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SURF THE MOUNTAINS Your Pocono Portal Adventure Sports: www.adventuresport.com

PennDOT District 5: http://www.dot.state.pa.us/penndot/districts/

American Candle: www.american-candle.com

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Baileys Grille & Steakhouse: www.baileyssteakhouse.com

PennDOT Driver & Vehicle Services: www.dmv.state.pa.us

Barley Creek Brewing Company: www.barleycreek.com

PennDOT’s NEPA Transportation Website: www.neparoads.com

Bear Creek Inne: www.bearcreekinne.com

PennDOT’s Travel Information Website: www.511pa.com

Big Brown Fish and Pay Lakes: www.bigbrownfish.com

Pike County Conservation District: www.pikeconservation.org

Blue Mountain Ski Area Fall Events: www.skibluemt.com

Pike County Tourism: www.discoverpikepa.com

The Briar Patch: www.briarpatchthornhurst.com

Pocono Arts Council: www.poconoarts.org

Bushkill Falls: www.visitbushkillfalls.com

Pocono Bike Rentals: www.poconobikerentals.com

Camelback Mountain Resort: www.skicamelback.com

Pocono Builders Association: www.poconobuilders.org

Century 21 Select Pocono Pines: www.C21PoconoPines.com

Pocono Cheesecake Factory: www.poconocheesecake.com

Country Junction: www.countryjunction.com

Pocono Environmental Education Center: www.peec.org

Country Kettle: www.country-kettle.com

Pocono Indian Museum: www.poconoindianmuseum.com

Countryside Housekeeping Cottages: www.countrysidecottages.com

Pocono Lake Region Chamber of Commerce:

Crescent Lodge: www.crescentlodge.com

www.lakeregioncc.com

Crystal Cave: www.crystalcavepa.com

Pocono Mountain Arts Council: www.poconomac.com

Delaware Highlands Conservancy: www.delawarehighlands.org Dorflinger Glass Museum: http://dorflinger.org/glass_museum.html Downtown Hawley Partnership: www.visithawleypa.com Downtown Stroudsburg: www.stroudsburg.net Eckley Miners Village: www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com Fernwood Hotel & Resort: www.fernwoodhotel.com The French Manor: www.thefrenchmanor.com Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce: www.greaterpoconochamber.com Greater White Haven Chamber of Commerce: www.whitehaven.org Grey Towers National Historic Landmark: www.fs.fed.us/gt Gumble Brothers: www.gumblebrothers.com Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church Greek Food Fest: www.holycrosspoconos.org Holley Ross Pottery: www.holleyross.com Hutton Metalcrafts: www.copperlamps.com The Inn at Jim Thorpe: www.innjt.net The Inn at Pocono Manor: www.poconomanor.com

Pocono Mountains Film Festival: www.poconomountainsfilmfestival.com Pocono Mountains Flying Club: www.mpoflyingclub.org Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau: www.800poconos.com Pocono Outdoor Club: www.poconooutdoorclub.org Pocono Resorts Realty: www.prr1.com Pocono Tile Works: www.poconotileworks.com Pocono Whitewater: www.poconowhitewater.com Printing Craftsmen, Inc.: www.printingcraftsmeninc.com Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm: www.quietvalley.org Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees: www.swbyankees.com The Settlers Inn: www.thesettlersinn.com Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort: www.shawneeinn.com Shawnee Mountain Fall Festivals: www.shawneemt.com The Shawnee Playhouse: www.theshawneeplayhouse.com The Singing Boys of Pennsylvania: www.singingboysofpennsylvania.org Skytop Resort: www.skytop.com

Jim Thorpe: www.jimthorpe.org

Skyview Spa at Skytop Resort: www.singingboysofpennsylvania.org

Jubilee Restaurant: www.breakfastking.com

Smuggler’s Cove: www.smugglerscove.net

Lake Naomi Real Estate: www.lakenaomi.com

The Spa at Mountain Laurel: www.thespaatmountainlaurel.com

Miss Elly’s Antiques and Such: www.missellysantiques.com

Spa Shawnee and Salon: www.spashawnee.com

Monroe County Conservation District: www.mcconservation.org

S&S Speedways - Indoor Go-Karts: www.ssspeedways.com

Monroe County Historical Association: www.monroehistorical.org

Starting Gate: www.startinggateonline.com

Mountain Springs Lake Resort: www.mslresort.com

Steamtown National Historic Site: www.nps.gov/stea

Nature Conservancy: www.nature.org/states/pennsylvania

Tannery Depot General Store: www.tannerydepot.com

NEPA Audubon Society: www.nepaaudubonsociety.org

Teeters’ Furniture: www.teetersfurniture.com

PA Antique Dealers Association: www.pa-antiques.org

Theo B. Price Inc.: www.theobprice.com

PA Fish & Boat Commission: www.fish.state.pa.us

Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River: www.nps.gov/upde

PA PowerPort: www.state.pa.us

Visit PA: www.visitPA.com

PA State Park Information: www.visitpaparks.com

Vocelli Pizza: www.vocellipizza.com

Paradise Fishing Preserve: www.paradisetrout.com

Water Gap Trolley: www.watergaptrolley.com

PennDOT District 4: http://www.dot.state.pa.us/penndot/districts/

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Int’l Airport: www.flyavp.com

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OCTOBER 1, 2011 Autumn Timber Festival at Shawnee Mountain.................... 4 Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival ............................................. 5 Steam Train Excursions to Moscow & Tobyhanna ................ 5 Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Weekends & Art Walk ..................... 5 Charming Tails Artist Signing Event .....................................16 Camelback Mountain Season Pass Super Sale ...................16 Rock the Fall at Blue Mountain ............................................23 Ironman 70.3 Pocono Mountains Triathlon........................32 A Colorful Time to be in the Poconos! ................................33 Why Do Leaves Change Color? ............................................33 Call the Fall Foliage Hotline .................................................33 Hawley Harvest Hoedown ....................................................33 Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm Harvest Festival..........41 Greek Festival returns to Stroudsburg .................................41 Home Tour debuts at Pocono Manor ..................................41 CALENDAR...............................6 COMING EVENTS ......................6 DINING ................................. 18 ENTERTAINMENT .................... 22 LODGING .............................. 39 MOVIES................................. 22 MUSEUMS & GALLERIES ........... 36

POCONO MAP ....................... 24 REAL ESTATE ........................... 34 SHOPPING AROUND .............. 10 SPAS & SALONS ...................... 17 SPORTS ................................ 26 SURF THE MOUNTAINS ..............2

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Autumn Timber Festival The Autumn Timber Festival rolls into Shawnee Mountain Ski Area on Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9! Catch nature’s splendor at beautiful Shawnee Mountain during prime fall foliage time. Count on some great entertainment too, including lumberjack demonstrations, chainsaw sculpting, tethered hot air balloon rides, live music, children’s activities, and food and craft vendors galore. Watch the Ultimate Air Dogs Competition, where you’ll see dogs competing in long distance “dockjumping” into the lake! All ages enjoy this action-packed event. Slopeside seating is available for this event, so bring a blanket or lawn chair. Festival hours are 11:00am to 6:00pm both days. Purchase event tickets at the gate or in advance, and be sure to ask about the variety of great accommodations nearby. Find Shawnee Mountain Ski Area easily on Hollow Road via River Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware, off I-80 exit 309. In winter, enjoy day or night skiing on 23 slopes and trails serviced by 9 lifts and 100% snowmaking. Rentals, ski schools, and clinics are available for all abilities. Riders are welcome in the halfpipe area and snowboarding park, and 6 tubing chutes serviced by 2 lifts are all lighted for day or night tubing. Call (570) 421-7231 or 1-800-SHAWNEE, and log on to www.shawneemt.com.

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Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival, through October 31st A favorite fall adventure, the Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival, returns to Country Junction on Route 209, Forest Inn, 6565 Interchange Road, Lehighton. The “Largest Pumpkin Festival in the Poconos” gets bigger and better every year, including Ghost Town, USA. Challenge the Quest for Treasure Corn Maze, and the Kiddies Hay Maze with a corn bin and games. Unlimited Daytime Hayrides are fun for all; see costumed characters point out their own Perfect Pumpkin. Pony rides, the Blue Lagoon, Pirate Ship, Moon Walks, and Kiddies Haunted House promise fun for youngsters! Visit the free Petting Farm with goats, deer, piglets, ducks, and chickens. Catch some Halloween thrills and chills in the Teen Terror attraction, and don’t miss the huge Costume and Halloween Barn, with costumes galore and spooky home decor! The Daytime Festival is open Monday through Friday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am until 6:00pm, as well as on Columbus Day, Monday, November 6. A $6.00/person fee applies to Ghost Town, USA; kids under 2 enter free. The Midway with rides and games comes alive on weekends. An extra $8.00/person buys unlimited amusement rides like the Big Slide, Ferris wheel, and kiddie rides. You’ll find fare from fries to BBQ turkey to wine tasting. Choose from 1000s of pounds of field pumpkins weighing from 5 to 50 pounds, at $3.00 each! Call (610) 377-8400, and see www.countryjunction.com.

Steam Train Excursions Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton offers a Fall Foliage Steam Train Excursion to Moscow on Saturday, October 1 at 11:00am. The round-trip excursion rolls past historic buildings, through a tunnel, along a mountain stream, past reservoirs, and amidst woodlands. Purchase refreshments at the restored 1904 train station in Moscow; see the steam train arrive around 11:30am. The train returns in Scranton at 1:00pm. On Sunday, October 2, take a round-trip Fall Foliage Steam Train Excursion to Tobyhanna, departing Scranton at 11:00am and returning at 3:00pm. See the steam train arrive at the restored 1908 passenger-freight Tobyhanna Train Station on Route 423 at 11:45am; (570) 894-3338. Refreshments may be purchased. To find Steamtown from I-81, use exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway) and follow signs to the entrance at Lackawanna and Cliff avenues. Call (570) 340-5204, (570) 3405200, or 1-888-693-9391; choo-choo to www.nps.gov/stea.

Fall Foliage Weekends & Art Walk You’re invited to the Victorian town of Jim Thorpe for Fall Foliage Weekends, featuring arts and crafts vendors, food, music, shopping and dining specials, and lots of autumn atmosphere! On Saturdays and Sundays, October 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23, enjoy panoramic fall foliage, plenty of pumpkins, gourds, and corn husks, delicious food, free performances, and many attractions. On October 8, celebrate the thriving arts community with a Jim Thorpe Second Saturday Art Walk, too! For more information, call the Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce at (570) 325-5810 and visit www.jimthorpe.org!


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store! Adventure Sports is based on Route 209 in Marshalls Creek, just 2 miles north of I-80 off exit 309. Call 1-800-487-2628 or (570) 2230505 for your reservations. Check out www.adventuresport.com and see the display ad in this magazine for a 15% off coupon! Now thru Season - The Spa at Mountain Laurel offers a 15%off Fall Special for massages, facials, body treatments, and hydro soaks! This Week in the Poconos print and online readers receive the discount by bringing in a display ad or this listing, or simply mentioning This Week in the Poconos when booking. Find it in the Mountain Laurel Resort off Route 940 in scenic White Haven. The spa menu includes massage, nails, facials, body treatments, and hair. Gift certificates and custom packages are available. Call (570) 443-9SPA (9772); see www.spaatmountainlaurel.com. Now thru September 30 - The Pocono Arts Council presents September Exhibits featuring the work of expressive-figurative

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artist Joann Castrillo, watercolorist Shirley Epstein, oil painter Tricia Lowrey Lippert, and poet KaSon Reeves. The ARTSPACE Gallery is within the PoconoArts Community Cultural Center at 18 North 7th Street in Stroudsburg. Phone 476-4460 and view www.poconoarts.org. Now through October 30 Disc Golf Courses are Open at Blue Mountain Ski Area in Palmerton! Play on your choice of 3 disc golf courses: Valley Park, Skyline Park, and Slopeside 9. Disc golf hours are 10:00am to 6:00pm on Thursdays and Fridays and 9:00am to 6:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. Drop by the Summit Lodge Slopeside Pub & Grill to pay your greens fees. Call (610) 826-7700 and see www.skibluemt.com. Now thru October 31 - Take advantage of the Camelback Mountain Resort Season Pass Super Sale! Season passes to ski and snowboard begin at just $199, and include lots of perks. Phone (570) 629-1661 to


This Week in the Poconos 7 order yours, and learn more at www.skicamelback.com. Now thru November 2 – It’s Fall Foliage Season in the Pocono Mountains! There are 3 distinct zones in which foliage colors peak at different times. In the Northern Zone (Wayne County and parts of Pike County), colors are brightest between October 1 and 14. In the Central Zone (Monroe County and lower Pike County), the best time is mid-October. Head to the Southern Zone (Carbon County) between October 19 and 31 to catch the peak display. Thanks to the Pocono Mountains Visitors

Bureau, you can call the 24-Hour Pocono Mountains Fall Foliage Hotline at (570) 421-5565 to find out when and where to see the colors at their peak. Now thru November 27 – Bushkill Falls is Open for 107th Tour Season! “The Niagara of Pennsylvania” features 8 roaring waterfalls, miles of nature trails, picnic areas, paddle boats, miniature golf, fishing, exhibits, specialty shops, and scheduled events. The famous, historic attraction is off Route 209 in Bushkill, opening daily at 9:00am. Call (570) 588-6682; see www.visitbushkillfalls.com.

Now thru mid-December – Enjoy Free Pottery Making Demonstrations at Holley Ross Pottery, open daily on Route 191 in LaAnna. Every Monday through Friday at 11:00am, see the steps to making beautiful pottery from mixing clay to display! Browse the large factory showroom and stroll to the lake and forest park. Call (570) 676-3248 and visit www.holleyross.com. September 28 - Congregation B’nai Harim offers an Erev Rosh Hashanah service at 7:30pm at the Temple, Route 940 and (Continued on Page 8)

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Pocono Crest Road, in Pocono Pines. Call (570) 646-0100 and see www.bnaiharimpocono.org. September 28 – PPL Corporation joins with the Delaware Highlands Conservancy to present Financial Benefits of Land Conservation from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center on Route 6 near Hawley. Delaware Highlands Conservancy Executive Director Sue Currier leads the program, teaching how to keep your land in the family and protect the landscape in perpetuity. Learn how conservation and agricultural easements are key tools for Pennsylvania residents. To register for this program, call the Delaware Highlands Conservancy at (570) 226-3164. Contact PPL at (570) 253-7076 or (570) 251-6196, or email pplpreserves@pplweb.com; visit www.pplpreserves.com. September 29 – “Come Paint with Me” is a free, non-instructional program of on-site outdoor painting/sketching sessions for adult and student artists. Meet today from 10:00am to 3:00pm in

Promised Land State Park. You’re encouraged to paint outdoors at your own pace in media of your choice. Network with others, share a common interest, and socialize over lunch break; registration is not necessary. Bring your own materials and a picnic lunch; restrooms are available. Sessions are weather-permitting. Call Joan Polishook at (570) 775-6896 or visit www.joanpolishook-art.com. September 29 - Congregation B’nai Harim offers a Rosh Hashana Service at 10:15am at the Temple, Tashlich at 1:30pm at the lake, and a Family Service at 3:00pm at the Temple. Find this welcoming community of faith in scenic Pocono Pines at Route 940 and Pocono Crest Road; phone (570) 646-0100 and see www.bnaiharimpocono.org. September 30 – The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park in Hawley hosts a Wine Chat with the Wine Chick with resident Sommelier and wine professional Leslie Chappell-Britt. On Fridays at 5:00pm, Leslie leads participants through the intriguing and not-so-mysterious world of wine with tastings, workshops, and discussions. There is a $12/person tasting fee. Space is limited; please reserve. The Settlers Inn is at 4 Main Avenue in Hawley, near Lake

Wallenpaupack. Call (570) 2262993 or toll-free 1-800-833-8527; visit www.thesettlersinn.com. October 1 thru 31 – The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival returns to Country Junction on Route 209 in Forest Inn, near Lehighton. The “Largest Pumpkin Festival in the Poconos” includes Ghost Town, USA, with Unlimited Daytime Hayrides, costumed characters, a Kiddies Haunted House, The Islands of Adventure, a life-size Pirate Ship, Bounce House, and a Petting Farm with goats, deer, piglets, ducks, chickens, and peacocks. Halloween thrills and chills await older kids and adults in the TEEN TERROR attraction. Shop the huge Costume and Halloween Center with costumes and home decor galore. Open daily; the Daytime Festival happens Monday through Friday from 12:00 to 5:00pm, Saturdays & Sundays from 11:00am until 6:00pm. Admission is $6/person to enter Ghost Town USA; kids under 2 enter free. A Midway with rides and games comes alive on weekends; an additional $8/ person gets you unlimited carnival rides like the Big Slide, the Ferris wheel, dragons, motorcycles, and kiddie rides. Great food is available, plus 1000s of pounds of field pumpkins from 5 pounds to 50 pounds, at $3 each! See www.countryjunction.com or call (610) 377-8400. October 1 - Pocono Mountains Film Festival plans a special preevent screening of Henry’s Heart at the Crescent Lodge in Paradise Valley from 6:00pm to 9:30pm; wine, cheese, and appetizers will be served. Your donation of $30/ person benefits Utopia House, a safe house for victims of domestic violence. Call (570) 620-1212, email bridgetodavis@yahoo.com, and see www.PoconoMountainsFilmFestival.com. October 1 – The Hawley Harvest Hoedown returns to the town of Hawley on Lake Wallenpaupack. Activities begin at 10:00am and continue through 4:00pm along Main Avenue,


This Week in the Poconos 9 Church Street, and Keystone Street, where pumpkins, hay bales, and cornstalks will abound. Hayrides, pumpkin decorating, games, face painting, live entertainment, and great food promise fun for all. To find out more, call the Downtown Hawley Partnership at (570) 226-4064 or click on www.visithawleypa.com. October 1 – Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton has scheduled a Fall Foliage Steam Train Excursion to Moscow at 11:00am. The 2-hour roundtrip excursion rolls past historic buildings, through a tunnel, along a mountain stream, past two reservoirs, and through beautiful woodlands. Purchase light refreshments at the restored 1904 train station in Moscow. Drive to the station to see the steam train when it arrives between 11:30 and 11:45am! The train returns in Scranton around 1:00pm. To find Steamtown in Scranton from I-81, use exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway) and follow signs to the main entrance at Lackawanna and Cliff avenues. For ticket reservations and details, call (570) 340-5204, (570) 340-5200, or 888-693-9391, and see www.nps.gov/stea. October 1 – Motor over to Courthouse Square in Downtown Stroudsburg for the “Autos in Autumn” Car Show from 11:00am to 3:00pm! This gathering of historic automobiles features antique and classic cars from many regional car clubs. Enjoy a live music broadcast and great food. To find out more, visit www.stroudsburg.net or call Rich at (570) 420-2808. October 1 – Bushkill Falls, “The Niagara of Pennsylvania,” offers a Learn about Wildlife program with a naturalist from the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Demonstrations with Live Birds & Animals happen in the pavilion at 1:00pm and 2:00pm. Bushkill Falls is centered on eight roaring waterfalls with nature trails, picnic areas, paddle boats, miniature golf, fishing, exhibits, and specialty shops. The famous attraction is off

Route 209 in Bushkill, open daily at 9:00am through November 27. Call (570) 588-6682 and see www.visitbushkillfalls.com. October 1 – The Equinunk Historical Society announces Joel Hill Water-Powered Sawmill Demonstrations & Mill Tours from 11:00am to 3:00pm. The Hill Mill, staffed by volunteers, was built just after the Civil War and has remained in nearly continuous operation. See how logs are floated into the mill from the mill pond, levered onto the huge saw, and cut into varying-width boards, solely by power generated from the adjacent falls. Find it on Duck Harbor Road off Creek Road in Lookout. From Route 191 between Rileyville and Equinunk (Hancock Highway), see signs; turn onto Creek Road, turn right on Kellam Road, and turn left on Duck Harbor Road. Visit the Equinunk Historical Society Museum and Calder Gift Shop in the center of Equinunk; call (570) 224-6722. October 1 – Attend a free Open House at the Old Stone Jail in Honesdale from 10:00am to 1:00pm. No longer in use, the jail was built in 1859 between the Wayne County Courthouse and 10th Street. The squat structure housed county miscreants until

1935. Constructed of rough stone, its damp, gloomy interior has often been compared to a dungeon. “Jailer” Dick Kreitner ushers visitors into the 9’x12’ cells as he relates the history of the jail, numerous jailbreaks, and notorious occupants. Call the Wayne County Historical Society at (570) 253-3240; see www.waynehistorypa.org. October 1 – Discover Nature at Night from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingmans Ferry. Walk in the woods to listen for owls, look at stars, and enjoy the music of the night. The cost is $5 and registration is requested. PEEC, a non-profit center, is off Route 209 in Dingmans Ferry within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Call (570) 828-2319 and log on to www.peec.org. October 1 & 2 - The Gravity East Series Final races into Blue Mountain Ski Area in Palmerton. Champions will be announced at this 2011 final stop for this Mountain Bike Race Series, taking place at the Valley Lodge; hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm. See www.gravityeastseries.com for series details. Call Blue Mountain at (610) 826-7700 and see www.skibluemt.com. (Continued on Page 42)

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

crafts, folk art, Santas, wooden toys, pottery, potpourri, snowmen, teddy bears, angels, ornaments, wreaths, candles, and antique sleighs, skis, radios, and pumpkin wagons. Also home to Thornhurst Nurseries Christmas Tree Farm; choose and cut your own tree! From Route 940 in Pocono Lake, take Locust Ridge Road 5 miles to Thornhurst; turn right onto River Road for 2

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miles; turn left onto Pine Grove Road. Last weekend of September through Thanksgiving open Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm to 4:00pm; open daily from Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve. Call (570) 842-8072 or (570) 842-1266 and dash to www.briarpatchthornhurst.com. Visit Miss Elly’s Antiques & Such, a multi-dealer shop at 518 Church Street off Main Avenue in Hawley. Affordable treasures from smalls to furniture, glass, pottery, paintings and prints, vintage clothing and textiles, and primitives. Imported foods include British marmalades and Scottish shortbreads. The 1870 Gothic Revival features a center gable, tin roof with snowbirds, flattened arch-effect windows, fulllength porch, and lovely old glass in her 7-light transom and 5 sidelights! Open Thursday through Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm, and Wednesday by chance; closed Monday and Tuesday. Call (570) 226-7513; see www.missellysantiques.com. Hutton Metalcrafts creates an array of unique handcrafted metal works, copper lanterns, lamps, candle lanterns, and fine pewter ornaments and necklaces on Route 940 in Pocono Pines. Remembrances and objects for the home are manufactured on the premises.

Santas •Wreaths • Folk Art • Primitive Crafts Yankee Candles • Christmas Tree Farm • Seasonal Items

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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 Open Daily 9:30am to 10pm • 570-839-7893


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One-of-a-kind copper trees by Tom Hutton, hand-hammered from a slab of solid copper, silver brazed, then heat-colored to produce rich greens on the tops and reddish highlights on the trunks. Purchase fine oil paintings on glass and stone by Xian, and gorgeous solid copper wall sculptures. Everything at Hutton Metalcrafts is unique! Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Sunday from 11:00am to 3:00pm, closed Monday. Call (570) 646-7778, and check out www.copperlamps.com.

items can be found here; shop for Cuisinart, Scanpan Ceramic Titanium Cookware, Waring

Have an illuminating experience at American Candle! Candlery, gifts, and accessories great for keeping and giving. Browse through an incredible selection of dinner tapers, wind-proof storm candles, pillar candles, and jar candles. Choose from 100s of candle gift baskets and wedding candles. Catch a candle making demonstration! You’ll find collectibles from Legends, Dept. 56, Lenox, Precious Moments, and gorgeous stained glass. Featuring Pandora jewelry, Kameleon jewelry, MOGO charm bracelets, Vera Bradley accessories, Dansko Shoes, and Snap Shoes. Choose from 100+ barrels of chocolates, gummies, hard candies, and licorice! On Route 611 in Bartonsville, exit 302 off I-80; open daily. Phone (570) 629-3388; visit www.american-candle.com.

ON POTTERY MAKING 11am Monday thru Friday

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Route 191, LaAnna (Midway Between Cresco & Newfoundland)

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The camp/outfitter store at Adventure Sports on Route 209 in Marshalls Creek carries a complete line of outdoor equipment. Tents, lanterns, fire starters, water jugs, portable stoves, hats, clothing, sunglasses, snorkeling equipment, and disposable cameras are just some of the necessaries they carry. You’ll find things you need that you didn’t even know you needed! Call (570) 223-0505 or 1800-487-2628. See the display ad for a money-saving offer, and visit www.adventuresport.com.

and Chef’s Choice Appliances, Henckels, Wusthoff, Le Creuset,

WOODLAND PARK Rustic Cable Bridge Sawdust Trails Scenic 5-Acre Lake

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Savings up to 70% Representing 150 Manufacturers Including: Polish Pottery • Fiesta Dinnerware • Jim Shore Fenton Glass • Willow Tree • Bird Baths and 144 more!

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Zyliss, Peugeot Peppermills, Microplane, Kaiser Bakeware, and Caspari. Heavy bakeware, cannoli molds, pasta machines, fondue sets, pizza/bread stones, spaetzle machines, barbecue equipment, cake decorating supplies, pot racks, chefwear, steamers, wine

accessories and quiche pans fill this amazing shop, and the specialty foods will satisfy the choosiest foodie. Gift certificates are available. Personalized service ensures that you’ll find the right ingredient, technique, cookbook, or device. Cooking classes are offered, as is a senior citizens’ discount. Open daily on Route 390 in Mountainhome; call (570) 5950370. Bon appetit!

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

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BRIDAL REGISTRY AVAILABLE IN ADDITION , WE HAVE THESE OTHER GOODIES: Heavy Bakeware • Fondue Sets • Pasta, Ravioli Machines • Cannoli Molds Pizza/Bread Stones • Spaetzle Machines • Barbeque Equipment • Woks Cake Decorating Supplies • Pot Racks • Decorative Molds • Cookie Cutters Aprons • Wine Accessories • Marble Rolling Pins • Steamers Quiche Pans • Flans • Rosettes

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“WOW! Look at all that candy!” is the first reaction when entering Country Kettle’s famous Candy Shop. With over 250 barrels of your favorite treats, all at the same price, it’s sure to be an enjoyable experience. You’ll find creamy fudge, mouth-watering chocolates, gourmet caramel corn, honeytoasted peanuts, flavored sesame sticks, and many unique snack mixes. Enjoy specialty jams, jellies, marmalades, gourmet mustards, hot sauces, and tasty salsas. The Gift Shop features jewelry from Swarovski and John Medeiros. Browse collectibles featuring Jim Shore, Lenox, and Charming Tails. Enjoy the fragrance of Yankee Candles, Wood Wick Candles, and “Our Own Candles.” Discover kitchenware, garden flags and stones, wind chimes, and home accent décor. Stop at Country Kettle Candy & Gift Shop…have some fun! Business Route 209, Marshalls Creek. Open daily from 9:30am to 5:30pm. Phone (570) 421-8970; see www.country-kettle.com. Live bait is best! If you plan to fish on the Pocono Mountains’ pristine streams and lakes, first visit Woehrle’s Bait Shop. They’re open every day from 7:00am to 5:00pm, stocking healthy live bait for all types of fishing. Choose from hellgramites, fat heads, leeches, night crawlers, minnows, red worms, giant mealworms, crickets, wax worms, and more. Woehrle’s is just off Route 940 at Park Avenue in Mount Pocono. To find out what’s biting today, call “The Poconos’ Most Complete Bait Shop” at (570) 839-7338, or visit www.woehrlesbaitshop.com. Snag a gift certificate for your favorite angler! Teeters’ Furniture, on Main Avenue in Hawley, carries a wide range of dining, living room, upholstered, and bedroom furniture displayed in attractive gallery settings. The inventory includes Tom Seely, Simply Amish, Kincaid, Winners Only, Chatham, and Stanley. Quality, service, and selection


This Week in the Poconos 13 are hallmarks here. Teeters’ has been selling furniture since 1849! Delivery and set-up are available. Open Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 5:30pm; Friday from 8:30am to 8:00pm; Saturday from 8:30am to 5:00pm; and Sunday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Furnish your primary home, vacation home, or shop for an enduring gift. Phone (570) 226-3112, and visit www.teetersfurniture.com. Tannery Depot General Store, at Route 534 and Tannery Road in Lehigh Tannery, purveys fishing tackle, camping equipment, bike rentals for the 25-mile Lehigh Gorge State Park trail, hiking supplies, hunting/fishing accessories, firewood, ice, outdoor apparel, breakfast foods, sandwiches, beverages and other fare, and groceries. Open Monday through Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, and Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Phone (570) 606-4325, and outfit your next outing at www.tannerydepot.com! Calling all sports enthusiasts, to Starting Gate Action Sports on Route 209 in Bushkill! Selling 4 seasons of fun for 40+ years, this well-stocked, shopper’s-dream sports center caters to active lifestyles and trend-setting people. Complete lines from Burton, Salamon, and K2, and tons of cool apparel by Burton, Volcom, O’Neill, Bonfire, and The North Face. Some equipment is available to rent. The friendly, knowledgeable staff can recommend the best local venue for your sport of choice! Visit Starting Gate and get set with top-notch gear, accessories, and on-the-scene information. Plus, it’s adjacent to the Pocono Indian Museum; call (570) 588-4807 and see www.startinggateonline.com. Let Kinsley’s ShopRite in Brodheadsville fulfill your food and household shopping needs! Instore bakery, fresh produce, and an ample selection of all your favorites. The deli counters have everything for making fresh sandwiches and

platters, plus ready-made salads and cooked dishes. Try their delicious hickory-smoked ham and bacon. Full service pharmacy, wide aisles, expansive displays, and plenty of checkout counters. Play the PA lottery here! On Route 209; hours are Monday through Saturday from

7:00am to 11:00pm, and Sundays from 8:00am to 10:00pm. An original in the Lake Region, with 2 Gumble Brothers, Inc. locations! Complete home centers with hardware, lumber, and (Continued on Page 14)

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store is also a complete Rental Center stocked with quality, courtesy, and savings! Scope out www.gumblebrothers.com.

renovation/remodeling supplies. The Newfoundland store is on Route 191, (570) 676-3304; and, the Paupack location is on Route 507, (570) 226-4531. Paint, lumber, building supplies, plumbing, and electrical supplies; house wares and home supplies; power and hand tools, sporting goods, spackle, spades, and spigots. Free local delivery. The Newfoundland

Get fresh-baked goodies daily at Dutch’s Shur Save in Greentown! The bakery at Dutch’s turns out fresh bread and rolls, pastries, and cakes made daily. Located at 1564 Route 507; call (570) 6763373. Groceries, fresh fruits and vegetables, specialty foods, greeting cards, notions and potions, plants, cut flowers and arrangements, kitchen helpers, and cold beer to

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go. Cleaning and laundry supplies, spices, sodas, candy, and fresh delicatessen. A complete market with convenience, variety, and great service, offering an enjoyable shopping experience in the Lake Region! All aboard! Tour Delaware Water Gap and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area with Water Gap Trolley. An authentic-style, allweather trolley will transport you to points of interest in this historic region. Your trained guide will give entertaining information on the sights, including breathtaking views at the Resort Point Overlook, The Point of the Gap, the Indian head in the mountain, and Shawnee-onDelaware. Historic notes include the Depuy Mansion, the Dutot Museum, Croasdale Manor, the homes of famous musicians, and more. Learn about the Native Americans, the early settlers, and visitors such as Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, and Fred Astaire. The depot is on Route 611 in the center of Delaware Water Gap (I-80 exit 310), with free parking, Cody’s Gift Shop, vendors, picnic area, and mini-golf! Call (570) 476-9766, use the display ad coupon, and see www.watergaptrolley.com. The Glass Hat is a 1-owner shop featuring 2 floors filled with elegant glassware, antique oak and country furniture, collectibles, estate jewelry, pottery, and Depression glass. Tea connoisseurs will enjoy the cups and saucers, teapots, and interesting tea things. A highlight is the Christmas Room featuring Santas, old and new ornaments, even Christmas China! There’s a section devoted to old kitchenware, perfect decor for your kitchen. The proprietors are members of the Wayne, Pike, Sullivan Antique Dealers Association (WPSADA) and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Glass Appreciation Club. Open daily, weather permitting, on Route 191 in Hamlin, ½ mile south of Hamlin Corners. Call (570) 6894060, email tkobo@echoes.net, and see www.wpsada.com.


This Week in the Poconos 15 Find out why Country Junction is “The World’s Largest General Store!” At 6565 Interchange Road, Route 209, in Lehighton, follow the in-house street signs toward everything and anything you need to make your house a home. Home accents, giftware, antiques, and novelties. Country Junction’s Service Team installs flooring, windows and doors, gutter, garages, siding, lumber, fencing, and insulation. You’ll find Animal Country Puppies & More, the K9er-Diner, Barn Door Restaurant, a free wildlife exhibit, free petting farm, landscape and garden items, and a wine cellar with wine tasting! This shopping experience is fun for everyone; open 7 days. Call (610) 377-5050, and go to the Junction online at www.countryjunction.com! See pottery made at Holley Ross Pottery! This amazing place, on Route 191 in La Anna, is a pottery showroom, gift shop, and studio where skilled craftsmen produce fine items offered for sale. Watch demonstrations Monday through Friday at 11:00am, and shop in the factory showroom for Fiesta ware, stoneware, mugs, glass, China sets, dolls, planters, and decor. See Holley Ross’ very own Weeping Gold Pottery, plus candy dishes, colored glassware, candles, bean pots, suncatchers, and highly collectible Polish Pottery. How about a birdbath or an outdoor figurine? After shopping, enter the woodland park for a comfortable stroll. Cross a sturdy suspended bridge into a beautiful forest with sawdust trails, picnic tables, and a scenic 5-acre lake. Open Monday through Saturday 9:30am to 5:30pm, Sundays 1:00pm to 5:30pm. Call (570) 676-3248, and see www.holleyross.com. Pocono Book Exchange is your locally-owned source for books and reading-related items. Need a mystery for quiet evenings, a story/picture book for a child’s bedtime, a gift book to commemorate a special event, or an informative handbook to guide your next project? Check

out the neat shelves of page-turners, just waiting for you to discover what’s between the covers. Literacy is a life skill, a rewarding pastime, and vocabulary and conversational enhancement for all ages! New and used books are sold at prices for every pocketbook, in a spacious setting conducive to browsing. Trades are made at the owners’ discretion, and special orders are available. Open daily at 10:00am; call (570) 355-5757, or drop by the shop on Route 940 in Pocono Lake.

www.poconotileworks.com! Call (570) 460-6439, or email rafal@ poconotileworks.com to schedule an appointment for your free, professional consultation and estimate. Pocono Tile Works is fully insured, reliable and reputable, and cheerfully provides top-notch references and recommendations! While dining or staying at The Settlers Inn or visiting historic Hawley, drop by The Potting Shed gift shop! The Shed’s merchandise changes seasonally, and is chosen with an eye for quality craftsmanship and environmental friendliness. Each product line is a natural followthrough from the Inn’s commitment to green hospitality practices. Find the perfect gift or a must-have item for yourself! Interesting jewelry, innovative stationery, gardening implements, and works of pottery influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement; gift certificates are available. Find it at 4 Main Avenue

Step up to Second Story High End Thrift, located at 756 Business Route 209, across from Eagles Glen Plaza in East Stroudsburg. This discriminating store has the look and feel of a high-end boutique, but the prices will amaze you! After loving all the stunning brand name and designer apparel, you’ll flip over the ever-changing array of accessories, shoes, bags, artwork, and décor pieces. Distinctive, attractive furniture is displayed throughout the (Continued on Page 16) gallery setting, and sold at thrifty prices. You’re encouraged to t F irst Bite ’ S ince 1 open cabinets ve a 98 o 5 ‘L and drawers to discover more one-of-a-kind treasures awaiting you inside! For hours and more information, call Second Freshly Baked • Many Flavors • Pastries Story High End Thrift today at Sugar Free/Low Carb • Specialty Cakes • & More! (570) 420-9948. Pocono Tile Works serves the entire 4county Pocono Mountains region with expert custom tile design and installation. Marble is also a specialty. See genuine examples of their beautiful, quality work at

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in Hawley. Phone (570) 2262993 or 1-800-833-8527, and see www.thesettlersinn.com. It will be “Love at First Bite” when you visit the Pocono Cheesecake Factory. Located on Route 611 in Swiftwater, the factory specializes in the fine art of cheesecakery, crafting it better than anyone else. They sell only cheesecake and other

goods made fresh on the premises; choose from a large variety of flavors and toppings. This is the best cheesecake you’ve ever had! The very sweet and fragrant shop is open daily from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Bring the display ad coupon. The number is (570) 839-6844; place your special orders now, and taste www.poconocheesecake.com. Step back in time at Theo B. Price Inc. Country Store on Route 390 in Cresco. This landmark is stocked with handicrafts, distinctive gifts, seasonings, animal feed, folk art,

hardware, and building materials. Shop for Green Mountain Coffees, Vera Bradley Bags, Byers’ Choice collectibles, Burt’s Bees, Grafton Village Cheeses, and more! You’ll also find everything you’d expect at a hardware and lumber store for your home and outdoor needs. Browse the Sprag Mill Art Gallery on the premises. Open from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Saturday; closed Sunday. Pop in to shop, or just to say hello! Call this honest-to-goodness country store at (570) 595-2501, and visit www.theobprice.com.

Charming Tails Artist Signing Event Attend a Charming Tails Artist Signing Event on Sunday, October 9 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at American Candle! Meet designer Dean Griff, have your Charming Tails pieces signed, and see the 2011 Charming Tails collection. If you can’t attend, purchase pieces beforehand; American Candle will hold them ‘til the event to be signed. Not in the area? American Candle ships anywhere! Call during business hours to order by phone, or place your order conveniently, 24/7, through the website. In addition to an indescribable selection of super candles of all sorts, American Candle carries Vera Bradley, Legends, Dept. 56, Lenox, Precious Moments, Kameleon jewelry, MOGO jewelry, Pandora jewelry, Dansko Shoes, stained glass, and Snap Shoes. Choose from 100+ barrels of delicious chocolates, gummies, hard candies, and licorice! Find it all on Route 611 in Bartonsville, exit 302 off I-80, every day. Phone (570) 629-3388, and be illuminated at www.american-candle.com!

Dean Griff

Camelback Season Pass Super Sale Camelback Mountain Resort Season Passholders receive the very best in value and privileges all season long! With Passholder Perks, no matter where you are in the resort, all you have to do is swipe or show your pass for easy savings that can really add up. Super Pass 7X7 is for die-hard skiers and riders, with unlimited days and nights! Come and go as you like, direct to lift, first tracks, and more. With Value Pass 5X7, after 5 days on the slopes, the rest are completely free; just $199 includes unlimited skiing/riding Monday through Friday, and Saturday/Sunday after 3:00pm. Also at just $199, the College Pass 6X7 is the lowest college pass around! Have a winter full of fun, and still enough cash left over for beer and food; valid for unlimited skiing/riding Sunday through Friday, and Saturday after 3:00pm. Camelback is just 3½ miles from I-80 exit 299 in Tannersville. Enjoy 33 trails, 13 lifts including high-speed detachable quads and a magic carpet, 100% snowmaking, 100% night skiing, 4 lodges, 2 rental shops, ski school, 2 terrain parks, and halfpipe. Dining and slopeside accommodations are available. Call (570) 629-1661; see www.skicamelback.com!


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SPAS & SALONS The Inn at Jim Thorpe, in picturesque Jim Thorpe. The grand Victorian Inn is a landmark within the National Register Historic District; featuring comfortable rooms, romantic suites, and relaxing in-house spa services. Quaint shops, antique stores, galleries, opera house, pubs, restaurants, and hiking/biking trails are at your doorstep. Ask about great packages like Show & Stay, Shop ‘til You Drop, Romance Packages, and Girlfriend Getaways. Call 1-800-3292599; visit www.innjt.net.

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

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

The Spa at Mountain Laurel at the Mountain Laurel Resort is off Route 940 in scenic White Haven. The luxurious menu includes a variety of massages, nail services, facials, body treatments, and a hair salon. Gift certificates and spa packages make any occasion special. Mention

This Week in the Poconos when scheduling to receive a Fall Special discount on massages, facials, body treatments, and hydro soaks! Call (570) 443-9SPA (9772), and see www.spaatmountainlaurel.com.

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

Spa Shawnee at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, River Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware. Inspired by nature, and a sanctuary for restoring the body, mind, and soul. Facials and body treatments use all-natural, organic products. Single and couples’ massage rooms, hydrotherapy, full salon offering hair, make-up, scalp treatments, waxing, facials, body treatments, and mani/pedis. Call (570) 424-4000x1438; see www.spashawnee.com.

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Listings are subject to change; contact the dining location for the latest hours and menu information. BEAR CREEK Bear Creek Inne, Route 115, Ph: 472-9045: Serving delicious food and drinks at reasonable prices since 1972, the Bear Creek Inne specializes in fresh seafood and other fine dishes including steak, veal, and chicken. Choose from over 40 menu items. Salad and dessert included with all meals. Casual dining and a country setting make the Bear Creek Inne a perfect dining destination, and a Children’s Menu is available! Reserve the Private Party Room for your next special event. All major credit cards are accepted, and reservations are recommended. Open 6 days at 4:00pm, and Sundays at 12:00pm. See www.bearcreekinne.com to find out more.

BUSHKILL Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209, Ph: 1-888-FERNWOOD or 588-9500: Whatever your appetite or budget, Fernwood’s various eateries won’t leave you hungry. Mama Bella’s Tuscan Grille features tempting appetizers and entrees. For a casual dining experience, visit the sports pub with 8 TVs. Fernwood also has a Food Court for your dining convenience, including Pizza Hut, Scoops, and a cafe! After a day of excitement at Fernwood, head to Wintergreen’s Bar and Grill overlooking the lake and golf course to refuel. Enjoy a cocktail, music, and comedy! Check out www.fernwoodhotel.com.

at Vocelli Pizza, delivering classic Italian quality every time! They start with hand-crafted dough mixed with extra-virgin olive oil. Vocelli signature pizza sauce has been handed down from a family recipe; tomatoes are rushed from the field and freshpacked within 6 hours, never from concentrate. Every pizza is smothered with 100% real Mozzarella cheese, and farm fresh toppings finish the picturesque pies. Featuring catering, plus online services like ordering, coupons, Kids Corner, Gourmet Club, and Shoppe Di Vocelli. Visit Vocelli’s on Route 611 in Tannersville by Smuggler’s Cove, too! Feel the Vocelli passion for pizza at www.vocellipizza.com.

EAST STROUDSBURG Vocelli Pizza, 96 South Courtland Street, Ph: 424-1949: Satisfy your cravings for perfect pizza

HAWLEY The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park, 4 Main Avenue, Ph: 2262993 or 1-800-833-8527: An artfully

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This Week in the Poconos 19 restored craftsman-style hotel. Savor the unique cuisine, made with only the freshest locally grown produce, seasonal game and fish, plus artisan breads and desserts baked at the Inn. Dine on the terrace overlooking the garden or in the comfortably elegant dining room. Select from a diverse menu featuring traditional favorites as well as nouveau cuisine. Regularly scheduled wine chats and dining events; serving lunch and dinner daily. Four-diamond AAA rating, Wine Spectator magazine award-winner, and Historic Hotels of America member; visit www.thesettlersinn.com. LAKE HARMONY The Resort at Split Rock, One Lake Drive, Ph: 722-9111: Casual dining in a distinctive 4-season destination resort. Choose from the tempting offerings at Split Rock’s Bell’Ago Cuisine Italiano restaurant, or from the 24-item menu at the beautiful Galleria Restaurant. For your reservations, call Bell’Ago directly at 722-3391 or use ext. 756 when dialing the resort’s main number; for the Galleria Restaurant, dial ext. 835. Bell’Ago is closed to the public on Tuesdays. Ice cream parlor, firstrun movie theater with concessions, fabulous indoor waterpark, sports bar, cocktail lounge, bowling lanes, indoor pools, and championship golf featuring the beautiful Sunset Green Restaurant & Bar. See www.splitrockresort.com to learn more about the numerous amenities and live entertainment! LEHIGH TANNERY Tannery Depot General Store, Route 534 and Tannery Road, Ph: 606-4325: Offering fishing tackle, camping equipment, bike rentals, hiking supplies, hunting accessories, sandwiches and other tasty fare, and groceries. Open Monday through Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 3:00pm. Call (570) 606-4325, and venture to www.tannerydepot.com. MOUNT POCONO The Original Bailey’s Rib & Steakhouse, Route 611, just north of Route 940, Ph: 839-9678: Great food and good times are standard fare at Bailey’s, “the only USDA Prime

Steak House in the Poconos.” Just minutes from Camelback Mountain Resort and the Crossings Outlets; open daily at 11:30am. The luncheon menu offers burgers, wings, chicken quesadillas, crab cake sandwiches, and satisfying salads, as well as light lunches. Delicious dinner options include hand-cut USDA Prime steaks, prime rib, pasta, shrimp, chicken, and slow-cooked brisket and ribs. Enjoy happy hour specials, blackboard specials, an early dinner menu, and Sunday brunch. Families are welcome, with a quality children’s menu always available. Receive a complimentary cake on your special occasion; reservations are accepted. Dine outdoors on the beautiful deck; visit www.baileyssteakhouse.com.

 

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

PALMERTON Slopeside Bar and Grill, Blue Mountain Ski Area, Palmerton, Ph: (610) 826-7700: Open Thursday through Sunday, featuring live (Continued on Page 20)


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(Continued from Page 19) entertainment, drink specials, and a rockin’ grill menu with appetizers, signature sandwiches, entrees, and all-you-can-eat salad bar. Purchase greens fees to play the on-site disc golf courses, too! Taste www.skibluemt.com for more information and a calendar of special events. PARADISE VALLEY Crescent Lodge & Country Inn, routes 191 & 940, Ph: 595-7486 or 1-800-392-9400: Magnificent is the word for the Surf ‘n’ Turf, stuffed trout, juicy sirloin with onion rings, or chef’s special pasta. This fine

Restaurant & Brewery

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Tannersville, PA 570-629-9399

www.barleycreek.com

dining and lodging establishment offers delightful appetizers and extraordinary salads and desserts. The Starting Post Cocktail Lounge serves the finest in spirits, with an excellent Pub Menu. Live piano music on weekends is a perfect accompaniment to your exceptional meal! The restaurant at the Crescent Lodge is open 7 days a week for candlelight dining of distinction. Reservations are appreciated. Private cottages feature whirlpools, fireplaces, and decks; ask about the great lodging packages. Enjoy walking and fitness trails, and check out the nearby sports areas, spa, and casino! Visit www.crescentlodge.com. POCONO MANOR The Inn at Pocono Manor, routes 314 & 940, Ph: 839-7111: The Exchange at Pocono Manor in The Inn features eclectic American cuisine with a continental flair, plus a global wine list! Enjoy refreshing salads, homemade soups, and fine dishes including filet of beef, chops, poultry, and seafood. Dinner is served from 6:00pm, every evening! Casual dress, with collared shirts for men; no shorts, T-shirts, or sneakers. Reservations are appreciated. Learn more about this historic 4-season destination resort with fantastic on-site activities and amenities at www.poconomanor.com.

POCONO PINES Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant & Pub in the Pines, Route 940, Ph: 646-2377: The Jubilee, aka the Breakfast King of the Poconos, serves unique and delicious breakfasts from 7:00am until 3:00pm every day! For lunch, the Jubilee offers yummy burgers, wraps, paninis, sandwiches, soups, and salads. The dinner menu includes appetizers, pasta, steak, and seafood. Enjoy your favorite cocktail and munchies in the adjoining Pub in the Pines, a popular nightspot. With 15 beers on tap, multiple TVs, pool tables, darts, and a deck, the Pub is the place to watch your favorite game or check out some great live entertainment. Specials include Pasta Mondays, Steamer Tuesdays, and Wing Nights on Thursdays and Sundays featuring 11 flavors! Roll over to “the Jube,” since 1968, at www.breakfastking.com. SHAWNEE-ON-DELAWARE The Bistro, located on River Road, by the Golf Shop of the historic Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, Ph: 1-800-SHAWNEE x1480: Refuel with beautiful views of the historic Shawnee Inn and championship golf course. Open for lunch, with a variety of sandwiches, wraps, paninis, and salads. Beverages feature fresh squeezed lemonade, beer, wine, and an array of vacationfun drinks. For more information, visit www.shawneeinn.com. The Gem and Keystone, located on River Road, near the historic Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort. Ph: (570) 424-0990: Home of ShawneeCraft Brewing Company artisanal heirloom whole-food beers, handcrafted and brewed on the premises. The contemporary and varied menu features local produce, all natural steak, lamb, pork, and chicken, Pennsylvania farmstead cheeses, and Smithsonian Sustainable Seafood. Appetizers, salads, pub favorites and seasonal entrees, drink specials, souvenir merchandise, and gift certificates. Open for lunch and dinner daily. Live entertainment some weekends and weekdays; available for private parties and group events. Visit www.GemAndKeystone.com! River Room, located on River Road, at the historic Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort. Ph: (570) 424-4000


This Week in the Poconos 21 x1432: The River Room is a great fine dining choice, with scenic views surrounding the entire resort. Breakfast features made-to-order eggs and omelets, homemade granola, smoothie of the day, and fresh fruits and berries. The lunch and dinner menus feature local flavors and traditions like wild boar and rack of lamb, with a variety of fish and pasta options. The River Room is guaranteed to be a nutritious, delicious dining experience. Offering Happy Hour daily from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, with complimentary hors d’ouevres on Friday and Saturday. Check out the piano bar on Thursday from 7:00pm to 11:00pm, and Friday and Saturday from 8:00pm to 11:00pm! Learn more at www.shawneeinn.com. SKYTOP Skytop Lodge, Route 390, Ph: 1-800-345-7759 or 595-7401, ext. 465: Historic Skytop Lodge boasts 2 extraordinary dining venues! Lakeview Restaurant features American Modern cuisine served amidst panoramic views of the mountains, the golf course, and Skytop Lake. Wine connoisseurs will appreciate the international wine list. The Windsor Dining Room, located in the Lodge, features American fare with a view of the gardens and a “wine of the evening.” Both offer children’s menus and light entrees. An array of homemade desserts, estate coffees, and cordials completes this superb experience. Skytop is a Wine Spectator Magazine award-winner. Both restaurants require men to wear a coat; a tie is optional. Appropriate attire for ladies is suggested, and reservations are requested. See www.skytop.com. SOUTH STERLING The French Manor Inn and Spa, off Route 191, 8 miles south of I-84 Exit 20, Ph: 676-3244 or 1877-720-6095: Gourmet French cuisine, a superb wine list, and a spectacular mountain view from a castle-like manor modeled after an estate in the south of France. The French Manor has been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer as “dinner fit for a king.” Serving dinner nightly; outdoor dining is available in season. Jackets are required, and

reservations are suggested. Casual dining is available in Hanna’s Café at the French Manor. Four-diamond AAA rating. Le Spa Forêt offers a delicious menu of spa services! Visit www.thefrenchmanor.com. TANNERSVILLE Barley Creek Brewing Company, Sullivan Trail & Camelback Rd., Ph: 629-9399: “The Creek” is the Pocono Mountains’ Original Brewpub and Restaurant. Everything at the Creek is handcrafted, from the post and beam timber-frame building, the awardwinning food, to the handcrafted ales and lagers. Originally an 1880’s farmhouse, Barley Creek boasts a big, rustic atmosphere, a deck for brews with a view, a pavilion, and wiffle ball stadium available for catering, private parties, and pick-up games. Barley Creek brews world-class ales and lagers onsite in its own English brewhouse. Free brewery tours and beer tasting every day at 12:30pm, and by appointment. Soups, salads, pub fare, steaks, seafood, and daily specials. There’s a children’s menu, a treasure box, and a game room. Happy Hour runs from 4:00pm to 6:00pm Monday through Friday; also featuring fresh sushi in the main bar on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, created by Chef Agus. Find it in the fork between Sullivan Trail and Camelback Road, a mile past Crossings Factory Outlets and 2 miles shy of Camelback Mountain Resort (exit 299 off I-80). Surf the Creek at www.barleycreek.com. Smuggler’s Cove, Route 611, Ph: 629-2277: “Seafood King of the Poconos!” Casual dining is at its best in this Pocono landmark and family tradition for 30+ years. The menu

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

offers appetizers, soups, salads, pasta, Allen Brothers prime rib and steaks, and the largest selection of all your favorite fresh (never frozen) seafood. Special Luncheon, Early Dinner, Castaways Lounge, and Children’s Menus available. Open daily at 11:30am, just minutes from the Crossings Outlets and Camelback Mountain Resort. Reservations are accepted, and large parties are welcome. Each dollar spent at a locally-owned eatery benefits the Pocono economy 3 times more than each dollar spent at a chain eatery! Visit www.smugglerscove.net. Vocelli Pizza, Route 611 at Smuggler’s Cove, Ph: 620-9055: Satisfy your cravings for perfect pizza at Vocelli Pizza, delivering classic Italian quality every time! They start with hand-crafted dough mixed with extra-virgin olive oil. Vocelli signature pizza sauce has been handed down from a family recipe; tomatoes are rushed from the field and fresh-packed within 6 hours, never from concentrate. Every pizza is smothered with 100% real Mozzarella cheese, and farm fresh toppings finish the picturesque pies. Featuring catering, plus online services like ordering, coupons, Kids Corner, Gourmet Club, and Shoppe Di Vocelli. Visit Vocelli’s at 96 South Courtland Street in East Stroudsburg, too! Feel the Vocelli passion for pizza at www.vocellipizza.com.


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E NTERTAINMENT Information is subject to change.  THE SHAWNEE PLAYHOUSE on River Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware hosts Post Mortem by Ken Ludwig, presented by Center Stage Players! This clever thriller by the author of Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over

COMING SOON September 30th 50/50 (R) Dream House (PG-13) What’s Your Number? (R) Margaret (R) Take Shelter (R) Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (R) Courageous (PG-13)

Buffalo characterizes actor/manager William Gillette, famous for portraying Sherlock Homes, who invites his cast back to his Gothic mansion for a séance where he discovers that someone is trying to murder him. “A Sherlock Holmes whodunit kind of mystery packed with suspects and tinged with suspense and laughter,” comments the London Times. The PG-rated play runs through Sunday, October 23 in a wealth of evening and matinee performances; ticket prices are $15.00/children, $25.00/seniors, and $28.00/general. Shawnee Playhouse offers group rates, advance reservations, S.T.A.R.S. Theater Camp for kids, and dinner/show packages. Call (570) 421-5093; see www.TheShawneePlayhouse.com.

 ROCK THE FALL at Blue Mountain Ski Area in Palmerton on Saturday, October 8 from 11:00am to 6:00pm Real Steel (PG-13) and Sunday, October 9 from The Ides of March (R) 10:00am to 6:00pm. Performers inDirty Girl (R) clude Stonecat, Daisy Jug Band, Big Things, Jesse Wade Gang, $40 Grand, Pair of Nuts, Krazy White Boys, and Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. Enjoy face painting, contests, pumpkin painting, and yummy food. Blue Mountain offers 3 Disc Golf courses and the Summit Lodge Slopeside Pub & Grill, in addition to its identity as an awesome winter sports venue. For details, call (610) 826-7700, and check out www.skibluemt. COURAGEOUS OPENS IN THEATRES 9/30 com.

October 7th

 POCONO MOUNTAINS FILM FESTIVAL, in its 9th year, is presented Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22, to benefit Utopia House. See independent films from around the world and enjoy a Walk of Fame Ceremony/Meet & Greet on Friday at the Crescent Lodge in Paradise Valley, and an Honorary Awards Dinner on Saturday at The Elks Club in Stroudsburg. A special pre-event benefit screening of Henry’s Heart is presented on Saturday evening, October 1 at the Crescent Lodge, with wine, cheese, and appetizers. To reserve a lovely room or cottage, visit www.crescentlodge.com or call (570) 595-7486 or 1-800-3929400. For festival tickets and schedule, call (570) 620-1212, email bridgetodavis@yahoo.com or evette.PMFF@yahoo.com, and view www.PoconoMountainsFilmFestival.com.  FERNWOOD HOTEL & RESORT on Route 209 in Bushkill offers luxury rooms and villas, food court, sports pub, and Tuscan Grille. Mark your calendar for the Pocono Mountains Elvis Festival, Friday through Sunday, October 21 through 23! Every Wednesday at 6:00pm is Brain Freeze Trivia team trivia game for ages 21+ hosted by Gary “Big Brain” in the Morning. Play Bingo on Thursdays, and enjoy magicians, illusionists, jugglers, and comedians on weekends; Saturday Night Bands take the stage at 10:00pm for ages 21+. Pools, fitness area, massage, horseback riding, tennis, golf, game room, daily activities, Winter Fun Center, and vacation/weekend packages. Call 1-888-FERNWOODx5 or (570) 588-9500x5214, and see www.fernwoodhotel.com.  CRESCENT LODGE is a yearround country inn resort on Route 191 in Paradise Valley. Enjoy exceptional food, with dinner music on Friday and Saturday by pianist Keith Herrmann. He has performed on the Tonight Show, The Today Show, CBS This Morning and the Golden Globe


This Week in the Poconos 23 Awards; hear classical and Broadway at their best! On Sundays, enjoy the blues/jazz piano of Michael Fossa. He has performed with The Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger, among other legends. Known for a refined atmosphere of leisure and fun; ask about lodging packages! Spas, championship golf, outlet shopping, adventure park, water park, and a casino are nearby. Hosting a Pocono Mountains Film Festival screening of Henry’s Heart with wine, cheese, and appetizers on Saturday, October 1 at 6:00pm, to benefit Utopia House, at $30/person. Call (570) 595-7486 or 1-800-392-9400; visit www.crescentlodge.com.  SPLIT ROCK RESORT in Lake Harmony offers accommodations, H2Ooooh! indoor water park, championship 27-hole golf course, 18-hole of miniature golf, fitness center, pools, tennis, basketball, bowling, video games, racquetball, archery, billiards, ping-pong, daily activities, ice cream parlor, first-run movie theater with concessions, coffee shop, hair gallery, and gift shop. The Galleria Dining Room features a continental menu; Bell’ago overlooks Lake Harmony and serves fine Italian cuisine; Sunset Green Restaurant & Bar offers panoramic views of the 9th hole. Galleria Nightclub and Benchwarmers Sports Bar will entertain you. Banquet facilities and conference services are

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Pocono Mountains Film Festival OCTOBER 21 & 22 • Benefiting The Utopia House Women’s Safe House Fund raising event for the “Utopia House” A safe house for women of Domestic Violence at the Crescent Lodge October 1, 2011

PMFF Walk of Fame Ceremony / Meet & Greet

Wine & Cheese / Appetizers Served

Honorary PMFF Awards Dinner

6pm - 9:30pm screening Henry’s Heart Donations requested - $30.00 per person Call 570.620.1212 for more information

October 21, 2011 at the Crescent Lodge

Oct 22, 2011 at the Elks Club in Stroudsburg

To Purchase Tickets, Call 570.620.1212 or visit our website www.PoconoMountainsFilmFestival.com or email bridgetodavis@yahoo.com or evette.PMFF@yahoo.com a specialty, and most amenities are open to the public. Call 1-800-2557625 or (570) 722-9111, and see www.splitrockresort.com.  SHAWNEE INN AND GOLF RESORT in Shawnee-on-Delaware features John Grant, a New Yorkstyle piano man, in the River Room Piano Bar and Lounge on Thursdays from 7:00pm to 11:00pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. Happy Hour daily from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, complimentary hors d’oeuvres on weekends, cocktail specials, and ShawneeCraft™ beer, ale, and lager specials! On many Tuesdays, performances happen indoors or out, weather permitting, at 7:00pm, part of a free Community Concert Series appropriate for all ages. Donations to the performers

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are accepted. Call 1-800-SHAWNEE, and see www.shawneeinn.com.  THE INN AT POCONO MANOR overlooking the mountains offers entertainment in the lounge most Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as special themed events. Featuring a daily Happy Hour, with complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and drink specials from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, and a Light Fare menu from 9:00pm to 12:00am. Check out the exceptional Exchange Restaurant, Laurel Spa, golf, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, and special events! The Inn at Pocono Manor is located on Route 314, via Route 940 or Route 611, in Pocono Manor. Call (570) 839-7111x7601 or 1-800-233-8150x7601; see www.poconomanor.com.

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at Blue Mountain Blue Mountain Ski Area in Palmerton hosts its 4th annual Rock the Fall on Saturday and Sunday, October 8th and 9th. The rain-or-shine blowout will rock the leaves off the trees with bushels of live music, outdoor amusements, crafters, vendors, prize drawings, giveaways, games, and more for all ages, in and around the Valley Lodge. Take a chairlift ride to Blue Mountain’s highest peak! Performers include Stonecat, Daisy Jug Band, Big Things, Jesse Wade Gang, $40 Grand, Pair of Nuts, Krazy White Boys, and the excitiing Bindlestiff Family Cirkus! Enjoy face painting, contests, pumpkin painting, and yummy food. Gates open at 11:00am Saturday and 10:00am Sunday, with free admission and parking, and the fun lasts ‘til 6:00pm. Blue Mountain offers 3 Disc Golf courses and the Summit Lodge Slopeside Pub & Grill, in addition to being an awesome winter sports venue. Call (610) 826-7700, and check out www.skibluemt.com.


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BAIT & TACKLE Big Brown Fish & Pay Lakes, Route 115 in Effort, with 3 ponds on 10 acres stocked weekly with trout and bass. Pole rentals, tackle shop, picnic tables, park benches and pavilion are available for guests. No license required. See the money-saving offer in the display ad! Call (570) 629-0427 and visit www.bigbrownfish.com. Tannery Depot General Store, Route 534 and Tannery Road, Lehigh Tannery. Offering fishing tackle and bait, camping equipment, bike rentals, hiking supplies, hunting accessories, firewood, ice, sandwiches, and groceries. Open Monday through Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 3:00pm. Call (570) 606-4325 and see www.tannerydepot.com.

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Woehrle’s Bait Shop, Rt. 940 at Park Avenue in Mount Pocono. Healthy live bait for all seasons; fat heads, minnows, night crawlers, leeches, red worms, giant mealworms, wax worms, crickets, hellgramites, and more! Celebrating 30+ years in business, this very complete bait shop is open every day, all year. Call (570) 839-7338 and go to www.woehrlesbaitshop.com.

BATTING CAGES Shawnee River Trips, I-80 exit 310 to River Road in Shawnee-onDelaware, across from Smithfield Elementary. Explore the Delaware River and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area via canoe, raft, or kayak. Mountain bike rentals and batting cages. Call (570) 424-4000 and see www.shawneerivertrips.com.

BIKE RENTALS Tannery Depot General Store, Route 534 and Tannery Road, Lehigh Tannery. Offering bike rentals for a 25-mile trail through Lehigh Gorge State Park, plus camping equipment, fishing tackle, hiking supplies, hunting accessories, sandwiches, and groceries. Open Monday through Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 3:00pm. Call (570) 606-4325 and see www.tannerydepot.com. BOWLING Split Rock Resort, One Lake Drive, Lake Harmony. 8-lane bowling center in the resort’s spacious Galleria is open the public as well as guests of the resort, 11:00am to 11:00pm. Beautiful lanes and digital scoring! Call (570) 722-9111, and see www.splitrockresort.com.

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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This Week in the Poconos 27 CAMPING Adventure Sports, Route 209, Marshalls Creek (2 miles north of I-80 off exit 309). Take an overnight canoe camping trip in the wild and beautiful Delaware Water Gap Natural Recreation Area! Call (570) 223-0505 or 1-800-487-2628, and visit www.adventuresport.com. Kittatinny Canoes, on the Delaware River. Canoe and raft center offering scenic riverside camping trips in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Float down the Delaware River to your campsite! Call 1-800-FLOAT-KC or (570) 2965890 for reservations, and visit www.kittatinny.com. CANOEING & RAFTING Adventure Sports, Route 209, Marshalls Creek (2 miles north of I-80 off exit 309). Offering canoe, raft, and kayak trips on the Delaware River through the spectacular Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Call (570) 223-

0505 or 1-800-487-2628, and visit www.adventuresport.com. See the display ad for a special offer. The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop. Join an instructor on the water during the Introduction to Canoeing Class. Learn about safety, boat design, basic strokes, turning, bracing, and re-entering a swamped boat. Minimum age is 13. Call (570) 595-8988, and see www.skytop.com. Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209 in Bushkill. Enjoy rafting, canoeing, and kayaking on the Delaware River. Guests of Fernwood Resort and Villas receive a discount! Call 1-888-FERNWOOD, and see www.fernwoodhotel.com. Kittatinny Canoes, Dingmans Ferry. Rafting, canoeing, kayaking, and camping on the Delaware River in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Upper Delaware River. 7 riverfront locations for your convenience, and many trip selections to choose from. Call

1-800-FLOAT-KC or (570) 296-5890. Use the display ad for offer, and visit www.kittatinny.com. Shawnee River Trips, I-80 exit 310 to River Road in Shawnee-onDelaware, across from Smithfield Elementary. Explore the Delaware River and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area via canoe, raft, or kayak. Mountain bike rentals, fishing equipment, hiking information, and more. Call (570) 424-4000 and visit www.shawneerivertrips.com. CANOES & KAYAKS Kittatinny Canoes, at the Milford location. New and used canoes, kayaks, and watersports accessories, carrying your favorite brands! Just off the Route 209 Matamoras exit, 3 miles north of Milford. Call 1-800-FLOATKC or (570) 296-5890, and see www.kittatinny.com. (Continued on Page 28)

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CLIMBING The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop. Outdoor 30’ climbing wall; 8 stations, from beginner to very advanced. Custom built with a real rock look and feel, and 300+ moveable handholds! Classes available, day use fee, top rope belaying; weight up to 310 pounds. Call (570) 595-8988 and see www.skytop.com. CBK Mountain Adventures, at Camelback Mountain Resort on Camelback Road in Tannersville. Treetop obstacle courses, mountain segways, zip lines, off-road adventure rides; save with the display ad! Call (570) 629-1661x1123; see www.cbkmountainadventures.com. DISC GOLF Blue Mountain Ski Area, Palmerton. Open Thursday through Sunday, featuring 3 courses of 9 to 18 holes! Affordable fees,

WOEHRLE‛S BAIT SHOP Rt. 940 & Park Ave., Mt. Pocono THE POCONOS’ MOST COMPLETE BAIT SHOP We Also Have Crickets & Hellgramites!

839-7338

OPEN ALL YEAR!

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rentals, group rates, and season passes. Drop in the Summit Lodge Slopeside Pub & Grill, call (610) 826-7700, and check out www.skibluemt.com. CBK Mountain Adventures, at Camelback Mountain Resort on Camelback Road in Tannersville. Treetop obstacle courses, mountain segways, zip lines, off-road adventure rides; save with the display ad! Call (570) 629-1661x1123; see www.cbkmountainadventures.com. FISH & PAY LAKES Big Brown Fish & Pay Lakes, Route 115 north in Effort with 3 ponds on 10 acres stocked weekly with trout and bass. Pole rentals, tackle shop, picnic tables, park benches, and pavilion; no license required. See the offer in the display ad! Call (570) 629-0427 and visit www.bigbrownfish.com. Paradise Fishing Preserve, at the historic 1902 Paradise Brook Trout Company, the first licensed, private trout hatchery in PA, Route 191 in Paradise Valley. Well-stocked, no license required, tackle rental, picnic tables. See the offer in the display ad! Open daily 8:00am to 4:00pm. Call (570) 629-0422 and snag www.paradisetrout.com. FLY FISHING INSTRUCTION The Orvis Shop at Skytop Lodge, Route 390, Skytop. Instruction for the novice fly fisher covering casting, entomology, wading, knot tying, etc. in a classroom and on the water; equipment provided. Private lessons and guide service. Waters open to the public, for a fee, for fly fishing only. Call (570) 595-8929 or (570) 595-7401; see www.skytop.com.

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The Rod & Gun Club at The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 611 or Route 940. Lessons for beginners to experienced anglers, classroom and streamside. Cast & Stay Packages available. Scenic 2.5 miles of remote fly-fishing open to the public for a fee. Call (570) 839-3908 or email poconosports@poconomanor.com; see www.poconomanor.com. GEOCACHING The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop. A 30-minute Geocaching and GPS Basics class teaches how to find a Skytop geocode with Global Positioning System units. Complete the class, and rent a GPS to locate your choice of caches. Registration is suggested and minimum age is 13 without a parent/guardian. Call (570) 595-8988 and see www.skytop.com. GOLF Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209 in Bushkill. Golfers of all abilities are challenged on Fernwood’s par 71, 18-hole course. On-site club rentals, golf shop, and great specials! PGA Golf Pro and instructor. Call 1-888-FERNWOOD, and visit www.fernwoodhotel.com. The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 611 or Route 940, with 36 holes of championship golf open to the public. Stay and Play packages include accommodations, meals, and greens fees. Clubhouse, pro shop, restaurant, lounge, locker rooms, PGA Pro lessons, club rentals, driving range, and 2 putting greens. Call (570) 839-7111 ext. 7415; visit www.poconomanor.com. Shawnee Country Club, I-80 exit 310 to River Road, at the centenary Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort in Shawnee-on-Delaware. Enjoy 27 holes of championship golf, many on an island in the Delaware River! The 9-hole Tillinghast Approach Golf Course is lit for night play. Academy clinics and instruction, Golf Shop, driving range, club


This Week in the Poconos 29 fitting. Call 1-800-SHAWNEE (7429633) or (570) 424-4000, and see www.shawneeinn.com. Skytop Lodge Golf Course, at Skytop Lodge off Route 390 in Skytop. Semi-private course open to the public with 18 holes and 6,656 yards. Par 72, slope rating 133. Designed by Robert White, opened in 1927. Call (570) 5958910 or (570) 595-7401; see www.skytop.com. Split Rock Resort & Golf Club, Wolf Hollow Road in Lake Harmony. 27 holes of championship golf, practice facilities, putting greens, driving range, midweek specials, GPS carts, clubhouse, Golf Shop, snack bar, Sunset Green Restaurant & Bar with panoramic views. Public welcomed. Call (570) 722-9901; see www.splitrockresort.com/golf. For lodging, call 1-800-255-7625 or (570) 722-9111. GOLF DRIVING RANGES The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route

940 or Route 611. Two practice putting greens and a driving range, in addition to 36 holes of championship golf. Call (570) 839-7111 ext. 7415, and visit www.poconomanor.com. Shawnee Country Club, I-80 exit 310 to River Road, at the centenary Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort in Shawnee-on-Delaware. Two practice putting greens and a driving range. Enjoy 27 holes of Championship golf, most on an island in the Delaware River. Call 1-800SHAWNEE or (570) 424-4000; see www.shawneeinn.com. Split Rock Resort & Golf Club, Wolf Hollow Road in Lake Harmony. 27 holes of championship golf, practice facilities, putting greens, driving range, midweek specials. Clubhouse, Golf Shop, snack bar, Sunset Green Restaurant & Bar with panoramic views. Call (570) 722-9901; go to www.splitrockresort.com/golf. HORSEBACK RIDING Fernwood Hotel & Resort,

Route 209 in Bushkill. Year-round horseback riding is available on the beautiful grounds of the resort. Call 1-888-FERNWOOD and visit www.fernwoodhotel.com. The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 940 or Route 611. Year ‘round horseback riding on gorgeous, scenic trails. Horse-drawn hay rides and sleigh rides in season. Call (570) 839-6237 or email stables@poconomanor.com; visit www.poconomanor.com. KART RACING S & S Speedways Indoor Go-Karts, Business Route 209 in Snydersville. High-powered indoor go-karts with slick tires similar to real track racing! Single-person ride; must be at least 54” tall. Video arcade and snack bar. Hours are Thursday and Friday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm-7:00pm, and Monday through Wednesday 12:00pm-

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5:00. Use the display ad for a Free Race! Call (570) 420-5500 and visit www.ssspeedways.com. KAYAKING Adventure Sports, Route 209, Marshalls Creek (2 miles north of I80 off exit 309). Kayak trips on the Delaware River through the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Call (570) 2230505 or 1-800-487-2628 and see the display ad for a special offer; visit www.adventuresport.com. The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop. Join instructors on the water to learn basics of flat water kayaking during the Introduction to Kayaking Class; safety, boat design, strokes, turning, bracing, and wet exit. Minimum age is 13. Call (570) 595-8988 and see www.skytop.com. Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209 in Bushkill. Enjoy River Country rafting, canoeing, and kayaking on the Delaware River.

Guests of Fernwood Resort and Villas receive a discount. Call 1-888-FERNWOOD and visit www.fernwoodhotel.com. Kittatinny Canoes, just north of Milford. Kayaking for all abilities on calm water or rapids on the Delaware River. Instruction. Call 1-800-FLOAT-KC or (570) 296-5890, see the display ad for a special offer, and visit www.kittatinny.com. Shawnee River Trips, I-80 exit 310 to River Road in Shawnee-onDelaware, across from Smithfield Elementary. Explore the Delaware River and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Single and tandem kayaks, canoes, rafts, and mountain bikes. Call (570) 424-4000 and visit www.shawneerivertrips.com. MINIATURE GOLF & PLAY PARKS Bushkill Falls, off Route 209 in Bushkill. The “Niagara of Pennsylvania” around 8 roaring waterfalls features nature trails, picnic areas, miniature golf, and paddleboats. Ice Cream Parlor, Native American and wildlife

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exhibits, fishing, Trading Post, Fudge Kitchen, and more. Open daily at 9:00am. Call (570) 588-6682 and see www.visitbushkillfalls.com. Crystal Cave Park near Kutztown, south on Route 209 and Route 33 and west on Route 22 and Route 78, to 963 Crystal Cave Road. Underground tours of Crystal Cave, “Pennsylvania’s Greatest Natural Wonder!” Enjoy 125 wooded acres, mini-golf, panning for gemstones, fast food and Pennsylvania Dutch specialties, gift shops, museum, ice cream parlor, and park/picnic area. Open daily, reasonable rates. Celebrating 140 years of tours! Call (610) 683-6765, and see www.crystalcavepa.com. Split Rock Resort & Golf Club, Wolf Hollow Road in Lake Harmony. Enjoy an 18-hole mini golf course; 27 holes of championship golf are open to the public in addition to many other amenities, including the indoor waterpark! Call 1-800255-7625 or (570) 722-9111, and visit www.splitrockresort.com. MOUNTAIN BIKING The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop. Learn how to negotiate rock gardens, bridges, drops, and banked turns in Mountain Biking Skills Class. Use Skytop’s mountain bikes or your own. Minimum age is 15 using Skytop’s bikes; 13 with your own approved bike; helmets mandatory. Bikes rented on an hourly basis after class. Join a trail ride around the West Mountain, on and off of the West Rim trail; experience required, minimum age 15. Call (570) 595-8988 and see www.skytop.com. Pocono Bike Rentals, Route 534 and Tannery Road, Lehigh Tannery, adjacent to Tannery Depot General Store. Come ride the famous, scenic Lehigh Gorge Trail, and use the savings on bike rental in the display ad! Call 1-800-745-0742 and cruise to www.poconobikerentals.com. Shawnee River Trips, off I-80 exit 310 to River Road in Shawnee-onDelaware, across from Smithfield Elementary. Take a Trek Mountain


This Week in the Poconos 31 Bike on the McDade Trail which lines the Delaware River and National Park grounds. Also renting canoes, rafts, and kayaks. Stop in the River Road Drive-In for some ice cream. Call (570) 424-4000; visit www.shawneerivertrips.com. Whitewater Challengers, on the Lehigh River near White Haven. Mountain bike rentals with shuttle service to trails along the Lehigh River. Call 1-800-4438554 or (570) 443-9532; see www.whitewaterchallengers.com. MOUNTAIN SEGWAYS CBK Mountain Adventures, at Camelback Mountain Resort on Camelback Road in Tannersville. Treetop obstacle courses, mountain segways, zip lines, off-road adventure rides; save with the display ad! Call (570) 629-1661x1123; see www.cbkmountainadventures.com. Fernwood Hotel & Resort/ Pocono Segway Tours, Route 209 in Bushkill. Guided segway tours daily except Wednesday, for ages 13+, amidst the 440-acre resort. No experience required; top speed is 12 mph. Open to the public and resort guests. Call 1-888segway9 or 1-888-337-6966; see www.fernwoodhotel.com. PAINTBALL The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop. Play paintball on 5 fields with games in and out of the woods including speedball. Equipment available, outside paint not permitted; all paintballs must be purchased at the Adventure Center. Minimum age 10 with waiver signed by guardian. Paintball shooting gallery with no age restriction. Call (570) 595-8988; see www.skytop.com. Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209 in Bushkill. Guests can play Destination Paintball at a discount. Call 1-888-FERNWOOD and visit www.fernwoodhotel.com. Kittatinny Paintball, in Barryville, NY. Equipment rentals available. Paddle and Battle special: go canoeing, kayaking, or rafting

with your friends one day, and play paintball the next! Camping on premises. Call 1-800-FLOATKC or (570) 296-5890; see www.kittatinny.com.

with challenges for experienced. Instruction and gun rentals. Appointment required. Phone (570) 595-8929 or (570) 595-7401; visit www.skytop.com.

SPORTING CLAYS The Rod & Gun Club at Pocono Manor, Route 314, via Route 611 or Route 940, Pocono Manor. Multi-station clay course spanning 120+ acres. High-flying teal, rolling rabbits, and fast crossing and incoming birds; scenic woodland course. Walk or ride along the stream between stations. Trained staff assist with 1st round. Instruction, gun rentals, ammo, and gear. Appointment required; call (570) 839-3908 or email poconosports@poconomanor.com; see www.poconomanor.com. The Orvis Shop at Skytop Lodge, Route 390, Skytop. Regulation, 12station sporting clay range open to the public. Suitable for beginners,

SPORTS EQUIPMENT Adventure Sports, Route 209, Marshalls Creek, off I-80 exit 309. Camp store carrying outdoor equipment; tents, lanterns, fire starters, water jugs, portable stoves, hats, clothing, sunglasses, snorkeling equipment, disposable cameras, and more. Call (570) 223-0505 or 1-800-487-2628; visit www.adventuresport.com. Kittatinny Canoes, Milford location. Canoe and raft center with new and used canoes, kayaks, and watersports accessories. Off the Route 209 Matamoras exit, 3 miles from Milford. Call 1-800FLOAT-KC or (570) 296-5890; see www.kittatinny.com. (Continued on Page 32)

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Pocono Bike Rentals, Route 534 and Tannery Road, Lehigh Tannery, adjacent to Tannery Depot General Store. Ride the famous, scenic Lehigh Gorge Trail, and use the savings offer in the display ad. Call 1-800-745-0742 and cruise to www.poconobikerentals.com. Starting Gate Action Sports, Rt. 209 in Bushkill, adjacent to Pocono Indian Museum. Wide selection of skis, snowboards, skateboards, skates, footwear, sportswear, swimwear, accessories, and equipment. Rentals. Call (570) 588-4807 and check out www.startinggatenline.com. Tannery Depot General Store, Route 534 and Tannery Road, Lehigh Tannery. Fishing tackle, bait, camping equipment, bike rentals, hiking supplies, hunting accessories, sandwiches, firewood, ice, and groceries. Open Monday through Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 3:00pm. Call (570) 606-4325; see www.tannerydepot.com. Woehrle’s Bait Shop, Rt. 940 at Park Avenue in Mount Pocono. Healthy

live bait for all seasons; fat heads, minnows, night crawlers, leeches, red worms, giant mealworms, wax worms, crickets, and more! Celebrating 30+ years in business, a very complete bait shop open every day, all year. Call (570) 839-7338; see www.woehrlesbaitshop.com. TRAIN RIDES Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, I-81 exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway), left at light to Lackawanna Avenue, follow signs to Steamtown. Cross-country steam-powered rail excursions, working roundhouse and turntable, 2 museums, Park Theatre, and Visitors Center. Call (570) 3405200 or 1-888-693-9391; see www.nps.gov/stea. TROLLEY RIDES Water Gap Trolley, Route 611 in Delaware Water Gap; I-80 exit 310. Authentically styled allweather trolleys make scenic and historic tours of Delaware Water Gap, the Eighth Scenic Wonder of the World. Trained guides describe points of interest and history. Miniature golf, picnic area, pavilion, food, and gift shop. Open 7 days from 10:00am to 4:00pm,

rain or shine. Use the display ad coupon. Call (570) 476-9766; visit www.watergaptrolley.com. WATERPARKS Split Rock Resort & Golf Club, Wolf Hollow Road in Lake Harmony. H2Oooohh! indoor waterpark with family raft ride, body slides, multi-level splash playground, children’s activity pool, wave pool, whirlpools, and Flowrider simulated wave machine. Lockers and snack bar. Call (570) 722-9901,1-800255-7625, or (570) 722-9111; see www.splitrockresort.com. ZIP LINES/ROPES COURSES CBK Mountain Adventures, at Camelback Mountain Resort on Camelback Road in Tannersville. Treetop obstacle courses, mountain segways, zip lines, off-road adventure rides; save with the display ad! Call (570) 629-1661x1123; see www.cbkmountainadventures.com. Kittatinny Zip Line, at Kittatinny Canoes’ Milford location. Dual racing zip lines overlooking the Delaware at speeds of 50mph. Off the Route 209 Matamoras exit, 3 miles from Milford. Call 1-800FLOAT-KC or (570) 296-5890; see www.kittatinny.com.

Ironman 70.3 Pocono Mountains Triathlon On Sunday, October 2, the Ironman 70.3 Pocono Mountains Triathlon begins in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and finishes on Main Street in Stroudsburg. This inaugural Ironman event in the Commonwealth includes a multisport expo and interactive events. Races in the Ironman 70.3 Series are a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike, and a 13.1-mile run, totaling 70.3 miles. The triathlon starts at 7:00am at Smithfield Beach on the Delaware River. “We are delighted that the Pocono Mountains have been selected to host the first Ironman-licensed race in Pennsylvania,” comments Carl Wilgus, Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau CEO. “The region is an ideal fit for this prestigious competition, as our landscape and community offer the adventurous traveler unparalleled activities and services. Hosting this event provides a tremendous opportunity to showcase our scenic beauty and myriad of extraordinary outdoor recreation to potential visitors from around the country.” Log on to www.ironmanpoconomountains.com!


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A Colorful Time to be in the Poconos!

Autumn is one of the most beautiful times to be in the Pocono Mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania! The landscape blazes with color as leaf bearing trees prepare for winter, creating one of Mother Nature’s most beautiful displays. The lush palette of scarlet, gold, and orange is the perfect backdrop for hiking, horseback riding, special events, and happy vacation photos. Depending on the severity of the previous winter, the amount of rainfall, and other factors, the first signs of color tint the mountains in September. This intensifies until hues become brightest in October, then disappear in the chill November air. The Pocono Mountains span 2,400+ square miles, with 3 distinct zones in which colors peak at varying times. In northern Wayne County and Pike County, the trees reach their zenith between October 1st and 14th. In the central zone of Monroe County and lower Pike County, the most colorful time is mid-October. In Carbon County and the southern zone, catch the best display between October 19th and 31st. The foliage of the Pocono Mountains is so flamboyant due to expansive mountain views, climate, and the variety of tree species. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a meeting ground for trees of the southern and northern states of the east, with boundaries of species overlapping within the Poconos. Take a fall foliage tour by plane, train, automobile, watercraft, trolley, or horse. Amble along a lakeshore, a State Park trail, or stop by a scenic point. Enjoy the crisp autumn air and super views!

In summer, leaves capture the sun’s energy and turn it into food through a process called photosynthesis, made possible by a pigment called chlorophyll, which keeps leaves green in summer. Chlorophyll absorbs sunlight, turning it into the sugars trees need. Yellow and orange pigments are present, but they are overpowered by green chlorophyll. In winter, trees shed their leaves to slow the evaporation of water which is difficult to replace when the ground is frozen; also, trees may be damaged when water within the leaves freezes and expands. To prepare for winter, trees grow a corky layer which prevents water from entering leaves. Without water, the tree stops making chlorophyll, and the old chlorophyll fades away. Leaves then show their yellow and orange pigments, which were always there! For red leaves, the explanation differs. The corky layer not only stops water from entering the leaves, it also prevents sugars from exiting the leaves. When the sun shines on the leaves, the sugars react with a chemical in the leaf to form a red pigment. A leaf that is in complete shade will not turn red.

Call the Fall Foliage Hotline Thanks to the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau, leaf watchers can call the 24-Hour Pocono Mountains Fall Foliage Hotline at (570) 421-5565 to find out exactly when and where to see colors at their peak throughout the 4-county region. Savor this glorious season in the Poconos!

Hawley Harvest Hoedown Savor the sights, sounds, and aromas of autumn when the Hawley Harvest Hoedown returns on Saturday, October 1. Festive pumpkins, hay bales, and cornstalks abound on Hawley’s Main Avenue, Keystone Street, Church Street, and other venues from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Shops and galleries are decked out in fall’s finest, offering special activities and shopping incentives. The Downtown Hawley Partnership (DHP) is a non-profit group of community leaders, business owners, and citizens who have joined to preserve quality of life downtown and in the area through best practices in business, arts and culture, education, and preservation. Children’s games and crafts, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and hayrides promise enjoyment for all ages. Call (570) 226-4064, email info@visithawleypa.com, and see www.visithawleypa.com.


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REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE Century 21 Select Group, Route 940 in Pocono Pines, and Route 940 in Pocono Lake at Locust Lake Village. Real estate sales and vacation rentals in Lake Naomi, Locust Lake, Timber Trails, and Pinecrest Lake. Call Pocono Pines at 1-800-588-1808 or

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1-800-537-1479 or (570) 646-2222; see www.lakenaomi.com. Pocono Resorts Realty, 3 Lake Harmony offices: Route 940, Big Boulder Drive, and Jack Frost Entrance; also Route 903, Albrightsville. Properties, lots, acreage. 700+ rental homes! Call 1-800-444-3721; see www.prr1.com. VACATION HOME COMMUNITIES Century 21 Select Group, Route 940 in Pocono Pines, and Route 940 in Pocono Lake at Locust Lake Village. Real estate sales and vacation rentals in Lake Naomi, Locust Lake, Timber Trails, and Pinecrest Lake. Call Pocono Pines at 1-800-588-1808 or (570) 646-3600, or Pocono Lake at 1-800-588-2808 or (570) 646-8844; email info@C21PoconoPines.com; see www.c21PoconoPines.com. Lake Naomi Real Estate, Inc., at routes 940 & 423 in Pocono Pines. Lake Naomi/Timber Trails sales and vacation rentals. Call 1-800537-1479 or (570) 646-2222; see www.lakenaomi.com. Pocono Resorts Realty, 3 Lake Harmony locations; Route 940, Big Boulder Drive, and Jack Frost Entrance; also Route 903 in Albrightsville. Sales, rentals, investment and commercial


This Week in the Poconos 35 properties, lots, acreage. 700+ rental homes! Call 1-800-444-3721; visit www.prr1.com. VACATION HOME/ COTTAGE RENTALS Century 21 Select Group, Route 940 in Pocono Pines, and Route 940 in Pocono Lake at Locust Lake Village. Real estate sales and vacation rentals in Lake Naomi, Locust Lake, Timber Trails, and Pinecrest Lake. Call Pocono Pines at 1-800-588-1808 or (570) 646-3600, or Pocono Lake at 1-800-588-2808 or (570) 646-8844; email info@C21PoconoPines.com; see www.c21PoconoPines.com. Fernwood Resort, Route 209, Bushkill. Spacious villas, on-premises restaurants, fitness, winter sports, swimming, golf, horseback riding. Call 1-888-FERNWOOD; see www.fernwoodhotel.com. Lake Naomi Real Estate, Inc., at routes 940 & 423 in Pocono Pines. Lake Naomi/Timber Trails sales and vacation rentals. Call 1-800537-1479 or (570) 646-2222; see www.lakenaomi.com. Pocono Resorts Realty, 3 Lake Harmony locations; Route 940, Big Boulder Drive, Jack Frost Entrance;

also Route 903, Albrightsville. Sales, rentals, investment and commercial properties, lots, acreage. 700+ rental homes! Call 1-800-444-3721; visit www.prr1.com. BUILDERS, SERVICES NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION Gumble Brothers, Inc., with 2 locations! In Paupack, call (570) 226-4531; in Newfoundland, call (570) 676-3304. Visit www.gumblebrothers.com. Pocono Tile Works, expert custom tile design and installation. Marble also a specialty. See examples at www.poconotileworks.com, or call (570) 460-6439 for a free quote! Fully insured, references available. The Service Team, routes 512 and 33 (487 E. Moorestown Road) in Wind Gap. Installation of roofing, siding, kitchens and baths, decks, insulation, flooring. Open daily. Phone (610) 377-8400. COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE Pocono Resorts Realty, 3 Lake Harmony locations; Route 940, Big Boulder Drive, Jack Frost Entrance; also Route 903, Albrightsville. Investment and commercial properties, lots,

acreage, primary and vacation homes; 700+ rental homes! Experienced, knowledgeable staff. Call 1-800-4443721; see www.prr1.com. BUILDING SUPPLIES Gumble Brothers, Inc., with 2 locations! In Paupack, call (570) 226-4531; in Newfoundland, call (570) 676-3304. Visit www.gumblebrothers.com. HOME EQUIPMENT RENTALS Gumble Brothers Ace Rental Center, Route 191, Newfoundland. Renting lawn and garden equipment, household and contractor tools, Bobcat with attachments. Call (570) 676-3304; see www.gumblebrothers.com. CONSTRUCTION SERVICES Pocono Tile Works, expert custom tile design and installation. Marble also a specialty. See genuine examples at www.poconotileworks.com, or call (570) 460-6439 for a free quote! Fully insured, excellent references. The Service Team, routes 512 and 33 (487 E. Moorestown Road) in Wind Gap. Installation of roofing, siding, kitchens and baths, decks, insulation, flooring. Open daily; call (610) 377-8400.

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ARTSPACE GALLERY, 18 North 7th Street, Stroudsburg. Gallery of the Pocono Arts Council, the arts leadership, service, and education organization serving the 4-county Pocono Mountains region with the mission Culture Builds Community! Monday through Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm; Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Shows, displays, events, exhibits. Call (570) 476-4460; see www.poconoarts.org. BELL SCHOOL, on Cherry Valley Road in Stormsville, southwest of Stroudsburg. Circa 1860, the 1room school served students until 1953. Artifacts, photos, guided tours. Presented and maintained by Monroe County Historical Association. Open seasonally and by appointment. Donations accepted. Call (570) 421-

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7703, email mcha@ptd.net, see www.monroehistorical.org. BETHEL ONE-ROOM SCHOOL; from Route 6 at Indian Orchard, take Route 652 east for 1 mile, turn right onto Bethel School Road, travel a mile to the schoolhouse on left. Administered by the Wayne County Historical Society, 810 Main Street, Honesdale. See the 1-room school circa 1872 during open houses and by appointment. Call (570) 253-3240, or visit www.waynehistorypa.org. CALDER HOUSE MUSEUM, Route 191 and Pine Mill Rd. in Equinunk. Historical displays, exhibits, and programs hosted by the Equinunk Historical Society. Also see the restored Joel Hill Water-Powered Sawmill on Duck Harbor Road off Route 191 at Lookout. A National Historic Site. Phone (570) 224-6722 for a schedule to see the mill in operation; visit www.waynehistorypa.org. CARBON COUNTY WELCOME CENTER, 2 Lehigh Avenue, Jim Thorpe. Exhibits include coal mining, canal shipping, rail transportation, Delaware and Lehigh Corridor, hiking, biking, skiing, museum tours,

train rides, shopping, restaurants, and accommodations. Visit 9:30am to 5:30pm daily. Call (570) 3253673 or 1-888-JIM-THORPE, and see www.JimThorpe.org. COLUMNS MUSEUM, 608 Broad Street, Milford. The restored 1904 neo-classical home is the museum of the Pike County Historical Society. Highlighting the “Bloody Lincoln Flag,” placed under President Lincoln’s head after he was shot at Ford’s Theater. Exhibits on philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce, and Father Francis Craft, liaison at The Battle of Wounded Knee and 1st white Chief of the Sioux. WWII posters, propaganda, weapons, uniforms. Genealogical research information, maps, photographs. Open Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday September through June, and Wednesday through Sunday in July and August. Call (570) 296-8126; see www.pikecountyhistoricalsociety.org. COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION MUSEUM, in the Township Complex, 5550 Memorial Boulevard, Route 611, Tobyhanna. Ice harvesting, the military, extensive photo collection, and artifacts. Programs, displays,

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This Week in the Poconos 37 speakers, and historical, social, and cultural events. Admission is free, donations appreciated, tours by appointment. Regular hours are Mondays 10:00am to 12:00pm, and Saturdays June through September from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Meetings are the 3rd Monday at 7:00pm, except December. Phone (570) 894-4207 or (570) 839-7306; see www.coolbaughtwp.org. CRESCO STATION MUSEUM, Sand Spring Road off Route 390 at Cresco Railroad Depot. Antique toys, anthracite coal mine display, diorama of the 1764 John Price homestead, churches of Barrett Township, P.O.S. of America Lodge, Civil War, and early Boy Scout displays. Craftsmen demonstrate old-time skills. Free; donations accepted. Art shows, socials, and music programs. Administered by the Barrett Township Historical Society; call (570) 595-6157, and visit www.barretthistory.org. DORFLINGER GLASS MUSEUM in the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, Long Ridge Road, White Mills. Highlighting the life of Christian Dorflinger, creator of fine crystal and cut glass, educated at the Cristalleries de Saint Louis in France. In 1865, he built a glass factory and town of 100 homes to design and produce lead crystal. Largest collection of Honesdale Glass in the world, plus period antiques and factory artifacts. Open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm; call (570) 253-1185 and see www.dorflinger.org. DRIEBE FREIGHT STATION, 537 Ann Street next to McMichaels Park, Stroudsburg. Restored 1882 railroad freight station housing a working model train display, industrial exhibits, general store, music exhibits, and gift shop. A 1923 Chestnut Hill Railroad caboose displays memorabilia. Phone (570) 424-1776 to schedule a visit; donation suggested.

THE ANTOINE DUTOT MUSEUM & GALLERY, Main Street, Route 611 in Delaware Water Gap. Housed in a brick schoolhouse circa 1850 with rotating fine art exhibits in a 1st-floor gallery, and 2nd-floor museum of local history featuring a preserved schoolroom. Sit at an antique desk, view a slide show of local history, and see memorabilia. Open from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on weekends. Phone (570) 476-4240; visit www.dutotmuseum.com. EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY Madelon Powers Art Gallery, Fine and Performing Arts Center. Open Monday through Thursday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm during university sessions. Learn more at www.esu.edu. ECKLEY MINERS’ VILLAGE, 10 miles east of Hazleton on Highland Road, 3 miles off Route 940. Re-live history in a coal miners’ patch town. Founded in 1854, Eckley was an anthracite-

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GREY TOWERS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE in Milford, former home of Pennsylvania Governor and founder of the US Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot. The 1886 French chateauesque mansion serves as a museum and conference center under the stewardship of the USDA Forest Service. Guided tours, special events. From Route 6, turn on Old Owego Turnpike, go ¼ mile to the entrance. Call (570) 2969630; see www.greytowers.org or www.fs.fed.us/gt. OLD MAUCH CHUNK LANDING, Route 209 in Jim Thorpe. A former New Jersey Central Railroad Station, built in 1888 to serve a booming passenger trade. Now a hub for special events, exhibits, and rail excursions. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Explore industrial heritage exhibits from 9:30am until 5:30pm daily. Call (570) 325-3673 or (570) 4215791; visit www.jimthorpe.org. POCONO INDIAN MUSEUM, Route 209, Bushkill. Living history, ancient artifacts, and crafts of the Delaware Indians residing in the Delaware River region of Monroe and Pike counties. Receive 1 free tour admission with 1 paid adult tour admission; see the display ad. Excellent gift shop, gift certificates available. Open daily except Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving; adjacent to Starting Gate Action Sports. Phone (570) 588-9338; visit www.poconoindianmuseum.com. QUIET VALLEY LIVING HISTORICAL FARM, off Business Route 209 near Stroudsburg. A restored and working 19th-century Pennsylvania German farm, complete with historic buildings, guides dressed in period clothing, farm animals, and heritage demonstrations. Open seasonally

RESICA FALLS SCOUT RESERVATION, Route 402, 6 miles north of Marshalls Creek. Indian museum housing fabled Cornell Faucett and Andrew Lewis Indian Artifacts Exhibits, Scout handcrafts, and local postcards. Free. Phone (570) 223-8312. Open weekends or by appointment. SLATE BELT HERITAGE CENTER, 30 North First Street, Route 191, Bangor. Self-guided tour of 9 rooms honoring founders and industries; Slate Room, Textile Room, Welsh Room, Cornish Room, WWII Home Front Room, artifacts, videos, and data collection information. Chairlift available. Fire Museum exhibit with Bangor’s 1st fire truck. Open Saturday, Sunday, and by appointment. Free. Call (610) 588-8615 or (610) 588-3434; visit www.slatebeltheritage.com. STEAMTOWN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, 150 S. Washington Ave., Scranton. Only National Park devoted to steam railroading. Locomotive and railroad equipment displays, museum, and train rides! Open 9:00am to 5:00pm daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Exit 185 off I81, Central Scranton Expressway; entrance at Lackawanna and Cliff avenues. Call (570) 3405200 or 1-888-693-9391; see www.nps.gov/stea. STROUD MANSION & LIBRARY, 900 Main Street, Stroudsburg. Built by Jacob Stroud in 1795, housing artifacts and exhibits of Monroe

County; hosted by the Monroe County Historical Association. Elizabeth D. Walters Library with extensive genealogical materials, museum, library, and gift shop. Open Tuesday through Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm and 1st and 3rd Saturdays 10:00am to 4:00pm; guided tours 11:00am and 2:00pm. Admission. Call (570) 421-7703; see www.monroehistorical.org. TOBYHANNA TRAIN STATION & MUSEUM, Route 423 in Tobyhanna. Hosted by the Pocono Rail Historical Society, open seasonally and for special events. Tour the restored facility and see how it was when the station was bustling. Rail videos, running model train layouts, memorabilia, railroad art, and souvenirs. Free; donations accepted. Call (570) 894-3338. WALLENPAUPACK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Lake Wallenpaupack. Williams House, 103 Manor Woods Court in Paupack off Route 507, has tools, guns, weaving implements, artifacts, and a sleigh; by appointment. Palmyra Township Building off Gumbletown Road has wallpaper tools, early woodworking tools, and bells from 1-room schools; 8:00am to 12:00pm, Monday through Thursday. PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center off Route 6 has Ray LaTournou’s Dorflinger glass collection, glass blowing tools, samples, and artifacts; Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm. Call (570) 226-8980; see www.wallenpaupackhistorical.org. WAYNE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM RESTORED JASON TORREY LAND OFFICE BUILDING, 810 Main Street, Honesdale. Delaware and Hudson Canal Company office, a National Historic Landmark; Americana exhibits, library with climatecontrolled storage of artifacts and documents. Wayne County exhibit, Honesdale glass, quilt and photo displays, Native American artifacts, and Movin’ Energy display. Call (570) 253-3240; see www.waynehistorypa.org.


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BUSHKILL Fernwood Hotel & Resort: Route 209. Newly renovated luxury hotel room and villa rentals, just minutes from local attractions. Themed restaurants include a sports pub, a Pizza Hut, Scoops, a food court, a café, and the Tuscan Grille. Live entertainment, indoor/outdoor pools, and fitness area with massage therapist. Take a scenic horseback ride on Fernwood’s lush grounds or play a match on the outdoor tennis courts. Enjoy the 18-hole, par 71 golf course, Game Zone arcade, daily activities, and special events. Check out Fernwood’s Winter Fun Center, with snow tubing and more! Great getaway vacations and weekend packages. Call 1-888-FERNWOOD or (570) 588-9500, and visit www.fernwoodhotel.com. HAWLEY The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park: Welcoming visitors to the Lake Wallenpaupack region since 1927. Artfully restored craftsmanstyle hotel with country charm and grace. Featuring 20 guest rooms and suites; some with whirlpool tubs and fireplaces. Savor a delicious meal, created in the flavors of the season, and a Wine Spectator awardwinning selection. The freshest locally grown produce, seasonal game, meats, and fish. Dine on the terrace overlooking the gardens or in the dining room. For large meetings and group events, The Undercroft Room offers a naturally comfortable setting. Special dinners and scheduled entertainment. AAA 4-diamond rating; member Historic Hotels of America. The Potting Shed offers beautiful gifts and specialty décor for the home and garden. Located across from Bingham Park, Route 6, in Hawley. Call 2262993, 1-800-833-8527, and see www.thesettlersinn.com. JIM THORPE The Inn at Jim Thorpe: Nestled in picturesque Jim Thorpe,

the Inn at Jim Thorpe is a landmark treasure featuring old world charm with modern amenities. Located in the heart of the National Register Historic District, the Inn offers comfortable guest rooms and romantic suites, many with whirlpools and fireplaces, plus inhouse spa services. Quaint shops, antique stores, galleries, opera house, pubs, restaurants, music venues, and hiking/biking trails are at the Inn’s doorstep. Take advantage of packages such as Show & Stay, Shop ‘til You Drop Getaways, Spa Weekends, Romance packages, and Girlfriend Getaways. For more information and reservations, call The Inn at Jim Thorpe at 1-800-3292599; visit www.innjt.net. LAKE HARMONY The Resort at Split Rock:

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Nightclub and Benchwarmers Sports Bar at the Lodge will entertain you. Convenient Coffee Shop, Hair Gallery, and Gift Shop. The resort offers 23 meeting rooms, 77,000 sq. ft. of exhibit area/ function space, onsite banquet facilities, and conference services. Call Split Rock at 1-800-2557625 or (570) 722-9111, and visit www.splitrockresort.com. PARADISE VALLEY Crescent Lodge: An awardwinning retreat, comfortable and elegant, surrounded by the beauty of Paradise Valley. All suites and cottages have private baths, telephone, climate control, and remote control television, and many come with a fireplace, whirlpool, and outdoor deck. The inn features one of the finest restaurants in the mountains, with an extensive wine selection, colorful menu, daily specials, pub menu, and live piano music on weekends. Enjoy walking and fitness trails, and nearby spas, adventure park, and casino! Find it at Route 191 and Route 940; treat yourself to a quality experience, to dine or to stay. Call 1-800-3929400 or (570) 595-7486, and visit www.crescentlodge.com. POCONO MANOR The Inn at Pocono Manor: 1,800 feet atop the Pocono Mountains since 1902, this charming year-round 3000-acre resort is

your gateway to fun, nature and relaxation. Midweek and weekend getaway plans include exceptional dining and accommodations, 36 holes of championship golf, a spacious full-service spa, lounge with entertainment, horseback riding, 2.5 miles of fly-fishing streams, sporting clays, indoor/ outdoor pools, hiking trails, and special events. It’s just minutes from The Crossings Premium Outlets and Camelback Mountain Resort/CBK Mountain Adventures. Off Route 314 in Pocono Manor, via Route 940 or Route 611. Call (570) 8397111 or 1-800-233-8150, and see www.poconomanor.com. REEDERS Mountain Springs Lake Resort: Quiet and secluded resort featuring the fine pleasures of mountain living, with a pristine 76-acre lake and elegant accommodations. Authentic log and cedar cottages nestled amidst evergreens around the lake, with cozy fireplaces and full kitchens, off Mountain Springs Drive via Route 715. Enjoy nature trails, X-C skiing, biking, skating, sledding, tennis, boating, and swimming on the premises. Only a short drive to shopping, dining, attractions, and nightlife. To learn more or to place reservations, call (570) 629-0251 or 1-866-629-0251; visit www.mslresort.com. SHAWNEE-ON-DELAWARE Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort: Discover this unique golf, ski, meeting, dining, and vacation destination on River Road. Conveniently located 75 miles from New York City and 100 miles from Philadelphia in a scenic and secluded location set amidst the splendor of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Amenities include championship golf, approach course, golf academy, tennis, guided fishing, river trips, hiking, dining options, a playhouse theatre, and musical entertainment. The Inn has 80 hotel-style rooms, 2 cottages, and deluxe suites. Relax and unwind at Spa Shawnee! A smoke-free resort. Call (570) 424-

4000 or 1-800-SHAWNEE; see ww.shawneeinn.com. SKYTOP Skytop Lodge: A refined resort for all seasons off Route 390 in a spectacular 5,500-acre setting. Affordable weekend and vacation plans feature superb dining and accommodations, championship golf, tennis, swimming pools, and naturalist-guided tours. A Bed & Breakfast Plan is available midweek, and entertainment and themed weekends are scheduled. Skytop Lodge is one of the most highly regarded destinations in the Pocono Mountains region. For information or reservations, call (570) 5957401 or 1-800-345-7759, and visit www.skytop.com. SOUTH STERLING French Manor Inn and Spa: In a serenely beautiful locale, the French Manor is a full-scale country inn manor modeled after an estate in the south of France. Gourmet French cuisine served nightly, a superb wine list, outdoor dining with spectacular views, and Hanna’s Café casual dining complement the majestic views of the surrounding mountains. Selected as one of the “Ten Best Inns in America” and awarded a 4 Diamond rating by the AAA. Le Spa Forêt offers the best and most luxurious services available. Special packages and events are available. Phone (570) 676-3244 or 1-877-720-6095, and experience www.thefrenchmanor.com. STROUDSBURG Countryside Cottages: A small country resort, a perfect place to spend some quiet time indoors or outdoors. Log-burning fireplaces, cable TV, and all the comforts of home. The rustic, woodsy setting is just a short drive off Route 611 in Bartonsville. An ideal get-away near to Camelback Mountain Resort, shopping attractions, fine dining, spas, and a casino. Turn onto Bartonsville Avenue at the traffic light on Route 611 in Bartonsville. Open all year, complete facilities. Call (570) 629-2131, and visit www.countrysidecottages.com!


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Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm presents HARVEST FESTIVAL Celebrate the 37th Annual Harvest Festival at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm on Columbus Day weekend! Themed A Country Fair, you’ll enjoy baking and canning contests, farm animals, 1800s farm equipment, a medicine man, carved pumpkins, scarecrows, games, folk entertainment, and tasty country food. The 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Co. G Re-enactors portray soldiers in the 19th century. Watch demonstrations of cider making, broom making, beekeeping, oak split basketry, spinning, weaving, quilting, outdoor brick bake oven, hearth cooking, candle making, and woodworking. Activities include a pumpkin patch, games, schoolhouse, cow flop bingo, wagon rides, and storytelling. Buy a few raffle tickets to win a beautiful festival quilt! Festival hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday, October 9th and 10th, rain or shine. Admission is charged; smoking and pets are not allowed. Quiet Valley is a restored and working 19th century farm, complete with guides dressed in period clothing, located just south of Stroudsburg off Business Route 209 at 1000 Turkey Hill Road. Call (570) 992-6161, email farm@quietvalley.org, and visit www.quietvalley.org.

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Ti yinete? The Fall Greek Festival, presented by Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church! On Columbus Day weekend, Friday through Sunday, October 7, 8, and 9, be immersed in the rich culture and fascinating customs of Greece, not to mention the delicious food and delightful people. You’ll find traditional dance performances, authentic, reasonably-priced Greek cuisine, a taverna, an outdoor bar & grille, Greek coffee, sweets and pastries, a Greek DJ and lively music, vendors, a bookstore, and church tours. Admission and parking are free during this big, highly-anticipated event at 135 Stokes Avenue in Stroudsburg, and takeout is available. Hours are 11:00am to 10:00pm on Friday and Saturday, and 12:00pm to 7:00pm on Sunday. Phone (570) 421-5734, fax (570) 4210469, email holycrosspoconos@gmail.com, and see www.holycrosspoconos.org. Credit cards are accepted and gift certificates are available; stin iyia sou!

Home Tour debuts at Historic Pocono Manor Explore the rich architectural heritage of 9 private residences during the 1st annual Home Tour on Saturday, October 15th from 10:00am to 4:00pm in Pocono Manor. Tickets are $30/person in advance, including lunch at The Inn at Pocono Manor from 11:30am to 2:00pm with live music; tickets purchased the day of the event are $35/person. With an additional donation, participate in a raffle prize drawing; top prizes are a 2-day, 1-night stay for 2 at Pocono Manor, dining certificates at local eateries, and rounds of golf. Purchase tickets at Rinehimer Construction in Pocono Pines, Local Flair Magazine in Cresco, or The Apple Tree in Stroudsburg. Call (570) 839-7111x7631 and see www.PoconoHomeTour.com. Tour proceeds benefit The Monroe County Historical Association and Women’s Resources of Monroe County!


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October 1 & 2 – Fall Foliage Weekends return to the Victorian town of Jim Thorpe with an exciting combination of arts & crafts vendors, food, music venues, shopping and dining specials, and autumn atmosphere on the weekends of October 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15 & 16, and 22 & 23. Enjoy spectacular fall foliage, plus pumpkins, gourds, and corn husks. Admission is free; many attractions will also be open. For more information, call the Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce at (570) 325-5810; visit www.jimthorpe.org. October 2 - The inaugural Ironman 70.3 Pocono Mountains Triathlon takes place in and around the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, concluding with a fantastic finish down Main Street in Stroudsburg. This inaugural race marks the first Ironman event in Pennsylvania, and includes a multisport expo and interactive events. Races in the Ironman 70.3 Series consist of a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike and a 13.1-mile run, totaling 70.3 miles. The 2011 Ironman 70.3 starts at 7:00am at Smithfield Beach on the Delaware River. To learn more or register for the race, go to www.ironmanpoconomountains.com. October 2 – Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton offers a Fall Foliage Steam Train Excursion to Tobyhanna, departing the station at 11:00am and returning around 3:00pm. The 4hour round-trip excursion rolls past historic buildings, through a tunnel, along mountain creeks and rivers, past lakes and reservoirs, and through woodlands. The village of Tobyhanna boasts a restored passenger-freight station built in 1908; see the steam train arrive at the Tobyhanna Train Station on Route 423 in Tobyhanna around 11:45am; the number is (570) 894-3338. Light refreshments are available. To find Steamtown in

Scranton from I-81, use exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway) and follow signs to the main entrance at Lackawanna and Cliff avenues. For tickets and details, call (570) 3405204, (570) 340-5200, or 888-6939391; see www.nps.gov/stea. October 2 – The Pocono Lake Region Chamber of Commerce announces the third annual Fall Classic Car Show from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at Bingham Park on Route 6 in Hawley, rain or shine. Shown are Antique Cars, Custom Cars, and Street Rods, with seven Trophy Classes and Special Awards. Enjoy music, food, and beverages, plus a Car Show Parade on Main Avenue at 4:00pm. Admission is $5/adults, kids under 12/free. Exhibitors must register before 12:00pm; registration is $6/car in advance or $10/day of show. Call (570) 226-3191 or email visit@lakeregioncc.com; visit www.lakeregioncc.com. October 3 thru November 22 - The Madelon Powers Gallery of East Stroudsburg University presents the exhibit From Dublin to Durango - Herb Weigand: Recent Paintings. A Reception is planned for Wednesday, October 5 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm; the exhibit and reception are free. Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11:00am to 4:00pm and Tuesday, Thursday from 11:00am to 7:00pm; find it in the Fine & Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg. Phone (570) 422-3483 and see www.esu.edu. October 6 – Meet a State Park naturalist at 9:00am at the Dixon Miller Recreation Area off Route 115, south of Long Pond Road (near Pocono Raceway) for a Hike in the Dixon Miller Recreation Area in the Delaware State Forest. Explore this scenic area on foot using a 3-mile network of uneven and moderately steep ATV trails; the terrain is rated “more difficult.” See the view from the base of the Pohopoco Fire Tower. Hike with a naturalist from Hickory Run State Park on select Thursdays in State Parks and on public

lands. Call (570) 443-0400; visit www.visitpaparks.com. October 7, 8, & 9 - A Greek Food Festival hosted by Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 135 Stokes Ave., Stroudsburg offers eat-in and take-out authentic Greek cuisine, pastries, taverna, bar & grill, vendors, bookstore, church tours, kids’ activities, a Greek DJ, and traditional dance performances. Admission and parking are free, gift certificates are available, and credit cards are accepted. Hours are 11:00am to 10:00pm Friday/Saturday, and 12:00pm to 7:00pm Sunday. Call (570) 4215734, fax (570) 421-0469, email holycrosspoconos@gmail.com, and see www.holycrosspoconos.org. October 7 – The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park hosts a Wine Chat with the Wine Chick, resident Sommelier and wine professional Leslie Chappell-Britt. Every Friday at 5:00pm, Leslie leads folks through the intriguing world of wine with tastings and discussions. There is a $12/person tasting fee; space is limited, so please reserve. The Settlers Inn is at 4 Main Avenue in Hawley, near Lake Wallenpaupack. Call the Inn at (570) 226-2993 or 1-800-833-8527; see www.thesettlersinn.com. October 7 - Congregation B’nai Harim offers Kol Nidre at 7:30pm at the Temple. Find this welcoming community of faith in scenic Pocono Pines at Route 940 and Pocono Crest Road; phone (570) 646-0100 and see www.bnaiharimpocono.org. October 8 – Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton has scheduled a Fall Foliage Steam Train Excursion to Moscow at 11:00am. The 2-hour roundtrip excursion rolls past historic buildings, through a tunnel, along a mountain stream, past two reservoirs, and through beautiful woodlands. Purchase light refreshments at the restored 1904 train station in Moscow. Drive to the station to see the steam train when it arrives between 11:30 and 11:45am! The train returns in


This Week in the Poconos 43 Scranton around 1:00pm. To find Steamtown in Scranton from I-81, use exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway) and follow signs to the main entrance at Lackawanna and Cliff avenues. For ticket reservations and details, call (570) 340-5204, (570) 340-5200, or 888-693-9391, and see www.nps.gov/stea. October 8 – There will be an Open House at the historic 1867 Glassworker’s House on Charles Street in White Mills. Hours are 10:00am to 1:00pm and a small admission is charged. White Mills is between Hawley and Honesdale on Route 6. For more information, visit www.dorflinger.org or call (570) 253-1185. October 8 - From 4:00pm to 6:00pm, attend an Artist’s Reception at the Barrett Paradise Friendly Library, Route 191 in Cresco, to launch an exhibit of diverse work by Rocco Negri. In his mid-80s, he paints with acrylics and oils, creates woodcuts and etchings, and illustrates books, continuing throughout an illustrious career. Call (570) 595-7171 for more information. October 8 - From 7:30 to 11:00am, enjoy all you can eat eggs, bacon, sausage, French toast, pancakes, home fries, coffee, tea, and juice at the Waggin’ Tails Breakfast at the American Legion on Route 209 in Gilbert. Just $8/person benefits Waggin’ Tails Pet Rescue in Brodheadsville. Call (570) 992-4185, email information@waggintailsrescue.com, and see www.waggintailsrescue.com. October 8 – Join staff at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingmans Ferry for a Falling Leaves Tree ID from 1:00 to 4:00pm, an interpretive hike focusing on trees and their colorful leaves. The cost to attend is $10/person and registration is requested; adults only please. PEEC, a non-profit center, is located off Route 209 in Dingmans Ferry within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation

Area. Call (570) 828-2319; see www.peec.org. October 8 – The Friends of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area present “Photographing Historic Structures in the Park” in the Bushkill Meeting Center, Route 209 in Bushkill (just south of the Bushkill Falls blinking traffic light). A free lecture is offered at 7:00pm by Milford photographer Anita Ray accompanied by Alison Owczarczak of the Pocono Environmental Education Center. Information about the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is found at www.nps.gov/dewa or by calling (570) 426-2452. Information about the not-forprofit Friends organization is at www.friendsofdewa.org. October 8 - The Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce and the Jim Thorpe Artists Music Series (JTAMS) present monthly Second Saturdays, with extended hours in galleries, studios, shops, and establishments, and an Art Walk. The celebration runs from 12:00pm to 9:00pm. Live Concerts sponsored by JTAMS are held at the Mauch Chunk Opera House at 14 West Broadway in Jim Thorpe. Learn more at www.jimthorpeartists.org and www.jtams.net, or call (570)

325-0249. Call the Chamber at (570) 325-5810; visit www.jimthorpe.org. October 8 - The Hawley Fire Company will host a Flea Market from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Hawley Fire House, 17 Columbus Avenue in Hawley. Proceeds benefit the Hawley Fire Department. Call (570) 226-9820 or (570) 290-1488 for more information. October 8 - Congregation B’nai Harim offers Yom Kippur at 10:15am, Children’s Service from 1:30 to 2:00pm, Adult Discussion from 2:00 to 2:45pm, Afternoon Service at 3:00pm, Yiskor at 4:00pm, Havdalah at 6:15pm, and a Break the Fast Dinner around 6:45pm, at the Temple. Find this welcoming community of faith in scenic Pocono Pines at Route 940 and Pocono Crest Road; phone (570) 646-0100 and see www.bnaiharimpocono.org. October 8 & 9 - Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm celebrates its 37th Annual Harvest Festival with the theme A Country Fair. Enjoy baking and canning contests, farm animals, 1800s farm equipment, a medicine man, carved pumpkins, scarecrows, games, early American craft demonstrations, and food. (Continued on Page 44)

SINGING BOYS OF PENNSYLVANIA AUDITIONS FOR KIDS WHO LIKE TO SING Grades 3-7

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The 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Co. G Re-enactors portray soldiers in the 19th century. This event is 10:00am to 5:00pm both days, rain or shine. No pets, no smoking, admission is charged. Contact the non-profit educational farm at (570) 992-6161 or farm@quietvalley.org, and see www.quietvalley.org. October 8 & 9 – The Autumn Timber Festival comes to Shawnee Mountain Ski Area! This actionpacked event includes lumberjack demonstrations, chainsaw sculpting, tethered hot air balloon rides, live music, children’s activities, and food and craft vendors. The Ultimate Air Dogs Competition features dogs competing in long distance “dockjumping” into the lake! Hours are 11:00am to 6:00pm on Saturday & Sunday. Slopeside seating is available, so bring your blanket or lawn chair. Find it on Hollow Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware, off I-80 exit 309. Call (570) 421-7231; see www.shawneemt.com. October 8 & 9 - Rock the Fall at Blue Mountain Ski Area in Palmerton; this 4th annual festival rocks the leaves off the trees with live music, vendors, entertainment, outdoor amusements, crafters, games, prize giveaways, and chairlift rides to Blue Mountain’s highest peak! Gates open at 11:00am on Saturday and 10:00am on Sunday, with free admission and free parking; the event closes both days at 6:00pm. Find it all around the Valley Lodge. Call Blue Mountain at (610) 826-7700; check out www.skibluemt.com. October 8 & 9 – Fall Foliage Weekends return to the Victorian town of Jim Thorpe with an exciting combination of arts & crafts vendors, food, music venues, shopping and dining specials, and autumn atmosphere on the weekends of October 8 & 9, 15 & 16, and 22 & 23. Enjoy spectacular fall foliage, plus pumpkins, gourds,

and corn husks. Admission is free; many attractions will also be open. For more information, call the Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce at (570) 325-5810; visit www.jimthorpe.org. October 9 – A Fall Foliage River Tour is offered by Kittatinny Canoes, a leader in Delaware River canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, and camping since 1941. Admire the color displays and forested mountains mirrored on the Delaware River’s surface. Abundant waterfowl and birds of prey make the trip even more colorful! Kittatinny offers daily Delaware River trips by canoe, kayak, and raft. Call 1-800-FLOATKC and see www.kittatinny.com. October 9 – A Charming Tails Artist Signing Event happens at American Candle; meet Charming Tails designer Dean Griff and have your favorite Charming Tails pieces signed! Dean will be in-store from 1:00 to 4:00pm; please note that pieces purchased previously and taken out of the store may not be brought back in to be signed today. See the 2011 Charming Tails collection; if you can’t attend, reserve your pieces by purchasing them in advance, and American Candle will hold them until the event. Not in the area? American Candle ships anywhere! Call Place your order by phone, or via the website, and state “HOLD FOR SIGNING” in the comments box at checkout. More than just great candles, American Candle is easy to find on Route 611 in Bartonsville via Interstate 80 exit 302. Call (570) 629-3388 and visit www.american-candle.com; check it out on Facebook. October 9 – Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton has scheduled a Fall Foliage Steam Train Excursion to Moscow at 11:00am. The 2-hour round-trip excursion rolls past historic buildings, through a tunnel, along a mountain stream, past two reservoirs, and through beautiful woodlands. Purchase light refreshments at the restored 1904 train station in

Moscow. Drive to the station to see the steam train when it arrives between 11:30 and 11:45am! The train returns in Scranton around 1:00pm. To find Steamtown in Scranton from I-81, use exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway) and follow signs to the main entrance at Lackawanna and Cliff avenues. For ticket reservations and details, call (570) 340-5204, (570) 3405200, or 1-888-693-9391, and see www.nps.gov/stea. October 9 - Visit the Cresco Station Museum from 1:00 to 4:00pm to meet popular local artist and educator John James, and take in his Art Showing. The museum is open on Sundays through October from 1:00 to 4:00pm, off Route 390 on Sand Spring Road in Cresco; call Barrett Township Historical Society at (570) 595-6157 and view www.barretthistory.org. October 9 – A big Toy Train Show & Sale is held from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Hawley Fire House, 17 Columbus Avenue in Hawley. See running model train layouts, and around 25 vendors with approximately 80 tables of new and vintage trains and accessories. Admission is $3; kids under 12 enter free with paying adult. Refreshments are available for purchase; proceeds benefit the Hawley Fire Department. Call (570) 226-3206 or (570) 226-9820. October 11 - Today is the final day to sign up for a Bus Trip to New York City, a fund-raiser for the Pocono Lions Club which assists numerous programs for the sight-impaired. Cost is $175/ person to enjoy a Care-Free New York Experience in the Broadway theatre district or see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular via this trip. Contact Beverly at (570) 9772369 for all the details. October 12 - Monroe County Garden Club meets at 11:30am in the Hughes Library on North 9th Street in Stroudsburg. Guest speaker is design artist and art teacher Linda Kortz, demonstrating Natural Home Decor. The design


This Week in the Poconos 45 tournament is Fright Night; horticulture tournament is a selection of three chrysanthemum blooms; bring entries by 11:00am for judging. Contact President Arlene Deskus at (570) 4200283 or adeskus@ptd.net and see www.pagardenclubs.org, www.gardenclub.org, and www.ngcar.org. October 13 – Come Paint with Me is a free, non-instructional program of on-site outdoor painting & sketching sessions for adult and student artists. Meet from 10:00am to 3:00pm at Grey Towers National Historic Site in Milford featuring beautiful family gardens. You’re encouraged to paint outdoors at your own pace in media of your choice. Network with others, share a common interest, and socialize over lunch break; registration is not necessary to attend. Bring your own materials and a picnic lunch. Restrooms are available; sessions are held weather-permitting. Call Joan Polishook at (570) 775-6896; visit www.joanpolishook-art.com. October 13 – Speaker Dennis Scholl tells “Tales of the Towpath” during the free October Historical Presentation at the Slate Belt Heritage Center, 30 N. 1st Street in Bangor. A brief meeting is held at 7:00pm, followed by refreshments and the speaker/ program; you’re encouraged to attend! Call Karen Brewer at (610) 588-8615 to find out more, and see www.slatebeltheritage.org and www.slatebelthistory.org. October 14 – The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park hosts an Oktoberfest Beer Dinner featuring food and brews with a Pennsylvania German twist! Flavors of the season are paired with beers from Stoudt’s Brewery in Adamstown; cost is $65/person. Space is limited. The Settlers Inn is at 4 Main Avenue in Hawley, near Lake Wallenpaupack. Call (570) 226-2993 or 1-800-833-8527; see www.thesettlersinn.com. October 14 & 15 – Go on a walking Halloween Lantern Tour through Eckley Miners’ Village, a

restored coal miners’ “patch town” and historic nineteenth century anthracite mining village; meet ghosts, ghouls, and creatures of the night! Bring your own flashlight or purchase a lantern at the museum for this chilling evening of mystery and macabre. Lantern Tours are offered on Friday & Saturday from 6:30pm to 10:00pm; the last tour leaves at 9:00pm. You’re then invited to sit and calm your nerves with hot cocoa and delicious baked goods. Admission is $10/adults and $5/kids. Rain date is Sunday, October 16 (call ahead for times). Eckley Miners’ Village is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission in cooperation with the Eckley Miners’ Village Associates. Find it ten miles east of Hazleton just off Route 940. Call (570) 636-2070 and see www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com. October 15 – Grab your pooch and enjoy the Dog Days of Fall at Bushkill Falls, “The Niagara of Pennsylvania.” Bring your dog with you to hike the falls today. There will be a free dog bandana for the first 25 dogs and dog biscuits for all. Admission purchase is required. Bushkill Falls is centered on eight roaring waterfalls and features miles of nature trails and picnic areas, plus paddle boats, miniature golf, fishing, exhibits, specialty shops and fun for all ages. The famous

Hickory Run State Park Mike Gadomski www.mpgadomski.com

Pocono Mountain attraction is located off of Route 209 in Bushkill and it opens to the public every day at 9:00am through November 27. Call Bushkill Falls at (570) 588-6682 or visit their website www.visitbushkillfalls.com. October 15 & 16 – Fall Foliage Weekends return to the Victorian town of Jim Thorpe with an exciting combination of arts & crafts vendors, food, music venues, shopping and dining specials, and autumn atmosphere on the weekends of October 15 & 16 and 22 & 23. Enjoy spectacular fall foliage, plus pumpkins, gourds, and corn husks. Admission is free; many attractions will also be open. For more information, call the Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce at (570) 325-5810; visit www.jimthorpe.org. October 16 – A Fall Foliage River Tour is offered by Kittatinny Canoes, a leader in Delaware River canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, and camping since 1941. Admire the color displays and forested mountains mirrored on the Delaware River’s surface. Abundant waterfowl and birds of prey make the trip even more colorful! Kittatinny offers daily Delaware River trips by canoe, kayak, and raft. Call 1-800-FLOATKC and see www.kittatinny.com. (Continued on Page 46)

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October 16 - Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton has scheduled a Fall Foliage Steam Train Excursion to Moscow at 11:00am. The 2-hour roundtrip excursion rolls past historic buildings, through a tunnel, along a mountain stream, past two reservoirs, and through beautiful woodlands. Purchase light refreshments at the restored 1904 train station in Moscow. Drive to the station to see the steam train when it arrives between 11:30 and 11:45am! The train returns in Scranton around 1:00pm. To find Steamtown in Scranton from I-81, use exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway) and follow signs to the main entrance at Lackawanna and Cliff avenues. For ticket reservations and details, call (570) 340-5204, (570) 340-5200, or 888-693-9391, and see www.nps.gov/stea. October 17 - The public is invited to attend the Pike County Conservation District Board of Directors Meeting at 9:00am at the Conservation District Education Building on Route 402 in Blooming Grove. No fee or registration is required. Call (570) 226-8220 or email pikecd@pikepa.org, and visit www.pikeconservation.org. October 19 - The Penn State Cooperative Extension Monroe County Office at 724 Phillips Street in Stroudsburg offers “Putting Your Garden to Bed for the Winter” and “Poison Plants throughout History” during the Wednesday Garden Program held from 6:15 to 8:45pm; cost is $3.00/ person. Registration is required. Call (570) 421-6430, email monroeext@psu.edu, see http://extension.psu.edu/monroe/events. October 20 – Meet a State Park naturalist at 9:00am at the Hickory Run State Park Office for a Hike on the Sand Spring Trail & Shades of Death Trail. Hike the Sand Spring Trail up to the campground and down the Shades

of Death Trail back to the Park Office. Highlights include beech/ maple forests, a creek crossing, and cascades. Terrain is rocky and uneven on this 2.5-mile hike rated “more difficult;” wear sturdy shoes or boots, and bring water and a snack. Enjoy a post-hike, pot-luck reception in the Chapel across from the Park Office; bring a dish to share! Some refreshments are provided by the park. A Hickory Run State Park naturalist leads hikes on select Thursdays at State Parks and neighboring public lands. Call (570) 443-0400; see www.visitpaparks.com. October 20 & 21 - Catch a shooting star when the Orionids Meteor Shower peaks on these two nights! The Orionids Meteor Shower produces about twenty meteors per hour during its peak, with best viewing to the east after midnight. The best time to see the Orionids in 2011 will probably be in the wee hours before dawn on October 21 or 22, though the waning crescent moon may slightly obstruct this year’s display. The fast-moving Orionids meteors occasionally leave persistent trains and bright fireballs. This shower usually peaks on the 21st, but it is highly irregular. A good show could be experienced on any morning from October 18 - 23. October 21 – Observe SawWhet Owl Banding performed by the Northeast PA Audubon Society (NEPAS) at 8:00pm. Learn about the migration of our smallest nocturnal raptor (8 inches), witness its capture in mist nets for banding and the collection of valuable data, and perhaps hold one and assist in its release. This is a time-dependent event; only at the last minute do the owls let organizers know they’re heading south! For information and reservations, call Bob at (570) 676-9969. The NEPAS office is in Honesdale; call (570) 253-9250 and visit www.nepaaudubonsociety.org and www.audubon.org. October 21 – The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park hosts a Wine Chat with the Wine Chick, resident Sommelier and wine

professional Leslie Chappell-Britt. Every Friday at 5:00pm, Leslie leads folks through the intriguing world of wine with tastings and discussions. There is a $12/person tasting fee; space is limited, so please reserve. The Settlers Inn is at 4 Main Avenue in Hawley, near Lake Wallenpaupack. Call (570) 226-2993 or 1-800-833-8527; see www.thesettlersinn.com. October 21 & 22 – Go on a walking Halloween Lantern Tour through Eckley Miners’ Village, a restored coal miners’ “patch town” and historic nineteenth century anthracite mining village; meet ghosts, ghouls, and creatures of the night! Bring your own flashlight or purchase a lantern at the museum for this chilling evening of mystery and macabre. Lantern Tours are offered on Friday & Saturday from 6:30pm to 10:00pm; the last tour leaves at 9:00pm. You’re then invited to sit and calm your nerves with hot cocoa and delicious baked goods. Admission is $10/adults and $5/kids. Rain date is Sunday, October 16 (call ahead for times). Eckley Miners’ Village is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission in cooperation with the Eckley Miners’ Village Associates. Find it ten miles east of Hazleton just off Route 940. Call (570) 636-2070 and see www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com. October 21 & 22 - Pocono Mountains Film Festival, in its 9th year, is presented to benefit Utopia House. See independent films from around the world and enjoy a Walk of Fame 34/Meet & Greet on Friday at the Crescent Lodge in Paradise Valley, and an Honorary Awards Dinner on Saturday at The Elks Club in Stroudsburg. To reserve lodging, visit www.crescentlodge.com or call (570) 595-7486 or 1-800-3929400. For festival tickets and schedule, call (570) 620-1212, email bridgetodavis@yahoo.com or evette.PMFF@yahoo.com, and view www.PoconoMountainsFilmFestival.com.


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