A Winter Getaway Guide to the Poconos in February

The Pocono Mountains in February transform into a magical winter wonderland, offering an enchanting escape for those seeking a break from the ordinary. From thrilling outdoor adventures to a cozy romantic retreat, there is something for everyone during this snowy month. Be sure to get your FREE copy of our Vacation Guide. This will make planning a snap, no matter what time of year you plan to visit.

Vacation Guide 

If you’re considering a Poconos in February vacation, here’s a comprehensive collection of things to do and what to know… to help you make the most of your winter getaway.

Must-Do Activities

Snowshoeing:

Explore the pristine snowy landscapes of the Poconos with a snowshoeing adventure. Trails like the McDade Recreational Trail provide a serene setting for an immersive winter experience.

Cross-Country Skiing:

Glide through snow-covered trails on cross-country skis. Places like Promised Land State Park and the Delaware State Forest offer well-maintained trails for skiers of all levels.

Skiing:

Zip down the mountainside at one of our favorite ski resorts. From the bunny slopes to black diamond, there is something for everyone. Skiing is a great way to experience the Poconos in February.

Ice Skating:

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned skater, there’s a perfect place for ice skating for you. In the winter, you can visit several state parks for a day of skating or head to one of the indoor rinks, which are accessible year-round.

Snow Tubing:

Experience the thrill of speeding down snow-covered slopes on a snow tube. Camelback Mountain Resort and Blue Mountain Resort are popular spots for this exhilarating winter activity.

Ice Fishing:

For those who enjoy a more relaxed winter pursuit, try ice fishing on Lake Wallenpaupack. Bundle up, drill a hole, and patiently wait for the catch of the day.

Popular Events

Winterfest:

Downtown Stroudsburghosts hosts Winterfest in mid-February. Enjoy the town’s transformation into an ice-sculptured winter wonderland.

Valentine’s Day Specials:

French Manor Inn and Spa offers special Valentine’s Day packages, including romantic dinners, spa treatments, and cozy accommodations. It’s the perfect way to celebrate love in a snowy setting.

What to Pack

Warm Layers:

February in the Poconos can be chilly, so pack plenty of warm layers, including thermal clothing, insulated jackets, and waterproof boots.

Winter Accessories:

Don’t forget essentials like hats, gloves, scarves, and hand warmers to stay comfortable during outdoor activities.

Snow Gear:

If you plan on hitting the slopes or participating in winter sports, bring your snow gear, including skis, snowshoes, or snow tubes.

Camera and Binoculars:

Capture the breathtaking winter scenery and keep binoculars handy for any wildlife spotting during your outdoor adventures.

Cozy Attire:

For romantic evenings, pack some cozy attire for fireside dinners or strolls through charming winter villages.

Weather in the Poconos in February

February in the Poconos typically sees cold temperatures, with average highs around 33°F (0.6°C) and lows dropping to around 14°F (-10°C). Snowfall is common, creating a picturesque setting for winter activities. Checking the weather forecast closer to your travel dates will help you pack accordingly.

Romantic Things to Do

Couples’ Spa Day:

Indulge in a couples’ spa day at Le Spa Forêt, offering massages, facials, and other relaxing treatments.

Fireside Dinners:

Enjoy intimate fireside dinners at cozy restaurants throughout the region. Many establishments feature special Valentine’s Day menus for a romantic dining experience. The French Manor Restaurant will delight your senses and create the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening.

Stargazing:

Bundle up and venture outside for a romantic evening of stargazing. The clear winter skies in the Poconos create a perfect backdrop for a quiet and intimate moment.

Elope:

If you have been thinking about tying the knot in a romantic and private setting, then a Poconos elopement may be perfect for you. This February, you could be saying “I do”.

In February, the Pocono Mountains offer a delightful blend of winter adventures, romantic escapes, and charming events. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a couple seeking a romantic retreat, or a family looking for winter fun, book a memorable getaway to the Poconos in February.