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June 16 and 23, 2012 Tobyhanna Army Depot’s Centennial ............................................... 15 Father’s Day Gift Ideas ...................................................................... 16 Summer Solstice ................................................................................. 21 Split Rock’s Wine & Food Festival .................................................... 23 Patch Town Days at Eckley Miners’ Village ...................................... 32 White Water Dam Release Days ....................................................... 32 Pocono Gardens Tours ....................................................................... 33 Pet Photo of the Week ....................................................................... 33 Father’s Day Golf Special .................................................................. 35 Tobyhanna Train Station Museum .................................................... 36 Trekking the Appalachian Trail .......................................................... 43 Family Camping Trip .......................................................................... 43 Water Sports in the Poconos ............................................................. 47 COMING EVENTS CALENDAR ......6 POCONO MAP ....................... 24 ART & HISTORY ...................... 36 REAL ESTATE ........................... 34 DINING ................................. 18 SHOPPING AROUND .............. 10 ENTERTAINMENT .................... 22 LODGING .............................. 39 SPAS & SALONS ...................... 41 MOVIES................................. 22 SPORTS ................................ 26

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Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. Scenes painted on turkey and grouse feathers. Featuring Pennsylvania wildlife and outdoor scenes. June 14 thru June 16: Pocono Mountains Bluegrass Festival, Greene Dreher Sterling Fairgrounds, Newfoundland, (610) 573-0797. June 15 thru June 16: BioBlitz, Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), held at the Josie Porter Farm Open Space Property, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. 3 p.m. on Friday to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Free. Help area scientists count plant and animal species. June 16: Film Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time, Grey Towers National Historic Landmark, Milford, (570) 296-9671. 7:30 p.m. An award-winning environmental film about famed conservationist Aldo Leopold attended forestry school at Grey Towers in the early 1900s.

June 16: History in Bloom—A Walking Tour of Historic Stroudsburg’s Gardens, Monroe County Historical Association, 900 Main Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 421-7703. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $12 in advance; $15 day of event. June 16: Breeding Birds of Big Pocono State Park, Tannersville, (570) 894-8336. 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Meet at parking lot #2. All ages. Donation: $3/$5. June 16: Quiet Valley’s Summer Tour Opening, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 9926161, www.quietvalley.org. 49th season. Reenactment of family members who lived and worked the farm from the 1760s to 1913. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $10/adults; $5/ children 3-12. Open Tues. thru Sunday. June 16: Summerfest 8, Barley Creek Brewing Co., 1774 Sullivan Trail, Tannersville, (570) 629-9399, www.barleycreek.com. Great beer and food. 4 p.m. to midnight. $10.

Dad loves to golf almost as much as he loves spending time with you. Why not make it the perfect day and hit the links at Fernwood Golf Course. Dad gets to golf, a free lunch of two hot dogs, a bag of chips and a soda and a great day outdoors that does not require spending any money or mowing the lawn. The Father's Day golf special includes two rounds of golf with cart and the hot dog lunch special for just $49. Offer available after 11:00 am. A tee time is required. Call 888-337-6966 press 3 Cannot be combined with any other offer. Subject to availability. No cash value. Valid Sunday, June 17, 2012.

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ThisWeek.net 7 Live entertainment by Maybabies. 4 p.m. to midnight. June 16: A Garden Tea Party, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road in Stroudsburg, (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. Appropriate for ages 10 and older. Countrystyle tea party with fresh baked pastries and breads, lemonade and tea. Enjoy special music, readings, door prizes and Miss Proper Manners, who will talk about proper tea etiquette. $15 per person. 2 seatings: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 16: Fun with Watercolors (Children), Pocono Arts Council, 18 North 7th, Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460, www.poconoarts.org. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Ages 9-12. Tuition: $30/members, $40. Materials fee: $12. June 16: 5th Annual Summer Garden Party, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road in Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn the basics of gardening. Tour Pennsylvania German kitchen garden, learn about herbal vinegars, medicinal and culinary herbs, try baking bread in an outdoor brick bake oven. Rain or shine. For more information: (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. June 16: 3rd Annual Heritage Explorer Bike Tour & Festival, Mellow Park, Peckville, (570) 963-6730, ext. 8200, www. HeritageExplorer.org. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bike tour begins at 8 a.m. Great for bike riders of all ages and abilities. Rally, festival, food, music, exhibits, more. June 16: Roots & Rhythm Festival, Honesdale’s Central Park. Live music, arts & crafts, food. Children’s events, including “Tunes & Tales,” which features a tent full of storytelling, music, games and crafts for children. Main stage musical acts: Banjo Dan & the (Continued on Page 8)

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Coming Events (Continued from Page 7)

Mid-nite Plowboys, The Nouveaux Honkies and the Sweetback Sisters. June 16: Wild Edibles Walk, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec.org. 10 a.m. to noon. $10. Call to reserve seat in van. June 16: Mountain Laurel Festival, Big Pocono State Park, Parking Lot 2, Camelback Road, Tannersville, (570) 894-8336, www.friendsofbigpocono.org.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fly a kite, ride a bike, hike. At 1 p.m. explore mountain plants and critters with a naturalist. June 16: Poetry Reading, Instructions for Modern Fireside English, Harmony Presents at 8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley, www.silkmillharmony.com. 7:30 p.m. $8/$10. June 16 & 17: 22nd Great Tastes of Pennsylvania Wine and Food Festival, Split Rock Resort, 1 Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, (800) 2557625, www.splitrockresort.com. Noon to 6. Wide variety of wine and food vendors; live music.

June 16 & 17: Patch Town Days, Eckley Miners’ Village, 2 Eckley Main Street, Weatherly, (570) 636-2070, www. eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Music, dancing, food, living history presentations, artisans and other activities popular during the 19th century. June 16 & 17: Civil War Encampment - 142nd PA Volunteer Infantry, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. Historical reenactment of the drill and everyday life of soldiers in the 1800s.10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. June 16, 23 & 30: Monroe Farmers Market, 925 Ann Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 420-0559. 8 a.m. to noon. Locally grown produce, herbs, flowers, plants, baked goods, hand roasted coffee, honey, apple wine, handmade soaps and more. Weekly Saturday Farmers Market. June 16, 23 & 30: Malibu Ranch Rodeo Summer Series, Malibu Dude Ranch, 351 Foster Hill Road, Milford, www.malibududeranch. com. Gates open: 5:30 p.m.; rodeo at 7 p.m. Adults: $15, Children: $10, Under 4: free.

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June 16, 23 & 30: Vineyard Yoga, Sorrenti’s Cherry Valley Vineyards, 130 Lower Cherry Valley, Road, Saylorsburg, (570) 992-225, www. cherryvalleyvineyards. 10 a.m. Beginners to advanced yogis welcome. June 17: Golf with Dad on Father’s Day Special, Fernwood Resort, 5785 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg, (888) 337-6966, www.fernwood.co. $49 for 2 rounds of golf, hot dog lunch special. June 17: Father’s Day Jazz Brunch, The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park, Route 6, Hawley, (570) 226-2993, (800) 833-8527,


ThisWeek.net 9 www.thesettlersinn.com. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $35 per person. June 17: Father’s Day Special Golf Outing, Split Rock Resort and Golf Course, 1 Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, (800) 255-7625, www. splitrockresort.com. Dads play for free with the purchase of another fully paid round. June 17: Pocono Outdoors Club Hike, Glen Onoko, Lehigh Gorge State Park. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Glen Onoko parking area. Lunch afterwards in Jim Thorpe. Info: (570) 242-0519. June 17: Villa Capri Cruisers Father’s Day Car Show, Nay Aug Park, 1901 Mulberry Street, Scranton. Info: (570) 496-1701. 8:30 a.m. June 17 & 24: Summer Gazebo Concert Series, Presbyterian Church of the Mountain, Main Street, Delaware Water Gap, (570) 420-2808. 6 p.m. June 17: Najwa Parkins; June 24: Jazz Juice. June 18: 11th Annual Golf Outing, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), (570) 828-2319, www.peec.org. A great day of golf at the Shawnee Inn & Country Club, 1 River Road, Shawneeon-Delaware. Proceeds benefit educational programs. Reserve spot for $125 per golfer. $140 per golfer on site day of event. Includes continental breakfast, lunch, 9 a.m. shotgun start, prizes, carts. June 18: Pocono Xterra: Gouldsboro State Park Trail Run, Route 6, Tobyhanna, (570) 8140346. 10 a.m. $20 by mail; $25 day of event. Registration required. June 18: Free Concert: Northeasters Barbershop Chorus, Honesdale Central Park. Sponsored by the Wayne County Creative Arts Council, (570) 2534229, 7:30 p.m. Rain location: Grace Episcopal Parrish House. June 18 thru August 17: Summer Camp at Country Ark Farm, 122

Genesis Drive, Milford, (570) 686-3480, www.countryarkfarm. org. People-friendly animals, bottle feeding, nature hikes, water slide and bounce house. Two-week sessions. For camper sponsorship, call Maria Crawford at the Ingeborg A. Biondo Memorial Foundation at (570) 686-2402.

534, Kresgeville, 6:30 p.m. (570) 688-9063. June 19: Wheat Weaving, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. Ancient ritual to ensure a fruitful harvest. Used today for decorative purposes.

June 19: Safe Haven Pet Rescue Volunteer Meeting, Cherry’s Restaurant, Route 209 near Route

June 19: Shawnee Community Concerts, Mountain Winds, (Continued on Page 42)

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Shopping Around American Candle, Route 611, Bartonsville, exit 302 off I-80, (570) 629-3388, www.american-candle.com Much more than candles, this enormous retailer offers women’s accessories, jewelry, collectibles, home decor and gifts. Swarovski, Jim Shore, Charming Tails, Lenox, Pandora, Vera Bradley, Baggallini, Snap and Dansko footwear. Huge Candy Room. Open daily.

Cooks Tour, Route 390, Mountainhome, (570) 595-0370, www.cookstournepa.com Unique cookware you

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Country Kettle, Business Route 209, Marshalls Creek, (570) 421-8970, www.country-kettle.com. Wow! Look at all that candy. Over 250 barrels of treats. Collectibles and giftware. Swarovski, John Medeiros, Jim Shore, Lenox, Charming Tails, Yankee and Wood Wick candles, kitchenware, garden flags and stones, wind chimes and home decor. Open daily.

Dutch’s Shur Save,1564 Route 507, Greentown, (570) 676-3373. A complete supermarket with convenience, variety and great service.

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Glass Hat, Route 191 in Hamlin, (570) 689-4060, www.wpsada.com. Elegant glassware, antique oak and country furniture, collectibles, estate jewelry, pottery, home decor, kitchenware and Depression glass. Tea sets and accessories. Christmas Room. Open daily.


ThisWeek.net 11 Holley Ross Pottery, Route 191, La Anna, (570) 6763248, www.holleyross.com. Pottery showroom, gift shop and studio where skilled craftsmen produce beautiful wares. Featuring Weeping Gold Pottery, made on site. Up to 70% off Fiesta ware, China sets, dolls, planters and home decor. Hutton Metalcrafts, Route 940, Pocono Pines, (570) 646-7778, www. copperlamps.com. Unique handcrafted metal works, copper lanterns, lamps, candle lanterns, copper wall sculptures, fine pewter ornaments and necklaces. Fine oil paintings on glass. Open Tues. thru Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call ahead for spring hours. Miss Elly’s Antiques & Such, 518 Church Street off Main Avenue, Hawley, (570) 226-7513, www.missellysantiques. com. Affordable treasures, including furniture, glass,

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Tannery Depot, Route 534 and Lehigh Tannery Bridge, White Haven, (570) 6064325, www.tannerydepot. com. Old-fashioned general store featuring everything for outdoors excursions. Groceries, camping equipment, firewood, tarps, fishing supplies. Coffee, free WiFi and bike rentals. Open Monday thru Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Teeters’ Furniture, Main Avenue, Hawley, (570) 226-3112, www.teetersfurniture. com. Since 1849, Teeters’ has been selling the finest furniture. Tom Seely, Simply Amish, Kincaid, Winners Only, Chatham and Stanley. Delivery and set-up available.

The Spa at Mount Airy, 44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono, (570) 243-5230, www.thespaatmountairy. com. Luxurious skincare and (Continued on Page 14)

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spa products—Sothys Paris, OPI, Paul Mitchell.

The Village Bath at Miss Elly’s Antiques,

518 Church Street, Hawley, (570) 226-7513, www.missellysantiques.com. Luxury bath boutique featuring Pre de Provence, Gilden Tree, Mederi and others. Theo B. Price Inc. Country Store, Route 390,

Cresco, (570) 595-2501, www.theobprice.com. Handicrafts, distinctive gifts, seasonings, animal feed, folk art, hardware and building materials. Green Mountain coffees, Vera Bradley, Grafton Village Cheeses. Hardware store and lumber yard.

Second STORY high-end Thrift L.L.C.

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www.startinggateonline.com

Antiques Elegant Glassware Oak & Country Furniture Old Kitchenware

Depression Glass, Pottery, Tea Cups & Saucers, Teapots, Tea Things, Christmas Room, Estate Jewelry plus many Surprises! Rt.191, 1/2 Mi. South of Hamlin Corners in Hamlin

Open Daily - Weather Permitting

570.689.4060

Gifts • Souvenirs A wonderful shop filled to over-flowing with a variety of gifts you must see to believe! Main Street (Rt.611) Mount Pocono


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Tobyhanna Army Depot Centennial On June 23, the Tobyhanna Army Depot celebrates its 100th Anniversary. The festivities, which run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., feature family-friendly activities, including a children’s carnival, wall climbing, live music, car show, historic military equipment and Humvee rides. The amazing U.S. Army Parachute Team “Golden Knights” will perform a special parachute demonstration at 1:30 p.m. Scranton’s Steamtown National Historic Site will run a special train from Steamtown to the Tobyhanna Train Station at 9 a.m. The Landing, the Army Depot’s restaurant, will offer a specially priced buffet for Steamtown passengers. Other special events that day include guided tours of the Depot’s mission area. To enter the installation, visitors over age 16 must have photo identification. Tobyhanna Army Depot, the largest, full-service electronics maintenance facility in the Department of Defense, is the largest employer in Northeastern Pennsylvania. For more information: www.tobyhanna.army.mil/anniversary.html. For train tickets to ride the special Steamtown to Tobyhanna express: (570) 340-5204 or (888) 693-9391.

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Father’s Day: June 17 LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS “Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.” —Bill Cosby (b. 1937) American comedian, actor, author, musician and activist. This year, give your father a gift he won’t have to pretend to like. Treat him to a day in the Pocono Mountains. Whether he’s an adventurer who thrills at the chance to raft the white waters of the Delaware or Lehigh Rivers, or a foodie who’d prefer a five-course meal at an award-winning auberge, the Poconos offer something for every man. Treat music lovers to Honesdale’s Roots & Rhythm Festival, Newfoundland’s Bluegrass Festival, a jazz brunch at the Settler’s Inn, the Great Tastes of Pennsylvania Wine & Food Festival, which offers music throughout the event, or Summerfest 8, which combines two great things: beer and music. Here are some other ideas of how to give dad a gift he’ll love: Bring beauty and serenity to Dad’s backyard with a birdfeeder. Attract finches, cardinals, blue jays and sparrows with a seed feeder. Entice hummingbirds with a liquid solution that mimics nectar. Ross and Ross Nursery, Paradise Valley, (570) 595-9760, www.rossandrossnursery.com. Introduce dad to his new best friend. Animal shelters are filled to capacity with hundreds of beautiful, healthy, well-behaved, adoptable dogs and cats. Adopting, rather than purchasing, pets saves animals’ lives. Safe Haven, Blakeslee, safehaven@epix.net, www.safehavenpa.org. For a unique gift that will brighten his day, give him an antique copper candle lantern. Hutton Metalcrafts, Route 940, Pocono Pines, (570) 646-7778, www.copperlamps.com. What golfer wouldn’t want a round on the house? Dad golfs for free on Father’s Day when you purchase another fully paid round. Split Rock Resort, 1 Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, (800) 255-7625, www.splitrockresort.com. Let him eat cake. Pocono Cheesecake, Route 611, Swiftwater, (570) 839-6844, www.poconocheesecake.com. This Week readers receive $2 off. See ad on page 12 for details. Finally, for the dad who has everything, sweeten his day with candy from Country Kettle, 2663 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg, (570) 421-8970, www.country-kettle.com.


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Dining Information is subject to change.

Barley Creek Brewing Company, Sullivan Trail & Camelback Rd., Tannersville, (570) 629-9399, www.barleycreek.com. Pocono Mountains’ Original Brewpub and Restaurant. Everything at the Creek is handcrafted, from the post and beam timber-frame building and award-winning food, to the ales and lagers. Plenty of choices for vegetarians. Originally an 1880’s farmhouse,

 

Bear Creek Inne Fresh Seafood, Steak, Veal and Chicken RT. 115, BEAR CREEK, PA

570-472-9045

Open 7 Days a Week Daily at 4pm • Sundays at 12pm

www.bearcreekinne.com

Barley Creek boasts a big, rustic atmosphere, deck for brews with a view, pavilion and wiffle ball stadium available for catering, private parties and pick-up games. Free brewery tours and beer tasting. Bear Creek Inne, Route 115, Bear Creek, (570) 472-9045, www.bearcreekinne.com. Serving fresh seafood, steak, veal and chicken dinners at reasonable prices since 1972. Casual dining in a lovely country setting. Private party room available. Boulder View Tavern, South Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, (570) 7229696, www.boulderviewtavern. com. Huge imported and

domestic wine and beer selection. Great pub foods. Crescent Lodge & Country Inn, Routes 191 & 940, Paradise Valley, (570) 595-7486, (800) 392-9400, www.crescentlodge. com. Fine dining plus cocktail lounge with pub menu. Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort & Restaurant, 205 Route 507, Hawley, (570) 226-4388, www. ehrhardts.com. Kick back and enjoy this restaurant located on Lake Wallenpaupack. Featuring classic American cuisine and gluten-free selections. Open 7 days a week at 11:30 a.m. Weekly specials, live entertainment on Friday nights. Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209, East Stroudsburg, (570) 588-9500, www.fernwood. co. Multiple onsite restaurants: Mama Bella’s Tuscan Grille, sports pub, Pizza Hut and Scoops. Wintergreen’s Bar and Grill overlooks the lake and golf course. Enjoy cocktails and entertainment. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Highway 315, Wilkes-

Restaurant & Brewery

I’D TAP THAT

Tannersville, PA 570-629-9399

www.barleycreek.com


ThisWeek.net 19 Barre, (888) 946-4672, www.poconodowns.com. Casino serves up a list of dining options. Ruth’s Chris Steak House is one of the best-known restaurants in the country. Rustic Kitchen features Mediterranean. Timbers Buffet honors the local cultural heritage of the Mohegan tribe while offering an array of all-you-can-eat options. The casual, cool and comfortable Bar Louie is a great place to grab an over-stuffed sandwich or appetizers and a signature drink. Sushi-lovers will adore the sophisticated Pearl, while kids’ faves, Johnny Rockets and Hot Dog Hall of Fame, serve up hamburgers and other American classics. For fabulous fast food, try Wolfgang Puck or Pacer’s Clubhouse. Stop by Ben & Jerry’s and Betty & Joe’s for a sweet ending.

River Room, Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, Shawnee-onDelaware, (570) 424-4000, www. shawneeinn.com. Fine dining amid spectacular views. Skytop Lodge, Route 390, Skytop, (570) 595-7401, (800) 345-7759, www.skytop.com. Lakeview Restaurant features nouveau American cuisine served amid panoramic views of the mountains, golf course and Skytop Lake. International wine list. The Windsor Dining Room, featuring garden views, serves American fare and a “wine of the evening.” Skytop is a Wine Spectator Magazine awardwinner. Jackets are required. Slopeside Pub, Blue Mountain, 1660 Blue Mountain Dr., Palmerton, (610) 826-7700, www.skibluemt.com. Pub menu with spectacular views. Live

entertainment, drink and food specials. Split Rock Resort, 1 Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, (800) 255-7625, www.splitrockresort.com. Five restaurants and ice cream parlor. The French Manor Inn and Spa, off Route 191, 8 miles south of I-84 Exit 20, South Sterling, (570) 676-3244, (877) 720-6095, www. thefrenchmanor.com. Gourmet French cuisine, a superb wine list and a spectacular mountain view from this castle-like manor. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, The French Manor serves “dinner fit for a king.” Jackets are required. Casual dining is available in Hanna’s Café. The French Manor’s restaurants offer gluten-free breads and pancakes. Fourdiamond AAA rating. (Continued on Page 20)


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Dining (Continued from Page 19)

The Gem and Keystone, River Road, located next to Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, Shawneeon-Delaware, (570) 424-0990, www.GemAndKeystone.com. Home of ShawneeCraft Brewing Company artisanal heirloom whole-food beer, handcrafted on

ExceptionaL Food and LODGING

Celebrate Spring from Garden to Plate www.thesettlersinn.com 570-226-2993

A CCO M M O DAT I O N S H AV E F I R E P L AC E S & W H I R L P O O L S CASINO & SPA NEARBY

Junction Rts. 191 & 940 • Paradise Valley

800 392-9400 570 595-7486 www.crescentlodge.com

the premises. The menu features Pennsylvania farmstead cheeses and Smithsonian Sustainable Seafood. Open for lunch and dinner daily. The Inn at Pocono Manor, Routes 314 & 940, Pocono Manor, (570) 839-7111, www. poconomanor.com. The Exchange features eclectic American cuisine with a continental flair, plus a global wine list. Casual dress, with collared shirts for men; no shorts, T-shirts or sneakers. The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park, 4 Main Avenue, Hawley, (570) 226-2993, (800) 8338527, www.thesettlersinn.com. Serving seasonal game and fish with locally grown produce. Enjoy artisan breads and desserts baked onsite. Regularly scheduled wine chats and dining events. Lunch and dinner daily. Four-diamond AAA rating, Wine Spectator magazine awardwinner and member of Historic Hotels of America. Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant & Pub in the Pines, Route 940, Pocono Pines, (570) 646-2377, www.breakfastking.com. Dubbed the “Breakfast King,” Jubilee serves up the most important meal of the day daily from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Lunch/dinner menus include steaks, seafood, burgers, wraps, paninis, sandwiches, soups and salads. The adjoining Pub in the Pines is a popular nightspot with 15 beers on tap. Established in 1968.


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Summer Solstice: June 20th Summer solstice, the first day of the season, is the longest day of the year. The word solstice is a combination of the Latin words sol, which means sun, and stece, which means to stand still. As the days start to lengthen, the sun rises higher and higher, until it seems to stand still in the sky. Shakespeare referred to summer solstice as midsummer. The Celts and Slavs feted summer’s first day with dancing and bonfires to help increase the sun’s energy. The Druids celebrated solstice as the “wedding of Heaven and Earth,” perhaps resulting in the present day belief of a lucky wedding in June.


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Entertainment  COVE HAVEN, Lake Wallenpaupack, (800) 432-9932, www.covepoconoresorts.com. July 22: Howie Mandel.

on the weekends. Live music in the Trolley Stop Pub and Astor Room.

 EHRHARDT’S RESORT & RESTAURANT, 205 Route 507; (570) 226-4388; www.ehrhardts.com. Live music on Fridays, and on other nights for special occasions. June 22: Rick Horvath. June 29: Gary Dillon.

 MAUCH CHUNK OPERA HOUSE, Jim Thorpe, (570) 325-0249; www. mauchchunkoperahouse.com. An acoustically ideal venue for live music, Mauch Chunk features shows most weekends. June 22: Leon Redbone, in his omnipresent Fedora, dark glasses and Groucho Marx mustache, the gravelly voiced baritone is one of the most recognizable characters in music. June 23: The Felice Brothers. June 29: US Rails with the Sterling Koch Band. June 30: Cast of Beatlemania. For show times, tickets and prices: (570) 325-0249, www. mauchchunkoperahouse.com.

 FERNWOOD HOTEL & RESORT, Route 209, Bushkill, (570) 588-9500, and see www.fernwood.co. Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Wintergreen’s, Brain Freeze Trivia team trivia game for ages 21+, hosted by Gary “Big Brain” in the Morning. Karaoke

 MOHEGAN SUN AT POCONO DOWNS, Highway 315 in Wilkes-Barre. (570) 831-2100. Popular local bands and duos in two of its venues— Breaker’s (Thursday thru Saturday nights) and Bar Louie (Friday and Saturday nights). Catch

 CRESCENT LODGE, Route 191, Paradise Valley; (570) 5957486, (800) 392-9400; www. crescentlodge.com. Enjoy superb cuisine and the sublime blues/ jazz piano music of Michael Fossa on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

the stellar Marko Marcinko Trio Jazz Band every Friday (6 p.m.-9 p.m.) and Saturday (8:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m.) and guitar trio The Blend at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Summer 2012 Party on the Patio features live bands and in Breakers. June 21: Unchained (Van Halen tribute band). June 28: Runaway (Bon Jovi tribute band).  MOUNT AIRY CASINO, 44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono, (866) 468-7619, www.mountairycasino.com. June 30: Colin Quinn.  PENN’S PEAK, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe, (866) 6057325, www.pennspeak.com. One of the best venues in Pennsylvania for hearing live music. June 16: The Machine, America’s top Pink Floyd show. June 24: Comedian Steven Wright. June 29: Foreigner. For show times, tickets and prices: (866) 605-7325, www.pennspeak.com.  SHAWNEE INN AND GOLF RESORT, Shawnee-on-Delaware,

COMING SOON June 15th Rock of Ages (PG-13) That’s My Boy (R) The Woman in the Fifth (R) Your Sister’s Sister (R)

June 22nd Brave (PG) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (R) To Rome with Love (R) ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER

IN THEATRES 6/22


ThisWeek.net 23 (570) 424-4000, (800) 7429633. The River Room Piano Bar and Lounge. On Fridays and Saturdays, from 8 p.m. to midnight, the talented and versatile pianist Flo Powell, also known as Lady Flo, dazzles with her extensive repertoire—Duke Ellington, Gershwin, Louis Armstrong, Cole Porter, Barbra Streisand, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Lionel Richie, Dionne Warwick, Billie Holliday and more. Stools around the piano encourage sing-a-long.  SHERMAN THEATER, 524 Main Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 420-2808, www.shermantheater.com. June 28: Hot Tuna Electric, featuring Steve Kimock and Billy Goodman. June 30: Halestorm.  THE INN AT POCONO MANOR, Route 314 and One Manor Drive. (570) 225-0167; (888) 374-1295. Lamplighter Lounge—Entertainment available Fridays & Saturdays.  THE MOUNT, Mt. Laurel Pocono Mts. Performing Arts

Center, 1 Tamiment Road, Tamiment (570) 588-2522, www. mtlaurelpac.com. June 29: Three Dog Night. Top-charting hits; a must-see show. Tickets: $37.50, $52.50, $67.50. Gates open at 5 p.m., local bands at 6 p.m., headliner at 7 p.m.  THE SHAWNEE PLAYHOUSE, 552 River Road, Shawnee-onDelaware; (570) 421-5093; www.theshawneeplayhouse. com. Affordable world-class theater in the Pocono Mountains, presenting classical and new plays, musicals, operas, concerts and Shakespeare. June 16 thru July 25: Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits. In this musical revue, Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirist. Hailed as “hilarious and brilliantly wicked” by the New York Times, the show includes parodies of The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Les Misérables, Annie Get Your Gun, Hairspray, The Lion King, The Music Man, Miss Saigon and Rent. June 23 through September 1: The Shawnee

Theater Year Round! Musicals, Comedies, Dramas Children’s Theater Classes and Camps We Love Groups of All Sizes!

570-421-5093 www.TheShawneePlayhouse.com

Story, a nostalgic musical comedy with historic photos of beautiful Shawnee-on-Delaware area and the personalities that make it special. June 29 through August 25: CATS, winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Costumes, and Broadway’s second longest running show. June 1 through August 31: Story Time S.T.A.R.S. on Stage. Children will love seeing their favorite characters and stories come alive. June 21 through August 24: Aladdin Jr. For show times, tickets and prices: (570) 421-5093; www. theshawneeplayhouse.com.

Split Rock’s Wine & Food Festival The 22nd Annual Great Tastes of Pennsylvania Wine & Food Festival, celebrating the state’s finest winemakers and chefs, will take place at Split Rock Resort on June 16 and 17, noon to 6 p.m. Featuring top music acts, playing continuously on three stages, the festival showcases 36 wineries, beautiful crafts and a wide selection of food vendors. Educational seminars will also be offered. Each adult attendee receives a commemorative wine-tasting glass. Tickets are $26 in advance and $30 the day of the festival. Split Rock, 1 Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, is a four-season resort nestled among the pine forests, lakes and streams of the western Pocono Mountains. Special festival rates are available. For more information: (800) 255-7625, www.splitrockresort.com/festivals/wine-festival.


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Beltzville Big Pocono Childs Gouldsboro Hickory Run Jacobsburg Lehigh Gorge Nescopeck Pohopoco Promised Land Steamtown National Historic Site 12. Tobyhanna

Boulder Lake

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Sports BAIT & TACKLE Tannery Depot General Store, RR 78, corner of Route 534 & Tannery Bridge, White Haven, (570) 606-4325, (800) 7450742, www.tannerydepot.com. Offering fishing tackle, camping equipment, bike rentals, hiking supplies, hunting accessories, food and more. Woehrle’s Bait Shop, Rt. 940 at Park Avenue in Mount Pocono, (570) 839-7338, www.woehrlesbaitshop.com. Healthy live bait for all seasons; fat heads, minnows, night crawlers, leeches, red worms, giant mealworms, wax worms and more. Celebrating over

Zipline & Challenge Course

PAINTBALL

3 decades in business, this complete bait shop is open every day, all year.

0505, (800) 487-2628, www.adventuresport.com. Overnight canoe camping trips in the exquisite Delaware Water Gap Natural Recreation Area.

BOATING Lakeside Country Cottages, Intersection Routes 507 & 390, Lake Wallenpaupack, Tafton, (570) 226-8907, www.lakesidecountrycottages. com. Seasonal boat slip rentals start at $800.

CAMPING Adventure Sports, Route 209, Marshalls Creek (2 miles north of I-80 off exit 309), (570) 223-

Kittatinny Canoes, Dingmans Ferry Base, 2130 Route 739, Dingmans Ferry on the Delaware River, (800) 356-2852, www.kittatinny.com. Canoe and raft center offering scenic riverside camping trips in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Lakeside Country Cottages, Intersection Rtes. 507 & 390, Lake Wallenpaupack, (570) 226-8907, www. lakesidecountrycottages.com.

 

SKYTOP.COM


ThisWeek.net 27 CANOES & KAYAKS

EURO BUNGEE

Kittatinny Canoes, Dingmans Ferry Base, 2130 Route 739, Dingmans Ferry on the Delaware River, (800) 356-2852, www. kittatinny.com. Rafting, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, camping, paintball and zipping.

CBK Mountain Adventures, Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville, (570) 629-1661, www.cbkmountainadventures. com. Trampoline and safety harnesses allow participants to experience the thrill of flying and flipping.

www.paradisetrout.com. Two lakes filled with bass and trout. No license required. All equipment/bait available. FLY FISHING

CLIMBING The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop, (570) 595-8988; www.skytop.com. Outdoor 30’ climbing wall; 8 stations, from beginner to expert. CBK Mountain Adventures, Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville, (570) 629-1661, www.cbkmountainadventures. com. Treetop obstacle courses, mountain segways, zip lines, offroad adventure rides.

FISH AND PAY LAKES Big Brown Fish and Pay Lakes, Route 115, North Effort, (570) 629-0427, www.bigbrownfish. com. Three ponds filled with trout and bass. No license required. Equipment rentals and bait available. Picnic table, park benches and pavilion for your convenience. Paradise Fishing Preserve, Cresco, (570) 629-0422,

The Orvis Shop at Skytop Lodge, Route 390, Skytop, (570) 595-8929, www.skytop. com. Instruction for the novice fly fisher; equipment provided. Private lessons and guide service. Waters open to the public for a fee. The Rod & Gun Club at The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314, Pocono Manor, (570) 839-3908, www.poconomanor.com. Lessons for beginners to experienced anglers. Scenic 2.5 miles of remote fly-fishing open to the public for a fee. (Continued on Page 28)

Big Brown Paradise Fish & Pay Lakes Fishing Preserve Where the fish are always biting!

Quality Since 1902

No License Required Pole Rental Bait & Tackle Shop Picnic Tables, Park Benches & Pavilion

Children under 12 Free Admission

Route 115 North, Effort, PA

(570) 629-0427

www.bigbrownfish.com email: bigbrownfish@verizon.net

5% OFF FISH PURCHASE ONLY

Must present coupon at time of purchase. Fish & Pay Lakes only. Fish from Hatchery excluded.

TWIP

Route 191, Paradise Valley, PA

(570) 629-0422

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class and find your way to one of Skytop’s caches using state-ofthe-art GPS units.

The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314, Pocono Manor, (570) 839-3908, www.poconomanor. com. Two courses designed by elite golf course architects.

GOLF

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, One River Road, 124 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawneeon-Delaware, (800) 7429633, www.shawneeinn.com. Legendary, historic course.

GEOCACHING The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, One Skytop, Skytop, (570) 595-8988; www.skytop.com. Discover the delights of Geocaching in a small

Fernwood Resort, Route 209, Bushkill, (888) 337-6966, www.fernwood.co. Year-round horseback riding.

Skytop Lodge, One Skytop, Skytop, (570) 595-8988, www.skytop.com.

KITTATINNY ZIP LINE 30 00 F EE T OF E XC ITE ME NT !

Split Rock Resort, 1 Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, (800) 255-7625, www.splitrockresort.com.

Dual Racing Zip Lines One of the Longest Zip Lines in the U.S.

HARNESS RACING

Soar 150 Feet in the Air Overlooking the Delaware at Speeds Over 50 MPH!

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, (888) 946-4672, www.poconodowns.com.

1-800-356-2852 www.kittatinny.com

HORSEBACK RIDING

TAKE A ZIP LINE RIDE AND RECEIVE:

$10 OFF a Delaware River Canoe, Kayak or Raft Trip - OR $10 OFF Paintball - OR - 1/2 Price Camping

TWIP

Fernwood Resort, Route 209, Bushkill, (888) 337-6966, www.fernwood.co. Year-round horseback riding. The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314, Pocono Manor, (570) 839-6237, www.poconomanor. com. Year-round horseback riding.

KART RACING

costasfamilyfunpark.com • 570.226.8585

S & S Speedways Indoor GoKarts, Business Route 209 in Snydersville, (570) 420-5500; www.ssspeedways.com. Highpowered afford experience similar to real track racing. Single-person ride; must be at least 54” tall. Video arcade and snack bar. Use the display ad in this magazine for a Free Race.


ThisWeek.net 29 MOUNTAIN BIKING The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Skytop, (570) 595-8988; www.skytop.com. Learn to negotiate rock gardens, bridges, drops and banked turns in Mountain Biking Skills Class. Rent equipment or bring your own. Pocono Bike Rentals at the Tannery Depot, RR 78, corner of Route 534 & Tannery Bridge, White Haven, (800) 745-0742, www.poconobikerentals.com.

Stagecoach Rd., Weatherly, (800) 443-8554, www. whitewaterchallengers.com. Mountain bike rentals; shuttle service to great trails along the Lehigh River.

Tannersville, (570) 629-1661, www.cbkmountainadventures. com. Mountain Segway tour takes you through the ski trails of Camelback Mountain Resort.

MOUNTAIN SEGWAYS

Fernwood Resort, Route 209, Bushkill, (888) 337-6966; www.fernwood.co.

CBK Mountain Adventures, Camelback Mountain Resort,

THE MOST FUN YOU’LL HAVE ALL YEAR

!

• Whitewater Rafting • Mountain Biking • ZipLine Adventure • Camping • Paintball 800 443-8554

Pocono Whitewater, Route 903 near Jim Thorpe, (570) 3259226, www.poconowhitewater. com. Mountain bike rentals and shuttle service to and from many great bike trails in and around Jim Thorpe. Whitewater Challengers, Lehigh Adventure Center, 288 North

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www.WhitewaterChallengers.com

WhiteWater Challengers in the Poconos, Pa

      

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC COME AND ENJOY DELICIOUS FOOD AND A GREAT SUNSET VIEW MIDWEEK GOLF SPECIALS Mondays & Wednesdays Buy One Greens Fee Get the 2nd One FREE*

*(Cart purchase required - not valid for Twilight or 9 Holes rates)

WEEKENDS $65 with cart WEEKDAYS $55 with cart Junior and Senior Rates

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OPEN FOR LUNCH AND DINNER THURSDAY thru SUNDAY 11am to 9pm Dinner Reservations Recommended

Call 570.722.9901 •    www.golfsplitrock.com  

Located at Split Rock Country Club • 49 Wolf Hollow Rd., Lake Harmony, PA 18624


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Sports (Continued from Page 29)

PAINTBALL

PLAY PARKS

The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, One Skytop, Skytop, (570) 595-8988, www.skytop.com.

WOEHRLE‛S BAIT SHOP Route 940 & Park Avenue MT. POCONO

THE POCONOS’ MOST COMPLETE BAIT SHOP

839-7338

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Bushkill Falls, Route 209, Bushkill, (570) 588-6682, to www.visitbushkillfalls.com. Centered around eight tumbling waterfalls, the “Niagara of Pennsylvania” features miles of nature trails, picnic areas, miniature golf, paddleboats and more. Ice Cream Parlor, Native American and wildlife exhibits. Costa’s Family Fun Park, 2111 Route 6, Hawley, near Lake Wallenpaupack, (570) 2268585, www.costasfamilyfunpark. com. Bumper boats, go karts, miniature golf, water slides, laser tag, golf driving range, batting cages, video games and more.

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Land of Make Believe & Pirate’s Cove, I-80 exit 12, Hope, NJ, (908) 459-9000, www.lomb. com. Award-winning park specifically designed for parent/ child participation. Rides, shows, attractions, games, water park, picnic area and more set on over 30 acres.

SPORTING CLAYS The Rod & Gun Club at Pocono Manor, Route 314, Pocono Manor, (570) 839-3908, www.poconomanor.com. The Orvis Shop at Skytop Lodge, One Skytop, Skytop, (570) 595-8929, (570) 595-7401, www.skytop.com.

SPORTS EQUIPMENT Adventure Sports, Route 209, Marshalls Creek, (570) 2230505, (800) 487-2628 www.adventuresport.com. Offers a complete line of outdoor equipment, including tents, lanterns, fire starters, water jugs, portable stoves, apparel and sunglasses. Starting Gate Action Sports, Rt. 209 in Bushkill, adjacent to Pocono Indian Museum, (570) 588-4807, www.startinggateonline.com.

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Tannery Depot General Store, Route 534 and Tannery Road, (570) 606-4325. Carries a full selection of everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors. Woehrle’s Bait Shop, Rt. 940 at Park Avenue, Mount Pocono, (570) 839-7338, www.woehrlesbaitshop.com. Healthy live bait for all seasons.


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WHITE WATER RAFTING

Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton, I-81 exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway), left at light to Lackawanna Avenue, follow signs to Steamtown, (570) 340-5200, (888) 693-9391, www.nps. gov/stea. Cross-country steampowered and historic dieseldriven rail excursions, working roundhouse and turntable, 2 museums, Park Theatre, and Visitors Center.

Pocono Whitewater, Route 903 near Jim Thorpe, (570) 325-9226, www.poconowhitewater.com.

Tobyhanna Train Station & Museum, Route 423 in Tobyhanna, (570) 894-3338.

TROLLEY RIDES Water Gap Trolley, Route 611, Delaware Water Gap, (570) 4769766, www.watergaptrolley.com. Authentically styled all-weather trolleys make scenic and historic tours of Delaware Water Gap. Relax while trained guides take you back through history and describe points of interest. Open 7 days/week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WATER PARKS Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, One Camelback Road, Tannersville, (570) 6291661, www.camelbeach.com. Features year-round adventure and family activities.

Shawnee River Trips, off I-80 exit 310 to River Road in Shawneeon-Delaware, (877) 373-2386, www.DRDcenter.com. Whitewater Challengers, Lehigh Adventure Center, 288 North Stagecoach Rd., Weatherly, (800) 443-8554, www. whitewaterchallengers.com.

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PATCH TOWN DAYS Celebrate Tradition Get a glimpse of how the people who spirited the industrial revolution lived, worked and played at Eckley Miners’ Village Patch Town Days on June 16 and 17. The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, features music, dancing, food, living history presentations, artisans and other activities popular during the 19th century. On Saturday, take in a performance by the Emerald Isle Step Dancers. Musical performances include old time Appalachian folk songs and strolling minstrels. A church choir performance will take place at St. James Episcopal Church on Sunday. Living history presentations include a company store stocked with period wares and blacksmith, seamstress and cobbler shops. Eckley Miners’ Village was a planned, company-owned, nineteenth century industrial coal mining—or, patch—town. Today, the entire town is a living museum, preserving an important part of American history. Eckley Miners’ Village is located at 2 Eckley Main Street, Weatherly. For more information: (570) 636-2070, www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com.

Rafting the Rapids A dam release is to whitewater rafting what fresh powder is to skiing—the optimum condition for enjoying a thrilling sport. The Army Corps of Engineers initiates dam releases during the warm months to offset the lack of snow melt. Avid whitewater rafters circle these dates and you should too. Upcoming anticipated dam release dates for 2012 are: June 23-24, July 7-8.

Photo: Dorothea Schaefer

Whitewater Challengers in Weatherly sponsors special dam release rafting trips which feature dozens of exciting rapids combined with the spectacular scenery of the Lehigh River Gorge. For more information: (800) 443-8554, www.whitewaterchallengers.com.


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Pocono Gardens “Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.” Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), English poet, short-story writer, and novelist Gardens are one of the universal symbols of beauty, serenity and abundance. Gardens are so significant in human history that all of life is said to have begun in a garden, the garden which is synonymous for paradise. Versailles is most memorable not for its palace, but for its garden. Destroyed A Walking Tour of Stroudsburg’s Gardens in an earthquake during the second century BC, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon are honored to this day as one of the original Seven Wonders of the World. Resplendent with spectacular gardens, the Pocono Mountains feature historical sites, resorts and private homes abloom in lush, vibrant color. The gardens at Grey Towers National Historic Site, the former home of Gifford Pinchot, first Chief of the U.S. Forest Service and Pennsylvania Governor for two terms, are the Poconos’ version of Versailles. Grey Towers, a French chateauesque mansion, is located in Milford. For more information: (570) 2969630, www.greytowers.org. Hidden within the bustle of downtown Stroudsburg, gardens bloom in genteel glory. On June 16, join the Monroe County Historical Association for History in Bloom, a walking tour of Stroudsburg’s gardens, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Discover 10 beautiful gardens and gather gardening tips from homeowners while learning about Stroudsburg’s rich architectural history. For more information: (570) 421-7703, www.monroehistorical.org. Visit Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm for its 5th Annual Summer Garden Party on June 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stroll the gardens and learn about garden lore while sampling delicious dishes made with fresh herbs and vegetables. Horticulturist and agricultural educator Gary Oiler will speak about the Three Sisters method of planting. Quiet Valley will also host a Garden Tea Party on June 16. For more information about both events and reservations for the tea party: (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org.

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Real Estate PROPERTIES FOR SALE & VACATION RENTALS

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Century 21 Select Group, Route 940, Pocono Pines, (800) 588-1808, (570) 6463600; and Route 94, Pocono Lake at Locust Lake Village, (800) 588-2808, (570) 646-8844; www.c21PoconoPines.com. Real estate sales and vacation rentals in Lake Naomi, Locust

Hawley Realty, Inc., (610) 398-4000, www.hawleyrealty.com. Commercial and industrial real throughout the Pocono Mountains. Lake Naomi Real Estate, Inc., Route 940, Pocono Pines, (800) 537-1479, (570) 646-2222, www.lakenaomi.com. Specializing in Lake Naomi/ Timber Trails sales and vacation rentals. A family tradition since 1964.

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SERVICES Pocono Tile Works, (570) 460-6439, www.poconotileworks.com. Exceptional custom tile design, including marble, and installation. Fully insured; references available. The Service Team, 487 E. Moorestown Road, Wind Gap, (610) 377-8400. Installation of roofing, siding, kitchens, baths, decks, insulation and flooring.

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On the banks of Lake Harmony, surrounded by thousands of acres of forests and streams, Split Rock Resort and Golf Course enjoys a prime western Poconos locale. As a world onto itself, Split Rock is the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of nature. This Father’s Day, Split Rock is offering dads the chance to play its championship golf course for free when accompanied by a golfer paying full price. After the round of golf, stick around for a buono Italian dinner at Bel’ lago, one of the resort’s four restaurants, or drinks at its sports bar, Benchwarmers. Split Rock Resort features a variety of accommodations, including lakeside and garden rooms in the main lodge, rustic villas and cottages, and elegant suites. Offering numerous activities—including a water park, movie theater, bowling alley, segways, games room, miniature golf, tennis and live entertainment on the weekends, Split Rock is a great destination for family vacations. Split Rock Resort and Golf Course is located at 1 Lake Drive, Lake Harmony. For more information: (800) 255-7625, www.splitrockresort.com.

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Art & History ANTOINE DUTOT MUSEUM & GALLERY, Main Street (Route 611), Delaware Water Gap, (570) 4764240, www.dutotmuseum.com. Art gallery and museum of local history housed in a charming brick schoolhouse (circa 1850). Hours: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. & Sun, Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day weekend. Donation $2; Children under 12 Free. ASA PACKER MUSEUM, Jim Thorpe, (570) 325-3229, www.asapackermansion.com. Built in 1861, this former home of Mauch Chunk railroad magnate and Lehigh University Founder, Asa Packer, remains as it was in his day, furnishings and all. ARTSPACE GALLERY, 18 North 7th Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460, www.poconoarts.org. Premiere Public Fine Art Gallery administered by the nonprofit PoconoArts Council. More than 20

juried artists exhibit their works from June thru November. The months of December thru May are reserved for special event exhibits. Media include oil, photography, acrylics, watercolor, digital, pottery, batik and more.

“Lincoln Flag,” which was placed under President Lincoln’s head after he was shot at Ford’s Theater. Hours: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wed. thru Sun. during July and August; and Wed., Sat. & Sun. September thru June.

BELL SCHOOL, Cherry Valley Road, Stormsville, www.monroehistorical. org. Circa 1860 one-room school. Artifacts, photos, guided tours.

COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION MUSEUM, 5550 Memorial Boulevard (Route 611), Tobyhanna, (570) 894-4207, (570) 839-7306, www.coolbaughtwp.org. Ice harvesting, military history, extensive photo collection and artifacts. Cultural and special events.

CALDER HOUSE MUSEUM, Route 191 and Pine Mill Road, Equinunk, (570) 224-6722, www. waynehistorypa.org. A National Historic site featuring a Native American canoe from the 1400s. COLUMNS MUSEUM, 608 Broad Street, Milford, (570) 296-8126, www.pikecountyhistoricalsociety. org. Housed in a restored 1904 Neo-Greek Revival mansion, the museum of the Pike County Historical Society features the

COLUMCILLE MEGALITH PARK, 2155 Fox Gap Road, Bangor, (610) 588-1174, www.columcille.org. Nonprofit park rooted in Celtic spirituality and inspired by the Isle of Iona off the coast of Scotland. An outdoor sanctuary open to the public as a sacred space for quiet meditation.

Ride Tobyhanna’s History In celebration of the Tobyhanna Army Depot’s 100th Anniversary on June 23, a special train excursion from Scranton to the historic Tobyhanna Train Station will run. A diesel-powered, handicap accessible train will depart Steamtown at 9 a.m. and return at 4 p.m. The excursion cost, which features a funfilled family-friendly day, is $34 for adults, $29 for seniors and $22 for children. The Tobyhanna Train Station & Museum, which is hosted by the Pocono Rail Historical Society, is located on Route 423, Tobyhanna, (570) 894-3338. Hours are Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m.


ThisWeek.net 37 CRESCO STATION MUSEUM, Sand Spring Road off Route 390, Cresco Railroad Depot, (570) 595-6157, www.barretthistory.org. Antique toys, anthracite coal mine display, diorama of the 1764 John Price homestead, Civil War displays. CRYSTAL CAVE, 963 Crystal Cave Road, near Route 222, Kutztown, (610) 683-6765, www.crystalcavepa. com. Discovered in 1871, rock and crystal formations in this underground cave resemble giant gems and crystalline waterfalls. DORFLINGER GLASS MUSEUM, Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, Long Ridge Road, White Mills, (570) 253-1185, www. dorflinger.org. Highlighting the life of Christian Dorflinger, creator of fine crystal and cut glass, who was educated at the Cristalleries de Saint Louis in France. Largest collection of Honesdale Glass in the world, period antiques and factory artifacts. Open Wed. thru Sun. DRIEBE FREIGHT STATION, 537 Ann Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 4241776. Restored 1882 railroad freight station housing a working model train display. ECKLEY MINERS’ VILLAGE, 2 Eckley Main Street, Weatherly, (570)636-2070, www. eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com. Founded in 1854, Eckley was an anthracite mining community, which in 1971 became a living museum—an entire town dedicated to preserving the history of the American lives that fueled the industrial revolution. Guided walking tours of the town and historical exhibits. Open year-round. EPISCOPAL PARISH OF ST. MARK & ST. JOHN, 21 Race Street Jim Thorpe, (570) 325-2241. www. stmarkandtjohn.org. This National Historic Landmark church features Gothic Revival architecture and Tiffany glass windows. Built between 1867 and 1869. EQUINUNK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Route 191 and Pine Mill Road, Equinunk, (570) 224-6722, www.equinunkhistory.org. Preserves the history, from prehistoric times

to present, of the Upper Delaware region. The town is characterized by 19th and early 20th century architecture, including Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne and Second Empire, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. EVERHART MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, SCIENCE & ART, 1901 Mulberry Street, Scranton, (570) 346-7186, www. everhart-museum.org. Located in Nay Aug Park, the Beaux-Arts style building houses rotating fine art collections, a planetarium and natural history displays. GREY TOWERS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, 151 Grey Towers Drive, Milford, (570) 296-9630, www.greytowers.org. A French chateau built in 1886 by Richard Morris Hunt, architect of the Vanderbilt estate, Grey Towers is characterized by its dual conical roofed towers. Set on 303 acres of gardens and outbuildings, including an outdoor theater, this exquisite mansion, which is the former family home of the founder of the US Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot, houses a museum and conference center. Open May 26 thru October 31.

Hall, 4th Floor, Linden Street and Jefferson Avenue, Scranton, (570) 941-4214, www.scranton.edu. Rotating fine art exhibits. LACAWAC SANCTUARY, www.lacawac.org. Located in the northeastern tip of the Pocono Mountains, this nature preserve, ecological field research station and public environmental education facility is set on 545 acres and includes forests, a lake and a group of buildings built in 1903, many of which are architecturally significant, plus 5 public hiking trails. The 52acre Lake Lacawac, which is the southernmost glacial lake in the northern hemisphere, has been preserved in pristine condition completely free from development and encroachment. MADELON POWERS ART GALLERY, East Stroudsburg University, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite Streets, East Stroudsburg, (570) 422-3483, www.esu.edu. Fine art (Continued on Page 38)

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Art & History (Continued from Page 37) exhibits by established and up-andcoming visual artists. MAUCH CHUNK MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER, Jim Thorpe, (570) 325-9190, www.mauchchunkmuseum.com. Preserving the history and culture of Jim Thorpe, formerly known as Mauch Chunk. MILFORD HISTORIC DISTRICT, Milford. 400 of the town’s 655 buildings have been declared “historically significant,” according to Travel + Leisure magazine. Stroll down North Main Street, which features a number of Italianate architectural gems: Opera House, Arms & Lovejoy Stores, Weaver & Watkins Block, Hovey Building, Hewitt Building, St. John Building. Also notable: the Greek Revival Dunning-Schoenemann House. East Commerce Street features Our Lady, Queen of Snow Catholic Church (Gothic style), H.J. Lee House (American Foursquare), Wheeler/ Hubbell (Queen Anne), P.F. Wells House (an outstanding Italianate Villa), Hebbard House (Greek Revival). On East Liberty Street, the Baron House is Milford’s sole example of the Chateauesque Style. Also: Byrne House (Dutch Colonial Revival), Hill House (Bungalow/ Period Revival styles), AV. Austin House (Victorian Gothic/ Queen Anne). OLD JAIL MUSEUM, 128 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, (570) 325-5259. Infamous execution site of the Molly Maguires, who were quite possibly innocent. Numerous reports claim the jail is haunted. OLD MAUCH CHUNK TRAIN STATION, Packer Park, Jim Thorpe, (570) 325-5810, www.jimthorpe.org. Located in the heart of the downtown, the historic train station serves as a visitors welcome and information center.

POCONO INDIAN MUSEUM, Route 209, Bushkill, (570) 5889338; www.poconoindianmuseum. com. Ancient artifacts and crafts of Delaware River Native Americans.

building’s architecture encompasses Gothic Revival, Romanesque and Richardsonian Romanesque. It is on the US National Registry of Historic Places.

POCONO MANOR INN, 314 Pocono Manor, (570) 839-7111, www.poconomanor.com. The “Grand Lady of the Mountains” is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

STEAMTOWN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, 150 S. Washington Avenue, Scranton, (570) 340-5200, www.nps.gov/stea/index.htm. Offering living history and special exhibits, including the movie Steel and Steam. Tour the Locomotive Repair Shops. Enjoy a short or longer train excursion. Conveniently located in downtown Scranton, which is an easy, short drive off all major routes (81, 380, 84, 6 & 11).

QUIET VALLEY LIVING HISTORICAL FARM, 347 Quiet Valley Road Stroudsburg, (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. Nestled in the hills of Northeast Pennsylvania, Quiet Valley is dedicated to preserving and presenting Pennsylvania’s agricultural heritage. Open to the general public for tours during the summer. Special events feature period-dressed “family” members re-enacting the life of the original Pennsylvania German family who lived on the farm from the 1760s to 1913. SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER, 420 N. Washington Avenue, Scranton, (570) 346-7369, www. scrantonculturalcenter.org. Housed in the magnificent Masonic Temple, considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the country, the Scranton Cultural Center serves as a regional center for arts, education and community activities, including Broadway plays, symphony, ballet, cultural events and art exhibits. Completed in 1930, when Scranton was a wealthy industrial city, the Masonic Temple is a tribute to masonry. The

STROUD MANSION & LIBRARY, 900 Main Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 421-7703, www.monroehistorical. org. Built in 1795 by Jacob Stroud, the stately mansion houses Monroe County artifacts and exhibits and features the Elizabeth D. Walters Library, which contains extensive genealogical materials, a museum, library and gift shop. TOBYHANNA TRAIN STATION & MUSEUM, Route 423, Tobyhanna, (570) 894-3338. Hosted by the Pocono Rail Historical Society, open seasonally. Rail videos, running model train layouts, memorabilia, railroad art and souvenirs. By donation. Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. WALLENPAUPACK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC., 103 Manor Court, Paupack, (570) 226-8980, www.visitpa.org. Dedicated to keeping the history of the Lake Wallenpaupack area accessible, the Society operates the Williams House as a museum.

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ZANE GREY MUSEUM, Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River 274 River Road, Lackawaxen, (570) 685-4871. Renowned author/chronicler of the American West’s beloved Pocono Mountains home. Memorabilia, photographs and books in the rooms that served as Grey’s office and study.


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Lodging Countryside Cottages, 2863 Bartonsville Avenue, Stroudsburg, (570) 629-2131, www.countrysidecottages.com. Small rustic resort featuring fireplaces and lovely nature setting. Crescent Lodge, 5854 Paradise Valley Road, Cresco, (570) 595-7486, www.crescentlodge. com. Award-winning retreat with lodge and cottages. Each room features a distinctive style. Cottages feature fireplace, sunken Jacuzzi for two and private outdoor patio overlooking gardens. Amenities include complimentary country breakfast buffet, one of the finest restaurants in the Pocono

Mountains, walking and fitness trails. Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort & Restaurant, 205 Route 507, Hawley, (570) 226-4388, www.ehrhardts.com. Owned and operated by the Ehrhardt family for over 60 years, this Lake Wallenpaupack resort offers motel rooms, cottages, lakeside apartments and suites. Live entertainment on weekends. Lake-front restaurant.

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French Manor Inn and Spa, 50 Huntingdon Drive, South Sterling, (877) 720-6090, www.thefrenchmanor.com. Country manor modeled after an estate in the South of France. Gourmet French cuisine served nightly, a superb wine list, outdoor dining with spectacular mountain views. Hanna’s Café offers casual dining. Selected one of the “Ten Best Inns in America” and awarded a 4-Diamond rating by AAA.

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100 miles from Philadelphia in a scenic and secluded setting amid the beauty of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Skytop Lodge, off Route 390, Skytop, (570) 595-7401, (800) 345-7759, www.skytop.com. Refined resort in a majestic 5,500-acre setting. Affordable weekend and vacation plans feature fine dining, accommodations, an abundance of year-round sports/activities and guided nature tours. Split Rock Resort, 1 Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, (800) 255-7625, www.splitrockresort.com. Villas, cottages, lodge and deluxe suites offering a huge array of sports, and activities, including golf, water park and bowling, and a movie theater. The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314, One Manor Drive, Pocono Manor, (570) 8397111, (800) 233-8150, www. poconomanor.com. Nestled among the evergreens and bountiful wildlife, the Inn has been a Pocono Mountains landmark since 1902. This charming 3000-acre resort is a year-round gateway to adventure activities, fine dining, shopping and relaxation. The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park, Route 6, Hawley, (570) 226-2993, (800) 833-8527, www.thesettlersinn.com. Artfully restored 1927 craftsman-style hotel featuring 20 guest rooms and suites, some with Jacuzzis and fireplaces. AAA 4-Diamond rated restaurant with a Wine Spectator magazine awardwinning wine selection. Seasonal game, meats and fish. Member of Historic Hotels of America.


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Spas & Salons Fernwood Resort Spa, 5785 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg, (888) 337-6966, www.fernwood.co. Full spa menu.

Le Spa Forêt at The French Manor Inn and Spa, 50 Huntingdon Drive, South Sterling, (877) 720-6090, www.thefrenchmanor.com. Attune to the rhythms of nature and your body in this innovative green spa retreat. Offering aromachology, body enhancers, a naturally filtered pool and hot tub, fitness center, relaxation lounges, couples’ massage suite and bridal spa parties.

Santosha on the Ridge, 121 Santosha Lane, Shawnee-onDelaware, (570) 476-0203; www.santoshaontheridge.com. A true sanctuary, Santosha features en suite massages and other bodywork therapies, private yoga room, fully stocked with books, props and cushions, and an outdoor labyrinth for walking meditation. Spa Shawnee at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, 124 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawneeon-Delaware, (570) 424-4000, www.spashawnee.com. 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.

The Laurel Spa at the Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314,

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Resort, Route 940, White Haven, (570) 443-9772), www.spaatmountainlaurel. com. Featuring massages, nail services, facials, body treatments, tanning and hair salon.

The Skyview Spa at Skytop Lodge, Route 390, Skytop, (570) 595-8968; www.skyviewspaatskytoplodge. com. Full spa services and quiet room with mountain views.

The Spa at Mount Airy, 44 Woodland Road, Mt. Pocono, (570) 243-5230; www.thespaatmountairy. com. Treatments include Swedish, deep tissue and sports massages, reflexology, therapeutic facials, wraps and nail care.

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Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, 124 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawnee-onDelaware, (570) 424-4000, www.shawneeinn.com. 7 p.m. June 20: Summer Solstice at 7:09 EDT. June 20: O’Keeffe the Flower, Pocono Arts Council, 18 North 7th, Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460, www.poconoarts.org. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Artists in this workshop will take the flower into an O’Keeffe perspective by loosely enlarging petals, leaves and details through a pastel drawing followed by an acrylic painting on canvas. Tuition: $38/members, $48/nonmembers; Seniors: $28/$33. Materials fee: $12. June 20: They’re Playing Our Song, play by Neil Simon, Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager and music by Marvin Hamlisch. Hosted by the Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township at The Shawnee Playhouse, River Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware, (570) 9726812. 2 p.m. $25. Mail checks, payable to HATT, PO Box 2084, Pocono Pines, PA 18350. June 20 & 27: Public Bog Walk, Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. 1 p.m. Cost: $5/$3. Preregistration required. Bogs are highly sensitive habitats, extremely important for biodiversity. Floating boardwalk gives unique access to Tannersville Bog. Bog walks every Wednesday throughout the summer. June 21: Free Concert: The Pharm, Honesdale Central Park. Sponsored by the Wayne County Creative Arts Council, (570) 2534229, 7:30 p.m. Rain location:

Grace Episcopal Parrish House. June 22: Live Music: Marc Von Em and KJ Denhart, Harmony Presents at 8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley, www.silkmillharmony.com. 7:15 p.m. $20. Blues/funk/folk. June 22: Dusk Hike at Varden Conservation Area, Promised Land State Park, 100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown, (570) 676-0567. 8:30 p.m. at Tannery Access. Join the park naturalist for a crepuscular night walk. Wear sturdy shoes. All ages welcome. June 22: Summer Solstice Wine Dinner, The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park, Route 6, Hawley, (570) 226-2993, (800) 833-8527, www.thesettlersinn.com. June 22 thru June 24: Concours D’Elegance of the Eastern United States, Skytop Lodge, off Route 390, Skytop, (570) 595-7401, (800) 345-7759, www.skytop.com. Featuring a distinguished collector car exhibition, this weekend long event benefits the Burn Prevention Network. All cars 1975 and older are invited to participate. Info: www.concourseast.org. June 22 thru June 25: Lehigh River Sojourn, Jim Thorpe, (610) 965-4397. Educational whitewater rafting, canoeing or kayaking trip down the Lehigh River. Participants can register for one, two or three days. Proceeds benefit Wildlands Conservancy. June 23: Park History Tour, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Sponsored by the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec.org. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $10/$20. Bring water, lunch and a camera. Preregistration required. June 23: Tobyhanna Army Depot 100th Anniversary Express, Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton, (570) 340-5204, (888) 693-9391. Train ride from Scranton to Tobyhanna to celebrate the

army depot’s centennial. Familyfriendly fun and historic displays, plus tour of the Depot. Train departs Scranton at 9 a.m.; returns approximately 4 p.m. Adults: $34; Seniors: $29; Children $22. Info: www.nps.gov/stea. June 23: Butterfly Walk, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec.org. 10 a.m. to noon. $5. June 23: Forest History Hike, Grey Towers National Historic Landmark, Milford, (570) 2969671. 1:30 p.m. June 23: Bake Oven Basics, Quiet Valley Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road in Stroudsburg. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy baking bread, lunch and dessert. For more information: (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. June 23: Stargazing by the Lake, PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, PPL Drive, Hawley, (570) 253-7001. June 23: Summer Canoe Paddle, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec.org. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. $5. Relaxing afternoon at Pickerel Pond. Beginners welcome. Call to reserve spot in canoe. June 23: Pocono Outdoors Club Hike, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, McDade Trail. Meet at 10 a.m. at McDade Trail from Tern Farm parking on River Road. 5 mile hike along the Delaware River. Info: (570) 588-3201. June 23: Reading of the Play, Again, Harmony Presents at 8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley, www.silkmillharmony.com. 7:45 p.m. $12. Written by Bill Donnelly. (Continued on Page 44)


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APPALACHIAN TRAIL

Winding 2,178 miles through 14 states, from the summit of Maine’s Mount Katahdin to the top of Springer Mountain in Georgia, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail is the longest footpath in the U.S. With a highest point of 6,625 feet in Tennessee and a nadir of 124 feet in New York, the Trail ranges from deep forested wilderness to strenuous mountain hiking above the tree line and rambles through quintessential American towns. The Appalachian Trail attracts thousands of hikers each year, many of whom set out with a goal of traveling the entire route. Eighty percent fail. A mere 500 or so hikers are able to complete the arduous trek, which takes between five and seven months. As a pilgrimage, the Appalachian Trail has no American rival. Dozens of books about nature, fellowship and self-discovery have been written by those who trekked the entire Trail. As the Appalachian Trail blazes through the Pocono Mountains, it creates some of the most spectacular sights in Pennsylvania, including the Delaware Water Gap. Geologically, the Water Gap, which lies on the border between Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is the point where the Delaware River cuts through a large ridge of the Appalachians. Part of the National Parks system, the Water Gap offers outdoor enthusiasts a wide range of activities, including rafting, swimming, fishing, bird watching, camping, horseback riding and rock climbing, and also the comfort and culture of nearby towns.

THE TOWN A haven for artists, musicians and writers, the town of Delaware Water Gap is graced with quaint bed and breakfasts and country inns. Founders Day is celebrated on June 30 and each September the town hosts Celebration of the Arts, which brings together musicians, dancers, poets and filmmakers for a three-day artistic feast. Year-round, internationally-renowned jazz musicians perform at the Deer Head Inn on Main Street, the country’s oldest jazz club.

DELAWARE WATER GAP TROLLEY For non-hikers, a ride on the Delaware Water Gap Trolley is the best way to see the region. You can relax while traveling to local points of interest within the Water Gap area. Sites you’ll visit include Shawnee-on-Delaware, Resort Point Overlook, Point of the Gap, Cold Air Cave, the Appalachian Trail, Dutot Museum, Old Stone House, Castle Inn, Historic Shawnee Church and celebrity homes. For more information on Delaware Water Gap Trolley: (570) 476-9766, www.watergaptrolley.com.

Environmental Education Center Brings Families Together

Pond Study with MCEEC

Your kids will always remember their first camping trip and you’ll remember it too—for its fun, fellowship and ease. Just show up with your family and the Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) takes care of the rest. The Kettle Creek Family Campout will be held from 1 p.m. on June 23 to 11 a.m. on June 24. Tents, food and equipment will be provided by MCEEC. You’ll enjoy a range of fun activities, including fishing, hiking and outdoor games. Great campfire food will be the icing on the cake. The cost for adults is $20 for MCEEC members, $30 for nonmembers. Children under 12 camp for $15 or $25. Preregistration and payment are required. For more information: Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org.


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June 23: Tobyhanna Army Depot’s 100th Anniversary Celebration. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family-friendly activities, children’s carnival, wall climbing, live music, car show, historic military equipment and Humvee rides. U.S. Army Parachute Team “Golden Knights” will perform a special parachute demonstration at 1:30 p.m. Info: (570) 615-7000. June 23: Slate Belt’s Heritage Days, Downtown Bangor. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 23 & 24: The Kettle Creek Family Campout, Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. 1 p.m. Saturday thru 11 a.m. Sunday. Camp with other families at Kettle Creek and be part of a fun-filled weekend of camping, fishing, hiking, outdoor games and great camp food. Tents will be available and food will be provided. Adults: $30/$25; Children under 12: $20/$15. Preregistration and prepayment are required. June 23 & 24: Whitewater Dam Release, Whitewater Challengers, Lehigh Adventure Center, 288 North Stagecoach Rd., Weatherly, (800) 443-8554, www.whitewaterchallengers.com. June 24: Genticorum, Best of Quebec’s Traditional Music,

Milford Theatre, Milford, www.genticorum.com. 4 p.m. Canada’s “Best Folk Ensemble.” June 24: Learn to Kayak, Kittatinny Canoes, 378 Routes 6 & 209, Milford, (800) 356-2852. Easy-touse kayaks. Lessons + a guided 10-mile scenic trip from Pond Eddy, NY, to Matamoras, PA. June 24: Spaghetti and Homemade Meatball Dinner to benefit Feeding Families Ministry, Mount Pocono United Methodist Church, 12 Church Avenue, Mt. Pocono, (570) 839-9902. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Adults: $7 in advance, $8 at door; children: $4/$5. June 24: 17th Annual West End Car Show, West End Fair Grounds, Gilbert, (610) 681-4045. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. $3/person; free for children $3. June 24: Pocono Outdoors Club Hike, Tobyhanna State Park. Info: (570) 236-6831. June 24: Free Summer Concert, Wayfarers & Company, Faith Lutheran Church, Route 940, Blakeslee, (570) 643-6580. 7 p.m. June 24: Pasta Dinner, Faith Lutheran Church, Route 940, Blakeslee, (570) 643-6580. 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. $8/adults; $4/ children 4-10. June 25: Free Concert: Wayne Choralaires, Honesdale Central Park. Sponsored by the Wayne County Creative Arts Council, (570) 253-4229, 7:30 p.m. Rain

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location: Grace Episcopal Parrish House. June 25: 17th Annual Mike Munchak Charity Golf Classic, The Country Club of Scranton, 1001 Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit. 10 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. lunch, noon shotgun start. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. open bar reception, 6 p.m. dinner buffet. $240 per golfer. Proceeds benefit the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties. Info: (570) 343-1267, ext. 233. June 27: PA Tree & Wildflower Identification Educator Workshop, Promised Land State Park, 100 Lower Lake Road, (570) 6760567. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Open to formal teachers, naturalists, camp directors, scout leaders and others interested in teaching. Participants will receive the Project Learning Tree (PLT) Curriculum, Newcomb’s Wildflower guides, the National Audubon Field Guide to MidAtlantic States, Tree ID guides and more. June 27: Nature Arts and Crafts in the Park, Promised Land State Park, Falls Pavilion (Main Beach), 100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown, (570) 676-0567. 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays. Children under 15 must be accompanied by a parent. June 27: A Still Life, Pocono Arts Council, 18 North 7th, Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460, www.poconoarts.org. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Still life painting is great way to learn perspective, shadows, color and media. Tuition: $38/

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ThisWeek.net 45 members, $48/nonmembers; Seniors: $28/$33. Materials fee: $12. June 27: Hike at Shades of Death and Sand Spring Trails Loop, Hickory Run State Park Office, Route 534. 9 a.m. Info: (570) 403-2006. June 27 thru June 30: Carnival/ Treasure Hunt, Pocono Mt. Bible Fellowship Church, Mt Pocono, (570) 839-6922. Ages 3 thru 12. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 28: Free Concert: Gypsy Jazz Quintet, Honesdale Central Park. Sponsored by the Wayne County Creative Arts Council, (570) 2534229, 7:30 p.m. Rain location: Grace Episcopal Parrish House. June 29: Paper Craft Day, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. June 29: Live Music: The Jazz Assassins, Harmony Presents at 8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley, www. silkmillharmony.com. 7:15 p.m. $14. Jazz/improv/standards. June 29: Three Dog Night, The Mount, Mt. Laurel Pocono Mountains Performing Arts Center, 1 Tamiment Road, Tamiment, (570) 588-2522, www.mountlaurelpac.com. 8 p.m. June 30: Delaware Water Gap Founders Day Celebration. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Events include 9th Annual Cars in the Water Gap Benefit Car Show featuring “unique cars of all eras,” arts and crafts show, children’s activities, live music at various venues, auto flea market, auto related vendors, food. Register car for $15 from 8 a.m. to noon. Gates open at 9 a.m. June 30: Big Day Out, Pocono Whitewater, 1519 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe, (800) 944-8392. Bike, hike and raft. $94.95 per person also includes breakfast,

lunch, dinner, guides, shuttles and equipment.

members, $120/nonmembers; Seniors: $90/$95.

June 30: Delaware Water Gap Founders Day Steam Excursion, Steamtown National Historic Site, Lackawanna and Cliff Avenues, Scranton, (570) 340-5200. Departs Steamtown at 9 a.m.; arrives at Delaware Water Gap at 11:45 a.m.

July 2, 9, 16 & 23: Decorative Painting/Panamanian Artifact, Pocono Arts Council, 18 North 7th, Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460, www.poconoarts.org. 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Painting on a black background, using acrylics. Good class for liner work, floating, blending and color wash. Tuition for all 4 sessions: $110/members, $120/nonmembers; Seniors: $90/$95.

June 30: Dealing with Human-Wildlife Conflict, PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, PPL Drive, Hawley, (570) 253-7001. Bears eating the garbage, raccoons in the attic, skunks under the deck and groundhogs eating the flowers. Learn actions, preventions, products and resources to protect property from creatures causing conflict or damage. Lethal methods don’t resolve source of problem and are rarely permanent. July 1: Summer Gazebo Concert Series, Presbyterian Church of the Mountain, Main Street, Delaware Water Gap, (570) 420-2808. 6 p.m. Calliope. July 1: “Elegant Corrosion” Photography Exhibit by renowned photographer Colin Winterbottom, Steamtown National Historic Site, 150 South Washington Avenue, Scranton, (570) 340-5200. Using macrophotography camera lenses, Mr. Winterbottom has enlarged the smallest details in the decay to the point of abstraction. Isolating textures, patterns, shapes, lines and colors from the wider context of the rail yard, the photographs allow viewers’ to create their own context for the images. July 2, 9, 16 & 23: Acrylic Painting for Adults, Pocono Arts Council, 18 North 7th, Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460, www.poconoarts.org. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Creative workshop for beginners. Learn to use your innate drawing skills to sketch out basis for painting. Tuition for all 4 sessions: $110/

July 3: Shawnee Fireworks Display, Shawnee Mountain, Hollow Road, Shawnee on Delaware, (570) 4211731. Dusk (approximately 9 p.m.) $10 per car load. Rain date: July 7. July 3 thru 6: Celebration with a Bang, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec. org. Celebrate independence in nature at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area with the PEEC. Hikes, presentations, swimming, canoeing, fireworks, campfire and more. $205/adults; significant discounts for kids. Commuter/day rates available. Includes meals from dinner on Tuesday to Friday lunch. Preregistration required. July 4: Annual American Freedom Festival, Dansbury Park, Day Street, East Stroudsburg, (570) 421-8300, www.eastburgalliance. com. 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fireworks, food and live music by top Pocono Mountains performing artists. Day-long festival features culinary midway and hospitality pavilion, an artisan and merchant bazaar, “Liberty Fun Fair” amusement park with carnival rides, boardwalk-style games, prize drawings, clowns, magicians, face painters, exhibits, demonstrations and the American Freedom Fireworks Spectacular. July 4: Annual Fireworks Display Over Lake Wallenpaupack, (Continued on Page 46)


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Hawley, (570) 226-3191. Seating beginning at 7 p.m. Fireworks at dusk (approximately 9 p.m.). July 4: Fireworks Cruise on Lake Wallenpaupack, Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tour, 2487 Route 6, Hawley, (570) 226-3292. Boarding at 7:30 p.m.; Departure at 8 p.m. $35. July 4: Hike the Ridge, Stage & Fourth Run Trails Loop, Hickory Run State Park Office, Route 534. 9 a.m. Info: (570) 403-2006. July 4, 11, 18 & 25: Nature Arts and Crafts in the Park, Promised Land State Park, Falls Pavilion (Main Beach), 100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown, (570) 676-0567. 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays. Children under 15 must be accompanied by a parent. July 4, 11, 18 & 25: Jazz on the Deck, The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park, Route 6, Hawley, (570) 226-2993, (800) 833-8527, www. thesettlersinn.com. Live jazz 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Every Wednesday, rain or shine. July 4, 11, 18 & 25: Public Bog Walk, Monroe County

Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 6293061, www.mcconservation.org. 1 p.m. Cost: $5/$3. Preregistration required. Bogs are highly sensitive habitats, extremely important for biodiversity. Floating boardwalk gives unique access to Tannersville Bog. Bog walks every Wednesday throughout the summer. July 4, 11, 18 & 25: Drawing Workshop for Adults, Pocono Arts Council, 18 North 7th, Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460, www.poconoarts.org. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Develop skills; learn about light, form and composition. Tuition for all 4 sessions: $72/ members, $80/nonmembers; Seniors: $60/$65. July 5, 12, 19 & 26: Adult Oil Painting Classes for Adults, Pocono Arts Council, 18 North 7th, Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460, www.poconoarts.org. Weekly sessions, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Learn how to develop your painting by understanding drawing and composition, light and shadow, color, preparation of materials and the application of paint. Tuition for all 4 sessions: $72/members, $80/nonmembers; Seniors: $60/$65. July 7: Introduction to Macro Photography, Pocono Environmental Education

Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $65. Lunch: $8.50. Learn to capture the intimate details of the natural world in this beginner course. July 7: Bug Fest, Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $5/child; adults free. A festival celebrating insects, includes displays, activities, games, live insects, nature walk and puppet shows all day. July 11: First Annual Dario Belardi Memorial Golf Tournament, Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, 124 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawnee-onDelaware, (570) 424-4000, www. shawneeinn.com. Benefitting the United Way of Monroe County. Lunch and registration at 11 a.m.; shotgun start at noon. $125 per golfer. Ongoing: Eastern Pocono Animal Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic, Rainbow Plaza, Route 209, Brodheadsville, needs volunteers one day per week to check in clients and help out at vaccination clinics. Must be able to commit to one day per week, every week, and arrive at 8:15 a.m. on that day. Info: (570) 994-5846; or stop in office. Ongoing: Love at First Bite, Pocono Cheesecake Factory on Rt. 611 in Swiftwater, (570) 839-6844; www.poconocheesecake.com. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. See this issue of This Week in the Poconos for a coupon worth $2 off any purchase of $20 or more.

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

Ongoing: Open for Fun: Costa’s Family Fun Park, 2111 Route 6, Hawley, (570) 226.8585, www. costasfamilyfunpark.com. Water slides, batting cages, miniature golf, arcade/pinball, cafÊ and ice cream, bumper boats, driving range, go carts, laser tag and more.


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Pocono Mountains Water Sports “It is pleasant to have been to a place the way a river went.” —Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), American author, poet, philosopher, naturalist, historian and leading transcendentalist With two major rivers, over 150 lakes and several water parks, the Pocono Mountains offer a wealth of water sports for every type of enthusiast. Here are some ways to enjoy the pristine waters and wonderful water parks in the Poconos: • Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, One Camelback Road, Tannersville, (570) 629-1661, www.camelbeach.com.

Whitewater Challengers

• H20ooohh! Indoor Family Waterpark, Split Rock Resort, 1 Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, (800) 255-7625. • Kittatinny Canoes, Dingmans Ferry Base, 2130 Route 739, Dingmans Ferry, (800) 356-2852, www.kittatinny.com. Rafting, canoeing, kayaking and tubing on the Delaware River. • Pirate’s Cove Water Park at Land of Make Believe, I-80 exit 12, Hope, NJ, (908) 459-9000, www.lomb.com. • Shawnee River Trips, The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, off I-80 exit 310 to River Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware, (877) 373-2386, www.shawneeinn.com. • Whitewater Challengers, Lehigh Adventure Center, 288 North Stagecoach Rd., Weatherly, (800) 443-8554, www.whitewaterchallengers.com. Whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Lehigh River.

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