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Artsy Stroudsburg Juxtaposing historical buildings from centuries ago with contemporary, hip businesses, Stroudsburg is a town where old and new, traditional and avantgarde mix effortlessly. Stroll down the town’s main street, past the Stroud Mansion, built in 1795, and the Wallace Hardware Building that dates back to the mid-1800s and grab a Cappuccino at Starbucks. Pop into Dunkelbergers Sports Outfitters and pick up the perfect outfit for every sporting occasion and a night on the town. Enjoy tapas and cocktails at Liquid or an elegant dinner at Willowtree Inn. As the cultural epicenter of the Pocono Mountains, Stroudsburg is home to the Pocono Arts Council, which sponsors a wide range of art classes and events for adults and children. Art galleries featuring local artists are interspersed throughout town. The School of Visual and Performing Arts, Sherman Theatre and Muses, Graces & Fates Academy of the Performing Arts also contribute to the creative consciousness that infuses Stroudsburg with richness and relevancy. Located five miles from the Delaware Water Gap, Stroudsburg is situated at the confluence of the Pocono and Brodhead Creeks. Famous residents of Stroudsburg include PBS’s Schoolhouse Rock! creator Bob Dorough. From New York, Stroudsburg is a mere 90-minute drive, 55 minutes from Scranton and less than two hours from Philadelphia.

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Delaware Water Gap A haven for artists, musicians and adventure sports enthusiasts, the town of Delaware Water Gap is blessed with an exquisite location and abundant natural beauty. Geologically, the Delaware 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 Appalachian Mountains. As a recreational area, the Water Gap, which is part of the national parks system, draws visitors for a wide array of outdoors activities, including white water rafting, tubing, swimming, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, birding and horseback riding. Quaint bed and breakfasts and country inns characterize Delaware Water Gap. June 30 is Delaware Water Gap Founders Day. 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 continuously running jazz club.

Founders Day Celebrations Delaware Water Gap Founders Day, June 30, is a day of celebrations taking place throughout the borough from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Festivities include a pancake breakfast at the firehouse, custom and classic car show, fine arts and crafts, rubber duck race on Cherry Creek, live music, shopping and fantastic food. See the whole area with a ride on the Delaware Water Gap Trolley. Ride the excursion train from Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton to the Gap. One of the most picturesque towns in the Poconos, Delaware Water Gap offers a wealth of cultural and recreational activities set within sight of the Appalachian Trail.

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June 30: Wildflower Walk, Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel, (570) 689-9494. $7. Hike through fields, bogs, limestone ledges and forests of the picturesque Lacawac Sanctuary. June 30: Grand Celebration— Sculpted Ice Works Ice Harvesting Museum and Factory Tour Grand Opening, Sculpted Ice Works, Route 590, Lakeville, (570) 2266246, www.sculptediceworks.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guest speakers will discuss ice harvesting, oldfashioned ice cream making and more. Ice carving demonstrations. The Museum is open daily Monday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 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 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. June 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 30: Carnival/Treasure Hunt, Pocono Mt. Bible Fellowship Church, Mt Pocono, (570) 8396922. Ages 3 thru 12. 9 a.m. to 11 a.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

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ThisWeek.net 7 car for $15 from 8 a.m. to noon. Gates open at 9 a.m. Info: (570) 350-2776. 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. 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. (Continued on Page 8)

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Tuition for all 4 sessions: $110/ members, $120/nonmembers; Seniors: $90/$95. 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. 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, 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: Fireworks, Downtown Scranton, Courthouse Square. 9 p.m. July 4: 4th of July Parade, Pleasant Mount. 10 a.m. 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 6: Registration Deadline, The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament on July 16, 2012. Mount Airy Golf Course, Mt. Pocono. Noon shotgun start. Four Man Scramble. $130 per person. Info: (570) 421-4433. July 7: 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. July 7: 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. July 7: 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.


ThisWeek.net 9 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.

(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 7: Moonlight Rafting, Pocono Whitewater, 1519 State Route (Continued on Page 42)

July 7: Introduction to Family Paddling, Lackawanna State Park, 1839 Abington Rd North Abington Township, (570) 945-711. 9 a.m. Join the Fish and Boat Commission for a free 4-hour program for families with children age 8 and older. All canoes, paddles, PFDs and safety equipment provided. July 7: Steamtown to Moscow Train Excursion, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 12:30 p.m. departure; 2:30 p.m. return. Info & tickets: (570) 340-5204. July 7: Bug Fest, Monroe County Environmental Education Center

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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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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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Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, (570) 8312100, (Continued on Page 12)

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Pocono Tile Works, (570) 460-6439, www.PoconoTileWorks.com. Expert custom tile design and installation. Marble is also a specialty. Fully insured, reliable and reputable. References available. Potting Shed, Settler’s Inn, 4 Main Avenue in Hawley. (570) 226-2993, (800) 8338527, www.thesettlersinn. com. Gift shop featuring eco-friendly products, jewelry, innovative stationery, gardening tools and pottery. Ross & Ross Nursery, Route 191, Paradise Valley, (570) 595-9760. All things green and blooming, since 1932. Exotic and local plants, gardening supplies. Herb shop on site. Open daily. Second Story High End Thrift, 756 Business Route 209, East Stroudsburg, (570) 420-9948. Brand name and designer apparel, ever-changing array of accessories, shoes, bags and artwork. One-of-akind treasures. Starting Gate Action Sports, Route 209, Bushkill, (570) 588-4807, www.startinggateonline.com. Complete sporting goods store featuring apparel and equipment lines from Burton, Salomon, K2, Volcom, O’Neill, Bonfire and The North Face. Equipment


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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,

Theo B. Price Inc. Country Store, Route 390,

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

Designer & High-End Clothing Jewelry • Shoes & Bags Artwork • Furniture

756 Business Rt. 209 East Stroudsburg, PA

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518 Church Street, Hawley, (570) 226-7513, www.missellysantiques.com. Luxury bath boutique featuring Pre de Provence, Gilden Tree, Mederi and others.

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.

The

Glass Hat 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

Established 1849

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570 226-3112

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Bushkill Falls July Events Dubbed the Niagara Falls of Pennsylvania, beautiful Bushkill Falls is a natural wonder, resplendent in its lush green setting with majestic tumbling waters. You could spend days hiking the miles of trails, hours sitting in the serenity of nature. You can also enjoy one of the many activities Bushkill Falls presents during the summer. On Military Mondays veterans and active service people receive free admission to Bushkill with military ID. On July 7, 15 and 28, learn about wildlife with a naturalist from the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Demonstrations with live birds and animals are held in the pavilion at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. On July 8 and 14, storytelling and music are used to teach Native American history. Presented by Red Hawk Singers and Bear Creations Dancers, performances are held between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the pavilion. Blue grass music, performed by well-known Poconos band The Lost Ramblers, is featured from noon to 4 p.m. on July 21. For dog lovers, a special treat: Bring your dog to Bushkill on July 21 and 22. For more information on Bushkill Falls: www.visitbushkillfalls.com.

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4 th of July Fun: Fi reworks, Fes t ivals & Parades As the quintessential 4th of July celebration, fireworks filling the night sky never cease to awe. The first Independence Day was celebrated with bonfires, bells and fireworks on July 4, 1777 in Philadelphia. The Pocono Mountains, less than 100 miles from the birthplace of Independence, likewise boast a long history of patriotic festivities that make this region the ideal place to celebrate Independence.

Shawnee-on-Delaware’s Shawnee Mountain kicks off this year’s celebrations on July 3, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with its Independence Day fireworks and festivities, featuring a DJ, stilt walk performer, magic show and loads of food and craft vendors. Cost is $10 per carload and all proceeds benefit the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Company. Rain date: July 7. Info: (570) 421-7231, www.shawneemt.com. Also on July 3: fireworks in downtown Honesdale. The American Freedom Festival in East Stroudsburg’s Dansbury Park offers family friendly fun from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 4. Bring your own picnic lunch or try out dishes presented by the many food vendors. With an amusement park featuring carnival rides, boardwalk-style games, clowns, magicians and face painters, the Freedom Festival is a huge hit with children. Artisans, merchants, exhibits and demonstrations make the event equally fun for adults. A fireworks finale brings the day to fitting close. Info: (570) 421-8300, www.eastburgalliance.com. In lovely Hawley, the dazzling Fireworks Display Over Lake Wallenpaupack is accompanied by a patriotic music radio broadcast (FM 105.3). Taking place on the 4th next to the Wallenpaupack Area High School, the fireworks begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. Bleachers for spectators open at 7 p.m. Boaters can take in the extravaganza right on the lake. Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tour (570) 226-3293, www.wallenpaupackboattour.com) offers a special 4th of July cruise that puts you in the perfect spot for viewing the fireworks. Or you can rent a boat from Rubber Duckie Boat Rentals, located in the Lakeside Country Plaza in Tafton, which offers a large selection of boats. For more information: (570) 226-3930, www.rubberduckieboatrentals.com. In the northern part of the region, Scranton’s famous fireworks show begins after dusk. The best seat for watching the show, which

Lake Wallenpaupack


ThisWeek.net 17 takes place downtown on Courthouse Square, may be Carl Von Luger’s outdoor tables where you can also enjoy dinner or drinks. Throughout the region, parades commemorate America’s birthday. Pleasant Mount’s parade begins at 10 a.m. on July 4. Downtown Hawley’s Independence Day parade kicks off at noon. For a special celebration at a Pocono Mountain architectural gem, take a tour of Milford’s Grey Towers National Historic Site for free on July 4. For families whose Independence Day festivities cannot be contained in one day, the Pocono Environmental Education Center offers its Celebration with a Bang Family Getaway from July 3 through July 6 in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area’s Dingmans Ferry. Enjoy night hikes, nature presentations, swimming, canoeing, campfire fun and, of course, fireworks.

The entire trip, which includes meals from dinner on Tuesday to Friday lunch, is priced at $205 for adults and discounted significantly for kids. Children under age three are free. Commuter and day rates are also available. Info: (570) 8282319, www.peec.org. Skytop Lodge’s 4th of July Celebration runs from June 29 through July 8. Call (800)

345-7759 for information on the All American Package. Matamoras’ American Roots Music Festival, held at Airport Park, celebrates freedom with county/western, blues, folk, bluegrass and rockabilly music from July 4 through July 6. 4th of July festivities also continue into the weekend at Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark. Live music by the Maybabies will be featured from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m., with a rain date of July 8. A $10 parking fee will benefit the Pocono Township Volunteer Fire Company. Fireworks, festivals and parades: the Pocono Mountains celebrate independence with a bang.


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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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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 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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Glass Legacy Glass has played an important role in man’s development since the Stone Age, when naturally occurring obsidian was used to make tools. Archaeological evidence suggests that man first made glass in coastal north Syria, Mesopotamia or Ancient Egypt. Glass beads from the Indus Valley date back to 1730 BCE. The Pocono Mountains has its own rich glass history. Christian Dorflinger, creator of fine crystal and cut glass, who was educated at the Cristalleries de Saint Louis in France, founded his Honesdale factory in 1862. Glass Expert Ray LaTournous A new documentary, A Legacy of Glass, illuminates Honesdale’s rich glass history. Featuring Wayne County glass expert Ray LaTournous and his daughter Kathy, the film chronicles Mr. LaTournous’ seven decades as a glass artist and curator of the Dorflinger Glass Museum. The film premieres at 6:30 p.m. on July 6 in the Green Room of the Dorflinger Museum on Route 6 in White Mills. Cost is $10 or $25 to attend the premiere and receive a copy of the DVD. After the premiere, the DVD will be available at the Wayne County Historical Society Museum shop. For more information: (570) 253-5468, www.dorflinger.org.


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Entertainment Information is subject to change. COVE HAVEN, Lake Wallenpaupack, (800) 432-9932, www.covepoconoresorts.com. July 22: Howie Mandel. 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. EHRHARDT’S RESORT & RESTAURANT, 205 Route 507; (570) 226-4388; www.ehrhardts. com. Live music on Fridays, and on other nights for special occasions. July 6: 30 Pack Lite; July 13: Abbey Road; July 20: Burden on Society; July 27: Gary Dillon. FERNWOOD HOTEL & RESORT, Route 209, Bushkill, (570) 588-9500, and see www.fernwood.co. Live

music in the Trolley Stop Pub and Astor Room. 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 30: Cast of Beatlemania. July 7: Sierra Hull and Highway 111. July 12: Red Horse: John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky and Eliza Gilkyson. July 20: Dancin’ Machine. July 21: The Persuasions. July 26: Solas. July 27: Hot Buttered Rum. July 28: U2Nation. August 10: Suzanne Vega. August 17: Cowboy Junkies. August 24: Michael Kaeshammer Trio. For show times, tickets and prices: (570) 325-0249, www.mauchchunkoperahouse.com. MOHEGAN SUN AT POCONO DOWNS, Highway 315 in WilkesBarre. (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 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 Tribute bands. July 5: Fresh Horses (Garth Brooks). July 12: Almost Queen (Queen). July 19: Back in Black (AC/DC). July 26: Separate Ways (Journey). July 28 & 29: 80s Rock & Pop Music Fest with appearances by Firehouse, Warrant, Trixter, Tommy Tutone, John Parr and more. August 2: Real Diamond (Neil Diamond). August 9: Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones). August 16: November Rain (Guns N’ Roses). August 23: Stayin’ Alive (BeeGees). August 30: Parrott Beach (Jimmy Buffett). September 2: Face to Face (Elton John & Billy Joel). MOUNT AIRY CASINO, 44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono, (866) 468-7619, www. mountairycasino.com. June 30: Colin Quinn. July 28: Brian McKnight. August 18: Grand Funk Railroad. September 22: Sandra Bernhard. October 6: Michael Feinstein. October 20: Stylistics. PENN’S PEAK, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe, (866) 605-7325, www. pennspeak.com. One of the best venues in Pennsylvania for hearing live music. June 30: Johnny Winter, Magic Slim & The Teardrops. July 1: Cinderella. July 14: Raymond the Amish Comic. July 19: Uriah Heep. July 20: Jim Messina. July

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June 29th

July 6th

Magic Mike (R) Madea’s Witness Protection (PG-13) Ted (R) Beasts of the Southern Wild (PG-13) Take this Waltz (PG) People Like Us (PG-13)

The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13) Savages (R) Katy Perry: Part of Me The Queen of Versailles (PG)


ThisWeek.net 23 27: 7 Walkers, featuring former Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann. For show times, tickets and prices: (866) 605-7325, www.pennspeak.com. SHAWNEE INN AND GOLF RESORT, Shawnee-on-Delaware, (570) 424-4000, (800) 742-9633. The River Room Piano Bar and Lounge. On Fridays and Saturdays, from 8 p.m. to midnight, pianist/ vocalist Flo Powell, known as Lady Flo, dazzles with an extensive repertoire—Duke Ellington, Barbra Streisand, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Dionne Warwick, Billie Holliday and more. Stools around the piano encourage sing-a-longs. SHERMAN THEATER, 524 Main Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 420-2808, www.shermantheater.com. Live music, dance, plays and more. June 30: Halestorm. July 20: KC and the Sunshine Band. July 28: Brian McKnight. August 2-3: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. August 18: Grand Funk Railroad. THE INN AT POCONO MANOR, Route 314 and One Manor Drive. (570) 225-0167; (888) 374-1295.

Lamplighter Lounge—Entertainment on Fridays & Saturdays. THE MOUNT, Mt. Laurel Pocono Mts. Performing Arts Center, 1 Tamiment Road, Tamiment (570) 588-2522, www.mtlaurelpac.com. July 7: The Fab Four-The Ultimate Tribute. July 13: Air Supply. July 22: Temptations. July 29: Lyle Lovett. August 19: Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest. August 24: 38 Special. THE SHAWNEE PLAYHOUSE, 552 River Road, Shawnee-onDelaware; (570) 421-5093; www. theshawneeplayhouse.com. Affordable world-class theater presenting classical and new plays, musicals, operas, concerts and Shakespeare. Now thru July 25: Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits. Musical revue where 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. Tickets: $28 adults, $25 seniors, $15 children. Now through September 1: The Shawnee Story, a nostalgic musical comedy with historic photos

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

570-421-5093 www.TheShawneePlayhouse.com of beautiful Shawnee-on-Delaware area and the personalities that make it special. Tickets: $18 adults, $15 seniors, $10 children. Now through August 25: CATS, winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Costumes; Broadway’s second longest running show. Tickets: $28 adults, $25 seniors, $15 children. Now through December 29: Story Time S.T.A.R.S. on Stage. Children will love seeing their favorite characters and stories come alive. Tickets: $5. Now through August 24: Disney’s Aladdin Jr. Tickets: $10. For show times, tickets and more information: (570) 421-5093; www.theshawneeplayhouse.com.

Wildflower Music Festival In a natural amphitheater, surrounded by towering pines and a fragrant summer breeze, the Wildflower Music Festival has been a Pocono Mountains summer tradition for over 25 years. Featuring a wide range of musical styles, the festival takes place weekly on Saturday nights at 6 p.m. beginning July 7 and running throughout August. The seating area opens at 5 p.m.; seats are on a firstcome basis. The rain venue is Wallenpaupack Area High School’s auditorium in Hawley. Scheduled acts include The Phoenix Jazz Project, Mary Wilson of the Supremes and the Steve Chapin Band, featuring the brother and formers members of Harry Chapin’s band. For tickets and information: (570) 253-5500, www.dorflinger.org/wildflower_music_festival.html. The Wildflower Music Festival is held at the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary in White Mills. On Sunday, June 29, enjoy a special free concert at 4 p.m.

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

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Sports BAIT & TACKLE

Tannery Depot General Store, RR 78, corner of Route 534 & Tannery Bridge, White Haven, (570) 6064325, (800) 745-0742, 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 3 decades in business, this complete bait shop is open every day, all year.

Zipline & Challenge Course

PAINTBALL

BOATING Lakeside Country Cottages, Intersection Routes 507 & 390, Lake Wallenpaupack, Tafton, (570) 226-8907, www.lakesidecountrycottages.com. Seasonal boat slip rentals start at $800. Rubber Duckie Boat Rentals, Junction of Routes 507 & 390, Lake Wallenpaupack, Tafton, (570) 226-3930, www.rubberduckieboatrentals.com. Rent pontoon, fishing, pleasure and ski boats, and 3-person jet skis. Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tour, 2487 Route 6 near Route 507, Hawley, (570) 226-3293, www.wallenpaupackboattour.com. One-hour cruises on Lake Wallenpaupack with tour guides.

Available through Labor Day. Private tours available. CAMPING Adventure Sports, Route 209, Marshalls Creek (2 miles north of I-80 off exit 309), (570) 223-0505, (800) 487-2628, www.adventuresport.com. Overnight canoe camping trips in the exquisite Delaware Water Gap Natural Recreation Area. 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.

 

SKYTOP.COM


ThisWeek.net 27 com. Treetop obstacle courses, mountain segways, zip lines, offroad adventure rides.

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

EURO BUNGEE

FLY FISHING

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.

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.

CLIMBING

FISH AND PAY LAKES

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.

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.

Lakeside Country Cottages, Intersection Rtes. 507 & 390, Lake Wallenpaupack, (570) 226-8907, www.lakesidecountrycottages.com.

CANOES & KAYAKS

CBK Mountain Adventures, Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville, (570) 629-1661, www.cbkmountainadventures.

Paradise Fishing Preserve, Cresco, (570) 629-0422, www.

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 flyfishing open to the public for a fee.

GEOCACHING The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, One Skytop, Skytop, (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

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(570) 595-8988; www.skytop.com. Discover the delights of Geocaching in a small class and find your way to one of Skytop’s caches using state-of-theart GPS units.

GOLF

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, One River Road, 124 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawnee-on-Delaware, (800) 742-9633, www.shawneeinn.com. Legendary, historic course.

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.

The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314, Pocono Manor, (570) 8393908, www.poconomanor.com. Two courses designed by elite golf course architects.

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

HARNESS RACING

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

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

HORSEBACK RIDING

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

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) 8396237, www.poconomanor.com. Year-round horseback riding.

1-800-356-2852 www.kittatinny.com TAKE A ZIP LINE RIDE AND RECEIVE:

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KART RACING S & S Speedways Indoor Go-Karts, Business Route 209 in Snydersville, (570) 420-5500; www.ssspeedways. com. High-powered 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.

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.

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ThisWeek.net 29 Route 534 & Tannery Bridge, White Haven, (800) 745-0742, www.poconobikerentals.com. Pocono Whitewater, Route 903 near Jim Thorpe, (570) 325-9226, 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 Stagecoach Rd., Weatherly, (800) 443-8554, www. whitewaterchallengers.com. Mountain bike rentals; shuttle service to great trails along the Lehigh River.

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Costa’s Family Fun Park, 2111 Route 6, Hawley, near Lake Wallenpaupack, (570) 226-8585, 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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WATER PARKS Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, One Camelback Road, Tannersville, (570) 629-1661, www.camelbeach. com. H20ooohh! Indoor Family Waterpark, Split Rock Resort, 1 Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, (800) 255-7625. Pirate’s Cove at Land of Make Believe, I-80 exit 12, Hope, NJ, (908) 459-9000, www.lomb.com. Variety of slides and pools for all ages.

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Food, the Way Nature Intended There are plenty of reasons to frequent farms and farmers markets. Small, local farms produce healthier, more nutritious foods that are better for you, the environment and future generations. Factory farming perpetrates atrocities against animals and, often, creates products that raise your risk of disease. Strolling through aisles of beautiful produce and flowers is uplifting. Also: locally produced foods are, simply, more delicious. The Pocono Mountains are blessed with a number of small farms that feature produce, poultry and meats of incomparable quality. Since pretty much anything can be grown in this region, the range of vegetables, fruits and flowers is staggering. Northeastern Pennsylvania even boasts several outstanding wineries. Here’s where to go for some of the freshest foods on the planet, right here in the Poconos.

Farmers Markets Hawley Famers Market, Hawley Train Platform, Route 6, Hawley, (570) 226-3267, www.visithawleypa.com. Fridays, 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. June through October. Local fruits and vegetables, plants, flowers, breads and cheeses. Mahoning Farmers Market, 2522 Blakeslee Boulevard, Lehighton, (570) 386-2096. Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open year round. Local specialties, organic food, crafts, vegetables and fruits. Milford Farmers Market, Milford Township Building, Routes 6 & 209, Milford. Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July through October. Local fruits and vegetables, baked goods.

Monroe Farmers Market, 827 Ann Street, Stroudsburg. Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon May through October. Local fruits and vegetables, plants, flowers, eggs, dairy products, raw natural honey, fresh baked breads and pastries, jams, jellies, syrups, hand-roasted gourmet coffee, homemade pasta, sauces, fine wines, handmade soaps, lotions and candles. Shawnee Market, The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, 124 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawneeon-Delaware, (570) 424-4000, www.shawneeinn.com. Tuesdays, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Local produce, ShawneeCraft Beer, maple syrup and honey, locally roasted coffee, farmstead goat cheese, homemade preserves and pickles, home baked goods, crafts, jewelry, natural cosmetics and more.

The Farmer’s Basket, 1309 North 5th Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 421-6641. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local produce, vegetables, herbs and houseplants.

Wayne County Famers Market, Commercial Street behind Visitors Center, Honesdale, (570) 7606509. Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Late May through October. Berries, broccoli, zucchini, summer squash, peas, beans, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, sweet corn, cantaloupe, watermelon, a variety of herbs and tomatoes. Fall produce: apples, pears, root vegetables, leeks, winter squash, cabbage, turnips, Brussels sprouts and pumpkins.


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Clearfield Farms, 323 Spinner Road, Honesdale, (570) 253-1708. Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eggs, beef and roasting chickens. Coutts Berry Farms, Paupack Blueberry Farm, Gumbletown Rd. Rt. 507 Paupack, (570) 226-9702, www.paupackblueberryfarm.com. Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Homemade ice cream, baked goods, jams, jellies and relish. After mid-July, pick your own blueberries or buy pre-picked. Dansbury Famers Market, Miller Park, behind Dansbury Depot, East Stroudsburg, (570) 992-5615. Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May through October. Local fruits and vegetables, dairy and eggs. Fox Hill Farm, 297 Fox Hill Road, Honesdale, (570) 251-9334,

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Enzo, whose guardians are Ann & Magnus Arnesson of Sweden. www.foxhillfarmexperience.com. Largest selection of flowers in the region. Pre-order grass fed beef. Visit the farm for year-round events, including films and flower bouquet workshops. The Garden Shop is open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., year round. Buy shrubs, perennials, garden tools, garden decor and more. Enjoy a farm stay experience in a private cottage. Josie Porter Farm, 6332 Cherry Valley Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 992-0899, www.josieporterfarm.com. Wednesdays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Calkins Creamery, 288 Calkins Road, Honesdale, (570) 7298103, www.calkinscreamery.com. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sixth generation family farm producing farmstead artisan cheeses and naturally raised meats.

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Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May through December. Onsite Farm Stand/Buying Club. The Anthill Farm, 1114 Beech Grove Road, Honesdale, (570) 253-5985, www.theanthillfarm.com. Three siblings purchased an old dairy farm and converted it into a mixed vegetable, fruit, nut and livestock farm. The result is amazing quality produced via progressive, sustainable philosophy. Seasonal CSA, featuring a large selection of fruits and vegetables, available at below market value.


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Real Estate PROPERTIES FOR SALE & VACATION RENTALS Beaver Mountain, (800) 2332770, www.BeaverMtn.com. Log and cedar home builders.

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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) 6468844; www.c21PoconoPines. com. Real estate sales and vacation rentals in Lake Naomi, Locust Lake, Timber Trails and Pinecrest Lake.

Hawley Realty, Inc., (610) 3984000, www.hawleyrealty.com. Commercial and industrial real throughout the Pocono Mountains.

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Lake Naomi Real Estate, Inc., Route 940, Pocono Pines, (800) 537-1479, (570) 6462222, www.lakenaomi.com. Specializing in Lake Naomi/ Timber Trails sales and vacation rentals. A family tradition since 1964. Liberty Homes, Route 940, Pocono Lake, (570) 646-4600, www.libertyhomesPA.com. Quality Pocono building since 1978. Luxury living made affordable. Pocono Builders Association, 745 Main Street, Stroudsburg. (570) 421-9009, www.poconobuilders.org.

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ThisWeek.net 35 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.

Hiking the Poconos Relocating is rarely easy, but when South Korean native Minjeong Gwon first moved to the Pocono Mountains region from Boston, she found a way to quickly connect with likeminded people. Minjeong joined the Pocono Outdoor Club (POC). POC sponsors regular hikes through the hundreds of miles of trails lacing the Poconos. Minjeong says fair weather outings draw 30 to 40 hikers. But even rainy days bring out 10 or more people. Regardless of weather, each two- to seven-hour trek travels through some of the most spectacular scenery on the East coast. “This area has a wealth of pretty, unspoiled nature,” says Minjeong, who attended veterinary school in Oklahoma. Minjeong points out that the Poconos are home to the healthiest population of black bears in the country. This is good news for humans. Healthy wildlife indicates a healthy environment.

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POC also sponsors trail cleanups and overnight backpacking trips. On 4th of July, join in on a four-mile trek along the Broadhead Creek. Upcoming hikes include the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Appalachian Trail and Jacobsburg State Park. For more information: www.poconooutdoorclub.org.

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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.

50th Annual Wayne County Antiques Show 50th anniversaries are special, golden, memorable. On July 14 and 15, the Wayne County Antiques Show will take place in Honesdale for the 50th consecutive year. Because this milestone is so special, Honesdale’s Women’s Club will host a 50th Anniversary Celebration & Preview Gala on Friday, the 13th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The $15 ticket includes food, drinks and a weekend pass to the antiques show. Tickets, which are limited, can be purchased by calling (570) 253-3625. Sponsored by the Women’s Club of Honesdale, the Wayne County Antiques Show features dealers and goods from across the eastern U.S. You’ll find incredible furniture, decorative arts, fixtures, linens, textiles, jewelry books, scientific items, collectibles, quilts, coins, Depression glass, porcelain, artifacts and more. Renowned certified antique appraiser Linda Roberts will be on hand to evaluate up to three items per person, for $5 an item with a copy of this magazine. The show also features homemade refreshments and free parking. All proceeds are used to fund scholarship, arts and literature programs, community beautification programs and local charities. For further information, contact the General Chairperson for 50 Years, Paula Roos, at (570) 253-2492.


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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Features eco-friendly Le Spa Forêt. Lakeside Country Cottages, 263 Route 507, Tafton, (570) 226-8907, www. lakesidecountrycottages.com. Gracing the shore of Lake Wallenpaupack, cottages sleep 6 (bring your own towels and linens). Fully equipped kitchens. Outdoor charcoal grill. Offers seasonal boat slip rentals. Santosha on the Ridge, 121 Santosha Lane, Shawnee-onDelaware, (570) 476-0203; www.santoshaontheridge. com. Features rooms with spectacular views of the ancient Appalachian Trail and is a 2011 BedandBreakfast.com awardwinner. Each eclectic room is unique: Turkish rugs and pillows, oversized antique claw foot tub. The Sunrise Room offers views of a peaceful pond and Kittatinny Ridge. Close to Bushkill Falls and Columcille Megalith Park, yet a mere 72 miles from Manhattan. Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, 124 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawnee-on-Delaware, (570) 424-4000, www.shawneeinn. com. Featuring the 100-yearold, 27-hole championship golf course. Conveniently located 75 miles from New York City and

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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 allnatural, organic products. Single and couples’ massage rooms, hydrotherapy, full salon.

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

One Manor Drive, Pocono Manor, (570) 839-0140, www.laurelspaatpoconomanor. com. Offers state-of-the-art equipment and an unforgettable experience. Massages, facials, wraps, scrubs, nail services, waxing and spa packages. Mention This Week in the Poconos when scheduling.

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.

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

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903, Jim Thorpe, (800) 944-8392. Explore the Lehigh River by moonlight. $89.95 per person. July 7, 21 & 28: Steamtown National Historic Site Train Excursion, Scranton to Moscow. 12:30 p.m. Departure; 2:30 p.m. Return. Adults (16-61), $24; Seniors, $22; Ages 6 to 15, $17; Children 5 and younger, free. Info: (570) 340-5204. July 8: Sunday for Singles, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec. org. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monthly hike. July 8: Appalachian Trail Hike, Pocono Outdoors Club, 7-mile hike. Meet at Smith Gap at 9:30 a.m. Info: (570) 242-0519. July 8, 15 & 22: Intermediate Watercolor, Pocono Arts Council, 18 North 7th, Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460, www.poconoarts.org. Weekly sessions, Sundays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuition for all 3 sessions: $85/members, $95/nonmembers; Seniors: $65/$70. July 9: Vera Bradley Fall into Fashion Pre-Launch Party, American Candle, Route 611, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3388, www.american-candle.com. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A fun evening with complimentary refreshments and prizes. July 10: Bobbin Lace Day, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg, (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. Open Tues. through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. $10, Adults; $5, Children 3-12. July 10: Kettle Creek for Kids (Ages 4-6), Soaring Eagles, Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road,

Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www. mcconservation.org. 10 a.m. Cost: $5/$3. Preregistration required week in advance—call or register at MCEEC’s gift shop. Children must be accompanied by parents. July 10, 24, 31; August 7, 14, 28; September 4 & 11: Acting for Community Theater, Pocono Arts Council, 18 North 7th, Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460, www.poconoarts.org. Weekly sessions, Tuesdays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Learn to perform some of comedy’s greatest skits, jokes and monologues. No acting experience necessary. Tuition for all 8 sessions: $150/members, $160/ nonmembers; Seniors: $130/$135. July 11: Quilting Day, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg, (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. Open Tues. through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. $10, Adults; $5, Children 3-12. 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. July 12: Kettle Creek for Kids (Ages 7-9), Humming Along: Why do Hummingbirds Hum? Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www. mcconservation.org. 10 a.m. Cost: $6/$4. Preregistration required week in advance—call or register at MCEEC’s gift shop. July 13: Women’s Club of Honesdale 50th Anniversary Celebration & Preview Gala. Wayne Highlands Middle School, upper Grove Street, Honesdale. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. $15, includes entrance to 2-day Wayne County

Antiques Show on July 14 & 15. Info: (570) 253-3625. July 13: Golf Tournament to Benefit the Delaware Water Gap Train Station, Water Gap Country Club, (570) 420-3807. 10 a.m. shotgun start. Four-person scramble with bag lunch and post-golf Italian buffet, complimentary drinks. Great prizes. July 14: 2nd Annual Rooster Run/Walk, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. 5K run with proceeds to benefit the nonprofit Quiet Valley. 9 a.m. start. July 14: American Freedom Train Express, Steamtown to Gouldsboro-Tobyhanna, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 9 a.m. departure; 3 p.m. return. Colonial dress. Meet Washington and Jefferson. Sample colonial delicacies. Historic F3 locomotives. $34/adults, $29/seniors, $22, children (6-5), Free for children 5 and under. Info & tickets: (570) 340-5204. July 14: Free Environmental Film Series—A Sense of Wonder, Grey Towers National Historic Landmark, Milford, (570) 296-9630. 8 p.m. Film about environmentalist Rachel Carson, who was named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People of the 20th Century.” July 14: 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. July 14: Malibu Ranch Rodeo Summer Series, Malibu Dude Ranch, 351 Foster Hill Road, Milford, www.malibududeranch. com. Gates open: 5:30 p.m.; rodeo (Continued on Page 44)


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Family Values The Pocono Mountains lay claim to their fair share of quaintness. Historic towns perched high among pine forests and scattered willy-nilly along the banks of rural streams intertwine with old-fashioned farms and rustic country stores. The nostalgic feel is punctuated by locallyowned cafes featuring locally-roasted coffees. A mere 90 minutes from Philadelphia and New York City, the Poconos are a world away from urban homogenization. Amusements parks in the Poconos are similarly unique. Costa’s Family Fun Park in the northern Poconos town of Hawley offers visitors to the Lake Wallenpaupack Costa’s Family region a wealth of activities for kids and adults. Featuring Fun Park waterslides, bumper boats, go karts, laser tag, batting cages, miniature golf, driving range, video games, children’s playground and more, Costa’s creates fun for all ages. Locally-owned, Costa’s is a great place to host birthday parties and celebrate summer fun.

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In the southern part of the Poconos, the Land of Make Believe has been entertaining families for the past 57 years. The park’s philosophy is to create activities families can enjoy together. Featuring exciting rides, shows, games, waterpark and picnic areas, Land of Make Believe, which offers free parking, sits on over 30 acres in the foothills of the Jenny Jump Mountains. Family friendly fun fact: An ode to the park, written by 2nd-grader, is posted on the park’s web site. When You Go: Costa’s Family Fun Park, 2111 Route 6, Hawley, (570) 226-8585, www.costasfamilyfunpark.com. Land of Make Believe, 354 Great Meadows Road, Route 611, Hope, NJ, (908) 459-9000, www.landofmakebelieve.com.

Go Wild! To see an African lion, crested porcupine or a giraffe, you could travel thousands of miles for a safari. Or you could visit the Pocono Mountains’ own Claws ‘N’ Paws Wild Animal Park on Route 590, four miles east of Hamlin. Featuring a petting zoo, animal shows and feedings, plus a wealth of exotic animals in a forested zoo, Claws ‘N’ Paws gives you a bird’s eye view of the wild kingdom. For more information: (570) 698-6154, www.clawsnpaws.com.


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at 7 p.m. Adults: $15, Children: $10, Under 4: free. July 14: 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. July 14: Art Opening—Nancy Hopping, Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. Amazing photos from a renowned wildlife photographer’s photographic book, Backyard Bears. Reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 14: Sunfish Pond Hike, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Pocono Outdoors Club. 7 miles. Meet at 8 a.m. in the Dunnfield parking area at base of trail off Route 80 (first exit after toll bridge on New Jersey side). Bring lunch and later. Info: (570) 668-6403. July 14: Music in the Valley, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg, (570) 9926161, www.quietvalley.org. Enjoy traditional folk music, speakers, hands-on workshops, children’s area, puppet show and more. Open Tues. through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, noon to

5 p.m. $10, Adults; $5, Children 3-12.

Adorable young dogs available for qualified pet guardians.

July 14 & 15: Sixth Annual Jim Thorpe Historic District Merchants & Neighbors Sidewalk Sales, Park behind Train Station/ Visitors Center, Jim Thorpe. Noon to 5 p.m. Old and new treasurers. Rain or shine.

July 15: 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 by July 13. Bogs are highly sensitive habitats, extremely important for biodiversity. Floating boardwalk gives unique access to Tannersville Bog. This 2-1/2 hour walk features flowers in bloom, including swamp honeysuckle, great rhododendron, yellow loose-strife and others. Meet at Bog parking lot. Directions: Route 611, at the light at the Tannersville Inn, turn onto Cherry Lane Road.

July 14 & 15: 50th Annual Wayne County Antiques Show, Wayne Highlands Middle School, upper Grove Street, Honesdale. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by Women’s Club of Honesdale. Info: (570) 253-2492. July 14 & 15: Poconos’ Wurst Festival, Shawnee Mountain, Hollow Road, Shawnee on Delaware, (570) 421-1731. Noon to 7 p.m., Saturday. Noon to 6 p.m., Sunday. Brews, brats and music. Bring your appetite and your dancing shoes. July 14, 21 & 28: Creative Writing (Ages 16-adult), Pocono Arts Council, 18 North 7th, Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460, www.poconoarts.org. Weekly sessions, Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For those who already have good grasp of punctuation and grammar and would like to write short stories or novels.Tuition for all 3 sessions: $85/members, $95/ nonmembers; Seniors: $65/$70. July 15: Adoption Day, Safe Haven Pet Rescue, Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville, www. SafeHavenPa.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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July 16: Golf Tournament Sponsored by the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce, Mount Airy Golf Course, Mt. Pocono. Noon shotgun start. Four-person scramble. Registration deadline: July 6, 2012. Info: (570) 421-4433. July 16: Parents’ Time Off, Topic: Trees, Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Option of leaving children ages 4-9 with an environmental educator while you participate in Trees program. Or bring children with you. Cost: $8/$5. Preregistration required by July 13. July 17: Volunteer Meeting, Safe Haven Pet Rescue, Cherry’s

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ThisWeek.net 45 Restaurant, Route 209, near Route 534, Kresgeville, www. SafeHavenPa.org. Volunteers needed to help with Adoption Days, fundraising, transporting dogs to vets and groomers. Fosters for homeless dogs also needed. Great way for animal lovers to do service for their community. Info: SafeHaven@epix.com. July 17: Kettle Creek for Kids (Ages 4-6), For Goodness Snakes., Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www. mcconservation.org. 10 a.m. Cost: $5/$3. Preregistration required week in advance—call or register at MCEEC’s gift shop. Children must be accompanied by parents. Find out why snakes are cool! July 19: Kettle Creek for Kids (Ages 7-9), Turtle Tracking the Turtles of Kettle Creek, Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. 10 a.m. Cost: $6/$4. Preregistration required week in advance—call or register at MCEEC’s gift shop. July 20: Grammy Award-Winning Parker Quartet, Parker & Parker Art Gallery, 75 Main Street (Route 6), White Mills. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Children under 15, free. Info and tickets: (570) 296-4777, www. kindredspiritsprograms.org. The Parker Quartet consists of four graduates of the New England Conservatory of Music. The group has won numerous prestigious awards and has been praised by music critic for The New York Times. July 20: Pooch Patrol—Hike with Your Dog, Varden Conservation Area, Promised Land State Park, 100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown, (570) 676-0567. 6 p.m. at MidValley Access. Call for directions: (570) 676-3428.

July 20 & 21: Art Under the Trees, 67th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, Buck Hill Tennis Club, Buck Hill Falls, (646) 926-1657, (570) 5956097, www.buckhillartassociation. com. Friday, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. July 21: Hike, Cliff Park Trail & Raymondskill Falls, Hackers Falls, Pocono Outdoors Club. Hike 6+ miles. Meet at 10 a.m. in the lower parking lot on Raymondskill Road. Info: (570) 629-5293. July 21: Butterfly Count, Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation. org. Become part of a growing group of citizen scientists by helping collect data for scientists, in this case on butterflies. Cost: $5 ($3 of which is donated to North American Butterfly Association to fund the national count). July 21: 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. July 21: 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. July 21: 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. July 21: Jim Thorpe’s Famous Olde Time Christmas Celebration, Jim Thorpe. Christmas in July to Celebrate Charles Dickens’ 200th Birthday. Don your best Charles Dickens/Victorian era

outfit. Best dressed Dickens character wins $200 gift certificate for shopping in Jim Thorpe. Info: (862) 219-3813, www. JimThorpeOldeTimeChristmas.com. July 21: Grammy Award-Winning Parker Quartet, Grey Towers National Historic Site, 151 Grey Towers Drive, Milford. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Children under 15, free. Info and tickets: (570) 296-4777, www.kindredspiritsprograms.org. The Parker Quartet consists of four graduates of the New England Conservatory of Music. The group has won numerous prestigious awards and has been praised by music critic for The New York Times. July 21: Beach Bash, Lehighton Area Pool Pals Benefit, Lehighton Swimming Pool, Lehighton. Call for information and street address: (570) 818-4080 or (610) 3775275. Swim, DJ, dance, volleyball tournament and refreshments. July 21 thru August 3: Buck HillSkytop Music Festival. Various venues, including Skytop Lodge and Buck Hill Falls. Outstanding cultural event that features opera, chamber music, jazz and principals from the New York City Ballet. Info: (800) 732-0999. July 22: Adoption Day, Safe Haven Pet Rescue, Walmart, 355 Lincoln Avenue, East Stroudsburg, www. SafeHavenPa.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adorable young dogs available for qualified pet guardians. July 24: Kettle Creek for Kids (Ages 4-6), Who Lives in the Water? Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www. mcconservation.org. 10 a.m. Cost: $5/$3. Preregistration required week in advance—call or register at MCEEC’s gift shop. Children must be accompanied by parents. Explore Kettle Creek pond. (Continued on Page 46)


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July 26: Kettle Creek for Kids (Ages 7-9), True Transformers—The Miracle of Metamorphosis, Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www. mcconservation.org. 10 a.m. Cost: $6/$4. Preregistration required week in advance—call or register at MCEEC’s gift shop. July 28: 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. July 28: 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. July 28: The World of Snakes, Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www. mcconservation.org. 10 a.m. Cost: $5/$3.

July 28: 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. July 31: Kettle Creek for Kids (Ages 4-6), Fantastic Frogs, Aren’t They Cute? Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. 10 a.m. Cost: $5/$3. Preregistration required week in advance—call or register at MCEEC’s gift shop. Children must be accompanied by parents. 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.

Promised Land State Park

Ongoing: Open for Summer Fun: Costa’s Family Fun Park, 2111 Route 6, Hawley, (570) 226.8585, www.costasfamilyfunpark.com. Water slides, batting cages, miniature golf, arcade/pinball, café and ice cream, bumper boats, driving range, go carts, laser tag and more. Ongoing: Open for Summer Fun: Land of Make Believe, Route 80, Exit 12, Hope, NJ, (908) 4599000, LoMB.com. Open daily now through September 3. Free parking; free picnicking. Ongoing: Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, Four 4 Fun. 4 tickets just $99.99. Available only online at camelbeach.com. Ongoing: Lake Wallenpaupack Hour Long Tours and Chartered Boat Rentals, Lake Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tour, 2487 Route 6, Hawley, (570) 226-3293, www. WallenpaupackBoatTour.com. Ongoing: Tournament Tuesdays, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Wilkes-Barre, Phone: (888) WIN IN PA; www.mohegansunpocono. com. Slot and blackjack tournaments. Ongoing: Wet & Wild Wednesdays, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Wilkes-Barre, Phone: (888) WIN IN PA; www. mohegansunpocono.com. Two winners per hour enter a Cash Cube and grab all the cash they can carry! Happy Hour drink specials start at $1. Ongoing: Thrills & Chills Thursdays., Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Wilkes-Barre, Phone: (888) WIN IN PA; www. mohegansunpocono.com. Live music and dancing on the patio, starting at 5 p.m.

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

Ongoing: Diva Fridays, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, WilkesBarre, Phone: (888) WIN IN PA; www.mohegansunpocono.com. Celebrity sightings and book signings.


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The Grey Lady The Pocono Mountains are an earthy paradise, packed with the natural beauty of emerald hills and crystal blue lakes, rivers and streams. Naturalists are naturally drawn here. But, with architectural gems that include French chateauesque mansions, colonial estates, neo-Gothic wonders and Victorian showcases, those who appreciate manmade creations also have plenty of reasons to enjoy the Poconos. At Grey Towers National Historic Landmark in lovely Milford, natural and manmade beauty coalesce in an exquisite balance. The former home of Gifford Pinchot, first Chief of the U.S. Forest Service and Pennsylvania Governor for two terms, Grey Towers is the Poconos’ version of Versailles. You can tour the mansion and grounds every day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Grey Towers sponsors special events throughout the season, including free environmental films. A Sense of Wonder, July 14 at 8 p.m., chronicles the story of Rachel Carson and her love and defense of the environment following World War II. John James Audubon: Drawn from Nature, emphasizes Audubon’s creative genius and lasting legacy, and will be shown at 8 p.m. on August 18. For more information: (570) 296-9630, www.greytowers.org.

yourDISCOVER next adventure.

THE NIAGARA OF PENNSYLVANIA F Eight Waterfalls F Miles of Nature Trails F Wildlife Exhibit F Native American Exhibit F Gift & Souvenir Shops F Ice Cream Parlor F Fudge Kitchen F Snack Bar

Check our website for special events!

www.visitbushkillfalls.com

Route 209, PO Box 151 r Bushkill, PA 18324

570.588.6682

Open 9 a.m. r 7 Days a Week April through October, November weather permitting

managed by ARAMARK


This Week in the Poconos Magazine  

June 30, 2012 Edition Where to Go! What to Do! What to See!... in the Pocono Mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania

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