply for their Boating Safety Education Certificate from the commission. Bring lunch and snacks. A $10 certificate fee is payable after class. For ages 12 and over. Registration is required. To register, contact

Admire Art Squared in Stroudsburg Calling all art lovers! Art Squared, an outdoor art show presented by the Pocono Arts Council, returns to downtown Stroudsburg on Saturday, June 11th. Enjoy fabulous art and meet those who created it, in and near Courthouse Square from 3:00pm until 8:00pm. All are Pocono Arts Council members, displaying original artwork and fine crafts for purchase and admiration. The Pocono Arts Council is the primary arts organization serving the 4-county Pocono Mountains region, representing visual arts, crafts, literature, and performing arts. For information about Art Squared, membership in or patronage of the non-profit Pocono Arts Council, ArtSpace Gallery, and upcoming shows, call (570) 476-4460 and see www.poconoarts.org.

The Master Wednesday Garden Program Gardener is IN! Penn State Cooperative Extension of Monroe County, 724 Phillips Street in Stroudsburg, hosts a 2-part Wednesday Garden Program on June 15th from 6:15pm to 8:45pm. Experience the sights, sounds, and scents of An Evening in the Garden. Get acquainted with some of the creatures responsible for the question, “What did that, and why, when, and how?” in your garden. A Penn State Master Gardener will employ photographs of her own successful water garden, as well as a scale model demonstration, during the program Creating a Water Garden. Learn how to build and maintain yours! The fee is just $3.00/pp. For more information, call (570) 421-6430, email MonroeExt@psu.edu, and see all the great programs offered at http://extension.psu.edu/monroe.

Do you have spots on your tomatoes, a pest you can’t identify, or another unsolved lawn and garden mystery? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Pike County Cooperative Extension office in Milford on Tuesday, June 14th! From 10:00am to 12:00pm, receive free advice and answers to your questions. If possible, bring a sample of your agrarian dilemma to the office at 514 Broad Street, to meet a Master Gardener in person and show it to him/her. You may also call the Extension office at (570) 2963400, email PikeExt@psu.edu, or plant yourself at http://pike.extension.psu.edu.


This Week in the Poconos 13 PPL at (570) 253-7076 or (570) 251-6196, or send an email to pplpreser ves@pplweb.com. Additional program details can be found at the website www.pplpreserves.com. June 11 – Almost everyone is familiar with GPS (Global Positioning System) these days. But did you know that you can use it to find buried treasure? Learn all about it during the Introduction to Geocaching program being offered from 2:30 to 4:00pm at Hickory Run State Park. Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Meet at the Campground Amphitheater to discover the basics of geocaching and learn how to use a handheld GPS unit. Then it’s off to practice using a GPS unit to find hidden treasure! Borrow one of the park’s GPS units or bring your own; only bring your GPS if you are already familiar with its operation. You will also be introduced to geocaching. com and learn how to continue geocaching on your own. This exciting program is free to the public, however registration is required. To register, call Hickory Run State Park at (570) 443-0400. Check out the Pennsylvania State Parks website www.visitpaparks.com. June 11 - Calling all art lovers! Pocono Arts Squared, an exciting Outdoor Art Show presented by the non-profit Pocono Arts Council, returns to Courthouse Square in Downtown Stroudsburg. This will be the second of three Arts Squared art shows that will take place this summer and fall. You’ll find fabulous local art, along with the artists who created it, from 3:00pm until 8:00pm at Stroudsburg’s Courthouse Square on North 7th Street. All participants are members of the Pocono Arts

Council and will be selling their original artwork and fine crafts. There will also be a variety of other vendors and lots of live music. The Pocono Arts Council is the local arts organization serving the Pocono Mountains region. For more information about the Arts Squared shows, call the council at (570) 476-4460 or visit www.poconoarts.org. June 11 - The 6th Annual Strawberry Festival hosted by the Barrett Township Historical Society will take place from 11:00am until 2:00pm at the Mountainhome United Methodist Church, routes 191 and 390 in Cresco. A light lunch (BBQ, hot dogs, shortcakes, sundaes and beverages) and pies

will be available on the day of the festival. To pre-order pies or for more information, call Sharon at (570) 676-5255. June 11 - There will be a Flea Market & Bake Sale from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Hawley Fire House, 17 Columbus Avenue in Hawley. Proceeds benefit the Hawley Fire Department. Call Diane at (570) 290-1488 or call (570) 226-9820 for more information. June 11 - Pennsylvania State Parks naturalist Stephanie Strub will lead a Bogs and Boulders Hike on the Yellow Trail at Tobyhanna State Park at 11:00am. The hike will be 6½ miles round-trip, winding through a very wild and remote (Continued on Page 14)

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area where wildlife abounds. It will be a reasonably difficult outing, which may take up to five hours to complete. Hikers must be in good physical condition and wear sturdy shoes. Bring plenty of water! The fee for this program is $5, payable at the event. Advance registration is requested, as the hike will be cancelled if there is a lack of interest. To register or receive more information about this program, visit www.dcnr.state.pa.us/calendar or contact Stephanie at sstrub@state.pa.us or (215) 4535015. June 11 – Members of the Pocono Outdoor Club invite you to join them at 8:00am for a Hike at Gouldsboro State Park. It will be a moderate 5.6-mile loop hike. Wear sturdy boots and bring water and a snack. Meet at 8:00am in parking area 1 off State Park

Road. For directions and more information, call hike leader Kate Andrew at (570) 236-6831. The Pocono Outdoor Club is a friendly hiking group open to all individuals interested in exploring the trails of the Pocono Mountains. To learn more about the club and its outings in the wilds of the Poconos, contact today’s hike leader or check out www.poconooutdoorclub.org. June 11 – The Monroe County Historical Association (MCHA) will host “Olde Time Fun in the Park” for Kids from noon until 4:00 at the historic 1882 Driebe Freight Station and the adjacent McMichaels Park, 537 Ann Street in Stroudsburg. Kid-friendly activity stations featuring historic games, demonstrations and crafts for children will be located throughout the park. Live musical entertainment is planned and Civil War re-enactors will be on hand to talk about local soldiers who fought in the Civil War. In case of rain the event will be cancelled. Children must be supervised at all times. Olde Time Fun in the Park is free and open to the public. For more information call the MCHA office in Stroudsburg at (570) 4217703 or visit their website w w w . monroehistorical. org.

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June 11 - Ladies’ Day at Blue Ridge Cherry Valley, a program from the Women of the National Rifle Association, will be held rain or shine at the Blue Ridge Cherry Valley Rod & Gun Club on Smith Road in Sciota. The event is open from 8:30am to 3:00pm to all women ages 8+ (8+ years for rifle and shotgun and 14+ years for rifle, shotgun and pistol). The course will be taught by a volunteer team of expert shooters. Arrive at your convenience for either the 9:00am sharp, 11:00am or 1:00pm sign-in. Course fee is $30 and includes an orientation and safety briefing, eye & ear protection, ammunition, targets and use of guns. Refreshments will be available; bring lunch if you would like to stay all day. Girls 18 & under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Visit www.brcv-gun.org for more information about the club and this program. June 11 – Learn how to kayak! Nescopeck State Park will offer Kayaking: Level One, an introductory kayaking experience on the park’s Lake Frances. Nineacre Lake Frances is the perfect lake for “getting your feet wet.” Participants will learn kayak terminology and paddling skills before heading out on the lake to give it a try on your own. Sessions will be held at 9:30am, 11:00am and 1:00pm. The program is FREE however registration is required. Call the Nescopeck State Park Office at (570) 4032006 to register. Check out the Pennsylvania State Parks website www.visitpaparks.com. June 11 – It’s that time of year again! Red-spotted newts are swimming in the ponds, redbacked salamanders are hiding under logs and dusky salamanders are walking on the creek bottoms! Bring the family and join staff at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingmans Ferry on a Salamander (Continued on Page 52)


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‘ROUND THE MOUNTAIN On Business Route 209 in Snydersville, S&S Speedways has indoor kartracing with specially designed cars; test your skills on the fast indoor track, at speeds of up to 26mph. With the slipping, sliding, and over-steering characteristics of the karts, you’re as close as you can come to the real thing. Professional racecar drivers practice here in the off-season! A 4point safety harness and side-impact bumpers keep you safe. Must be at least 54” tall. Hours are 5:00pm to 10:00pm on Thursdays and Fridays, 12:00pm to 10:00pm on Saturdays, 12:00pm until 9:00pm on Sundays, and 12:00pm to 5:00pm Monday through Wednesday. Reserve for private parties, special occasions, and league racing; be sure to ask about the Rookie Special. Snack bar and video arcade. Bring the display ad for a free race ticket! Call (570) 420-5500, and vroom to www.ssspeedways.com. Get close to the animals! There’s fun for all at Claws ‘N’ Paws Wild Animal Park. Strange and wonderful creatures are exhibited in natural settings; see lions, leopards, monkeys, alligators, beavers, bears, birds, and snakes. Stroll along tree lined paths observing wild animals in natural enclosures. Touch and feed deer, lambs, fawns, and goats in the large walk-in petting zoo. Join a guide at the farmyard, where you’ll meet cows, ponies, piglets, chicks, ducks, and bunnies. See a rare white tiger! Over 120 species are in residence. Critters like kinkajou, coati, binturong, and muntjac will amaze and delight you. Animal shows are performed daily. You’ll love the Feed-The-Parrots area and the Giraffe Feeding area. Go hunting for “dinosaur bones” in the Dinosaur Outpost/Dino Dig. Don’t miss the river otters, and check out Turtle Town! It’s just off Route 590, 4 miles east of Hamlin. Open daily from 10:00am to 6:00pm through late October. Call (570) 698-6154, use the display ad for a discount, and make tracks to www.clawsnpaws.com. The fun never ends at Costa’s Family Fun Park, located on Route 6, just 3

S&S Speedways miles east of Lake Wallenpaupack. Race in a go-kart on a 1200-foot course, or hit a few balls at the 19tee driving range. Cool off on the bumper boats! The Kiddie Land area features tunnels, a sea of balls, and web ladders. Realistic Batting Cage Stadium; hit into an open field with a home run fence, dugouts, and more. Hardball and softball arm-action machines so pitches keep coming in right over the plate. Restaurant and arcade, hard and soft ice cream, plus 18 challenging holes of miniature golf. Let Costa’s host your next party! Open daily. Call (570) 226-8585, and check out www.costasfamilyfunpark.com.

For a day of wonder that all ages will love, visit Crystal Cave Park in scenic northern Berks County, a short drive from the Pocono Mountains. This tremendous cave system was discovered in 1871, and the Park has been giving tours of the tunnels and caverns for 139 consecutive seasons! Experience astonishing grottoes and chambers on a guided tour through this Jules Verne-esque underworld. Then, play miniature golf, visit the museum, or stroll along the nature trails in a comfortable, park-like setting. Head for the on-site food facilities, or make use of the picnic area. Crystal Cave is open daily for the season. To find this underground adventure near Kutztown, travel south on Route 476 or Route 33 to Route 78 west to Exit 40; follow signs to 963 Crystal Cave Road. Phone (610) 683-6765, and explore www.crystalcavepa.com.

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to the American Revolution. Ancient artifacts, weapons, and tools, a chronological commentary over 1000s of years! Browse the gift shops and tour the museum. Purchase moccasins, authentic Native American jewelry, original pottery, Native American music, dreamcatchers, mandelas, dolls, books, knives, and other handicrafts; gift certificates are available. Open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter; call (570) 588-9338 and see www.poconoindianmuseum.com. Bring the display ad for a free admission! Adjacent to Starting Gate Action Sports. At Ross Herbs and Antiques on Route 191 in Paradise Valley, you’ll find an intriguing selection of nice

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This Week in the Poconos 17 Second Story High End Thrift today at (570) 420-9948. Pocono Tile Works serves the entire 4-county Pocono Mountains region with expert custom tile design and installation. Marble is also a specialty. See genuine examples of their beautiful, quality work at www.poconotileworks.com! Call (570) 460-6439, or email rafal@poconotileworks.com to schedule an appointment for your free, professional consultation and estimate. Pocono Tile Works is fully insured, reliable and reputable, and cheerfully provides top-notch references and recommendations! While dining or staying at The Settlers Inn or visiting historic Hawley, drop by The Potting Shed gift shop! The Shed’s merchandise changes seasonally, and is chosen with an eye for quality craftsmanship and environmental friendliness. Each product line is a natural follow-through from the Inn’s commitment to green hospitality practices. Find the perfect gift or a must-have item for yourself! Interesting jewelry, innovative stationery, gardening implements, and works of pottery influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement; gift certificates are available. Find it at 4 Main Avenue in Hawley. Phone (570) 2262993 or 1-800-833-8527, and see www.thesettlersinn.com. It will be “Love at First Bite” when you visit the Pocono Cheesecake Factory. Located on Route 611 in Swiftwater, the factory specializes in the fine art of cheesecakery, crafting it better than anyone else. They sell only cheesecake and other goods made fresh on the premises; choose from a large variety of flavors and toppings. This is the best cheesecake you’ve ever had! The very sweet and fragrant shop is open daily from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Bring the display ad coupon. The number is (570) 839-6844; place your special orders now, and taste www.poconocheesecake.com. Step back in time at Theo B. Price Inc. Country Store on Route 390 in Cresco. This landmark is stocked

with handicrafts, distinctive gifts, seasonings, animal feed, folk art, hardware, and building materials. Shop for Green Mountain Coffees, Vera Bradley Bags, Byers’ Choice collectibles, Burt’s Bees, Grafton Village Cheeses, and more! You’ll also find everything you’d expect at a hardware and lumber store for your home

and outdoor needs. Browse the Sprag Mill Art Gallery on the premises. Open from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Saturday; closed Sunday. Pop in to shop, or just to say hello! Call this honest-to-goodness country store at (570) 595-2501, and visit www.theobprice.com. (Continued on Page 18)

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Have an illuminating experience at American Candle! Candlery, gifts, and accessories great for decorating and giving. Browse through an incredible selection of dinner tapers, wind-proof storm candles, pillar candles, and jar candles. Choose from 100s of candle gift baskets and wedding candles. Catch a candle making demonstration! You’ll find collectibles from Norman Rockwell, Legends, Dept. 56, Lenox, Precious Moments, and more. Featuring Pandora jewelry, Kameleon jewelry, Vera Bradley accessories, Dansko Shoes, gorgeous stained glass, and Snap Shoes. Choose from 200+ barrels of chocolates, bonbons, gummies, and licorice! On Route 611 in Bartonsville, exit 302 off I-80; open daily. Phone (570) 629-3388; visit www.american-candle.com. The camp/outfitter store at Adventure Sports on Route 209 in Marshalls Creek carries a complete line of outdoor equipment. Tents, lanterns, fire starters, water jugs, portable stoves, hats, clothing, sunglasses, snorkeling equipment, and disposable cameras are just some of the necessaries they carry. You’ll find things you need that you didn’t even know you needed! Call (570) 2230505 or 1-800-487-2628. See the display ad for a money-saving offer, and visit www.adventuresport.com. Find out why Country Junction is “The World’s Largest General Store!� At 6565 Interchange Road, Route 209, in Lehighton, follow the inhouse street signs toward everything and anything you need to make your house a home. Home accents, giftware, antiques, and novelties. Country Junction’s Service Team installs flooring, windows and doors, gutter, garages, siding, lumber, fencing, and insulation. You’ll find Animal Country Puppies & More, the K9er-Diner, Barn Door Restaurant, a free wildlife exhibit, free petting farm, landscape and garden items, and a wine cellar with wine tasting! This shopping experience is fun for everyone; open 7 days. Call (610) 377-5050, and go to the Junction online at www.countryjunction.com!


This Week in the Poconos 19 See pottery made at Holley Ross Pottery! This amazing place, on Route 191 in La Anna, is a pottery showroom, gift shop, and studio where skilled craftsmen produce fine items offered for sale. Watch demonstrations Monday through Friday at 11:00am, and shop in the factory showroom for Fiesta ware, stoneware, mugs, glass, China sets, dolls, planters, and decor. See Holley Ross’ very own Weeping Gold Pottery, plus candy dishes, colored glassware, candles, bean pots, suncatchers, and highly collectible Polish Pottery. How about a birdbath or an outdoor figurine? After shopping, enter the woodland park for a comfortable stroll. Cross a sturdy suspended bridge into a beautiful forest with sawdust trails, picnic tables, and a scenic 5-acre lake. Open Monday through Saturday 9:30am to 5:30pm, Sundays 1:00pm to 5:30pm. Call (570) 676-3248, and see www.holleyross.com. Woks to the left and rolling pins to the right; you’re at Cooks Tour! The best cookware and kitchen items can be found here; shop for Cuisinart, Scanpan Ceramic Titanium Cookware, Waring and Chef’s Choice Appliances, Henckels, Wusthoff, Le Creuset, Zyliss, Peugeot Peppermills, Microplane, Kaiser Bakeware, and Caspari. Heavy bakeware, cannoli molds, pasta machines, fondue sets, pizza/bread stones, spaetzle machines, barbecue equipment, cake decorating supplies, pot racks, chefwear, steamers, wine accessories and quiche pans fill this amazing shop, and the specialty foods will satisfy the choosiest foodie. Gift certificates are available. Personalized service ensures that you’ll find the right ingredient, technique, cookbook, or device. Cooking classes are offered, as is a senior citizens’ discount. Open daily on Route 390 in Mountainhome; call (570) 595-0370. Bon appetit! Discover Country Kettle factory gift outlet and candy store in Marshalls Creek, one of the largest shopping attractions in the Poconos. Enjoyed by shopaholics as well as browsers, you’ll find Lenox Classics collectibles, Swarovski jewelry, Jim Shore

figurines, knick-knacks, wicker, wind chimes, glassware, and gadgets. Gourmet cheeses, jams, coffees, teas, and specialty foods are available for gifts or your next party! Sample (free!) from 200 barrels of old-fashioned candy, or sneak home some chocolate. Open daily from 9:30am to 6:00pm; take exit 309 off I-80 to Route 209. Great prices, great selection, and a great location! See the display ad coupon. Phone (570) 421-8970, or visit www.country-kettle.com.

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Live bait is best! If you plan to fish on the Pocono Mountains’ pristine streams and lakes, first visit Woehrle’s Bait Shop. They’re open every day from 7:00am to 5:00pm, stocking healthy live bait for all types of fishing. Choose from hellgramites, fat heads, leeches, night crawlers, minnows, red worms, giant mealworms, crickets, wax worms, and more. Woehrle’s is just off Route 940 at Park Avenue in Mount Pocono. To find out what’s biting today, call “The Poconos’ Most Complete Bait Shop” at (570) 839-7338, or visit www.woehrlesbaitshop.com. at Snag a gift cerov e L ‘ tificate for your favorite angler! T e e t e r s ’ Furniture, on Main Avenue in Hawley, carries a wide range of dining, living room, upholstered, and bedroom furniture displayed in attractive gallery settings. The inventory includes Tom Seely, Simply Amish, Kincaid, Winners Only, Chatham, and Stanley. Quality, service, and selection are hallmarks here. Teeters’ has been selling furniture since 1849! (Continued on Page 20)

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Delivery and set-up are available. Open Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 5:30pm; Friday from 8:30am to 8:00pm; Saturday from 8:30am to 5:00pm; and Sunday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Furnish your primary home, vacation home, or shop for an enduring gift. Phone (570) 226-3112, and visit www.teetersfurniture.com. Tannery Depot General Store, at Route 534 and Tannery Road in Lehigh Tannery, purveys fishing tackle, camping equipment, bike rentals for the 25-mile Lehigh Gorge State Park trail, hiking supplies, hunting/ fishing accessories, firewood, ice, outdoor apparel, breakfast foods, sandwiches, beverages and other fare, and groceries. Open Monday through Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, and Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Phone (570) 606-4325, and outfit your next outing at www.tannerydepot.com!

Sports enthusiasts always find fun at Starting Gate Action Sports on Route 209 in Bushkill. Selling 4 seasons of fun for 40+ years, this wellstocked, shopper’s-dream sports center caters to active lifestyles and trend-setting people. Complete lines from Burton, Salamon, and K2, and tons of cool apparel by Burton, Volcom, O’Neill, Bonfire, and The North Face. Some equipment is available to rent. The friendly, knowledgeable staff can recommend the best local venue for your sport of choice! Visit Starting Gate and get set with top-notch gear, accessories, and on-the-scene information. Adjacent to the Pocono Indian Museum! Call (570) 588-4807, and see www.startinggateonline.com. Let Kinsley’s ShopRite in Brodheadsville fulfill your food and household shopping needs! In-store bakery, fresh produce, and an ample selection of all your favorites. The deli counters have everything for making fresh sandwiches and platters, plus ready-made salads and cooked dishes. Try their delicious hickory-smoked ham and bacon. Full service pharmacy, wide aisles, expansive displays, and plenty of checkout counters. Play the PA lottery here! On Route 209; hours are Monday through Saturday from 7:00am to 11:00pm, and Sundays from 8:00am to 10:00pm. An original in the Lake Region, with 2 Gumble Brothers, Inc. locations! Complete home centers with hardware, lumber, and renovation/remodeling supplies. The Newfoundland store is on Route 191, (570) 6763304; and, the

Paupack location is on Route 507, (570) 226-4531. Paint, lumber, building supplies, plumbing, and electrical supplies; house wares and home supplies; power and hand tools, sporting goods, spackle, spades, and spigots. Free local delivery. The Newfoundland store is also a complete Rental Center stocked with quality, courtesy, and savings! Scope out www.gumblebrothers.com. Get fresh-baked goodies daily at Dutch’s Shur Save in Greentown! The bakery at Dutch’s turns out fresh bread and rolls, pastries, and cakes made daily. Located at 1564 Route 507; call (570) 676-3373. Groceries, fresh fruits and vegetables, specialty foods, greeting cards, notions and potions, plants, cut flowers and arrangements, kitchen helpers, and cold beer to go. Cleaning and laundry supplies, spices, sodas, candy, and fresh delicatessen. A complete market with convenience, variety, and great service, offering an enjoyable shopping experience in the Lake Region! All aboard! Tour Delaware Water Gap and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area with Water Gap Trolley. An authenticstyle, all-weather trolley will transport you to points of interest in this historic region. Your trained guide will give entertaining information on the sights, including breathtaking views at the Resort Point Overlook, The Point of the Gap, the Indian head in the mountain, and Shawneeon-Delaware. Historic notes include the Depuy Mansion, the Dutot Museum, Croasdale Manor, the homes of famous musicians, and more. Learn about the Native Americans, the early settlers, and visitors such as Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, and Fred Astaire. The depot is on Route 611 in the center of Delaware Water Gap (I-80 exit 310), with free parking, Cody’s Gift Shop, vendors, picnic area, and mini-golf! Call (570) 476-9766, use the display ad coupon, and see www.watergaptrolley.com.


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Route 611 in Tannersville, Suite 3, 2nd Floor, CarQuest Plaza. By appointment only, enjoy 30, 40, or 60 minutes of massage on your isolated desired muscle and joint areas, or 90 minutes of complete traditional Thai massage; it’s all just $1.00/minute! Alleviate back pain, neck pain, migraine, arthritis, fibromyalgia, low energy, poor circulation, and stress. Call Certified Thai Massage Practitioner Phyllis King-Robert at (570) 730-0603 or (570) 688-5864, and prepare to feel fantastic!

picturesque Jim Thorpe. The grand Victorian Inn is a landmark within the National Register Historic District; featuring comfortable rooms, romantic suites, and relaxing in-house spa services. Quaint shops, antique stores, galleries, opera house, pubs, restaurants, and hiking/biking trails are at your doorstep. Ask about great packages like Show & Stay, Shop ‘til You Drop, Romance Packages, and Girlfriend Getaways. Call 1-800-329-2599; visit www.innjt.net.

The Laurel Spa at the Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor. The Laurel Spa at Pocono Manor is perfect for nurturing your body, mind, and spirit. State-of-the-art equipment provides an unforgettable experience, with a steam facility and quiet room. The menu offers massages, facials, wraps, scrubs, nail services, waxing, and spa packages! Mention This Week in the Poconos when scheduling! Call (570) 839-0140; view www.laurelspaatpoconomanor.com.

Le Spa Forêt at The French Manor Inn and Spa, off Route 191, South Sterling. Attuned to the rhythms of nature and your body! An innovative green spa retreat, Le Spa Forêt offers aromachology, body enhancers, a naturally filtered pool and hot tub, fitness center, conference room, relaxation lounges, couples’ massage suite with fireplace, manicures/pedicures, bridal party suite, and luxurious, tranquil décor. For the full menu and treatment guide, phone 1-877-720-6095; see www.thefrenchmanor.com.

The Spa at Mountain Laurel at the Mountain Laurel Resort is off Route 940 in scenic White Haven.

The luxurious menu includes a variety of massages, nail services, facials, body treatments, tanning, and a hair salon. Gift certificates and spa packages make any occasion special. Mention This Week in the Poconos when scheduling! Call (570) 443-9SPA (9772), and see www.spaatmountainlaurel.com.

The Skyview Spa at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 in Skytop. Invigorate, stimulate, and rejuvenate! From manicures to massages, services pamper you from head to toe. Certified staff, 6 treatment rooms, Quiet Room with mountain views, mani/pedi room, locker rooms, and bathrooms with showers. Purchase fine products and gift certificates. Mention This Week in the Poconos! Phone (570) 595-8968, and visit www.skyviewspaatskytoplodge.com.

Spa Shawnee at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, River Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware. Inspired by nature, and a sanctuary for restoring the body, mind, and soul. Facials and body treatments use all-natural, organic products. Single and couples’ massage rooms, hydrotherapy, full salon offering hair, make-up, scalp treatments, waxing, facials, body treatments, and mani/pedis.

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ENTERTAINMENT Subject to change; check the venue for the latest information.  ROOTS & RHYTHM MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL happens in Honesdale on Saturday, June 18th, rain or shine, with live music, an art show, tunes and tales for kids, and a guitar raffle. Pre-event festivities begin with a kickoff party on Friday night the 17th, and the main event on Saturday goes from 10:30am to 1:30pm on Main Street and from 1:30pm to 9:00pm in Central Park. Performers include Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones, Carrie Rodriguez, Seth Walker, Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts, and Steve Guyger. Stick around for a post-party at the Limerick from 10:00pm to 2:00am! See www.HonesdaleRootsAndRhythm.com.  BLUE MOUNTAIN SKI AREA in Palmerton hosts a Father’s Day Picnic on Sunday, June 19th from 11:00am to 7:00pm, with free admission and parking. Highlights include food, beer, crafts, lift rides, cake walk, dunk tank, horseshoes, mini horses and rides, face and body art, tattoos, the Butterfly Lady, FeRROUS the Iron Pigs mascot, the Chainsaw Chicks, and live entertainment by the Jesse Wade Band and the Mango Men. The Slopeside Pub and Grill is open every Thursday through Sunday, featuring live entertainment, drink specials, and a rockin’ grill menu with appetizers, sandwiches, entrees, and salad bar. Mark your calendar for the Pennsylvania Blues Festival, Saturday and Sunday, July 30th and 31st. Call (610) 826-7700 and see www.skibluemt.com for the 411!  SETTLERS INN AT BINGHAM PARK, 4 Main Avenue in Hawley, is an artfully restored, craftsman-style historic hotel. Weekly Jazz on the Deck begins for the season on Wednesday, July 6th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm with the Gary Rixner Trio. Get away from it all in a relaxing atmosphere; reservations are FIND LIVE LOCAL MUSIC

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suggested. The Settlers Inn is a landmark venue in the heart of the vibrant Lake Region, offering fine dining, wine pairing, lovely accommodations, Potting Shed Gift Shop, and special events. Four Diamond AAA rating, AAA Top Ten Favorite Historic Hotel, Historic Hotels of America member, and Wine Spectator award-winner. Call (570) 226-2993 or 1-800-833-8527, and see www.thesettlersinn.com.  MOUNTAIN LAUREL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 1 Tamiment Road in Bushkill off Route 209, presents a stellar lineup of music and comedy. Save the date for KISS on Wednesday, July 13th at 8:00pm! One of the most influential rock bands of all time, KISS has recorded 37 albums over 36 years and sold 100,000,000+ albums worldwide. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, 1-800-745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com, or from the Mountain Laurel Center box office, (570) 588-2522 and www.mtlaurelpac.com. Mountain Laurel Center’s state-of-the-art amphitheater seats 2,500 under cover, plus lush lawn seating for another 7,500 patrons. Plan now for performances by Larry the Cable Guy on August 6th, ZZ Top on August 20th, and Frankie Valli and the Beach Boys on August 25th!  FERNWOOD HOTEL & RESORT on Route 209 in Bushkill offers luxury hotel rooms and villas, a food court, a sports pub, and a Tuscan Grille. Every Wednesday at 6:00pm is Brain Freeze Trivia team trivia game for ages 21+ hosted by Gary “Big Brain” in the Morning. Play Bingo every Thursday evening, and enjoy Karaoke every Friday and Saturday at 9:00pm. Magicians, illusionists, jugglers, and comedians perform on weekends, and Saturday Night Bands take the stage on Saturdays at 10:00pm for ages 21+. Pools, fitness area, massage therapist, horseback riding, tennis, 18-hole par 71 golf course, Game Zone, daily activities, a Winter Fun Center, and vacation/weekend packages. Call 1-888-FERNWOODx5 or (570) 588-9500x5214, and see www.fernwoodhotel.com.

 CRESCENT LODGE is a delightful year-round resort with a country inn atmosphere, located on Route 191 in Paradise Valley. Enjoy wonderful food, with dinner music every Friday and Saturday by pianist Keith Herrmann. He has performed on the Tonight Show, The Today Show, CBS This Morning and the Golden Globe Awards; hear classical and Broadway at their best! On Sundays, enjoy the blues/jazz piano of Michael Fossa. He has performed with The Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger, among other legends. Check out the delicious Pub Menu. Renowned for a refined atmosphere of leisure and fun; ask about the great lodging packages! Spas, championship golf, winter sports areas, outlet shopping, an adventure park, and a casino with slots and table games are very nearby. Call (570) 595-7486 or 1-800-392-9400; visit www.crescentlodge.com.  GEM AND KEYSTONE in Shawneeon-Delaware hosts live entertainment many Friday and Saturday nights, and Jazz/Fusion Jams/Open Mic Nights on many Thursdays! Have a happening Happy Hour Monday through Thursday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The Gem and Keystone features ShawneeCraft artisanal ales and lagers, and delicious, farm-to-table food; it’s next to The Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort on River Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware. Taste www.GemAndKeystone.com, or call (570) 424-0990.  SPLIT ROCK RESORT in Lake Harmony offers accommodations, H2Ooooh! indoor waterpark, championship 27-hole golf course, 18-hole miniature golf course, fitness center, pools, tennis, basketball, bowling, video games, racquetball, archery, billiards, ping-pong, daily activities, ice cream parlor, first-run movie theater, coffee shop, hair gallery, and gift shop. The Galleria Dining Room features a continental menu; Bell’ago overlooks Lake Harmony and serves fine Italian cuisine. The Galleria Nightclub and Benchwarmers Sports Bar will entertain you. The resort boasts 23 meeting rooms, 77,000 sq. ft. of exhibit area/function space, banquet


This Week in the Poconos 23 facilities, and conference services; most amenities are open to the public. Call 1-800-255-7625 or (570) 722-9111, and see www.splitrockresort.com.  BARLEY CREEK BREWING COMPANY near Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville presents talented local musicians at frequent special events and on some Friday and Saturday nights. Join a Free Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting any day of the week at 12:30pm or by appointment at this authentic brewpub and restaurant which also serves expertly-prepared sushi on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! Barley Creek is open daily from 11:00am, at the intersection of Sullivan Trail and Camelback Road. Great deck and pavilion, kids’ treasure box, and a wiffle ball stadium. Call (570) 629-9399 for the entertainment/event schedule, and sip www.barleycreek.com.  BOULDER VIEW TAVERN in Lake Harmony on Big Boulder Lake is where the mountain comes to life! Specials include Wing Night every Monday, Pizza Night every Wednesday, Clams/Mussels every Sunday, Happy Hour Monday through Friday, and Champagne Breakfast Buffet every Sunday. Open daily, with an outside bar and patio, and take-out too! For this week’s live entertainment,

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7111x7601 or 1-800-233-8150x7601; see www.poconomanor.com.

 VAN GILDER’S JUBILEE RESTAURANT & PUB IN THE PINES boasts 40+ years of good food, good drinks, and good times at their original location on Route 940 in Pocono Pines! The Jubilee has live entertainment many weekends, a full bar with 15 beers on tap, big screen TVs, pool, darts, and an awesome jukebox. Their famous Wing Nights are on Sundays and Thursdays. Unique and special pasta dishes are featured on Mondays, Steamer Clam Nights are Tuesdays, and Wednesdays are Peel & Eat Shrimp. Visit “the Jube” online at www.breakfastking.com, or call (570) 646-2377.

 SHAWNEE INN AND GOLF RESORT in Shawnee-on-Delaware features John Grant, a New York-style piano man, in the River Room Piano Bar and Lounge on Thursdays from 7:00pm to 11:00pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. Happy Hour daily from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, complimentary hors d’oeuvres on weekends, cocktail specials, and ShawneeCraft™ beer, ale, and lager specials! On Tuesdays, performances happen indoors or out, weather depending, at 7:00pm, part of the free Community Concert Series, appropriate for all ages. Donations to the performers are accepted. Call 1-800-SHAWNEE, and see www.shawneeinn.com.

call (570) 722-9696 and www.boulderviewtavern.com.

 THE INN AT POCONO MANOR overlooking the beautiful mountains offers top-notch entertainment in the lounge most Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as special themed events. Featuring a daily Happy Hour, with complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and drink specials from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, and a Light Fare menu from 9:00pm to 12:00am. Check out the exceptional Exchange Restaurant, Laurel Spa, golf, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, and special events! The Inn at Pocono Manor is located on Route 314, via Route 940 or Route 611, in Pocono Manor. Call (570) 839-

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The Pocono Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania are a welcoming place to be, with attractions, displays, amusements, special events, and demonstrations planned for your enjoyment!

AMERICAN CANDLE on Route 611 in Bartonsville offers something for everyone! Candles are made daily and are created in a full line of scents, colors, shapes, and containers. Catch an illuminating candlemaking demonstration! Featuring gift and accessory brands including Kameleon, Pandora, Vera Bradley, Dansko, Annaleece, lindsay phillips, Yankee Candle, and Switch Flops, in addition to Norman Rockwell, Dept. 56, Lenox, and Precious Moments. After shopping and browsing through the myriad candles, gifts, food items, and collectibles, drop by the candy room, or perk up with a gourmet coffee. Come for the candles…stay for the fun! Phone (570) 629-3388. www.american-candle.com.

BARLEY CREEK BREWING COMPANY at Sullivan Trail and Camelback Road in Tannersville features an award-winning timber frame atmosphere housing the Poconos’ original brewpub. Enjoy soups and salads, pub fare, steaks, seafood, plus a children’s menu, treasure box, and game room. There’s a deck for brews with a view, a pavilion, and a waffle ball stadium. The unique restaurant and nightspot offers traditional favorites and genuine pub fare, paired with handcrafted ales and lagers brewed on-site in an English brew house. Fresh sushi is created in the main bar on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday by Chef Agus. Live music and special events, and free tours of the brewery and beer tasting daily; see you at The Creek! Phone (570) 629-9399. www.barleycreek.com.

BUSHKILL FALLS, off Route 209 in Bushkill is the “Niagara of Pennsylvania!” Encompassing 8 roaring waterfalls and featuring miles of nature trails, picnic areas, miniature golf, paddleboats, and more. The Ice Cream Parlor, the Native American exhibit, wildlife exhibits, and fishing on the grounds are fun for all ages. Trading Post, Fudge Kitchen, and other specialty shops make for great browsing. Open daily at 9:00am through October, and weekends through November. Call (570) 5886682. www.visitbushkillfalls.com.

CLAWS ‘N’ PAWS WILD ANIMAL PARK on Route 590 east of Hamlin, near Lake Wallenpaupack, features strange and wonderful creatures exhibited in natural settings and enclosures along tree-lined paths. Observe many species of live exotic animals from all over the world, including monkeys, alligators, bears, lions, leopards, birds, snakes, and a rare white tiger. Critters like kinkajou, coati, binturong, and muntjac will amaze you; animal shows are performed daily. Attractions include a large walk-in petting zoo, a host of delightful farm animals, and a Dinosaur Outpost and Dino Dig. Have fun in Turtle Town, and feed parrots and giraffes too! Phone (570) 698-6154. www.clawsnpaws.com.

COUNTRY JUNCTION at 6565 Interchange Road, Route 209, in Lehighton is “The World’s Largest General Store!” Follow the signs toward everything and anything you need to make your house a home; accents, giftware, antiques, and novelties. Country Junction’s Service Team can install your flooring, windows and doors, gutter, garages, siding, lumber, fencing, and insulation. You’ll find Animal Country Puppies & More, the K9er-Diner, Barn Door Restaurant, a free wildlife exhibit, free petting farm, and a wine cellar with

wine tasting! Shop for landscape and garden items, too. Fun for everyone; open 7 days. Call (610) 377-5050. www.countryjunction.com.

COUNTRY KETTLE on Business Route 209, Marshalls Creek offers a tempting variety of mouth-watering delights, as well as demonstrations. This factory gift outlet and large shopping destination overflows with knick-knacks, wind chimes, collectibles, wicker, and gadgets. You’ll find coffees, teas, specialty foods, and chocolates. Taste jams, jellies, gourmet mustards and cheeses, candies, cheese spreads, fudge, apple butter, plus barrels of old-fashioned candies at old-fashioned prices. Great selection, great prices, and great location; see the display ad for a special offer. Phone (570) 421-8970. www.country-kettle.com. ECKLEY MINERS’ VILLAGE on Route 940 east of Hazleton was once a thriving coal mining patch town with a population of over a thousand! Founded in 1854, it was an anthracite-mining community owned by coal companies. Eckley was abandoned with the advent of strip mining; the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission transformed this ghost town into a real historical experience. Kitchens, bedrooms, personal items, clothing, laundry rooms, social clubs, churches, doctor’s office, and the company store all appear now as they were then! Tours and special events are offered, weather and staff permitting; enjoy the worthy museum any day. Phone (570) 636-2070. www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com.


This Week in the Poconos 25 HOLLEY ROSS POTTERY on Route 191 at LaAnna features free guided tours of the pottery factory, and free demonstrations of pottery and china making. Many lines of pottery, glassware, gifts, sculpture, and more are available to admire and purchase. Shop for Fiesta dinnerware, stoneware, dolls, planters, décor, candles, bean pots, suncatchers, Weeping Gold pottery, and Polish pottery. Find a whimsical figurine or birdbath for your garden! Check out the cable bridge, lovely forest with well-maintained sawdust trails, and woodland lake with picnic area. Phone (570) 676-3248. www.holleyross.com.

MOHEGAN SUN AT POCONO DOWNS sizzles 24/7! There’s so much to see, do, and experience, including live blackjack, roulette, craps, and poker table games, over 2,500 high-voltage slots, and electrichot virtual table games. Savor the good life at one of 10 distinctive dining options, from Ruth’s Chris Steak House to Timbers Buffet to Wolfgang Puck Express. Stroll through Brookstone, Marshall Rousso, and Crossing Vineyards Wine & Cheese Shop. Check out the events, plus Sunburst Bar and Breakers Bar offering the hottest entertainment. View thoroughbred and harness racing from premier US tracks in their simulcast facility, and thrill to live harness racing in season! Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is an out-of-the-ordinary escape, on Highway 315 in WilkesBarre. Call 1-888-WIN-INPA. www.mohegansunpocono.com.

POCONO CHEESECAKE FACTORY on Route 611 in Swiftwater is a truly sweet and fragrant factory, where you can see multitudes of fresh, genuine cheesecakes being made on the premises every day; it’s the real, delicious, deal. Purchase a slice, a half, or a whole cake, with so many varieties of flavors and toppings to choose from in addition to traditional favorites. Specials orders are welcome, and special seasonal and holiday-themed cheesecake creations are featured as well. This is the best

HUTTON METALCRAFTS on Route 940 in Pocono Pines creates an array of unique handcrafted metal works, copper lanterns, lamps, and candle lanterns, and fine pewter ornaments and jewelry. One-ofa-kind copper trees by Tom Hutton, handhammered from a slab of solid copper, silver brazed, then heat-colored to produce rich greens on the tops and reddish highlights on the trunks, are available at several price points. Purchase fine oil paintings on glass and stone, and gorgeous solid copper wall sculptures in varying sizes, all hand-made and manufactured on the premises. Everything at Hutton Metalcrafts is unique! Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm; closed Sunday and Monday. Phone (570) 646-7778. www.copperlamps.com. cheesecake you’ve ever had; it’s love at first bite! Phone (570) 839-6844. www.poconocheesecake.com.

tunnels, along mountain streams, and amidst beautiful woodlands. Take exit 185 off I-81 (Central Scranton Expressway) and follow signs to the entrance at Lackawanna and Cliff avenues. Phone 1-800-22-WELCOME x5. www.visitnepa.org.

TANNERY DEPOT GENERAL STORE, at Route 534 and Tannery ROSS & ROSS NURSERY on Route 191 in Paradise Valley is a one-stop shop for all things green and growing since 1932, as well as attractive, sturdy walkways and patios, which they also professionally install. You’ll find beautiful, functional landscape design, healthy exotic plants, delightful garden gifts, and pond supplies and water plants. Ross Herbs and Antiques onsite features an intriguing selection of nice, old country things for your home and yard, as well as fresh, fragrant, tasty, beautiful herbs for your planting, cooking, and dining pleasure! Quality and service are their specialties. Open daily. Phone (570) 595-9760.

STEAMTOWN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE at 150 South Washington Avenue in nearby Scranton is the only National Park site devoted to steam railroading. Enjoy locomotive and railroad equipment displays, as well as an impressive, fascinating museum. Regular and special train excursions are offered throughout the year, departing from the boarding platform and rolling past historic buildings, through

Road in Lehigh Tannery, purveys fishing tackle, camping equipment, bike rentals for the 25-mile Lehigh Gorge State Park trail, hiking supplies, hunting accessories, firewood, outdoor apparel, breakfast foods, sandwiches, beverages and other fare, and groceries. Open Monday through Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, and Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Phone (570) 606-4325. www.tannerydepot.com.

TOBYHANNA TRAIN STATION & MUSEUM on Route 423 in Tobyhanna is hosted by the Pocono Rail Historical Society; open seasonally and for special events. All ages will love to tour the restored facility with the delightful and knowledgeable Station Master, and learn how it really used to be when the station was a bustling business. Enjoy railroading videos, fascinating running model train layouts, memorabilia, railroad art exhibits, and railroad and train-related souvenirs. Parking and admission are free, although donations are graciously accepted. Phone (570) 894-3338.


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Family Fishing Program at Promised Land State Park Sponsored by Promised Land State Park and the PA Fish & Boat Commission, you’re encouraged to join Ranger Lewandowski and Park Conservation Volunteers for an afternoon Family Fishing Program on Promised Land Lake. It’s open to families of all ages, and designed for ages 6 through 15 to enhance fishing skills and teach fishing tips. Bring your own equipment if you have it, or borrow from the park. The program is free; donations are accepted. Family Fishing Programs are offered at Falls Pavilion on Wednesdays, June 15th, June 29th, July 13th, July 27th, and August 24th, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Space is limited; register by calling (570) 676-0567 or (570) 676-3428, or email promisedlandenvedsp@state.pa.us. The 3,000-acre Promised Land State Park features beech, oak, maple, and hemlock, several streams, and 2 lakes. Learn about all the Pennsylvania State Parks at www.visitpaparks.com!

Beltzville State Park offers Guided Kayak Program On Thursday, June 16th, Beltzville State Park offers a special Guided Kayak Program from 6:00pm to 8:30pm, beginning at the Preacher’s Camp Boat Launch. Bring your own kayak or canoe, or borrow one from Beltzville State Park! Guest naturalist Stephanie Strub leads this guided paddle on Beltzville Lake, one of the most desirable flat water kayaking locations in the Pocono Mountains. Bring plenty of drinking water, and wear shoes and clothing that can get wet! Your watercraft must bear a PA State Park Launch Permit or registration from the PAFBC, and all must wear a US Coast Guard-approved Type I, II, or III PFD. The group will disembark along the way for a quick picnic dinner; bring your own, and maybe some to share! There is a $10.00/pp usage fee to borrow a park kayak, or $5.00/pp if bringing your own equipment. Registration is required; call Stephanie at (215) 453-5015. Reach Beltzville State Park at (610) 377-9150, and paddle to www.visitpaparks.com.

Kayaking: Level One at Nescopeck State Park Learn how to kayak on National Get Outdoors Day! Nescopeck State Park near Drums offers Kayaking: Level One on Saturday, June 11th at 9:30am, 11:00am, and 1:00pm on 9-acre Lake Frances. All ages 9+ are invited; learn kayaking terminology and basic paddling skills before heading out on the lake to give it a try! The program is free. Register for your session time choice by calling (570) 403-2006, and check out www.visitpaparks.com.


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Tobyhanna State Park

Introduction to Geocaching

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On Saturday, June 11th at 11:00am, Pennsylvania State Parks naturalist Stephanie Strub will lead a guided hike on the Tobyhanna State Park Yellow Trail. The Bogs and Boulders Hike is approximately 6½ miles roundtrip, and winds through a very remote natural area with plentiful wildlife. The fee for this program is $5.00/pp, payable at the event.

On Saturday, June 11th at 2:30pm, meet at the Campground Amphitheater in Hickory Run State Park near White Haven for a 1½hour Introduction to Geocaching. This hightech treasure hunting game, played worldwide by seekers equipped with GPS (Global Positioning System) devices, facilitates a sense of community and support for the environment.

You must be in good physical condition, bring enough water, and wear appropriate clothing and shoes; this is a reasonably difficult hike which may take 5 hours to complete. Register in advance; the hike will be cancelled if there is an apparent lack of interest. To register or find out more, contact Stephanie Strub at sstrub@state.pa.us or (215) 453-5015, or blaze a trail to http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/Calendar.

You too can locate hidden containers called geocaches, learn about flora and fauna along the way, and share your experiences online. Check out www.geocaching.com! Wear clothing and shoes appropriate for hiking, bring plenty of water, and use your own GPS unit or borrow one from the park. Registration is required for this free program; call (570) 443-0400 or email Megan Taylor, Environmental Education Specialist, at hickoryrunenvedsp@state.pa.us. Discover www.visitpaparks.com.

Hickory Run State Park Boulder Field Basics Head to Hickory Run State Park for Boulder Field Basics on Sunday, June 12th at 11:00am. Meet a naturalist for a brief talk about the history and significance of this geologic wonder. Hickory Run Boulder field is the best example of a boulder field in eastern North America, a National Natural Landmark and State Park Natural Area, genuine landscape remaining from the last ice age. 15,000 years ago, this terrain was common; plants, soil, and weather have eliminated most boulder fields.

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The field is a jumbled assortment of loosely packed boulders, varying in length from several inches to 25’. The field is 400’ wide, 1,800’ long, and 10’ deep. Boulders are red sandstone and quartz conglomerate, trending from angular shapes on the eastern portion to rounder shapes on the western side. Find Hickory Run State Park and this free program 20 minutes off Route 534 on Boulder Field Road. Or, reach the field by hiking Boulder Field Trail, 6 miles round-trip. Call (570) 443-0400, and see www.visitpaparks.com!


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The United Way of Pike County (UWPC) announces its 5th Annual Golf Classic Tournament at the Country Club at Woodloch Springs on Monday, June 13th at 8:00am. The fundraising event features a putting contest, hole-in-one prizes, awards, and lunch. Fees are $100.00/golfer; non-golfers are invited to enjoy the day, with lunch, at $32.00/pp. To register for the UWPC Golf Classic, contact Catherine Capasso at (570) 296-9980. UWPC President Tom Regenski comments, “The United Way Golf Tournament is one of our signature events. We are so pleased with the annual success of this event. Many businesses and residents come out every year to support the United Way and have fun while doing so. It is with the proceeds from our signature events and donations alike that allow the United Way to carry on the mission to alleviate homelessness and hunger. Together we can help our friends and neighbors in need and continue to enrich the lives of others. I hope you will come out and join us for a round of golf at Woodloch Springs.” For more information, visit www.unitedwaypike.org.

Wine Chat with the Wine Chick

On Friday, June 10th, Settlers Inn at Bingham Park hosts its weekly Wine Chat with resident sommelier and wine professional Leslie Chappell-Britt, aka the wine chick! From 5:00pm to 6:00pm, she’ll guide you around the world of wine through tastings, workshops, and discussions. Leslie was educated at London’s Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the world’s leading institution of wine education. Her philosophy is to experiment freely, pairing wine with food and fun; pay only a $12.00/pp tasting fee.

Built in 1927, the Settlers Inn is beautifully restored in English arts and crafts tradition, with menus featuring traditional favorites and nouvelle cuisine, created with flair from local farm-to-table fare. The Inn holds the AAA Four Diamond Rating, is a Wine Spectator magazine award-winner, and a AAA Top 10 Favorite Historic Hotel; settle in with comfort at 4 Main Avenue in Hawley! Call (570) 2262993 or 1-800-833-8527, and sip www.thesettlersinn.com.

Fire House hosts Flea Market & Bake Sale On Saturday, June 11th, check out the Flea Market & Bake Sale at the Hawley Fire House, 17 Columbus Avenue, behind the Hawley Post Office. Hours are 9:00am to 3:00pm, admission is free, refreshments are available, and proceeds benefit the Hawley Fire Department. For details or to reserve a table, call (570) 290-1488 or (570) 226-9820. Click on www.visithawleypa.com and www.lakeregioncc.com to find out more about Hawley, a historic and welcoming community!


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museums, galleries and antiquity ARTSPACE GALLERY, 18 North 7th Street, downtown Stroudsburg. A gallery of the Pocono Arts Council, the arts leadership, service, and educational organization serving the entire 4county Pocono Mountains region with the mission Culture Builds Community. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm; Saturday and Sunday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Shows, displays, special events, and exhibits. Call (570) 476-4460, and view www.artspacegallery.net. BETHEL ONE-ROOM SCHOOL, near Indian Orchard. From Route 6 at Indian Orchard, take Rt. 652 east for 1 mile, turn right onto Bethel School Road, travel 1 mile to the schoolhouse on left. One-room school circa 1872, administered by the Wayne County Historical Society, 810 Main Street in Honesdale. The Bethel School is open by appointment. Call (570) 253-3240, or visit www.waynehistorypa.org. CALDER HOUSE MUSEUM, Route 191 and Pine Mill Rd. in Equinunk. Historical displays, exhibits, and programs hosted by the Equinunk Historical Society. Also see the Hill Sawmill, a restored water-powered sawmill located on Duck Harbor Road off Route 191 at Lookout. A National Historic Site. Phone (570) 2246722 for a schedule of Open House days to see the mill in operation. www.waynehistorypa.org. CARBON COUNTY WELCOME CENTER, 2 Lehigh Avenue, Jim Thorpe. Exhibits include coal mining, canal shipping, rail transportation, Delaware and Lehigh Corridor, hiking, biking, skiing, museum tours, train rides, shopping, restaurants, and accommodations. Hours are 9:30am until 5:30pm daily. Call (570) 3253673 or 1-888-JIM-THORPE, and visit www.JimThorpe.org. COLUMNS MUSEUM, 608 Broad Street in Milford. Maintained by the Pike County Historical Society, the restored 1904 Neo Classical home is the official museum of Pike County.

Highlighting the “Bloody Lincoln Flag,� placed under President Lincoln’s head after he was shot at Ford’s Theater. Exhibits on the philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce, and Father Francis Craft, liaison at The Battle of Wounded Knee and first white man to be made Chief of the Sioux. WWII Poster & Propaganda, weapons, and uniforms. Genealogical research information, maps, and photographs. Open Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday September through June, and Wednesday through Sunday in July and August. Phone (570) 296-8126 and see www.pikecountyhistoricalsociety.org. COOLBAUGH HISTORICAL

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COPPER LANTERNS & CANDLE LANTERNS Fine pewter ornaments and necklaces. Oil painting on stone and glass. Solid copper wall sculptures. All hand crafted in our studio.

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ECKLEY MINERS’ VILLAGE Nine Miles East of Hazleton Off Rt. 940 Museums Mon. - Sat. 9:00 to 5:00, Sun. 12:00 to 5:00 Miner’s Home Adults $6.00 • Senior Citizens $5.50 • Children $4.00 Churches Guided walking tours available Memorial Day thru Labor Day Doctor’s Office Open Year Round (570) 636-2070 and Gift Shop Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission


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(Continued from Page 29) of the 1764 John Price homestead, Churches of Barrett Township, P.O.S. of America Lodge, Civil War items, and an Early Boy Scout display. Craftsmen demonstrate old-time skills during the summer. Free; donations accepted. Art shows, art sales, socials, and musical programs. Administered by the Barrett Township Historical Society; call (570) 595-6157 for the schedule, and visit www.barrett.monroe.pa.us. DORFLINGER GLASS MUSEUM in the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary in White Mills, via Long Ridge Road off Route 6. Highlighting the remarkable life of Christian Dorflinger, creator of fine crystal and cut glass, educated at the Cristalleries de Saint Louis in France. In 1865, he purchased 600 acres of land here, building a glass factory and factory town of 100 homes, to design and produce lead crystal. Displayed among period antiques and factory artifacts, the collection encompasses household items to presentation pieces; it’s the largest selection of Honesdale Glass in the world! Open on selected dates from May through November; call (570) 253-1185, and see www.dorflinger.org. DRIEBE FREIGHT STATION, 537 Ann Street next to McMichaels Park, Stroudsburg. Restored 1882 railroad freight station housing a working model train display, industrial exhibits, a general store, music exhibits and a gift shop. An authentic 1923 Chestnut Hill Railroad caboose contains memorabilia from local rail lines. Phone (570) 424-1776 to schedule your visit; donation suggested. THE ANTOINE DUTOT MUSEUM & GALLERY, Main Street (Route 611) in Delaware Water Gap. Housed in a brick schoolhouse circa 1850, with rotating fine art exhibits in a 1st floor gallery and a museum of local history upstairs. Featuring a preserved schoolroom. Sit at an antique desk, and view a slide show about local history! Another room holds memorabilia of the town. Open from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, on weekends. Phone (570) 476-4240, or visit www.dutotmuseum.com. EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY Madelon Powers Art Gallery, Fine and

Performing Arts Center. Open Monday through Thursday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm during university sessions. Learn more at www.esu.edu. ECKLEY MINERS’ VILLAGE, 10 miles east of Hazleton on Highland Road, 3 miles off Route 940. Re-live history at this coal miners’ patch town. Founded in 1854, Eckley was an anthracite-mining community for 115 years. Owned by a series of coal companies, the houses were never sold to the occupants. In 1971, the village became a museum with over 200 residents; today, just 18 residents remain. Museum, miners’ homes, churches, company store, and doctor’s office. Open year ‘round; administered by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Guided walking tours, staff and weather permitting. Call (570) 636-2070; see www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com. THE GLASS HAT, Route 191, ½ mile south of Hamlin Corners. Two floors filled with elegant glassware, antique oak and country furniture, estate jewelry, pottery, Depression glass, and general antiques and collectibles. Teacups and saucers, teapots, and lots of interesting tea things. A Christmas room, and a section of old kitchenware. Member of the Wayne, Pike, Sullivan Antique Dealers Association (WPSADA) and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Glass Appreciation Club. Open daily, weather permitting. Call (570) 6894060, visit www.wpsada.com, or email tkobo@echoes.net. GREY TOWERS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE in Milford, the former home of Pennsylvania Governor and founder of the US Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot. The 1886 French chateauesque mansion serves as a museum and active natural resource, education, and conference center under the stewardship of the USDA Forest Service. Guided tours available. From Route 6, turn onto Old Owego Turnpike and go ¼ mile to the entrance. Tour season through October, plus special events. Call (570) 296-9630, and see www.greytowers.org or www.fs.fed.us/gt. HOLLEY ROSS POTTERY on Route 191 at LaAnna features free guided tours of the pottery factory, and free demonstrations of pottery and china making. Many lines of pottery, glassware, gifts, sculpture, and more

are available to admire and purchase. Shop for Fiesta dinnerware, stoneware, dolls, planters, décor, candles, bean pots, suncatchers, Weeping Gold pottery, and Polish pottery. Find a whimsical figurine or birdbath for your garden! Check out the cable bridge, lovely forest with well-maintained sawdust trails, and woodland lake with picnic area. Opening May 1st for the season! Phone (570) 676-3248. www.holleyross.com. HUTTON METALCRAFTS on Route 940 in Pocono Pines is your source for handcrafted copper lanterns, brass indoor and outdoor lamps, candle lamps, pewter ornaments, fine pewter ware, copper and brass fountains, fine oil painting on glass and stone, necklaces, and more. Remembrances and objects for your home and property are manufactured onpremises. Choose from one-of-a-kind copper trees created by Tom Hutton, hand-hammered from a slab of solid copper, silver brazed, and heat-colored to produce rich greens on the tops and reddish highlights on the trunks. Closed Mondays; phone (570) 646-7778 and see www.copperlamps.com. MISS ELLY’S ANTIQUES & SUCH is a friendly multi-dealer shop housed in an 1870 Victorian at 518 Church Street, off Main Avenue in Hawley. Discover affordable treasures from smalls to furniture, glass, pottery, paintings and prints, vintage clothing and textiles, and primitives. Imported gourmet and specialty foods include British marmalades, buttery Scottish shortbreads, and other goodies. The Gothic Revival building is a must-see with its center gable, tin roof complete with original “snowbirds,” flattened arch-effect windows, and full-length one-story porch with decorative brackets. Still boasting lovely old glass in her 7-light transom and 5 sidelights! Open Thursday through Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm, and by appointment. Call (570) 226-7513, and visit www.missellysantiques.com. OLD MAUCH CHUNK LANDING, Route 209 in Jim Thorpe. A former New Jersey Central Railroad Station, built in 1888 to serve the booming passenger trade. Now a hub for special events, exhibits, and rail excursions. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Explore industrial heritage exhibits


This Week in the Poconos 31 from 9:30am until 5:30pm daily. Call (570) 325-3673 or (570) 421-5791; visit www.jimthorpe.org. POCONO BOOK EXCHANGE, Route 940 in Pocono Lake. Great books make great gifts! A captivating mystery enhances evenings by the fire, a story/ picture book will brighten a child’s day, and informative handbooks guide successful projects. You’ll find plenty of page-turners, in a comfy setting, waiting for you to discover what’s between the covers! New and used books are sold at prices for every pocketbook, trades are made at the owners’ discretion, and special orders are available. Open Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 7:00pm, Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm, and Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm; call (570) 355-5757. POCONO INDIAN MUSEUM, Route 209, Bushkill. Living history, ancient artifacts, and crafts of the Delaware Indians residing in the Delaware River region of Monroe and Pike counties. Receive 1 free tour admission with 1 paid adult tour admission! See the display ad for the coupon. Excellent gift shop; gift certificates available. Open daily, excluding Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving. Adjacent to Starting Gate Action Sports! Phone (570) 588-9338, and visit www.poconoindianmuseum.com. RESICA FALLS SCOUT RESERVATION, Route 402, 6 miles north of Marshalls Creek. Indian museum housing fabled Cornell Faucett and Andrew Lewis Indian Artifacts Exhibits, Scout handcrafts, and local postcards. Free. Phone (570) 223-8312. Open weekends or by appointment. ROSS HERBS AND ANTIQUES, Route 191 in Paradise Valley. Find an intriguing selection of nice old country things, as well as fresh, fragrant, tasty, healthy, beautiful herbs! Located with Ross & Ross Nursery, Inc., your one-stop shop for all things green and blooming, since 1932. Stroll through landscape designs, exotic plants, garden gifts, pond supplies, and water plants, upon sturdy, attractive walkways and patios which they also install. Open daily; phone (570) 595-9760. SLATE BELT HERITAGE CENTER, 30 North First Street (Route 191 south), Bangor. Ethnic exhibits including a

self-guided tour of 9 rooms honoring founders and industries, with a Slate Room, Textile Room, Welsh Room, Cornish Room, and WWII Home Front Room. Self-guided exhibits, artifacts, videos, and data collection information. Chairlift available. Fire Museum exhibits include Bangor’s first fire truck. Open Saturday and Sunday from April through October; private tours available. Free. Call (610) 588-8615 or (610) 588-3434; visit www.slatebeltheritage.com. STEAMTOWN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, 150 S. Washington Ave., Scranton. The only National Park site devoted to steam railroading. Locomotive and railroad equipment displays, museum, and train rides! Open 9:00am to 5:00pm daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Exit 185 off I-81 (Central Scranton Expressway), past the Mall at Steamtown; entrance at Lackawanna Ave. & Cliff Ave. Phone (570) 340-5200 or 1-888-693-9391, and see www.nps.gov/stea. STROUD MANSION & LIBRARY, 900 Main Street, Stroudsburg. Built by Jacob Stroud in 1795, housing Monroe County artifacts and exhibits. Elizabeth D. Walters Library has extensive genealogical materials. Hosted by the Monroe County Historical Association. Museum, library, and gift shop are open Tuesday through Friday from 11:00am to 4:00pm, and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Guided tours are at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Admission fee. Phone (570) 421-7703, and see www.monroehistorical.org. TEETERS’ FURNITURE, Main Avenue, Hawley. Established in 1849, the Teeters have built a reputation for fine quality furniture and decor displayed in a gallery atmosphere; shop for bedding and carpeting too! Open Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 5:30pm; Friday, 8:30am to 8:00pm; Saturday, 8:30am to 5:00pm; and Sunday, 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Phone (570) 226-3112, and visit www.teetersfurniture.com. THEO B. PRICE INC. COUNTRY STORE, Route 390 in Cresco. Mickey and Maryann Miller keep handicrafts, distinctive gifts, seasonings, animal feed, folk art, hardware, and building materials. Shop for Green Mountain Coffees, Vera Bradley Bags, Byers’

Choice collectibles, Burt’s Bees, Grafton Village Cheeses, and hardware/lumber. Browse the artwork displayed in the Sprag Mill Art Gallery. Open from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Saturday; closed Sunday. Call (570) 595-2501, and see www.theobprice.com. TOBYHANNA TRAIN STATION & MUSEUM, Route 423 in Tobyhanna. Hosted by the Pocono Rail Historical Society, and open seasonally and for special events. Park free, tour the restored facility, and see how it was when the station was bustling. Rail videos, running model train layouts, memorabilia, Railroad Art Exhibit, and souvenirs. No admission fee; donations accepted. Call (570) 894-3338 for schedule. WALLENPAUPACK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 3 locations, Lake Wallenpaupack. Historical Society located at the Williams House, 103 Manor Woods Court in Paupack off Route 507 north of I-84. Open by appointment only. Includes tools, guns, weaving implements, artifacts, and an old sleigh. The Palmyra Township Building just off Gumbletown Road displays wallpaper tools, early woodworking tools, and bells from one-room schools. Open 8:00am to 12:00pm, Monday through Thursday. PPL’s Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center off Route 6 near the dam in Wilsonville houses Ray LaTournou’s Dorflinger glass collection, glass blowing tools, samples, and artifacts. View Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Call (570) 226-8980, or visit www.wallenpaupackhistorical.org. WAYNE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM RESTORED JASON TORREY LAND OFFICE BUILDING, 810 Main Street, Honesdale. The old Delaware and Hudson Canal Company office, a National Historic Landmark, houses Americana exhibits including a library with climate-controlled storage of priceless collections of artifacts and documents. “Wayne County Experience” exhibit, Honesdale glass, quilt and photo displays, Native American artifacts, and “Movin’ Energy” display. Call (570) 253-3240 for schedule, and see www.waynehistorypa.org.


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BAIT & TACKLE Big Brown Fish & Pay Lakes, Route 115 in Effort. Three ponds on 10 acres are stocked weekly with trout and bass. Pole rentals, tackle shop, picnic tables, park benches and pavilion are available for guests. No license required. See the money-saving offer in their display ad! Call (570) 629-0427 and visit www.bigbrownfish.com. Tannery Depot General Store, Route 534 and Tannery Road, Lehigh Tannery. Offering fishing tackle and bait, camping equipment, bike rentals, hiking supplies, hunting accessories, firewood, ice, sandwiches, and groceries. Open Monday through Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 3:00pm. Call (570) 606-4325 and see www.tannerydepot.com. Woehrle’s Bait Shop, Rt. 940 at Park Avenue in Mount Pocono. Healthy live bait for all seasons; fat heads, minnows, night crawlers, leeches, red

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worms, giant mealworms, wax worms, crickets, hellgramites, and more! Celebrating 30+ years in business, this very complete bait shop is open every day, all year. Call (570) 839-7338 and go to www.woehrlesbaitshop.com. BATTING CAGES Delaware River Discovery Center (DRDC), I-80 exit 310 to River Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware, across from Smithfield Elementary. Explore the Delaware River and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area via canoe, raft, or kayak. DRDC also has mountain bike rentals and batting cages. Call 1-877DRDC-FUN (373-2386) and visit www.DRDcenter.com. BIKE RENTALS Tannery Depot General Store, Route 534 and Tannery Road, Lehigh Tannery. Offering bike rentals for a 25-mile trail through Lehigh Gorge State Park, as well as camping equipment, fishing tackle,

hiking supplies, hunting accessories, sandwiches, and groceries. Open Monday through Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 3:00pm. Call (570) 606-4325 and see www.tannerydepot.com. Whitewater Challengers, on the Lehigh River near White Haven. Mountain bike rentals are available, with shuttle service to great trails along the Lehigh River. For your reservations, call the Adventure Center at 1-800443-8554 or (570) 443-9532; see www.whitewaterchallengers.com.

BOAT TOURS Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tour, 2487 Route 6 near Route 507, Hawley. Enjoy a safe and entertaining hourlong cruise on Lake Wallenpaupack as your Tour Guide highlights the charms and fascinating history of the famous Lake Region! Tours depart on weekends through June 19th, then daily from June 20th through Labor Day; Sunset Tours and Private Tours

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with pedal carts, and classic arcade games. Have lunch, dinner, or a snack in the cafe. Open through Columbus Day; call (570) 226-8585 and see www.costasfamilyfunpark.com. CAMPING Adventure Sports, Route 209, Marshalls Creek (2 miles north of I80 off exit 309). Take an overnight canoe camping trip in the wild and beautiful Delaware Water Gap Natural Recreation Area! Call (570) 223-0505 or 1-800-487-2628, and visit www.adventuresport.com. Kittatinny Canoes, on the Delaware River. This canoe and raft center offers scenic riverside camping trips in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Float down the Delaware River to your campsite! Call 1-800-FLOAT-KC or (570) 2965890 for your reservations, and visit www.kittatinny.com. Pocono Whitewater & Skirmish, Route 903 near Jim Thorpe. Bringing you full-day and ½-day adventures through the scenic Lehigh River Gorge. Calm water float trips, wild whitewater rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, and Skirmish paintball! Call 1-800-

WHITEWATER or (570) 325-9226, and see www.poconowhitewater.com. River Beach Campsites on the Delaware River, Route 209, 3 miles north of Milford. Tent and RV campsites; also canoeing, rafting, tubing, and kayaking. Call (570) 2965890 or 1-800-FLOAT-KC, and visit www.kittatinny.com. Whitewater Challengers, on the Lehigh River near White Haven. Mountain bike rentals with shuttle service to great trails along the Lehigh River. Call the Adventure Center at 1-800-443-8554 or (570) 443-9532; see www.whitewaterchallengers.com. CANOEING & RAFTING Adventure Sports, Route 209, Marshalls Creek (2 miles north of I-80 off exit 309). Offering canoe, raft, and kayak trips on the Delaware River through spectacular scenery in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Call (570) 223-0505 or 1-800-487-2628 for reservations, and visit www.adventuresport.com. See the display ad for a special offer. The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill (Continued on Page 36)

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(Continued from Page 35) Road, Skytop. Join an Adventure Center instructor on the water during the Introduction to Canoeing Class. Learn about canoeing safety, boat design, basic strokes, turning, bracing, and how to re-enter a swamped boat. Wear clothing and shoes you are able to get wet. Minimum age is 13. Call (570) 595-8988 for more information, and see www.skytop.com. Delaware River Discovery Center (DRDC), I-80 exit 310 to River Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware, across from Smithfield Elementary. Explore the Delaware River and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area via canoe, raft, or kayak. DRDC also has mountain bike rentals and batting cages. For more information call 1877-DRDC-FUN (373-2386) and visit www.DRDcenter.com. Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209 in Bushkill. Through October, enjoy River Country rafting, canoeing, and kayaking on the Delaware River. Guests of Fernwood Resort and Villas receive a discount! Call 1-888-FERNWOOD, and see www.fernwoodhotel.com.

Kittatinny Canoes, Dingmans Ferry. Providing rafting, canoeing, kayaking and camping on the Delaware River in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River. 7 riverfront locations for your convenience, and many trip selections to choose from. Call 1800-FLOAT-KC or (570) 296-5890 for your reservations. See the display ad for a coupon, and visit www.kittatinny.com. Pocono Whitewater & Skirmish, Route 903 near Jim Thorpe. Bringing you full-day and ½-day adventures through the scenic Lehigh River Gorge. Family-style calm water float trips, wild whitewater rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, Skirmish paintball, and more! Call 1-800-WHITEWATER or (570) 325-9226 for reservations, and see www.poconowhitewater.com. Shawnee River Trips, I-80 exit 310 to River Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware, across from Smithfield Elementary. Explore the Delaware River and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area via canoe, raft, or kayak. Also offering mountain bike rentals, fishing equipment, hiking information, and more. For more information, call 1-877-

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DRDC-FUN (373-2386) and visit www.DRDcenter.com. Whitewater Challengers, on the Lehigh River near White Haven. Rafting in the Western Poconos; your choice - easy to exhilarating! Enjoy breath-taking scenery and good old-fashioned fun. Choose from a gentle rafting trip, adrenalinepumping rapids, or something inbetween. For reservations, call 1-800443-8554 or (570) 443-9532, and see www.whitewaterchallengers.com. CANOES & KAYAKS Kittatinny Canoes, at their Milford location. New and used canoes, kayaks, and watersports accessories, carrying your favorite brands! Just off the Route 209 Matamoras exit, 3 miles north of Milford. Call 1-800FLOAT-KC or (570) 296-5890, and see www.kittatinny.com. CLIMBING The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop. Outdoor 30’ climbing wall; 8 different stations, from beginner to very advanced. Custom built, featuring a real rock look and feel and 300+ moveable handholds! Classes are available. Day use fee, top rope belaying; weight up to 310 pounds. Call (570) 595-8988 and see www.skytop.com. CBK Mountain Adventures, at Camelback Mountain Resort on Camelback Road in Tannersville. Ropes Courses, Disc Golf, Mountain Segways, Euro Bungy, Climbing Wall, and Zip Lines. Call (570) 6291661x1123 for reservations, and see www.cbkmountainadventures.com. DISC GOLF Blue Mountain Ski Area, Palmerton. Open Thursday through Sunday, featuring 3 exciting courses of 9 to 18 holes! Affordable course fees, rentals, group rates, and season passes available. Drop in the Summit Lodge Slopeside Pub & Grill, call (610) 826-7700, and check out www.skibluemt.com. Whitewater Challengers, on the Lehigh River near White Haven. Disc golf combines a favorite pastime – Frisbee throwing – with one of the world’s great sports – golf. It’s the sport of the future! For your reservations, call the Adventure Center at 1-800443-8554 or (570) 443-9532. Log on to www.whitewaterchallengers.com.


This Week in the Poconos 37 EURO BUNGY CBK Mountain Adventures, at Camelback Mountain Resort on Camelback Road in Tannersville. Ropes Courses, Disc Golf, Mountain Segways, Euro Bungy, Climbing Wall, and Zip Lines. Call (570) 6291661x1123 for reservations, and see www.cbkmountainadventures.com. FISH & PAY LAKES Big Brown Fish & Pay Lakes, Route 115 north in Effort. Three ponds on 10 acres are stocked weekly with trout and bass. Pole rentals, tackle shop, picnic tables, park benches, and pavilion; no license required. See the money-saving offer in the display ad! Call (570) 629-0427 and visit www.bigbrownfish.com. Paradise Fishing Preserve, at the historic 1902 Paradise Brook Trout Company (the first licensed, private trout hatchery in PA), Route 191 in Paradise Valley. Well-stocked, no license required, tackle rental available, picnic tables. See the money-saving offer in the display ad! Open daily 8:00am to 4:00pm. Call (570) 629-0422 and catch www.paradisetrout.com. FLY FISHING INSTRUCTION The Orvis Shop at Skytop Lodge, Route 390, Skytop. Instruction for the novice fly fisher covering casting, entomology, wading, knot tying, etc. in the classroom and on the water. Equipment provided. Private lessons and local guide service. Waters on property open to the public, for a fee, for fly fishing only. Call (570) 595-8929 or (570) 595-7401, and see www.skytop.com. The Rod & Gun Club at The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 611 or Route 940. Lessons for the beginner to experienced angler, both classroom and streamside. “Cast & Stay” Packages available. The Manor’s 2.5 miles of scenic, remote fly-fishing are open to the public for a fee. Call (570) 839-3908 or email poconosports@poconomanor.com ; see www.poconomanor.com. GEOCACHING The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop. A 30-minute Geocaching and GPS Basics class teaches the essentials needed to find a Skytop geocode with Global Positioning System units. Complete the class, and

rent a GPS unit to locate your choice of caches. Space is limited, registration is suggested, and minimum age is 13 without a parent/guardian. Call (570) 595-8988 and see www.skytop.com. GOLF Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209 in Bushkill. Golfers of all abilities are challenged on Fernwood’s par 71, 18-hole course. Take advantage of onsite club rentals, golf shop, convenient tee times, and great specials! Staff includes PGA Golf Pro and instructor. Call 1-888-FERNWOOD, or visit www.fernwoodhotel.com. The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 611 or Route 940. The Manor’s 36 holes of championship golf are open to the public. “Stay and Play” packages include accommodations, meals, and greens fees. Clubhouse with pro shop, restaurant, lounge, and locker rooms. PGA Pro lessons, club rentals, driving range, and 2 putting greens. Call (570) 839-7111 ext. 7415, and visit www.poconomanor.com. Shawnee Country Club, I-80 exit 310 to River Road, at the centenary Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort in Shawneeon-Delaware. Enjoy 27 holes of championship golf, many on an island in the middle of the Delaware River! The 9-hole Tillinghast Approach Golf Course is lit for night play. Tillinghast Golf Academy offers clinics and instruction. Golf Shop, driving range, club fitting. Call 1-800-SHAWNEE

(742-9633) or (570) 424-4000, and see www.shawneeinn.com. Skytop Lodge Golf Course, at Skytop Lodge off Route 390 in Skytop. Semiprivate golf course open to the public with 18 holes and 6,656 yards of golf. Par 72, slope rating 133. Designed by Robert White, opened in 1927. Call the pro shop at (570) 595-8910 or the lodge at (570) 595-7401; see www.skytop.com. Split Rock Resort & Golf Club, Wolf Hollow Road in Lake Harmony. 27 holes of championship golf, practice facilities with putting greens and driving range, midweek specials, and GPS carts. Clubhouse with Golf Shop and snack bar; Sunset Green Restaurant & Bar with panoramic views. Open to the public. Call (570) 722-9901 or go to www.splitrockresort.com/golf. (Continued on Page 38)

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(Continued from Page 37) For lodging, call 1-800-255-7625; the general resort number is (570) 7229111. GOLF DRIVING RANGES Costa’s Family Fun Park, just east of Lake Wallenpaupack on Route 6. The 19-stall driving range features high quality turf mats, with 6 target areas at clearly marked yardages. Clubs are available in sizes from youth to adult, or bring your own. An assortment of irons is also available. The fun at Costa’s includes miniature golf, Lazer Tag, big water slides, batting cages, go-carts, bumper boats, arcade, and cafe. Costa’s Family Fun Park is open through Columbus Day. Call (570) 226-8585 and see www.costasfamilyfunpark.com. The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 940 or Route 611. Two practice putting greens and a driving range, in addition to 36 holes of championship golf. Call (570) 839-7111 ext. 7415, and visit www.poconomanor.com. Shawnee Country Club, I-80 exit 310 to River Road, on the grounds of the centenary Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort in Shawnee-on-Delaware. Two practice putting greens and a driving range. Enjoy 27 holes of Championship golf, most on an island in the Delaware River. Driving range hours are 7:00am to 4:30pm daily. Call 1-800-SHAWNEE or (570) 4244000; see www.shawneeinn.com. Split Rock Resort & Golf Club, Wolf Hollow Road in Lake Harmony. 27 holes of championship golf, practice facilities with putting greens and driving range, and midweek specials. Clubhouse with Golf Shop and snack bar; Sunset Green Restaurant & Bar with panoramic views. Call (570) 722-9901 or go to www.splitrockresort.com/golf. HARNESS RACING Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Highway 315 in Wilkes-Barre. Transport yourself to a world where the action sizzles 24/7 and the service makes you feel at home. Cash in on the fun at 2,300 high-voltage slots, electrichot virtual table games, simulcast harness racing, live harness racing in

season now, and live blackjack, craps, roulette, and poker table games. Savor the good life at one of 10 distinctive dining options, from Ruth’s Chris Steak House to Timbers Buffet to Wolfgang Puck Express. A stroll through the shopping promenade will reveal Brookstone, and Crossing Vineyards Wine & Cheese Shop. When it comes to nightlife, Sunburst Bar and Breakers Bar offer live entertainment. Call 1-888-WIN-INPA; see www.mohegansunpocono.com. HAY JUMPING Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, off Business Route 209 between Stroudsburg and Snydersville; see signs. Costumed guides recreate life on a 19th Century Pennsylvania farm. Hay jumping for the kids is part of the regular season’s guided tours, which run through Labor Day Monday. The last guided tour each day begins at 4:00pm. Quiet Valley is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm, and Sunday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm; closed Mondays except Labor Day. Phone (570) 992-6161 or visit www.quietvalley.org. HEALTHY LIVING Time to Thai Massage Therapy & Accupressure, Route 611 in Tannersville, Suite 3, 2nd Floor, CarQuest Plaza. Certified Thai Massage Practitioner by appointment; enjoy 30, 40, or 60 minutes of massage on isolated muscle and joint areas, or 90 minutes of complete traditional Thai massage. Alleviate back pain, neck pain, migraine, arthritis, fibromyalgia, low energy, poor circulation, and stress. Call (570) 730-0603 or (570) 688-5864. HORSEBACK RIDING Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209 in Bushkill. Year-round horseback riding is available on the beautiful grounds of the resort. Call 1-888-FERNWOOD and visit www.fernwoodhotel.com. The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 940 or Route 611. Year ‘round horseback riding on miles of gorgeous, scenic trails. Horse-drawn hay rides and sleigh rides in season. Call (570) 839-6237 or email stables@poconomanor.com; visit www.poconomanor.com. KART RACING Costa’s Family Fun Park, just east of Lake Wallenpaupack on Route 6. The 1200’ go cart track has tight turns

and long straightaways. Featuring the “Leopard” with precise steering and power for adults and older kids; the “Jaguar” 2-passenger car for parent and child with double steering, and the “IROC” for younger kids. For first time IROC drivers, a member of the staff rides on the side of the cart for a lap to make sure children learn all the controls. Also enjoy Lazer Tag, miniature golf, batting cages, arcade, and cafe. Costa’s is open through Columbus Day. Call (570) 226-8585 and see www.costasfamilyfunpark.com. S & S Speedways Indoor Go-Karts, Business Route 209 in Snydersville. High-powered indoor go-karts with slick tires similar to real track racing! Single-person ride; must be at least 54” tall to drive. Video arcade and snack bar. Hours are Thursday and Friday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm10:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm-7:00pm, and Monday through Wednesday 12:00pm-5:00. Bring the display ad for a Free Race! Call (570) 420-5500 and visit www.ssspeedways.com. KAYAKING Adventure Sports, Route 209, Marshalls Creek (2 miles north of I80 off exit 309). Offering exciting kayak trips on the Delaware River through the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Call (570) 223-0505 or 1-800-4872628 for reservations and see the display ad for a special offer; visit www.adventuresport.com. The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop. Join Adventure Center instructors on the water to learn the basics of flat water kayaking during the Introduction to Kayaking Class. Learn about kayaking safety, boat design, basic strokes, turning, bracing and how to wet exit. Wear clothing and shoes you are able to get wet. Minimum age is 13. Call (570) 5958988 for more information and see www.skytop.com. Delaware River Discovery Center (DRDC), I-80 exit 310 to River Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware, across from Smithfield Elementary. Explore the Delaware River and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area via canoe, raft, or kayak. DRDC also has mountain bike rentals and batting cages. For more information call


This Week in the Poconos 39 1-877-DRDC-FUN (373-2386) or visit online at www.DRDcenter.com. Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209 in Bushkill. From mid-April through October enjoy River Country rafting, canoeing and kayaking on the Delaware River. Guests of Fernwood Resort and Villas receive a discount. Call 1-888-FERNWOOD and visit www.fernwoodhotel.com. Kittatinny Canoes, just north of Milford. Kayaking for all abilities is offered on calm water or rapids on the Delaware River. Instruction is available. Seven riverfront locations! Call 1-800-FLOAT-KC or (570) 2965890 for reservations. See the display ad for the special offer, and visit www.kittatinny.com. Pocono Whitewater, Route 903 near Jim Thorpe. Guided kayak clinics offered on the Lehigh River. Whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and Skirmish Paintball too! Call Adventure Central at 1-800WHITEWATER or (570) 325-9226 for a schedule and reservations, and see www.poconowhitewater.com. Shawnee River Trips, I-80 exit 310 to River Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware, across from Smithfield Elementary. Explore the Delaware River and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on an exciting kayak. Single and tandem kayaks are available, as well as canoes, rafts, and mountain bikes. Call 1-877DRDC-FUN (373-2386) and visit www.DRDcenter.com. Whitewater Challengers, on the Lehigh River near White Haven. Offering Kayak Clinics that teach the basics of whitewater kayaking including wet exits, bow rescues, paddling strokes, eddy turns, and ferrying. A mix of classroom, flat water, and whitewater instruction. For your reservations, call 1-800-4438554 or (570) 443-9532, and visit www.whitewaterchallengers.com. MINIATURE GOLF & PLAY PARKS Bushkill Falls, off Route 209 in Bushkill. The “Niagara of Pennsylvania” is centered around 8 roaring waterfalls and features nature trails, picnic areas, miniature golf, and paddleboats. Ice Cream Parlor, Native American and wildlife exhibits, and fishing on the grounds! Trading Post, Fudge Kitchen, and other specialty shops. Open daily at 9:00am through October, and weekends through November.

Call (570) 588-6682 and go to www.visitbushkillfalls.com. CamelBeach Waterpark at Camelback Mountain Resort, I-80 exit 299 in Tannersville. Ride bumper boats outdoors on the lagoon. Featuring 32 waterslides, a huge wave pool, Adventure River, family activity pool, bowl slides, chairlift rides, and many other attractions. Try surfing in the awesome Flow Rider! All swimming pools and water rides are heated for your comfort. Open daily; save with the special offer display ad. Call (570) 629-1661; visit www.camelbeach.com. Costa’s Family Fun Park, just east of Lake Wallenpaupack on Route 6. Enjoy a round of miniature golf on “Grampy’s Sawmill” challenging and fun 18-hole course, or practice at the golf driving range. Take a swing at the stadium baseball batting cages, race the go cart track, or go on the bumper boats. Lazer Tag and big water slides,

Kid’s Play Land with pedal carts, and classic arcade games including pinball and skee ball. Enjoy lunch, dinner, or a snack in Costa’s cafe. Costa’s Family Fun Park is open through Columbus Day. Call (570) 226-8585, and see www.costasfamilyfunpark.com. Land of Make Believe, I-80 exit 12 in Hope, NJ; 10 miles east of the Delaware River. Safe, wholesome, affordable fun, food, great rides, new Ferris Wheel, and tubing on Blackbeard’s River! Awesome waterpark with waterslides, Pirate’s Cove, thrilling Free Fallin’ attraction, and other exciting adventures. In the Mining Company, mine and take home gems and fossils! “New Jersey’s Premier Family Water & Amusement Park.” Free parking and picnic areas. Open weekends; then, open daily June 18th through September 5th. Call (908) 459-9000 and see www.lomb.com. (Continued on Page 40)

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(Continued from Page 39) MOUNTAIN BIKING The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop. Learn how to negotiate rock gardens, bridges, drops, and banked turns during a Mountain Biking Skills Class. Use Skytop’s mountain bikes or your own. Minimum age is 15 using Skytop’s bikes; 13 with your own approved bike. Newbies or seasoned cyclists; helmets are mandatory. Bikes are rented on an hourly basis after class. Join an exciting, physical trail ride around the West Mountain, on and off of the West Rim trail; experience required, minimum age 15. Call (570) 595-8988 and see www.skytop.com. Delaware River Discovery Center (DRDC), I-80 exit 310 to River Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware. Explore the Delaware River and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area via canoe, raft, or kayak. Also mountain bike rentals and batting cages. Call 1877-DRDC-FUN (373-2386) and visit www.DRDcenter.com. Pocono Bike Rentals, Route 534 and Tannery Road, Lehigh Tannery, adjacent to Tannery Depot General Store. Come ride the famous, scenic Lehigh Gorge Trail, and use the savings offer on bike rental in the display ad! Call 1-800-745-0742 and cruise to www.poconobikerentals.com. Pocono Whitewater, Route 903 near Jim Thorpe. Mountain bike rentals and shuttle service to and from great bike trails in and around Jim Thorpe, the undisputed “Mountain Biking Capitol of the East.” Whitewater rafting and Skirmish Paintball. Call 1-800WHITEWATER or (570) 325-9226; see www.poconowhitewater.com. Shawnee River Trips, off I-80 exit 310 to River Road in Shawnee-onDelaware, across from Smithfield Elementary. Take a Trek Mountain Bike on the McDade Trail which lines the Delaware River and National Park grounds. Also renting canoes, rafts, For State Park information, call 1-888-PA-PARKS or visit www.dcnr.state.pa.us

and kayaks. Stop in the River Road Drive-In for some refreshing ice cream. Call 1-877-DRDC-FUN (373-2386); visit www.DRDcenter.com. Whitewater Challengers, on the Lehigh River near White Haven. Mountain bike rentals with shuttle service to great trails along the Lehigh River. Call the Adventure Center at 1800-443-8554 or (570) 443-9532; see www.whitewaterchallengers.com. MOUNTAIN SEGWAYS CBK Mountain Adventures, at Camelback Mountain Resort on Camelback Road in Tannersville. Ropes Courses, Disc Golf, Mountain Segways, Euro Bungy, Climbing Wall, and Zip Lines. Call (570) 629-1661 x1123 for reservations, and see www.cbkmountainadventures.com. Fernwood Hotel & Resort/Pocono Segway Tours, Route 209 in Bushkill. Guided segway tours every day except Wednesday, for ages 13+, amidst the 440-acre resort. No experience required; top speed is 12 mph. Open to the public and resort guests. Reservations recommended; call 1-888-segway9 or 1-888-337-6966; see www.fernwoodhotel.com. PAINTBALL The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop. Play paintball on 5 new fields. Play a combination of games in and out of the woods including speedball. Equipment is available. Outside paint not permitted; all paintballs must be purchased at the Adventure Center. Minimum age 10 with waiver signed by guardian. The paintball shooting gallery has no age restriction. Call (570) 595-8988; see www.skytop.com. Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209 in Bushkill. Guests can play Destination Paintball at a discount. Call 1-888-FERNWOOD and visit www.fernwoodhotel.com. Kittatinny Paintball, in Barryville, NY. Open to the public, equipment rentals available. Try the Paddle and Battle special: go canoeing, kayaking, or rafting with your friends one day, and play paintball the next! Camping on premises. Call 1-800FLOAT-KC or (570) 296-5890; see www.kittatinny.com. Pocono Whitewater & Skirmish, Route 903 near Jim Thorpe. Skirmish paintball open daily, all year, with

50+ award-winning fields! Ages 10+ only. Full-day and ½-day adventures through the scenic Lehigh River Gorge; calm water float trips, wild whitewater rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, camping. Call 1-800WHITEWATER or (570) 325-9226; see www.poconowhitewater.com. Whitewater Challengers, on the Lehigh River near White Haven. Enjoy breathtaking scenery and good old-fashioned fun. Choose from a gentle rafting trip, adrenaline-pumping rapids, zip line adventure, mountain biking, camping, and paintball. For reservations, call 1800-443-8554 or (570) 443-9532, and see www.whitewaterchallengers.com. SPORTING CLAYS The Rod & Gun Club at Pocono Manor, Route 314, via Route 611 or Route 940, Pocono Manor. Multistation clay course spanning 120+ acres. High-flying teal, rolling rabbits, and fast crossing and incoming birds; scenic woodland course. Walk or ride along the stream between stations. Trained staff assist with 1st round, and help novices. Instruction, gun rentals, ammo, and gear. Appointments required; call (570) 839-3908 or email poconosports@poconomanor.com; see www.poconomanor.com. The Orvis Shop at Skytop Lodge, Route 390, Skytop. Regulation, 12station sporting clay range open to the public. Suitable for beginners, with challenges for the more experienced. Instruction and gun rentals. Appointments required. Phone (570) 595-8929 or (570) 595-7401; visit www.skytop.com. SPORTS EQUIPMENT Adventure Sports, Route 209, Marshalls Creek, off I-80 exit 309. Camp store carrying outdoor equipment. Tents, lanterns, fire starters, water jugs, portable stoves, hats, clothing, sunglasses, snorkeling equipment, disposable cameras, and more. Call (570) 223-0505 or 1-800-487-2628; visit www.adventuresport.com. Kittatinny Canoes, at their Milford location. Canoe and raft center offers new and used canoes, kayaks, and watersports accessories. Off the Route 209 Matamoras exit, 3 miles from Milford. Call 1-800-FLOAT-KC or (570) 296-5890; see www.kittatinny.com. Pocono Bike Rentals, Route 534 and Tannery Road, Lehigh Tannery,


This Week in the Poconos 41 adjacent to Tannery Depot General Store. Ride the famous, scenic Lehigh Gorge Trail, and use the savings offer on bike rental in the display ad! Call 1-800-745-0742 and cruise to www.poconobikerentals.com. Pocono Whitewater & Skirmish, Route 903 near Jim Thorpe. Full-day and ½-day adventures through the scenic Lehigh River Gorge. Calm water float trips, wild whitewater rafting, kayaking, bike rentals, mountain biking, and Skirmish paintball! Call 1-800-WHITEWATER or (570) 325-9226 and see www.poconowhitewater.com. Starting Gate Action Sports, Rt. 209 in Bushkill, adjacent to Pocono Indian Museum. Wide selection of skis, snowboards, skateboards, skates, footwear, sportswear, swimwear, accessories, and equipment. Rentals available. Call (570) 588-4807 and check out www.startinggateonline.com. Tannery Depot General Store, Route 534 and Tannery Road, Lehigh Tannery. Fishing tackle and bait, camping equipment, bike rentals, hiking supplies, hunting accessories, sandwiches, firewood, ice, and groceries. Open Monday through Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 3:00pm. Call (570) 606-4325; see www.tannerydepot.com. Woehrle’s Bait Shop, Rt. 940 at Park Avenue in Mount Pocono. Healthy live bait for all seasons – fat heads, minnows, night crawlers, leeches, red worms, giant mealworms, wax worms, crickets, and more! Celebrating 30+ years in business, this very complete bait shop is open every day, all year. Call (570) 839-7338; see www.woehrlesbaitshop.com. TRAIN RIDES Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, I-81 exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway), left at light to Lackawanna Avenue, follow signs to Steamtown. Scenic cross-country steam-powered rail excursions, working roundhouse and turntable, 2 museums, Park Theatre, and Visitors Center. Call (570) 340-5200 or (888) 693-9391; see www.nps.gov/stea. TROLLEY RIDES Water Gap Trolley, Route 611 in Delaware Water Gap; I-80 exit 310. Authentically styled all-weather trolleys provide scenic and historic tours at Delaware Water Gap, the “Eighth

Scenic Wonder of the World.” Relax while trained guides take you back through history and describe points of interest. Miniature golf, scenic picnic area, pavilion, food, and gift shop. Open 7 days from 10:00am to 4:00pm, rain or shine. See the display ad for the coupon! Call (570) 4769766; visit www.watergaptrolley.com. WATERPARKS CamelBeach Waterpark at Camelback Mountain Resort, I-80 exit 299 in Tannersville. Ride bumper boats outdoors on the lagoon. Featuring 32 waterslides, a huge wave pool, Adventure River, family activity pool, bowl slides, chairlift rides, and many other attractions. Try surfing in the awesome Flow Rider! All swimming pools and water rides are heated for your comfort. Open daily; save with the special offer display ad. Call (570) 629-1661; visit www.camelbeach.com. Split Rock Resort & Golf Club, Wolf Hollow Road in Lake Harmony. H2Oooohh! indoor waterpark features a family raft ride, body slides, multi-level splash playground, children’s activity pool, wave pool, whirlpools, and the Flowrider simulated wave machine. Lockers and snack bar. Call (570) 7229901 or see www.splitrockresort.com. For lodging call 1-800-255-7625; the resort number is (570) 722-9111.

ZIP LINES/ROPES COURSES CBK Mountain Adventures, at Camelback Mountain Resort on Camelback Road in Tannersville. Ropes courses, disc golf, mountain segways, Euro bungy, climbing wall, and zip lines! Call (570) 629-1661 x1123 for reservations, and check out www.cbkmountainadventures.com. Kittatinny Zip Line, at Kittatinny Canoes’ Milford location. Dual racing zip lines overlooking the Delaware at sppeds of 50 mph. Off the Route 209 Matamoras exit, 3 miles from Milford. Call 1-800-FLOAT-KC or (570) 2965890; see www.kittatinny.com. Whitewater Challengers, on the Lehigh River near White Haven. Zip Line Adventure, whitewater rafting, camping, canoeing, kayaking, and mountain biking. Call the Adventure Center at 1-800443-8554 or (570) 443-9532; see www.whitewaterchallengers.com. Whitewater Challengers, on the Lehigh River near White Haven. Enjoy breathtaking scenery and good old-fashioned fun. Choose from a gentle rafting trip, adrenaline-pumping rapids, zip line adventure, mountain biking, camping, and paintball. For reservations, call 1-800-443-8554 or (570) 443-9532, and see www.whitewaterchallengers.com.

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Listings are subject to change; contact the dining location for the latest hours and menu information. BEAR CREEK Bear Creek Inne, Route 115, Ph: 472-9045: Serving delicious food and drinks at reasonable prices since 1972, the Bear Creek Inne specializes in fresh seafood and other fine dishes including steak, veal, and chicken. Choose from over 40 menu items. Salad and dessert included with all meals. Casual dining and a country setting make the Bear Creek Inne a perfect dining destination, and a Children’s Menu is available! Reserve the Private Party Room for your next special event. All major credit cards are accepted, and reservations are recommended. Open 6 days at 4:00pm, and Sundays at 12:00pm. See www.bearcreekinne.com to find out more. BUSHKILL Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209, Ph: 1-888-FERNWOOD or 588-9500: Whatever your appetite or budget, Fernwood’s various eateries won’t leave you

hungry. Mama Bella’s Tuscan Grille features tempting appetizers and entrees. For a casual dining experience, visit the sports pub with 8 TVs. Fernwood also has a Food Court for your dining convenience, including a Pizza Hut, Scoops, and a cafe! After a day of excitement at Fernwood, head to Wintergreen’s Bar and Grill overlooking the lake and golf course to refuel. Enjoy a cocktail and a variety of live entertainment! Check it out at www.fernwoodhotel.com. DELAWARE WATER GAP Water Gap Diner, Ph: (570) 476-0132: Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and featuring traditional diner fare as well as surprisingly scrumptious specials! Bring the print or online display ad for a percentage off your bill; groups are welcome as well. Easy on/off from exit 310 of I-80; groups are welcome. Hours are 6:00am to 9:00pm on Sunday through Thursday, and 6:00am until 10:00pm on Friday and Saturday. This is a yummy people-pleasing place for all ages and tastes; use the coupon in the display ad for savings!

EAST STROUDSBURG Vocelli Pizza, 96 South Courtland Street, Ph: 424-1949: Satisfy your cravings for perfect pizza at Vocelli Pizza, delivering classic Italian quality every time! They start with hand-crafted dough mixed with extra-virgin olive oil. Vocelli signature pizza sauce has been handed down from a family recipe; tomatoes are rushed from the field and fresh-packed within 6 hours, never from concentrate. Every pizza is smothered with 100% real Mozzarella cheese, and farm fresh toppings finish the picturesque pies. Featuring catering, plus online services like ordering, coupons, Kids Corner, Gourmet Club, and Shoppe Di Vocelli. Visit Vocelli’s on Route 611 in Tannersville by Smuggler’s Cove, too! Feel the Vocelli passion for pizza at www.vocellipizza.com. HAWLEY Cocoon Coffee House & Catering Co., Route 6 and Bellemonte Ave., Ph: 2266130: Kick back, relax, and sip coffee crafted from Electric City Roasting’s custom-blended beans, in Hawley’s historic landmark silk mill. Enjoy fresh, scrumptious, and affordable pastries, sandwiches, quiche, and salads. Open every day from 7:00am to 6:00pm, with free Wi-Fi! Professional catering, daily specials, and events. Email info@cocooncoffeehouse.com, and savor www.cocooncoffeehouse.com. The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park, 4 Main Avenue, Ph: 2262993 or 1-800-833-8527: An artfully restored craftsman-style hotel. Savor the unique cuisine, made with only the freshest locally grown produce, seasonal game and fish, plus artisan breads and desserts baked at the Inn. Dine on the terrace overlooking the garden or in the comfortably elegant dining room. Select from a diverse menu featuring traditional favorites as well as nouveau cuisine. Regularly scheduled special dining events, and


This Week in the Poconos 43 live Jazz on the Deck begins for the season July 6th. Serving lunch and dinner daily. Four-diamond AAA rating, Wine Spectator magazine award-winner, and Historic Hotels of America member. Visit www.thesettlersinn.com. LAKE HARMONY Boulder View Tavern, on Big Boulder Lake, Ph: 722-9696: This is where the mountain comes to life! Specials include Wing Night every Monday, Pizza Night every Wednesday, Clams/Mussels every Sunday, Happy Hour Monday through Friday, and Champagne Breakfast Buffet every Sunday. Open daily, with an outside bar and patio, scheduled live entertainment, and take-out too! Taste www.boulderviewtavern.com. The Resort at Split Rock, One Lake Drive, Ph: 722-9111: Casual dining in a distinctive 4season destination resort. Choose from the tempting offerings at Split Rock’s Bell’Ago Cuisine Italiano restaurant, or from the 24-item

menu at the beautiful Galleria Restaurant. For your reservations, call Bell’Ago directly at 722-3391 or use ext. 756 when dialing the resort’s main number; for the Galleria Restaurant, dial ext. 835. Bell’Ago is closed to the public on Tuesdays. Ice cream parlor, first-run movie theater with concessions, fabulous indoor waterpark, sports bar, cocktail lounge, bowling alley, indoor pools, championship golf. See www.splitrockresort.com to learn more about the numerous amenities and live entertainment! LEHIGH TANNERY Tannery Depot General Store, Route 534 and Tannery Road, Ph: 606-4325: Offering fishing tackle, camping equipment, bike rentals, hiking supplies, hunting accessories, sandwiches and other tasty fare, and groceries. Open Monday through Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 3:00pm. Call (570) 606-4325, and venture to www.tannerydepot.com.

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(Continued from Page 43) PALMERTON Slopeside Bar and Grill, Blue Mountain Ski Area, Ph: (610) 826-7700: Open Thursday through Sunday, featuring live entertainment, drink specials, and a rockin’ grill menu with appetizers, signature sandwiches, entrees, and all-you-can-eat salad bar. Attend a Father’s Day Picnic on Sunday, June 19th from 11:00am to 7:00pm at the ski area’s Valley Lodge, with free admission and parking. Highlights include food, beer, crafts, lift rides, cake walk, dunk tank, horseshoes, mini horses and rides, face and body art, tattoos, the Butterfly Lady, FeRROUS the Iron Pigs mascot, the Chainsaw Chicks, and live entertainment by the Jesse Wade Band and the Mango Men. Mark your calendar for the Pennsylvania Blues Festival, Saturday and Sunday, July 30th and 31st. See www.skibluemt.com.

 

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PARADISE VALLEY Crescent Lodge & Country Inn, junction Routes 191 & 940, Ph: 595-7486 or 1-800-392-9400: Magnificent is the word for the Surf ‘n’ Turf, stuffed trout, juicy sirloin with onion rings, or chef’s special pasta. This fine dining and lodging establishment offers delightful appetizers and extraordinary salads and desserts. The Starting Post Cocktail Lounge serves the finest in spirits, with an excellent Pub Menu. Live piano music on weekends is a perfect accompaniment to your exceptional meal! The restaurant at the Crescent Lodge is open 7 days a week for candlelight dining of distinction. Reservations are appreciated. Private cottages feature whirlpools, fireplaces, and decks; ask about the great lodging packages. Enjoy walking and fitness trails, and check out the nearby sports areas, spa, and casino! Visit www.crescentlodge.com. POCONO MANOR The Inn at Pocono Manor, Routes 314 & 940, Ph: 839-7111: The Exchange at Pocono Manor in The Inn features eclectic American cuisine with a continental flair, plus a global wine list! Enjoy refreshing salads, homemade soups, and fine dishes including filet of beef, chops, poultry, and seafood. Dinner is served from 6:00pm, every evening! Casual dress, with collared shirts for men; no shorts, T-shirts, or sneakers. Reservations are appreciated. Learn more about this historic 4-season destination resort with fantastic on-site activities and amenities at www.poconomanor.com.

POCONO PINES Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant & Pub in the Pines, Route 940, Ph: 646-2377: The Jubilee, aka the Breakfast King of the Poconos, serves unique and delicious breakfasts from 7:00am until 3:00pm every day! For lunch, the Jubilee offers yummy burgers, wraps, paninis, sandwiches, soups, and salads. The dinner menu includes appetizers, pasta, steak, and seafood. Enjoy your favorite cocktail and munchies in the adjoining Pub in the Pines, a popular nightspot. With 15 beers on tap, multiple TVs, pool tables, darts, and a deck, the Pub is the place to watch your favorite game or check out some great live entertainment. Specials include Pasta Mondays, Steamer Tuesdays, and Wing Nights on Thursdays and Sundays featuring 11 flavors! Roll over to “the Jube,” since 1968, at www.breakfastking.com. SHAWNEE-ON-DELAWARE The Bistro, located on River Road, by the Golf Shop of the historic Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, Ph: 1-800-SHAWNEE x1480: Dine with a backdrop of beautiful views of the historic Shawnee Inn and championship golf course. Open for lunch and dinner. The menu offers a variety of sandwiches, wraps, paninis, and salads. For beverages, they feature fresh squeezed lemonade, beer, wine, and an array of vacation-fun drinks. For more information, visit www.shawneeinn.com. The Gem and Keystone, located on River Road, near the historic Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort. Ph: (570) 424-0990: Home of ShawneeCraft Brewing Company artisanal heirloom whole-food beers, handcrafted and brewed on the premises. The contemporary and varied menu features local produce, all natural steak, lamb, pork, and chicken, Pennsylvania farmstead cheeses, and Smithsonian Sustainable Seafood. Appetizers, salads, pub favorites and seasonal entrees, drink specials, souvenir merchandise, and gift certificates. Open for lunch and dinner daily. Live entertainment some weekends


This Week in the Poconos 45 and weekdays; available for private parties and group events. Visit www.GemAndKeystone.com! River Room, located on River Road, at the historic Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort. Ph: (570) 4244000 x1432: The River Room is a great fine dining choice, with scenic views surrounding the entire resort. Breakfast features made-to-order eggs and omelets, homemade granola, smoothie of the day, and fresh fruits and berries. The lunch and dinner menus feature local flavors and traditions like wild boar and rack of lamb, with a variety of fish and pasta options. The River Room is guaranteed to be a nutritious, delicious dining experience. Offering Happy Hour daily from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, with complimentary hors d’ouevres on Friday and Saturday. Check out the piano bar on Thursday from 7:00pm to 11:00pm, and Friday and Saturday from 8:00pm to 11:00pm! Learn more at www.shawneeinn.com. SKYTOP Skytop Lodge, Route 390, Ph: 1-800-345-7759 or 595-7401, ext. 465: Historic Skytop Lodge boasts 2 extraordinary dining venues! Lakeview Restaurant features American Modern cuisine served amidst panoramic views of the mountains, the golf course, and Skytop Lake. Wine connoisseurs will appreciate the international wine list. The Windsor Dining Room, located in the Lodge, features American fare with a view of the gardens and a “wine of the evening.” Both offer children’s menus and light entrees. An array of homemade desserts, estate coffees, and cordials completes this superb experience. Skytop is a Wine Spectator Magazine awardwinner. Both restaurants require men to wear a coat; a tie is optional. Appropriate attire for ladies is suggested, and reservations are requested. See www.skytop.com. SOUTH STERLING The French Manor Inn and Spa, off Route 191, 8 miles south

of I-84 Exit 20, Ph: 676-3244 or 1-877-720-6095: Gourmet French cuisine, a superb wine list, and a spectacular mountain view from a castle-like manor modeled after an estate in the south of France. The French Manor has been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer as “dinner fit for a king.” Serving dinner nightly; outdoor dining is available in season. Jackets are required, and reservations are suggested. April Wine Lover’s Weekends are happening now, and a fabulous Easter Brunch is upcoming! Casual dining is also available in Hanna’s Café at the French Manor. Four-diamond AAA rating. Le Spa Forêt offers a delicious menu of spa services! Visit www.thefrenchmanor.com. TANNERSVILLE Barley Creek Brewing Company, Sullivan Trail & Camelback Rd., Ph: 629-9399: “The Creek” is the Pocono Mountains’ Original Brewpub and Restaurant. Everything at the Creek is handcrafted, from the post and beam timber-frame building, the award-winning food, to the handcrafted ales and lagers. Originally an 1880’s farmhouse, Barley Creek boasts a big, rustic atmosphere, a deck for brews with a view, a pavilion, and wiffle ball stadium available for catering,

private parties, and pick-up games. Barley Creek brews world-class ales and lagers onsite in its own English brewhouse. Free brewery tours and beer tasting every day at 12:30pm, and by appointment. Soups, salads, pub fare, steaks, seafood, and daily specials. There’s a children’s menu, a treasure box, and a game room. Happy Hour runs from 4:00pm to 6:00pm Monday through Friday; also featuring fresh sushi in the main bar on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, created by Desaki Chef Agus. Find it in the fork between Sullivan Trail and Camelback Road, a mile past Crossings Factory Outlets and 2 miles shy of Camelback Mountain Resort (exit 299 off I-80). Surf the Creek at www.barleycreek.com. (Continued on Page 46)

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Smuggler’s Cove, Route 611, Ph: 629-2277: “Seafood King of the Poconos!” Casual dining is at its best in this Pocono landmark and family tradition for 30+ years. The menu offers appetizers, soups, salads, pasta, Allen Brothers prime

rib and steaks, and the largest selection of all your favorite fresh (never frozen) seafood. Special Luncheon, Early Dinner, Castaways Lounge, and Children’s Menus available. Open daily at 11:30am, just minutes from the Crossings Outlets and Camelback Mountain Resort. Reservations are accepted, and large parties are welcome. Each dollar spent at a locally-

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owned eatery benefits the Pocono economy 3 times more than each dollar spent at a chain eatery! Visit www.smugglerscove.net. Vocelli Pizza, Route 611 at Smuggler’s Cove, Ph: 620-9055: Satisfy your cravings for perfect pizza at Vocelli Pizza, delivering classic Italian quality every time! They start with hand-crafted dough mixed with extra-virgin olive oil. Vocelli signature pizza sauce has been handed down from a family recipe; tomatoes are rushed from the field and fresh-packed within 6 hours, never from concentrate. Every pizza is smothered with 100% real Mozzarella cheese, and farm fresh toppings finish the picturesque pies. Featuring catering, plus online services like ordering, coupons, Kids Corner, Gourmet Club, and Shoppe Di Vocelli. Visit Vocelli’s at 96 South Courtland Street in East Stroudsburg, too! Feel the Vocelli passion for pizza at www.vocellipizza.com. WILKES-BARRE Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Highway 315, Ph: 1-888WIN-INPA: Transport yourself to a world where the action sizzles 24/7 and the warm, friendly service makes you feel truly at home. Live harness racing is now in season; post time is 6:30pm. Cash in on the fun at 2,500 hot slots, virtual electronic table games, and play your favorite real-live table games like blackjack, poker, craps, and roulette! After you’ve worked up an appetite, savor the good life at one of the distinctive dining options for every taste and budget, from Ruth’s Chris Steak House to Rustic Kitchen to Bar Louie. A stroll through the shopping promenade will reveal truly interesting finds such as Brookstone, Marshall Rousso, and Crossing Vineyards Wine & Cheese Shop. When it comes to nightlife, Sunburst Bar and Breakers offer live entertainment every Friday and Saturday evening. Simulcast harness racing too! Gaming. Dining. Shopping. Nightlife. This out-of-the-ordinary escape is as close as your car keys. See www.mohegansunpocono.com.


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Strawberry Festival in Barrett Township A tisket, a tasket, tote your basket to the 6th Annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 11th from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Mountainhome United Methodist Church, routes 191 and 390. Hosted by the Barrett Township Historical Society (BTHS), you’re invited to feast upon a light lunch of BBQ, hot dogs, beverages, and strawberry shortcake, sundaes, and juicy pies! The BTHS administers the Cresco Station Museum, Sand Spring Road off Route 390 at the old Cresco Railroad Depot. Exhibits include an antique toy display, anthracite coal mine display, a diorama of the 1764 John Price homestead, Churches of Barrett Township, P.O.S. of America Lodge, Civil War items, and an Early Boy Scout display. Admission is free, donations are accepted. Art shows, socials, craft demonstrations, and music programs are scheduled. Call (570) 595-6157, and visit www.barrett.monroe.pa.us.

Harness Racing and Party on the Patio at Mohegan Sun Enjoy Live Harness Racing at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315 in Wilkes-Barre, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday through November 12th. Post time is 6:30pm, with a special post time of 5:00pm on Saturday, June 11th for the Belmont. View thoroughbred and harness racing from premier US tracks in the simulcast facility! Transport yourself to a world where the action sizzles 24/7 and the service makes you feel at home. Cash in on the fun at 2,300 high-voltage slots, plus electrichot virtual table games and live table games.

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Celebrate Hot Summer Fun every Thursday through September 1st; Party on the Patio from 6:00pm to 11:00pm! On June 16th catch Rolling Stones tribute Glimmer Twins, as well as great food, drinks, and karaoke. Admission to Party on the Patio is free; ages 21+ only. Stroll the Mohegan Sun shopping promenade featuring Marshall Rousso, Brookstone, and Crossing Vineyards Wine & Cheese Shop. Sunburst Bar and Breakers Bar are 2 of the hottest nightspots around. All the action is all in one place; this out-of-the-ordinary escape is as close as your car keys. Call 1-888-WIN-INPA, and see www.mohegansunpocono.com.

PEEC Wild Edibles Walk Learn how Mother Nature provides food in the form of many plants when you join the Wild Edibles Walk with staff from the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) on Sunday, June 12th. From 9:00am to 12:00pm, hike to find wild edible plants common in the Pocono Mountains. Cost to attend is just $5.00/pp; call ahead to reserve a seat in the van or arrange a carpool. PEEC is found off Route 209 in Dingmans Ferry within the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The non-profit center enhances environmental awareness, knowledge, and appreciation through hands-on experience in a natural outdoor classroom for individuals, families, and groups of all ages. Phone PEEC at (570) 828-2319, and peek at www.peec.org.


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BUSHKILL Fernwood Hotel & Resort: Route 209. Newly renovated luxury hotel room and villa rentals nestled in beautiful mountains, just minutes from great local attractions. Themed restaurants include a sports pub, a Pizza Hut, Scoops, a food court, a café, and the Tuscan Grille. Live enter-

tainment, indoor/outdoor pools and fitness area with massage therapist await you. Take a scenic horseback ride on Fernwood’s lush grounds or play a match on the outdoor tennis courts. Also enjoy the 18-hole, par 71 golf course, Game Zone arcade, daily activities, special events, and exciting live entertainment line-up. Check out Fernwood’s Winter Fun Center, with snow tubing and more! The Villas at Fernwood sleep up to 6, and some come with Jacuzzi tubs. Great getaway vacations and weekend packages. Call 1-888-FERNWOOD or (570) 588-9500, or visit www.fernwoodhotel.com. A

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HAWLEY The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park: Welcoming visitors to the Lake Wallenpaupack region since 1927. Step inside this artfully restored craftsman-style hotel, and experience country charm and grace! Featuring 20 guest rooms and suites; some with whirlpool tubs and fireplaces. Savor a delicious meal, created in the flavors of the season, and a Wine Spectator award-winning wine selection. The chef personally chooses the freshest locally grown produce, seasonal game, meats, and fish. Dine on the terrace overlooking the gardens, or relax in the dining room. For large meetings and group events, The Undercroft Room offers a naturally comfortable setting. Special dinners and live entertainment occasionally. AAA 4-diamond rating; member Historic Hotels of America. The Potting Shed offers beautiful gifts and specialty décor for the home and garden. Located across from Bingham Park, Route 6, in Hawley. Call 226-2993, 1-800-833-8527, and see www.thesettlersinn.com. JIM THORPE The Inn at Jim Thorpe: Nestled in historic, picturesque Jim Thorpe, the Inn at Jim Thorpe is a landmark treasure, featuring old world charm with modern amenities. Located in the heart of the National Register Historic District, the Inn offers comfortable guest rooms and romantic suites, many with whirlpools and fireplaces, plus relaxing in-house spa services. Best of all, the town’s quaint shops, antique stores, galleries, opera house, pubs, restaurants, music venues, and hiking/biking trails are right at the Inn’s doorstep. Take advantage of great packages such as Show & Stay, Shop ‘til You Drop Getaways, Spa Weekends, Romance packages, Girlfriend Getaways, and more. For more information and your reservations, call The Inn at Jim Thorpe at 1-800-329-2599; visit www.innjt.net. LAKE HARMONY The Resort at Split Rock: A 4-season destination offering the


This Week in the Poconos 49 ultimate in activities and accommodations, with over 500 deluxe units in unique environments. You won’t want to miss H2Ooooh! Indoor Waterpark! Enjoy the championship 27-hole golf course, 18-hole miniature golf course, fitness center, outdoor and indoor pools, tennis, basketball, bowling, video game room, racquetball, archery, billiards, pingpong, and daily activities. Refresh in the old-fashioned ice cream parlor, and catch the latest movie with popcorn at the first-run movie theater. The Galleria Dining Room features a superb continental menu, while Bell’ago overlooks beautiful Lake Harmony and serves fine Italian cuisine. The Galleria Nightclub and Benchwarmers Sports Bar at the Lodge will entertain you. You’ll love the convenience of the Coffee Shop, Hair Gallery, and Gift Shop. The resort offers 23 meeting rooms, 77,000 sq. ft. of exhibit area/function space, onsite banquet facilities, and conference services. Call Split Rock at 1-800-255-7625 or (570) 722-9111, and visit www.splitrockresort.com. PARADISE VALLEY Crescent Lodge: This awardwinning retreat is a comfortable and elegant place to stay where you will be surrounded by the beauty of Paradise Valley and nestled in a suite or cottage. All accommodations have private baths, telephone, climate control, and remote control television, and many come with a fireplace, whirlpool, and outdoor deck. The inn also features one of the finest restaurants in the mountains, with an extensive wine selection, colorful menu, daily specials, pub menu, and live piano music on weekends. Enjoy walking and fitness trails, and a nearby spa and casino! The Crescent Lodge is at Route 191 and Route 940 in Paradise Valley. Treat yourself to a quality experience, to dine or to stay! Call 1-800-3929400 or (570) 595-7486, and visit www.crescentlodge.com. POCONO MANOR The Inn at Pocono Manor: Nestled at 1,800 feet atop the Pocono Mountains since 1902, this charming year-round 3000-acre resort is your gateway to fun, nature and relaxation. Their midweek and

weekend getaway plans include exceptional dining and accommodations, as well as 36 holes of championship golf, an 8,500 square foot full-service spa, lounge with entertainment, horseback riding, 2.5 miles of fly-fishing streams, sporting clays, indoor/outdoor pools, hiking trails, and special events. The Inn at Pocono Manor is located just minutes from The Crossings Premium Outlets and Camelbeach Waterpark/Camelback Mountain Resort/CBK Mountain Adventures. The Inn is off Route 314 in Pocono Manor, via Route 940 or Route 611. Call (570) 8397111 or 1-800-233-8150, and see www.poconomanor.com. REEDERS Mountain Springs Lake Resort: Come to this quiet and secluded resort in Reeders for a vacation you’ll never forget! The fine pleasures of mountain living will be yours at Mountain Springs Lake, with its pristine 76-acre lake and elegant accommodations. Authentic log and cedar cottages nestled amongst the evergreens around the lake are com-

plete with cozy fireplaces and full kitchens, tastefully located off Mountain Springs Drive via Route 715. Enjoy nature trails, X-C skiing, biking, skating, sledding, tennis, boating, and swimming, all on the premises. And even though the area surrounding the resort is both gorgeous and very private, it is only a short drive to shopping, dining, attractions, and nightlife. To learn more about a stay at Mountain Springs Lake or to make reservations, call (570) 629-0251 or 1-866-629-0251; visit www.mslresort.com. SHAWNEE-ON-DELAWARE Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort: Discover this unique golf, ski, meeting, dining, and vacation destination on River Road. The resort (Continued on Page 50)

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50 This Week in the Poconos 4000 or 1-800-SHAWNEE, and see www.shawneeinn.com. (Continued from Page 49) is conveniently located 75 miles from New York City and 100 miles from Philadelphia in a scenic and secluded location in the Pocono Mountains. Set amidst the splendor of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the resort offers an abundance of amenities including championship golf, approach course, golf academy, tennis, guided fishing, river trips, hiking, dining options, a playhouse theatre, and musical entertainment. The Inn has 80 hotel-style rooms, 2 cottages, and deluxe suites; all are 1st-class accommodations. Relax and unwind at Spa Shawnee! A smoke-free resort. Call (570) 424-

SKYTOP Skytop Lodge: A refined resort for all seasons off Route 390. Enjoy the best of everything on the spectacular 5,500-acre setting. Affordable weekend and vacation plans feature superb dining and accommodations, championship golf, tennis, swimming pools, naturalist-guided tours, and much more. A Bed & Breakfast Plan is available midweek, and entertainment and themed weekends are scheduled. Skytop Lodge is known as one of the most highly regarded destinations in the Pocono Mountains region. For information or reservations, call (570) 5957401 or 1-800-345-7759, and visit www.skytop.com. SOUTH STERLING French Manor Inn and Spa:

One of the most serenely beautiful spots in the Pocono Mountains, the French Manor is a full-scale country inn manor modeled after an estate in the south of France. Gourmet French cuisine served nightly, a superb wine list, outdoor dining with spectacular views, and Hanna’s Café casual dining complement the majestic views of the surrounding mountains. Selected as one of the “Ten Best Inns in America” and awarded a 4 Diamond rating by the AAA. Le Spa Forêt offers the best and most luxurious services available. Special packages and events are available; call now to reserve your accommodations! Phone (570) 676-3244 or 1-877-720-6095, and experience www.thefrenchmanor.com. STROUDSBURG Countryside Cottages: A small country resort, a perfect place to be if you want to spend some quiet time indoors or outdoors while on vacation. Equipped with log-burning fireplaces, cable TV, and all the comforts of home. The rustic, woodsy setting is just a short drive off Route 611 in Bartonsville. This ideal get-away is surrounded with busy Pocono activity, such as year-round adventure at nearby Camelback Mountain Resort, shopping attractions, fine dining, and a casino. Surround yourself with fun Pocono activity with a stay at Countryside Cottages. Turn onto Bartonsville Avenue at the traffic light on Route 611 in Bartonsville. Open all year, complete facilities. Call (570) 629-2131, and visit www.countrysidecottages.com! TAFTON Lakeside Country Cottages, adjacent to Rubber Duckie Boat Rentals, Route 507 and Route 390, Tafton. On Lake Wallenpaupack, with boat and jet-ski rentals and boat slip rentals on premises. Get away to this private wooded area in a cove, featuring rustic lakefront cottages, magnificent views, and sandy beach. Fully equipped kitchens, outdoor fire rings; bring your own linens. Many attractions, fishing, hunting, restaurants, marinas, swimming, and walking trails are all nearby. Call (570) 226-8907, and see www.lakesidecountrycottages.com.

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Stroudsburg Olde Time Fun in the Park The Monroe County Historical Association (MCHA) hosts the 3rd annual Olde Time Fun in the Park at McMichaels Park, next to the historic 1882 Driebe Freight Station at 537 Ann Street, Stroudsburg. From 12:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday, June 11th, this year’s event coincides with the Pocono Raceway Festival in downtown Stroudsburg and commemorates the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War.

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Kid-friendly activity stations feature Historical Association historic games, demonstrations, and crafts throughout the park. Wayfarers and Company will perform Civil War songs, and the 142nd Civil War re-enactors will speak about local soldiers who fought in the Civil War. The MCHA will host Alex’s Lemonade Stand to raise money for and awareness of childhood cancer causes, research, treatments, and cures. Olde Time Fun in the Park is free, although donations are appreciated. Contact the MCHA at (570) 421-7703, or revisit www.monroehistorical.org.

River of Life, River of the Year!

The 17th Annual Delaware River Sojourn, themed River of Life, combines canoeing, kayaking, and camping with educational programs, historical interpretation, and more. Novice to experienced paddlers and folks who are simply curious about the outdoors are encouraged to spend up to 8 days paddling over 100 miles of the 2011 Pennsylvania River of the Year! Sojourners on the Delaware will experience the river’s upper, middle, lower, and estuary sections, as well as diversions to historic canals and scenic tributaries. Sign up for the whole event from June 18th through June 25th, or simply the section(s) or day(s) of your choice. Registration is required. See www.delawareriversojourn.org for registration materials and a daily overview. The Delaware River Sojourn is organized by the Delaware River Basin Commission DRBC and a steering committee representing various organizations and government agencies in the Delaware River Basin. Call (609) 883-9500, and learn more about the Delaware River at www.riveroftheyear.com.

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Thinking Positive in the Poconos The Pocono Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania are a tried-and-true favorite driving destination for vacationers and outdoor enthusiasts. Attractions and accommodations focus on close-to-home travel and the improving economy. The U.S. Travel Association’s quarterly survey, travelhorizons, supports positive predictions within a recent forecast which revealed, “A greater share of Americans plan to travel on leisure during the next 6 months than planned to do so last spring.”

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“We are extremely pleased with our visitation numbers from 2011 so far and are looking forward to a busy summer season,” stated Carl Wilgus, president and CEO of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB). “Our location, 90 minutes from New York City and 2 hours from Philadelphia, is positioned well for a close-to-home, value-laden summer destination.” Established in 1934, the PMVB is the official regional marketing organization for Carbon, Monroe, Pike, and Wayne counties, striving to promote, educate, and attract visitors to the Pocono Mountains. To learn more, call 1-800-POCONOS and visit www.800poconos.com.


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Search from 1:00 to 3:00pm. They will provide nets and collection jars for up-close study. The cost to attend is $5. PEEC, a non-profit center, is located off Route 209 in Dingmans Ferry within the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The center enhances environmental awareness, knowledge, and appreciation through hands-on experience in a natural outdoor classroom. PEEC provides these unique environmental experiences to individuals, families and groups of all ages. For more information or to register, call PEEC at (570) 828-2319 or log on to www.peec.org. June 11 – A special Pond Peekers program for the whole family is being offered from 10:00am to noon at the Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) near Bartonsville. Take a “peek” at the fascinating creatures that inhabit MCEEC’s Swink Pond with Environmental Educator Brian Hardiman. Fun for the entire family, this popular program will be completely “handson” as you catch and identify pond animals while learning about the adaptations that allow them to live an aquatic existence. The cost to attend is $5 adults, $3 kids and pre-registration required by Friday, June 10. All equipment including nets will be provided. Be sure to wear shoes that can get wet and muddy (no opentoed footwear). To register, call the MCEEC at (570) 629-3061. To find the Center from Interstate 80 (exit 302 from I-80 West or 302B from I-80 East), go north on Route 611, travel ½ mile to the next traffic light in Bartonsville, and turn left onto Rimrock Drive. Follow Rimrock for 0.4 mile, bear right onto N. EastonBelmont Pike, go 0.2 mile, then bear right onto Running Valley Road. The Center is 0.7 mile on

the left. For further information or to register, call the MCEEC or visit www.mcconservation.org. June 11 – The Delaware Highlands Conservancy, the U.S. Forest Service at Grey Towers and the PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry present an ongoing series of workshops for forest landowners. A Migratory Bird Walk will take place today from 7:00 to 10:00am on the Delaware State Forest in the Poconos’ Pike County. The walk will be led by Dr. Jeffery Larkin of the Dept. of Biology at Indiana University and Tim Ladner of the PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry. The walk will highlight how to create early secessional forest habitats to attract species including golden-winged warblers, American woodcock and others. This program is free and open to the public, but prior registration is requested. To reserve your space and receive directions, call Tim Ladner at (570) 895-4006 or email tladner@state.pa.us. The number at the Delaware Highlands Conservancy office is (570) 226-3164 and their website is www.delawarehighlands.org. June 11 – Almost everyone is familiar with GPS these days, but did you know that you can use yours to find buried treasure? Head up to Promised Land State Park for a free Introduction to Geocaching from 3:30 to 5:00pm in the park office conference room. This interactive program will teach you the basics of geocaching, which is a hightech global scavenger hunt. There are a limited number of GPS units to borrow from the park; you may bring your own GPS unit, but only if you know how to use it. For all the details, call the Promised Land State Park office at (570) 676-0567 or (570) 676-3428. Check out www.visitpaparks.com. June 11 - The Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce and the Jim Thorpe Artists Music Series (JTAMS) proudly present Second Saturdays, a monthly celebration of Jim Thorpe’s growing arts community. Second Saturdays feature extended hours for each

of the many galleries and studios in town, along with many other shops and establishments. Also featured will be an Art Walk. The celebration runs from noon until 9:00pm. Live Concerts sponsored by JTAMS are held at the Mauch Chunk Opera House on 14 West Broadway in Jim Thorpe concurrent with Second Saturdays. Find out more when you log on to www.jimthorpeartists.org or www.jtams.net or call (570) 3250249. To learn more about this and other exciting Jim Thorpe events, call the Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce at (570) 325-5810 or visit www.jimthorpe.org. June 11 & 12 – The US Army Corps of Engineers has announced that this is the target date for a Recreational Dam Release Weekend on the Lehigh River, creating breathtaking whitewater conditions. By regulating the Francis Walter Dam near White Haven, the Corps plans to release hundreds of cubic feet per second of additional water into the Lehigh on Saturday & Sunday. Rafters, kayakers and other adventurous boaters anxiously await the dam release, and will flock to the river for a chance to ride whitewater. To arrange your Lehigh River rafting adventure, call Pocono Whitewater in Jim Thorpe at 1-800-WHITEWATER or call Whitewater Challengers in White Haven at 1-800-443-8554. Visit www.poconowhitewater.com and www.whitewaterchallengers.com. June 12 – Nature provides food for us in the form of many plants. Learn more when you go for a Wild Edibles Walk with staff from the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingmans Ferry. Scheduled from 9:00am to noon, this hike will focus on many wild edible plants you may find in the Pocono Mountains. Call ahead to reserve a seat in the van; carpooling is suggested. The cost to attend is $5. PEEC, a nonprofit center, is located off Route 209 in Dingmans Ferry within the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The


This Week in the Poconos 53 center enhances environmental awareness, knowledge, and appreciation through hands-on experience in a natural outdoor classroom. PEEC provides these unique environmental experiences to individuals, families and groups of all ages. For more information or to register, call PEEC at (570) 828-2319 or log on to www.peec.org. June 12 – A special Sunday Bog Walk through the blooming Tannersville Cranberry Bog will be led by a naturalist from the Monroe

County Environmental Education Center from 1:00 to 3:30pm. The bog is special as it is a northern boreal bog, which is very unique for this part of the country. Protected by The Nature Conservancy, the Tannersville bog is a National Natural Landmark. Signs of spring will be everywhere as the group ventures into this unique wetland habitat, which includes many orchids and insect-eating plants! June is the month for the widest variety of flowers blooming in the bog. Access to the interior of the

bog is substantial along a 1650’ “floating” boardwalk, making for spectacular photo opportunities. Highlights include viewing blooming plants such as rose pogonia orchids, marsh marigold, cranberries, bog rosemary, bog laurel, wild calla and many others. Meet for the walk by 1:00pm at the bog parking lot. From Route 611 in Tannersville turn onto Cherry Lane Road at the light at the Tannersville Inn; the parking lot is on your right 1.9 miles from Route (Continued on Page 54)

Kittatinny announces Dual Racing Zip Lines Kittatinny Canoes now boasts Dual Racing Zip Lines, among the longest in the United States! Spanning 3,000+ feet and reaching speeds of 50+ mph, the lines run from Kittatinny’s paintball facility atop a mountain in Barryville, NY, and parallel the Delaware River. Third-generation Kittatinny Canoes owner David Jones comments, “Our location is the perfect place to open up a zip line. We already had the land and other outdoor activities to support its marketability, and the fact that we created one of the longest zip lines closest to New York City, makes it a great opportunity for tourism, as well as extending Kittatinny Canoes’ season.” The dual racing zip lines feature natural, local materials and wood, as well as installation methods minimally intrusive to trees and natural features. Carrying riders up to 150’ in the air with a bird’s-eye view of the Delaware River, the new zip lines require no special skills or abilities, although riders must be ages 8+ and weigh from 60 to 250 pounds. For 70+ years, Kittatinny Canoes has provided outdoor fun for residents and visitors who want to experience all the Delaware River has to offer. From rafting, canoeing, kayaking, and tubing to camping, paintball, and zipping, Kittatinny offers diverse river trips through 2 National Park Service areas, 2 pristine campgrounds, and 7 base locations. Call 1-800-FLOAT-KC, and zip to www.kittatinny.com.

Learn to Kayak Day is June 12th Kittatinny Canoes, “The Original Delaware River Outfitter,” announces Sunday, June 12th as a Learn to Kayak Day! Challenge the river 1-on-1 in paddler-friendly watercraft. Meet at the Matamoras base, where certified instructors teach the basics of kayaking. Then, take a guided 10-mile scenic trip down the river from Pond Eddy, NY back to Matamoras. This is a great opportunity if you’re interested in kayaking but haven’t yet tried it. Subsequent Learn to Kayak Days are planned for July 10th, July 24th, August 7th, August 21st, and September 10th; reserve by calling 1-800-FLOAT-KC and paddle to www.kittatinny.com.


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611. Pre-registration is required by June 10 and the cost to attend is $5. Call the Monroe County Environmental Education Center at (570) 629-3061 to register. www.mcconservation.org June 12 – Kittatinny Canoes, “The Original Delaware River Outfitter” has announced that today is a special Learn to Kayak Day. Challenge the river one-onone in Kittatinny’s easy-to-use kayaks. Participants will meet at Kittatinny’s Matamoras, PA base on the Delaware River, where certified instructors will teach novices the essentials of kayaking. The lessons are followed by a guided ten-mile scenic trip down the river from Pond Eddy, NY back to Matamoras. This is a great opportunity for those who were always interested in kayaking, but were apprehensive about trying it. In addition to this special program, Kittatinny offers daily Delaware River trips by canoe, kayak, raft and tube. For your reservations, call 1-800-FLOAT-KC. www.kittatinny.com June 12 – The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain in Delaware Water Gap continues its series of outdoor Summer Concerts at the Gazebo with a memorable performance by jazz ensemble JAZZ JUICE. The concert will be held from 6:00pm to 7:30pm out on the lawn, so bring a blanket or lawn chair. If rain, the concert will be moved indoors. Refreshments will be available. The church is easy to find along Route 611 (Main Street) in Delaware Water Gap, and the concert is free to the public. Concerts will continue every Sunday evening through August 28. For details on the concert, call (570) 992-3934. The number at the church is (570) 476-0345. www.churchofthemountain.org

June 12 – Learn more about the Bald Eagles of the Upper Delaware Valley at Lacawac Sanctuary, a 520-acre nature preserve on Lake Wallenpaupack. Join National Park Service Ranger Ingrid Peterec at 10:00am for this opportunity to learn about the beautiful bald eagles that have been successfully reintroduced to this part of the Pocono Mountains. Eagles have made a great comeback in the Upper Delaware River Valley and this is a wonderful story we can all be proud of! In today’s hour-long session, Ingrid will talk about these majestic birds of prey, sharing information about their physical characteristics, habitat, diet, migration patterns and a few local stories of interest. The program is free and pre-registration is highly recommended. To register, call (570) 689-9494 or email info@lacawac.org. The 520-acre Lacawac Sanctuary is a non-profit nature preserve, research field station and historic site located on Lake Wallenpaupack. It is one of the few sites nationwide that is federally recognized as both a National Natural Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The sanctuary’s programs are open to the public and include environmental, historical and cultural offerings as well as three miles of hiking trails. See their website www.lacawac.org. June 12 – Head over to Boulder Field at Hickory Run State Park for Boulder Field Basics. A National Natural Landmark and State Park Natural Area, the Hickory Run Boulder Field is the best example of a boulder field in Eastern North America. Meet at the Boulder Field in the State Park at 11:00am for a brief (15 minute) talk on the history and significance of this geologic wonder. It really is amazing! Allow 20 minutes to drive to Boulder Field from Route 534. This fascinating program is free to the public. For more information, call Hickory Run State Park at

(570) 443-0400 or log on to the Pennsylvania State Parks website www.visitpaparks.com. June 12 – The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingmans Ferry will host a “Sunday for Singles” Hike from 1:00 until 3:00pm. Meeting people and enjoying nature are what these monthly hikes are all about. It will be a casual trek along PEEC’s easy to moderate trails to learn about the flora and fauna you’ll discover along the way. If you’re over 18 and love nature, this walk is a great way to meet new people and learn about the natural world. Registration is requested for this free program. PEEC, a nonprofit center, is located off Route 209 in Dingmans Ferry within the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The center enhances environmental awareness, knowledge, and appreciation through hands-on experience in a natural outdoor classroom. PEEC provides these unique environmental experiences to individuals, families and groups of all ages. For more information or to register, call PEEC at (570) 828-2319 or log on to www.peec.org. June 13 - The United Way of Pike County will hold its 5th Annual Golf Classic Tournament at the Country Club at Woodloch Springs in Hawley starting at 8:00am. The fundraising event will include a putting contest, hole-inone prizes, awards and lunch. The fee for each golfer is $100; nongolfers are invited to enjoy the day with lunch at a cost of $32. To register for the UWPC Golf Classic, contact Catherine Capasso at (570) 296-9980. For more information about the United Way of Pike County visit their website www.unitedwaypike.org. June 14 – Be part of a Guinness World Record when you attend the World’s Largest Swim Lesson at CamelBeach Mountain Waterpark at Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville! The FREE


This Week in the Poconos 55 swim lesson is taught by certified swimming instructors and begins at 11:00am. Advance registration is not required; register today (June 14) at CamelBeach. Again, the swim lesson is completely free to the public! CamelBeach Mountain Waterpark is located off I-80 exit 299 in Tannersville. Visit www.camelbeach.com or call (570) 629-1661 for more information. June 14 – Do you have spots on your tomatoes, a bug you can’t identify, or another lawn or garden question you can’t find the answer to? Well you’re in luck, because a Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Pike County Cooperative Extension office in Milford from 10:00am until noon to answer your gardening questions. And it’s free! Bring a sample, if possible, to the office at 514 Broad Street in Milford and speak with the Master Gardener. If you can’t make it on Tuesday morning, call the Extension office at (570) 296-3400 or email PikeExt@psu.edu with your questions and a Master Gardener will get back to you. Visit the website http://extension.psu.edu/pike. June 15 – Whitewater Challengers in White Haven is offering Wet ‘N’ Wild Wednesday Rafting Adventures on the Lehigh River! Go wild on this rafting trip with a FREE water cannon provided by Whitewater Challengers. Sure you’ll be soaked, but so will your friends! Make your reservations today by calling Whitewater Challengers at 1-800-443-8554 and be sure to mention “This Week in the Poconos” when booking! Visit www.whitewaterchallengers.com for more great events all season long. June 15 – A Family Fishing Program is being offered from 2:00 to 5:00pm at Promised Land State Park! Join Ranger Lewandowski and Park Volunteers for an exciting afternoon of fishing at Promised Land Lake. The program is open to families of all ages and is geared to kids ages 6 to 15. This

fun afternoon will improve your fishing skills and provide valuable tips. The program is appropriate for beginner fishermen. You can bring your own poles, though free equipment and bait will also be provided. The program is FREE however donations are accepted. Meet at the Falls Pavilion at 2:00. This program is sponsored by Promised Land State Park and the PA Fish & Boat Commission. Pre-registration is required. To register, call Promised Land State Park at (570) 676-0567 or (570) 676-3428 or register at the Pennsylvania State Parks website www.visitpaparks.com. Provide your name, phone number, ages of children, whether you need to borrow equipment, and number of people attending. June 15 – A Spring Bog Walk through the blooming Tannersville Cranberry Bog will be led by a naturalist from the Monroe County Environmental Education Center from 10:00am to 12:30pm. The bog is special as it is a northern boreal bog, which is very unique for this part of the country. Protected by The Nature Conservancy, the Tannersville bog is a National Natural Landmark. Signs of spring will be everywhere as the group ventures into this unique wetland habitat, which includes many orchids and insect-eating plants!

Access to the interior of the bog is substantial along a 1650’ “floating” boardwalk, making for spectacular photo opportunities. Highlights include viewing blooming plants such as marsh marigold, bog rosemary, bog laurel and many others. Meet for the walk at the Environmental Education Center near Bartonsville. Pre-registration is required and the cost to attend is $5. Call the Monroe County Environmental Education Center at (570) 629-3061 to register. www.mcconservation.org June 15 – Penn State Cooperative Extension will conduct public workshops on “An Evening in the Garden” and “Creating a Water Garden” at the Penn State Cooperative Extension office in Monroe County, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201 in Stroudsburg. The workshops will be held from 6:15pm to 8:40pm and the cost is $3 per session. For more information contact Linda Wiles at (570) 421-6430. June 16 – Celebrate Hot Summer Fun at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, where every Thursday through September 1 there’s a Party on the Patio from 6:00 to 11:00pm! The big party on the patio of the grandstand features area tribute bands as well as great food, drinks (Continued on Page 56)

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and karaoke. The featured band tonight is The Rolling Stones tribute Glimmer Twins. The Party on the Patio is free and open to guests 21 or older. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is located at 1280 Route 315 in Wilkes-Barre, where you can play all of your favorite table games and over 2,300 slots sizzle 24 hours a day, seven days a week! Horse racing fans enjoy Live Harness Racing every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday; post time is 6:30pm. Call 1-888WIN-IN-PA or (570) 831-2100, or check out their website at www.mohegansunpocono.com to find out more! June 16 – Beltzville State Park is offering a special Guided Kayak Program from 6:00pm to 8:30pm beginning at the Preacher’s Camp Boat Launch. Bring your kayak or canoe or borrow one from Beltzville State Park and join guest naturalist Stephanie Strub for a guided paddle on Beltzville Lake, one of the most popular flatwater kayaking locations in the Pocono Mountains! Bring plenty of water and wear shoes and clothing that can get wet! If you bring your own canoe or kayak, it must have a PA State Park Launch Permit or registration from the PAFBC. All participants must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved Type I, II, or III PFD (lifejacket). The group will disembark along the way to stop for a quick picnic dinner (bring your own and maybe some to share). There is a $10 per person usage fee to borrow the park’s kayaks, $5 per person for those with their own equipment. Registration is required for the Guided Kayak Program. To register, call Stephanie at (215) 453-5015. To find out more, call Beltzville State Park at (610) 377-9150 or log on to www.visitpaparks.com.

June 16 – “Come Paint with Me” is a free, non-instructional program of on-site outdoor painting & sketching sessions for adult and student artists. Artists will meet today from 10:00am until 3:00pm to paint at Buttermilk Falls, at the corner of Rt. 209 and Buttermilk Falls Road in Shawneeon-Delaware. This beautiful site offers cascading waters and it’s early in the season so the light will be just right! Artists are encouraged to paint outdoors at their own pace with mediums of their choice. Representing many levels of expertise and variations in style and technique, artists are offered the opportunity to network with others, share a common interest, and socialize over lunch break where informal critique is often included. Registration is not necessary to attend “Come Paint with Me” sessions. Artists are expected to meet at the various locations bringing their own materials. Be sure to pack a picnic lunch. Restrooms will be available. Sessions are held weather permitting. For directions or more information, call Joan Polishook at (570) 775-6896 or visit www.joanpolishook-art.com. All are welcome to join this free program! June 16 – Meet a State Park naturalist at 9:00am at the State Game Lands #129 parking lot on Route 903 (just north of the Penn-Kidder School) for a Hike on SGL #129 and Margy’s Trail. This challenging and varied 2½mile hike is rated “most difficult.” The hike will start easy and flat on a Jeep trail, then extremely rocky and uneven on Margy’s Trail. Come out to get some exercise, learn about the area’s rich history and natural features, and relax in the fresh air. Join a naturalist from Hickory Run State Park on select Thursdays for hikes at Pocono Mountain State Parks and neighboring public lands. For more information or directions, call the Hickory Run State Park

office at (570) 443-0400 or log on to the PA State Parks website www.visitpaparks.com. June 16 – The Chess Club will meet at 6:00pm at the Clymer Library in Pocono Pines. The club is open to all ages. If you like, you may bring your own chess set to use. Donations of unused chess sets will be accepted by the club. For more information and to sign up, call the library at 646-0826 or visit the Circulation Desk. The Clymer Library is easy to find on Firehouse Road in Pocono Pines. Check them out online at www.clymerlibrary.org. June 17 – Pocono Whitewater in Jim Thorpe invites you to join them for a Big Day Out on the Lehigh River. Bike, hike and raft with Pocono Whitewater all in one big day! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. It’s an awesome adventure for only $89.95 per person! For your reservations, call 1-800-WHITEWATER or visit www.poconowhitewater.com. June 17 – Today is School’s Out Day at CamelBeach Mountain Waterpark at Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville. Buy one get one free admission on this special day! CamelBeach Mountain Waterpark features a total of thirty-two waterslides (the most waterslides in Pennsylvania!), a wave pool, the Action River, two kids’ play areas, bumper boats, chairlift rides, mini golf and many other exciting activities. Try surfing on the Flow Rider static wave attraction! How about some family fun on The Pharaoh’s Phortress, a four-story, multi-level family play structure that features eight waterslides, a wading lagoon, fountains, spray guns and a 4-story tall, 1,500 gallon water tipping bucket! If you’d rather stay dry try CBK Mountain Adventures, an adventure park for the adrenaline junkie with multiple levels of challenging tree-top ropes courses, zip-lines, Mountain Segways and more! CamelBeach Mountain Waterpark is located off


This Week in the Poconos 57 I-80 exit 299 in Tannersville. Visit www.camelbeach.com or call (570) 629-1661 for more information. June 17 – The “Discover Varden” Hike will happen from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Varden Conservation Area, nestled along Route 296 in Wayne County and part of the Promised Land State Park Complex. Have you hiked Varden Conservation Area yet? Put on your hiking boots and join the Park Naturalist for an easy-tomoderate two mile loop hike on the trail system at Varden. Along the way, your guide will provide an ongoing narrative as you investigate the animals and plants that call this area home. Be sure to bring water and wear sturdy shoes. Registration is requested. For more information or to register, call Promised Land State Park at (570) 676-0567 or (570) 676-3428. www.visitpaparks.com June 17 – The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park in Hawley will host a Wine Chat with the Wine Chick with resident Sommelier and wine professional Leslie Chappell-Britt. Every Friday at 5:00pm Leslie leads participants through the intriguing and not-so-mysterious world of wine with tastings, workshops and discussions. This will be an informal, unassuming and entertaining hour to kick off your weekend! There is a $12 tasting fee. The Settlers Inn is located at 4 Main Avenue in Hawley, near Lake Wallenpaupack. Call the Inn with Wine Chat questions at (570) 2262993 or toll-free 1-800-833-8527. www.thesettlersinn.com June 17 – Staff members at the Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) near Bartonsville invite you to join them on a Raptor Field Trip. The American kestrel is one of North America’s smallest and most colorful raptors. Join Environmental Educator Brian Hardiman and Jacobsburg State Park’s Rick Wiltraut in surveying kestrel nest boxes while learning about the ecology and conservation of

this beautiful falcon. Participants will observe adult kestrels while having the opportunity to photograph nestlings. The group may also observe and discuss the conservation of other locally nesting raptors including bald eagles, ospreys, and peregrine falcons. Meet at the MCEEC at 8:30am and return at 5:30pm. The cost is $20 and includes van transportation. Be sure to pack lunch, water, binoculars and a camera. Pre-registration with payment is required and limited. To register, call the MCEEC at (570) 629-3061. To find the Center from Interstate 80 (exit 302 from I-80 West or 302B from I-80 East), go north on Route 611, travel ½ mile to the next traffic light in Bartonsville, and turn left onto Rimrock Drive. Follow Rimrock for 0.4 mile, bear right onto N. EastonBelmont Pike, go 0.2 mile, then bear right onto Running Valley Road. The Center is 0.7 mile on the left. For further information or to register, call the MCEEC or visit www.mcconservation.org. June 17 - The Retired Law Enforcement Officers Breakfast Club will meet at 10:00am at Dale’s Coffee Bar Restaurant, 91 Route 611 in Bartonsville. The group is open to all Law Enforcement retirees in the Pocono Mountains area and is welcoming new members. For more information, contact Angela Tullo with your questions at (570) 213-2882 or atullo@troopersfund.org. June 17 thru July 3 – The Dutot Museum & Gallery on Main Street (Route 611) in Delaware Water Gap presents an Art Exhibition titled “American Hands.” The exhibit will be on display during the museum’s regular hours, Saturdays & Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00pm. The public is invited meet the artists and discuss their works during the Opening Reception from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday, June 17. Mark your calendars for the special Gallery Talk planned for Saturday, June 25 at 2:00pm.

The Dutot Museum & Gallery houses rotating fine art exhibits in its first floor gallery, and a museum of local history upstairs. One room is a preserved schoolroom, where visitors can sit at the old desks and watch a slide show on local history; another room overflows with memorabilia of the town’s history. You may call (570) 476-4240 or (570) 421-5809 for further details. www.dutotmuseum.com June 17 thru Labor Day – CamelBeach Mountain Waterpark Opens Daily for the Season at Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville. Open weekends since May 28, CamelBeach Mountain Waterpark features a total of thirty-two waterslides (the most waterslides in Pennsylvania!), a wave pool, the Action River, two kids’ play areas, bumper boats, chairlift rides, mini golf and many other exciting activities. Try surfing on the Flow Rider static wave attraction! How about some family fun on The Pharaoh’s Phortress, a four-story, multi-level family play structure that features eight waterslides, a wading lagoon, fountains, spray guns and a 4-story tall, 1,500 gallon water tipping bucket! If you’d rather stay dry try CBK Mountain Adventures, an adventure park for the adrenaline junkie with multiple (Continued on Page 58)


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levels of challenging tree-top ropes courses, zip-lines, Mountain Segways and more! CamelBeach Mountain Waterpark is located off I-80 exit 299 in Tannersville. Visit www.camelbeach.com or call (570) 629-1661 for more information. June 18 – Bass Fishing Season Opens Today on Commonwealth of Pennsylvania inland waters! The minimum size is 12 inches, and the daily limit is 6 fish (combined bass species). Find out more about the great fishing in Pennsylvania at www.fish.state.pa.us and don’t forget to buy your license! June 18 – Honesdale comes alive during the 6th annual “Honesdale Roots & Rhythm” Music & Arts Festival! This FREE one day music and arts event will showcase an eclectic mix of music and many exquisite artistic offerings throughout historic Honesdale. The annual festival is co-presented by the Greater Honesdale Partnership and the Wayne County Arts Alliance. There will be non-stop music starting at 10:30am on Main Street and continuing into the afternoon and evening on the Main Stage in Central Park. Once again the Roots & Rhythm committee has scoured the countryside, searching out and booking the best possible talent for the festival. They are extremely excited about this year’s line-up, which they believe will thoroughly entertain every music fan. During the festival, 10th Street will once again be filled with a mix of food vendors while artists and artisans will exhibit some of their finest works for sale on 9th Street. There will be something for everyone, young and old! A jovial “Post Festival Party” is planned at The Limerick, 548 Main Street well into the wee hours. The “Honesdale Roots & Rhythm” Music & Arts Festival brings over 5,000 music and

arts fans into Honesdale each year, and the festival committee expects to exceed the number of people who came to enjoy the festival last year! For more information about this big annual event, visit www.honesdalerootsandrhythm.com. June 18 – Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm near Stroudsburg kicks off their summer season with their 4th annual Summer Garden Party from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Come out to the farm and learn the basics of gardening. Discover a typical Pennsylvania German kitchen garden and learn how to care for it. Sit down with a gardener for a question & answer session, get help with garden plans and hear tips on helpful gardening techniques. There will also be demonstrations on culinary and medicinal herbs from the garden, while at the outdoor brick bake oven delicious herb breads will be baked and samples shared. Tour Quiet Valley’s kitchen garden, learn about herbal vinegars and enjoy garden lore while the kids have fun with hands-on activities. The Summer Garden Party will be held rain or shine and admission will be charged. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is a restored and working 19th century farm, complete with guides dressed in period clothing and lots of historic demonstrations. Visitors to Quiet Valley discover life on a humble family farm of the 19th Century through costumed tour guides. Children especially enjoy meeting the farm animals and discovering the role of the “youngins” over 200 years ago! Tours of the farm buildings are offered all summer and a variety of early American skills are demonstrated daily during their operating season, June 18, 2011 through Labor Day; closed Mondays except Labor Day. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is located 3½ miles south of Stroudsburg off of Business Route 209; follow signs. Call this nonprofit, educational organization at (570) 992-6161 or log on to www.quietvalley.org.

June 18 – Pocono Whitewater in Jim Thorpe offers a river experience unlike any other: Moonlight Rafting on the Lehigh! Take off at sundown to explore the nightlife under a summer moon, as glow sticks dance around you like fireflies. Sharpen other senses as light gives way to sound and motion. A friendly guide will accompany you to help navigate through the moon-lit rapids and keep your raft on course. After your journey get cozy by the bonfire, roast some marshmallows, enjoy cheese, crackers, and a glass or two of wine compliments of your hosts. Explore the night and experience the Lehigh River in a whole new way! Cost is $89.95 per person, which includes in-raft river guide, après party (beer, wine, cheese, crackers, marshmallows, etc.), all paddling equipment, wetsuits or paddling jackets if needed, roaring bon fire, and glow necklaces. Private moonlight dates are also available to groups when scheduled in advance. Pocono Whitewater and Skirmish Paintball have been in business since 1976 and are recognized as industry leaders in outdoor recreation and paintball. Pocono Whitewater offers mild to wild whitewater rafting and kayaking trips, family trips, and scenic rail-biking excursions to suit everyone’s needs. Skirmish USA features adrenaline-filled paintball action on 50 playing fields amid 700 acres of top-notch Pocono terrain. For your Moonlight Rafting reservations, call Pocono Whitewater at 1-800-WHITEWATER or click on www.poconowhitewater.com. June 18 – Celebrate the arrival of summer at SUMMERFEST SEVEN happening at the Barley Creek Brewing Company in Tannersville! Make your plans now to be outdoors at the Creek’s Upper Deck and Pint Size Park to enjoy awesome music by the Maybabies, a great Barbecue, the unveiling of this year’s “Summerfest” seasonal (Continued on Page 62)


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REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE Century 21 Select Group, Route 940 in Pocono Pines, and Route 940 in Pocono Lake at the Locust Lake Village entrance. Real estate sales and vacation rentals in Lake Naomi, Locust Lake, Timber Trails, and Pinecrest Lake. Call Pocono Pines at 1-800-588-1808 or (570) 646-3600, or Pocono Lake at 1-800-588-2808 or (570) 646-8844; email info@C21PoconoPines.com. See everything at www.c21PoconoPines.com. Lake Naomi Real Estate, Inc., at routes 940 and 423 in Pocono Pines. Lake Naomi sales and vacation rentals are a specialty, with a large sales staff specializing in Lake Naomi and Timber Trails. Get a free Kids Fun Pack with off-season and winter rentals! Call 1-800-537-

1479 or (570) 646-2222, and see www.lakenaomi.com. Liberty Homes Custom Builders, Route 940 at Pocono Lake. Building great vacation and year-round homes throughout the Pocono Mountains since 1979, Liberty Homes also offers terrific house/ land packages. Whether you’re starting a family or are ready to retire, Liberty Homes can provide you with the home of your dreams. Call 866-4-YOUR-HOME or visit www.libertyhomespa.com. Pocono Resorts Realty, 3 Lake Harmony office locations: Route 940, Big Boulder Drive, and Jack Frost Entrance; as well as Route 903 in Albrightsville! Primary and vacation home sales, rentals, investment and commercial properties, lots, and acreage. 700+ rental homes! Friendly,

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Pocono Resorts Realty, 3 Lake Harmony locations; Route 940, Big Boulder Drive, Jack Frost Entrance, and Route 903 in Albrightsville! Primary and vacation home sales, rentals, investment and commercial properties, lots, and acreage. 700+ rental homes! Serving many communities. Call 1-800-444-3721 and visit www.prr1.com. VACATION HOME/ COTTAGE RENTALS Century 21 Select Group, Route 940 in Pocono Pines, and Route 940 in Pocono Lake at the Locust Lake Village entrance. Real estate sales and vacation rentals in Lake Naomi, Locust Lake, Timber Trails, and Pinecrest Lake. Call Pocono Pines at 1-800-588-1808 or (570) 646-3600, or Pocono Lake at 1-800588-2808 or (570) 646-8844; email info@C21PoconoPines.com. See everything at www.c21PoconoPines.com! Fernwood Resort, Route 209, Bushkill. Spacious villas, on-premises restaurants, fitness facility, winter sports, swimming, horseback riding. Call 1-888-FERNWOOD and see www.fernwoodhotel.com. Lake Naomi Real Estate, Inc., at routes 940 & 423 in Pocono Pines. Lake Naomi sales & vacation rentals are a specialty, with a large sales staff specializing in Lake Naomi and Timber Trails. Get a free Kids Fun Pack with off-season and winter rentals! Call 1-800-5371479 or (570) 646-2222, and see www.lakenaomi.com. Pocono Resorts Realty, 3 Lake Harmony locations; Route 940, Big Boulder Drive, Jack Frost Entrance, and Route 903 in Albrightsville! Primary and vacation home sales, rentals, investment and commercial properties, lots, and acreage. 700+ rental homes! Call 1-800-444-3721 and visit www.prr1.com. BUILDERS, SERVICES NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION Gumble Brothers, Inc., with 2 locations! In Paupack, call (570) 226-4531; in Newfoundland, call (570) 676-3304. Visit www.gumblebrothers.com. Liberty Homes Custom Builders, Route 940 at Pocono Lake. Building


This Week in the Poconos 61 great vacation and year-round homes throughout the Pocono Mountains since 1979, Liberty Homes also offers terrific house/ land packages. Whether you’re starting a family or are ready to retire, Liberty Homes can provide you with the home of your dreams. Call 866-4-YOUR-HOME or visit www.libertyhomespa.com. Pocono Tile Works, expert custom tile design and installation. Marble also a specialty. See examples of their beautiful work at www.poconotileworks.com, or call (570) 460-6439 for your free quote! Fully insured, references available. The Service Team, routes 512 and 33 (487 E. Moorestown Road) in Wind Gap. Installation experts for roofing, siding, kitchens and baths, decks, insulation, flooring, etc. Open daily. Phone (610) 377-8400. COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE Pocono Resorts Realty, 3 Lake Harmony locations; Route 940, Big Boulder Drive, Jack Frost Entrance, and Route 903 in Albrightsville! Investment and commercial

properties, lots, acreage, primary and vacation home sales; 700+ rental homes! Experienced, knowledgeable staff. Call 1-800-444-3721 and see www.prr1.com. LANDSCAPE DESIGN/NURSERIES Ross & Ross Nursery, Inc., Route 191 in Paradise Valley. All things green and blooming, since 1932! Stroll through landscape designs, exotic plants, garden gifts, pond supplies, and water plants, upon sturdy, attractive walkways and patios, which they also install. Nice old country things, as well as fresh, fragrant, tasty, healthy herbs at onsite Ross Herbs and Antiques. Open daily; phone (570) 595-9760. HOME FURNISHINGS Antiques and Furnishings, see Museums, Galleries, & Antiquity and Shopping Around. Teeter’s Furniture, 327 Main Avenue, Hawley. Featuring fine furniture, bedding, carpet, and more for a beautiful home. Call (570) 226-3112; see www.teetersfurniture.com. BUILDING SUPPLIES Gumble Brothers, Inc., with

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2 locations! In Paupack, call (570) 226-4531; in Newfoundland, call (570) 676-3304. Visit www.gumblebrothers.com. HOME EQUIPMENT RENTALS Gumble Brothers Ace Rental Center, Route 191, Newfoundland. Renting lawn and garden equipment, household and contractor tools. A Bobcat with various attachments is also available. Call (570) 676-3304. See www.gumblebrothers.com. CONSTRUCTION SERVICES Pocono Tile Works, expert custom tile design and installation. Marble also a specialty. See genuine examples of their beautiful work at www.poconotileworks.com, or call (570) 460-6439 for a free quote! Fully insured, excellent references. The Service Team, routes 512 and 33 (487 E. Moorestown Road) in Wind Gap. Installation experts for roofing, siding, kitchens and baths, decks, insulation, flooring. Open daily. Ph: (610) 377-8400.


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brew on tap, and people-watching like you’ve never seen before! Try to make your way through the giant inflatable maze, if you can! SUMMERFEST starts at 4:00pm and the fun continues until around 10:00. The cost is $5 in advance or $10 at the door; proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Pocono Township Volunteer Fire Company. Barley Creek Brewing Company is nestled at the intersection of Sullivan Trail & Camelback Road in Tannersville. For all the SUMMERFEST details, call the Creek at (570) 629-9399 or log on to www.barleycreek.com. June 18 – Bushkill Falls, “The Niagara of Pennsylvania,” is offering a unique Learn about Wildlife program for the entire family. A naturalist from the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will be there to present a fun and informative discussion about the wildlife of the Pocono Mountains. Exciting demonstrations with Live Birds & Animals will be held in the pavilion at 1:00pm and 2:00pm. Bushkill Falls is centered on eight roaring waterfalls and features miles of nature trails and picnic areas, plus paddle boats, miniature golf, fishing, exhibits, specialty shops and fun for all ages. The famous Pocono Mountain attraction is located off of Route 209 in Bushkill and it opens to the public every day at 9:00am through November 27. Call Bushkill Falls at (570) 588-6682 or see their website www.visitbushkillfalls.com. June 18 – Today is BYOG Day at Skirmish USA in Albrightsville – Bring your own paintball gun today and play for FREE! Plus they’re having a Paintball Gun Sale - all guns are 10% off in the Skirmish Pro-Shop! Skirmish USA’s paintball facility covers 700 acres with 50 different fields including multi-story castles, an Old West town of over 20 buildings, an

Airfield with real airplanes, The Metalands all-metal maze-like field, various city-scapes, futuristic fields with pipes and circles, and lots of lush, natural forest area. Skirmish is open every day, year round. Go to www.skirmish.com or call 1-800-SKIRMISH to make your reservations. June 18 – Members of the Pocono Outdoor Club will lead a Hike on the Appalachian Trail from Little Gap to Lehigh Gap at 9:30am. This five mile moderateto-difficult hike on the famous Appalachian Trail includes a boulder climb down into Lehigh Gap. The trail is rocky, so wear sturdy boots and bring plenty of water and lunch. Meet at 9:30 to shuttle cars. For meeting place and more information, call hike leader Sue Prendergast at (570) 242-0519. The Pocono Outdoor Club is a friendly hiking group open to all individuals interested in exploring the trails of the Pocono Mountains. To learn more about the club and its outings in the wilds of the Poconos, contact today’s hike leader or check out www.poconooutdoorclub.org. June 18 – Everyone is invited to Birds at Breakfast Time at Lacawac Sanctuary, a 520-acre nature preserve on Lake Wallenpaupack. Join Penn State’s Dr. Meg Hatch and the University of Scranton’s Dr. Rob Smith at 9:00am at Lacawac, the time when local birds are most active. Learn how songbirds are captured and banded for study and about some of the research conducted locally. See and meet some live birds “in the hand” while learning about the different parental behaviors of some of the Pocono Mountains’ native bird residents. While our feathered friends will be breakfasting, people should eat breakfast beforehand! There is a $7 fee to attend and registration is requested. To register, call (570) 689-9494 or email info@lacawac.org. The 520acre Lacawac Sanctuary is a nonprofit nature preserve, research

field station and historic site located on Lake Wallenpaupack. It is one of the few sites nationwide that is federally recognized as both a National Natural Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The sanctuary’s programs are open to the public and include environmental, historical and cultural offerings as well as three miles of hiking trails. See their website www.lacawac.org. June 18 - The Annual Chicken Barbecue is back at the Hawley Fire Department, 17 Columbus Avenue in Hawley (behind the Post Office). Serving will be from 4:00 to 7:00pm; take-outs only. For more information or to reserve dinners, call (570) 226-9820 or (570) 226-9318. June 18 – Grab the kids and go on a Salamander Hunt at 10:00am at the Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) near Bartonsville. Join Environmental Education Coordinator Roger Spotts on a 1½ hour search for salamanders at the neighboring Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary. Overturn rocks, logs, and leaves as you try to find some of the elusive salamanders that live at Kettle Creek. This program is designed for people of all ages and participants should dress to get a little dirty and possibly muddy as you look for these creatures in their natural habitats. The cost to attend is $5 adults, $3 children under 12. For more information, call the MCEEC at (570) 629-3061. To find the Center from Interstate 80 (exit 302 from I-80 West or 302B from I-80 East), go north on Route 611, travel ½ mile to the next traffic light in Bartonsville, and turn left onto Rimrock Drive. Follow Rimrock for 0.4 mile, bear right onto N. Easton-Belmont Pike, go 0.2 mile, then bear right onto Running Valley Road. The Center is 0.7 mile on the left. Visit the website www.mcconservation.org. June 18 & 19 – The 21st annual Great Tastes of Pennsylvania


This Week in the Poconos 63 Wine & Food Festival returns to The Resort at Split Rock in Lake Harmony! More than thirty-five of Pennsylvania’s finest wineries will participate in this annual outdoor event with samples of various vintages. Over ninety craft vendors will also be in attendance, and a variety of delicious food will be offered. Live entertainment will be featured on three separate stages throughout the festival, which runs from 12:00noon until 6:00pm each day. Every festival attendee over 21 receives a free wine tasting glass to remember the fun they had at this exceptional outdoor event. Informative wine-related seminars will also be presented. This is a BIG summer event! Call The Resort at Split Rock, One Lake Drive in Lake Harmony, at (570) 722-9111 or 1-800-255-7625 for tickets & information. Or visit their website www.splitrockresort.com to order tickets online and find out more about the Great Tastes of Pennsylvania Wine & Food Festival. For convenient lodging reservations right at Split Rock, call toll-free 1-800-255-7625. June 18 & 19 – Eckley Miners’ Village, a restored coal miners “patch town” in the Western Poconos, will host their annual Anthracite Heritage Festival ‘Patch Town Days.’ Visitors can re-live the good old days, learn about life in a patch town and find out more about the people who lived there. ‘Patch Town Days’ brings history alive through immersion into the sights, sounds and smells of the 19th Century. The festival will be held rain-or-shine from 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday & Sunday and admission will be charged. There will be many artisans, crafters, period demonstrators, vendors and more. Other activities for visitors include historic tours, musical entertainment, a variety of displays, access to the historic houses in the village and more. Plenty of good regional and ethnic food will be available. Eckley Miners’ Village is administered

by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. The village is located ten miles east of Hazleton just off Route 940 in the Western Poconos. For more information or directions call (570) 636-2070, or find Eckley on the web at www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com. June 18 & 19 – This is Fathers Appreciation Weekend at Whitewater Challengers in White Haven! Dads will enjoy a FREE rafting trip when accompanied by Mom and the kids. Treat Dad to a Father’s Day Weekend he’ll never forget! Make your reservations today by calling Whitewater Challengers at 1-800-443-8554 and be sure to mention “This Week in the Poconos” when booking! Visit www.whitewaterchallengers.com for more great events all season long. June 18 & 19 – Celebrate Father’s Day Weekend on Lake Wallenpaupack with Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tour. Take Dad for a boat ride on beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack! It’s an event the whole family will enjoy. Sit back and relax on an hour-long cruise on Lake Wallenpaupack. Your tour guide will describe the area and the history behind this beautiful lake. Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tour is located at 2487 Route 6 in Hawley, close to

the intersection of Route 6 and Route 507. For specific tour times, call (570) 226-3293 or log on to www.wallenpaupackboattour.com. June 18 thru 25 – The 17th Annual Delaware River Sojourn has been organized with this year’s theme of “River of Life.” The sojourn combines canoeing, kayaking and camping with educational programs, historical interpretation and more. It is for novice to experienced paddlers and people who are simply curious about the outdoors! Spend up to eight days paddling over 100 miles of the river. Participants can sign up for the whole event or the section(s) or day(s) of their choice. Sojourners on the Delaware will spend time in each of the river’s sections (upper, middle, lower, and estuary) and take diversions to historical canals and scenic tributaries. Registration is required. Visit the detailed website www.delawareriversojourn.org for registration materials and a daily overview. The Delaware River Sojourn is organized by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) and a steering committee representing various organizations and government agencies in the Delaware River Basin. Call them at (609) 883-9500.

For State Park information, call 1-888-PA-PARKS or visit www.dcnr.state.pa.us

Hawk Falls at Hickory Run State Park


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Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport

If you ever had a interest in flying, now’s the time! Become a charter member of the region’s only flying club Pocono Mountains Flying Club The Purpose of this non-profit club is to encourage all types of flying, training, education and camaraderie. The Membership requires a $2,200 buy-in and dues of $50 per month. The membership may be resold with the club’s permission. The Benefits include use of the Cessna 150 trainer at $50 per hour including fuel. Members will also be able to use FA A approved flight instructors (CFI) for an additional fee. For more information contact:

Paul Houle Phone: (570) 839-5917 Cell: (570) 350-0799 Email: phoule1@ptd.net

For more information visit our website at: www.mpoflyingclub.org P.O. Box 115, Mount Pocono, PA 18344


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