Many people are embracing self-care as a way to transform their busy lives by refocusing on what matters, stepping back from what doesn’t, and learning to make lifestyle choices that truly make them happy.
Unlike the sufferfests of yesteryear, modern retreats focus on healthy weight-loss techniques, relaxation, and restoration, and most importantly, having fun. And at Red Mountain Resort in St. George, Utah, that's what they specialize in.
Once the delta of ancient Lake Bonneville, today the aptly-named city of Delta is known as a base camp for exploring the Little Sahara Sand Dunes and the West Desert. Delta is an excellent home base for rockhounding in the Great Basin and riding off-highway vehicles (OHVs). Others use Delta as a stopping point on the way to Great Basin National Park.
Known as the hub of Central Utah, Richfield is the largest city for more than a hundred miles and is an amenity-rich home base for exploring Central Utah’s sights and rugged outdoor recreation. Its central location provides easy access to nearby natural hot springs, Fremont Indian petroglyphs, red rock national park wonders, and more.
Revving our engines, we climb through dense forest, leaning into our turns as we aim our snowmobiles toward the summit, fresh snow lightly falling around us. Our guide and local snowmobiling expert, Brent Hill, is the owner of Daniels Summit Lodge, and he grooms these trails every day all winter long. He has the trail map memorized and doesn’t hesitate as he hangs quick turns through the seemingly endless wilderness.
Known for its dramatic waterfalls, rocky outcroppings, and river views, Lehigh Gorge State Park is a Poconos hot spot for summer recreation. The park encompasses 6,107 acres spread along the length of the gorge and features famous sights like Buttermilk Falls, Glen Onoko Falls, Lehigh Gorge Trail, and the Turn Hole Tunnel.
You’ll find hundreds of breathtaking waterfalls in Pennsylvania, and the Poconos is the epicenter of the action. From the towering "Niagara of Pennsylvania" to the Keystone State’s tallest waterfall, these 7 spectacular falls will be the highlight of a trip to the Pocono Mountains.
Hike to towering waterfalls, climb an ancient boulder field, and marvel at an old Wonder of the World in Poconos’ state parks. Their convenient location between Philadelphia and New York City make them a welcome respite for city dwellers, and these 8 Pennsylvania parks offer something for anyone who loves the outdoors.
The Delaware Water Gap, which straddles the Delaware River along the Pennsylvania-New Jersey state line, is a historic destination that offers some of the Poconos' best hiking, cycling, boating, and camping. With its concentration of waterfalls and scenic outlooks, this 70,000-acre protected area draws visitors from across the East Coast to enjoy its natural beauty.
Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains is a quick outdoor getaway from the urban centers of Philadelphia and New York City. And thanks to the region’s craft brewing scene, you’ll have no trouble pairing your adventures with craft ales in the Poconos. Use this list to craft an adventure at five Pocono breweries within ten miles of top trails.
While peeping at autumn leaves, unwind at one of the Pocono’s historic lodges, which all boast pristine mountain settings, exceptional restored architecture, and welcoming hospitality. See for yourself why this region has been the go-to spot for a fall getaway for more than a century.
When venturing on a fall foliage tour, there’s no better place than the Poconos. The region is known for spectacular autumn colors that peak three separate times throughout the season, and the colorful driving routes teeming with charming towns, local breweries and wineries, and outdoor adventure. So hop in the car and start exploring the Pocono’s best done-in-a-day fall road trips.
The town of Jim Thorpe is a Pocono Mountains gem. A hundred years ago, it was a hub for coal mining, and the ti...