For the ideal way to start the new year, plan an escape to the Pocono Mountains. You’ll find plenty of exciting things to do in the Poconos in January, from smooth ice rinks to snow-covered ski areas; the enjoyment is never-ending. Delight yourself with memorable moments, twinkling lights, and magnificent mountain views for the ideal Pennsylvania vacation. To discover all the best things the Pocono Mountains have to offer, request access to our free Vacation Guide and prepare for an unforgettable winter getaway.
These Are the Best Things To Do in the Poconos in January
Due to our relaxed and snowy winters, ice skating is one of the best things to do in the Poconos in January! Seasoned skaters and beginners alike love skating here because, during the winter months, lakes in the area become frozen ice rinks! When this happens, visit Promised Land State Park or Hickory Run State Park for a one-of-a-kind ice-skating experience in the Poconos. For an enchanting indoor experience near The French Manor, grab your ice skates, hit the ice at the Toyota SportsPlex, and try a couple of new tricks on the ice.
Skiing and Snowboarding
With deep snow, smooth lifts, and perfectly groomed slopes, the Pocono Mountains are ideal for skiing and snowboarding in January. No matter your skill level, you’ll find many fun and challenging slopes at the Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. At 1,350 feet of elevation, this excellent ski resort boasts 125 acres of snow-covered terrain with 23 beginner to expert level trails. The resort welcomes visitors from December through March and even features a ski and snowboard school as well as an incredible snow tubing park to keep visitors entertained for hours on end.
For a fun and easy way to enjoy the slopes, try snow tubing this winter! Perhaps the best part about snow tubing in the Poconos is that you won’t have to climb up the hill after each ride. Instead, you can hop on a ski lift and enjoy a scenic ride to the top of the mountain. The Pocono Mountains offer an exceptional variety of lanes that promise exhilarating rides and gentle cruises through the snow. From family-size tubes at Blue Mountain Resort to Galactic Nights at Camelback Mountain, the Pocono Mountains promise winter fun you won’t find anywhere else.
The French Manor offers a varied selection of elegant accommodations with everything you need to experience an unforgettable winter trip to the Pocono Mountains. Comfortably situated atop Huckleberry Mountain, you’ll stay steps away from the best views in the area. In addition to an excellent location, at The French Manor, you will be able to indulge in a delicious gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay. No matter which suite or room you choose, any visit is always remarkable when you stay at Th French Manor.
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