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Things To Do Around Mountain Laurel Resort

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Cultural Activities

Dorflinger Glass Museum

Explore the Dorflinger Glass Museum

Check out this 19th century gem! Learn about the history of Christian Dorflinger and the European skilled glass artisans that came to work for him in White Mills. You’ll see special exhibits and glass collections from the Adolph Linke, Firmstone and Larson/Falk families.

  • (570) 253-1185
  • Wed-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
  • 37 Suydam Drive, White Mills, PA
  • $5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $2 Kids (Ages 6-17)

Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

Explore Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

Climb aboard this 2005 passenger train, a descendent of the 1985 Blue Mountain & Reading Railroad. The Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway operates trains into the Lehigh Gorge State Park from the former Central Railroad of New Jersey station in historic downtown Jim Thorpe. This 16-mile, narrated, round trip train ride is a fun, family friendly adventure.

  • (570) 325-8485
  • Daily 11am, 1pm and 3pm
  • 1 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe, PA
  • Adults $13, $10 ages 3-12

Mauch Chunk Museum & Cultural Center

Visit the Mauch Chunk Museum & Cultural Center

Take a ride to Jim Thorpe, formerly known as the town of Mauch Chunk, for a comprehensive journey through the ages from the geological formation of coal in prehistoric times to the present. Learn about the history of the town’s struggles and successes, architecture, and natural wonders. You can also learn more about the town’s namesake, professional athlete and Olympian Jim Thorpe.

  • (570) 325-9190
  • Wed-Mon 11am- 5pm
  • 41 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA
  • Adults $5 Children 8 and Under $2

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

Delaware & Lehigh National Heirtage Corridor

Explore the areas of the eastern Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Valley and Carbon County, Leigh Valley, and Delaware Valley for a journey you’ll never forget! Whether by car, boat, bike, or foot, you’ll enjoy the scenic beauty while learning about the culture and heritage of the area’s people and industries.

Outdoor Activities

Horseback Riding

Explore Horseback Riding at the Poconos

Deer Path Riding Stables, minutes from the resort, offers beginners a gentle horseback riding experience. You’ll tread lightly on trails through various terrain, taking in the beauty of the Poconos region. Rides are offered year-round.

Jack Frost Mountain

Skiing at the Poconos Mountains

Get on the lift to some of the best snow in the Poconos! Jack Frost Mountain provides a variety of inviting terrain with a summit elevation of 2,000 feet, base elevation of 1,400 feet and vertical drop of 600 feet. There are 21 different slopes to enjoy with various difficulty levels.

  • (570) 443-8425
  • Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat-Sun 8am-4pm
  • 1 Jack Frost Mountain Road, Blakeslee, PA
  • Adults from $46, Youth from $25

Split Rock Resort Golf Club

Split Rock Resort Golf Club

Split Rock Golf Club features a 27-hole course with majestic views and challenging features. Its 11th hole claims to be one of the most spectacular views in the entire Northeast, let alone this course! Lessons and clinics are available. Book a tee time online

  • (570) 722-9901
  • Daily 7am-5pm
  • 49 Wolf Hollow Road, Lake Harmony, PA
  • $40 per 18 holes. Twilight discounts available

Hickory Run State Park

Hickory Run State Park

Hickory Run is an extraordinary 15,990-acre State Park spread across the gorgeous Pocono Mountains. Park activities include swimming in Sand Spring Lake in the summer, ice skating in the winter, or hiking some of the 44 miles of trails during the spring. Hunting is also permitted seasonally at Hickory Run.

  • (570) 443-0400
  • Daily 7am-5pm
  • Rural Route 1, White Haven, PA

Lehigh Gorge State Park

Explore Lehigh Gorge State Park

This amazing gorge with steep walls, thick vegetation, rock outcroppings and several waterfalls make Lehigh Gorge State Park what it’s known for: beauty and adventure. With over 4,500 acres of park, you’ll be impressed by the 800-foot Gorge, carved into the plateau by the Lehigh River. Enjoy some of the area’s best whitewater rafting, biking, and hiking.

Daisy Field Farm

Daisy Field Farm

Fancy a horse drawn wagon or sleigh ride, a horseback ride through a nature preserve, or a family trail ride? This private family-owned horse farm in White Haven in the Western Pocono Mountains features farm animals, wildlife, and mountain scenery that can’t be beat. Book your adventure by appointment only.

  • (570) 839-0925
  • Oley Valley Road, White Haven, PA

Dining

White Haven Family Diner

White Haven Family Diner

This cute, cash-only family diner is the perfect place for breakfast or lunch. Whether you’re craving an omelet with hash browns or a cheeseburger with fries, they have you covered.

  • (570) 443-8797
  • Daily 6am-3pm
  • 302 Main Street, White Haven, PA

Charlie Weaver's Bar & Restaurant

Charlie Weaver's Bar & Restaurant

This quaint and cozy eatery in White Haven features great service, a full bar, and delicious menu featuring American barbeque favorites like ribs, brisket, and beer can chicken. Save room for dessert – we hear the chocolate cake is worth every calorie!

  • (570) 443-8513
  • Wed-Sun 4:30-9:30pm
  • 42 Tunnel Road, White Haven, PA

Forks Family Restaurant

Forks Family Restaurant

Forks offers casual dining perfect for the entire family. With a fully-stocked bar, wide-ranging menu, and daily specials, there’s something for everyone! You’ll love the variety of salads, burgers, sandwiches and pastas. Kids’ menus are available.

  • (570) 215-0008
  • Daily 11am-10pm
  • 1293 PA-940, White Haven, PA

Powerhouse Eatery

Powerhouse Eatery

Looking for perfectly cooked steaks and well-seasoned seafood? You won’t regret a visit to Powerhouse Eatery, which was actually an old powerhouse! Their menu has items like prime rib, chicken parmagiana, fried calamari, and scallops. Powerhouse Eatery also features a full-bar and daily specials.

  • (570) 443-4480
  • Mon 4-9:30pm, Tue-Sun 11:30am-9:30pm
  • 60 Powerhouse Road, White Haven, PA

Split Rock Grill

Split Rock Grille

Located at Split Rock Resort, this restaurant offers American fare for breakfast and dinner. From hearty soups and sandwiches to healthful salads and mouth-watering entrees, Split Rock Grill is your go-to dining experience on Lake Harmony!

  • (570) 722-9111
  • 100 Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony, PA
  • Breakfast: Sat-Sun 7:30-11am, Mon-Fri 7:30am-11am
    Dinner: Fri-Sat 5-10pm, Sun-Thurs 5-10pm

Shopping

The Crossings Premium Outlets

Shopping at the Crossings Premium Outlet

With 100 outlet stores, there’s something for everyone at The Crossings. You’ll find name brands at a bargain. The Crossings features stores like Banana Republic, J. Crew, Kate Spade New York, Lucky Brand, The North Face, and Polo Ralph Lauren.

  • (570) 629-4650
  • Daily. Hours are seasonal.
  • 1000 Premium Outlets Drive, Tannersville, PA

Downtown Jim Thorpe

Shopping at Downtown Jim Thorpe

Explore this historic Victorian town’s many shops, museums, and outdoor adventures. Jim Thorpe was home to the first railroad in the United States, and now is a premier destination for river adventures, mountain biking, the Old Jail Tour, and the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, just to name a few!

Entertainment

H2Oooohh! Indoor Water Park

H2Oooohh! Water Park

Looking for a family-friendly activity in the Poconos? H20ooohh! Indoor Waterpark at Split Rock Resort features attractions for all ages, like waterslides, hot tubs, and play areas for the little ones. Buy tickets online

  • (570) 722-9111
  • Seasonal
  • 100 Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony, PA
  • Daily passes $18-$36

Mohegan Sun Casino

Game time at Mohegan Sun Casino

Experience the variety of games the Mohegan Sun Casino has to offer, right in the Poconos! With over 2,300 slot machines and more than 90 table games and live harness racing, you’ll be thoroughly entertained. It’s no surprise Mohegan has become one of the biggest gaming destinations in the region.

  • (570) 831-2100
  • Open 24 Hours
  • 1280 Hwy 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Mount Airy Casino

Mount Airy Casino

Gamble the night away with over 70 betting tables and 1,700 slot machines. You’re sure to be thoroughly entertained! You can play solo, join a tournament, or just meet up with friends at this nearby casino.

  • (877) 350-4791
  • Open 24 Hours
  • 312 Woodland Road, Mt. Pocono, PA