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NEPA Weekend Round-Up 01.15.21

Enjoy a Winter Weekend Full of Wining, Dining, Hiking and, Yes…Birding

Brave the cold and get outside for a little fresh air this weekend. Bring your binoculars to Frances Slocum State Park on Saturday for a morning hike and a bit of bird spotting. Make your way to the Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry on Sunday to learn how to make your own bird feeder out of recycled materials. Then, bring the kids out to Pocono Organics in Long Pond for their Winter Wonderland Festival on Saturday.

Get out the ski gear and head to the slopes for a day of classic NEPA winter fun. Pull on the warm socks and long underwear and embark on a refreshing winter hike at one of our beautiful parks. Or, join Valley To Summit for the ultimate waterfall ice hiking experience at Ricketts Glen State Park.

Warm up inside with a hot cup of Joe, or grab your Sunday latte to go from one of NEPA’s quaint coffee shops or cafes. Set out on an expedition to find that perfect bottle of red, or that hard-to-find white on the DiscoverNEPA Wine Trail. And, while you’re busy with your weekend adventures, skip the home cooking. Stop by your favorite neighborhood restaurant and enjoy a little indoor dining. Of course, you could always just watch football and order takeout all weekend.

Mark Your Calendars For:

  • Frances Slocum Birding

    Saturday, January 16 at 8:30 a.m.

    Get up bright and early to catch some of NEPA’s feathery winter visitors at Frances Slocum State Park. The guided walk is led by a local birding enthusiast. Call to register for a spot in advance.

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  • Bridge the Gap: Bird Bonanza

    Sunday, January 17 at 1 p.m.

    Keep a close eye on the bird feeders at the Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry, then spend the day building your own from recycled materials. All necessary supplies will be provided.

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  • Winter Wonderland Festival

    Saturday, January 16 at 10 a.m.

    Stop by Pocono Organics in Long Pond for their first annual, one-of-a-kind winter festival. The outdoor, natural, socially-distant event features food, local vendors, kids activities, wagon rides and contests.

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  • Hit the Slopes

    All Weekend

    Fresh, recent snow still blankets most of NEPA’s mountain slopes. Whether you shred on a board or skis, you’ll find great powder all over the region. Many slopes also offer convenient equipment rental packages.

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  • Cafes, Coffee Shops

    All Weekend

    Take a break. Slow down and sip your way into ultimate relaxation at one of NEPA’s hip coffee stops. Get your Sunday morning caffeine fix to go, or grab a comfy spot in the corner and watch the day go by.

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  • Winter Hiking

    All Weekend

    Bundle up. Get a little of that refreshing, chilly air and take in some of NEPA’s most incredible winter scenery. Head out to our amazing local, state and national parks for an unforgettable, cold-weather hike.

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  • Dinner To-Go

    All Weekend

    Take a break from cooking this weekend. Settle in for some playoff football and give your favorite, local restaurant a call to order up a delightful takeout feast. Many restaurants are still offering curbside pickup and local delivery.

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  • DiscoverNEPA Wine Trail

    All Weekend

    Make your rounds to NEPA’s beloved, homegrown wineries along The DiscoverNEPA Wine Trail. Stop in for tastings, or pick up a few bottles for the collection. The trail features over 40 local wineries and vineyards.

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  • Dining Out

    All Weekend

    Indoor dining is back on at NEPA’s local restaurants. Grab a burger, some wings and catch a game. Get dressed up and enjoy a night out on the town. Check with restaurants concerning reservations and social distancing guidelines.

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  • Waterfall Ice Hike

    All Weekend

    Join the expert team from Valley To Summit for an unforgettable winter hike along the Falls Trail at Ricketts Glen State Park in Benton. Enjoy unmatched icy scenery alongside frozen waterfalls.

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