The Pocono Mountains, with their stunning landscapes and outdoor adventures, offer the perfect backdrop for eco-friendly and sustainable travel. Planning an incredible getaway to the Poconos just got a few steps easier with our FREE Vacation Guide and the tips included in this blog post. What are you waiting for? Get your copy of our guide today.
To help you minimize your environmental footprint while enjoying this natural paradise, we’ve compiled a list of tips for a sustainable vacation in the Pocono Mountains.
Choose Eco-Friendly Accommodations
Look for lodging options that prioritize sustainability. Many accommodations in the Pocono Mountains have adopted green practices, such as energy-efficient lighting, recycling programs, and water conservation initiatives. At the French Manor Inn & Spa, we place environmental awareness and practices as a very high priority. We are on a mission to preserve our stunning landscape for generations to come.
If possible, carpool with fellow travelers to reduce emissions and traffic congestion. This eco-friendly choice also allows you to sit back and enjoy the scenic route without the hassle of doing all the driving.
Explore on Foot or Bike
Pack Reusable and Sustainable Gear
Bring along reusable water bottles, cutlery, and shopping bags to minimize single-use plastic waste. Consider eco-friendly camping gear and outdoor equipment to reduce your impact.
Respect Wildlife and Nature
Keep a safe distance from wildlife and avoid feeding them. Stay on designated trails and follow “Leave No Trace” principles to protect the natural environment. You will want to keep this in mind when visiting one of our state parks.
Support Local and Sustainable Dining
Seek out restaurants and eateries that source their ingredients locally and practice sustainable food preparation. Enjoy farm-to-table dining experiences and savor fresh, organic meals. For the best culinary experience, look no further than the dining room at the French Manor Inn & Spa.
Reduce Energy and Water Usage
Conserve energy and water in your accommodation by turning off lights, electronics, and faucets when not in use. Be mindful of your consumption to minimize waste.
Participate in Eco-Friendly Activities
Engage in eco-friendly activities, such as birdwatching, kayaking, wildlife observation, and nature photography, to connect with the environment while minimizing your impact. A visit to Shohola Falls or marveling at the stunning fall foliage should be at the top of your eco-activity list!
Educate Yourself and Others
Learn about the unique ecosystems and conservation efforts in the Pocono Mountains. You could even spend a day at the Poconos Environmental Education Center. Share your knowledge and experiences with fellow travelers to promote sustainable tourism.
By adopting these sustainable travel practices, you can enjoy the natural beauty of the Pocono Mountains while protecting and preserving the environment for generations to come. Your eco-friendly choices can make a positive impact and contribute to the region’s continued beauty and vitality.
Whether you visit the Poconos on Earth Day or any other day, we are excited to share our eco-loving inn with you. Browse our accommodations, book a spa treatment, and plan an unforgettable itinerary for your next great eco-friendly travel adventure.