10 Reasons to Drive to the Poconos This SummerBy Danya Henninger | July 15, 2014 By Danya Henninger | July 15, 2014
Ever since a group of Quakers set up the first resorts in the early 1900s, people have been flocking to the Poconos. Equidistant from both New York City and Philadelphia, this mountain ridge next to the Delaware Water Gap is easily Pennsylvania’s most popular tourist destination. There’s skiing in the winter and gorgeous foliage in the fall, but the warm weather brings even more: sunny lakes, breezy strolls through historic downtowns and adventures in the rushing rapids and lush trails.
Happily, the area also holds lots of culinary delights. From a pioneering craft brewery to a historic French dining room to an all-day pancake haven, here are 10 reasons to plan a drive to the Poconos this summer.