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Old 09-05-2014, 09:45 AM   #1
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Getting Away to the Poconos

Leaving tomorrow for 10 days of R&R in the Poconos, Otter Lake Campground. Never been in that area and looking forward to exploring the area and towns. Any recomendations as to some good local area (non chains) restraunts?
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No restaurant recommendations- I've only been in that area once and it was many years ago at an old run down resort (non-camping). It was likely beautiful in its day.

But, we did go checkout a number of waterfalls in the Delaware Water Gap. They were beautiful. There was one that I wanted to check out better, but dropped our map on the way in. I didn't want to make a wrong turn and go from a 1 mile walk to a 10 mile hike.
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Old 09-09-2014, 05:26 AM   #3
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If your into the micro brewery scene, barley creek is a pretty good place to eat. Or, it was when I was there last, about 5 years ago. Can't really think of any other place out that way, but I haven't spent a much of time there.
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:06 PM   #4
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The Strasburg railroad is supposed to be at the attraction .
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:16 PM   #5
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The Strasburg railroad is supposed to be at the attraction .
Indeed! that's a must see! Take the rail trip then ck out the train museum!!

We really like Otter Lake....got a charge out of the old ex marine looking guy that strictly enforced the no bikes after dusk rule! Can't beat the Poconos for camping!!!
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Leaving tomorrow for 10 days of R&R in the Poconos, Otter Lake Campground. Never been in that area and looking forward to exploring the area and towns. Any recomendations as to some good local area (non chains) restraunts?
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I see you're from VA...that will be quite a haul for you.

We did a trip to VA this yr...Bethpage Resort...quite an experience!
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No restaurant recommendations- I've only been in that area once and it was many years ago at an old run down resort (non-camping). It was likely beautiful in its day.

But, we did go checkout a number of waterfalls in the Delaware Water Gap. They were beautiful. There was one that I wanted to check out better, but dropped our map on the way in. I didn't want to make a wrong turn and go from a 1 mile walk to a 10 mile hike.
Mount Airy Lodge?
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Live in the Mount Pocono area here. Have to agree that Barley Creek microbrewery is a nice place to visit, also there is the Tannersville outlet mall located on 611, exit 299 off of 80. Mount Airy Casino, also located on rt 611 south of Mount Pocono. If you are looking for some gift shops, there are the Christmas factory and Country Kettle, both are located on business rt 209 south of Marshals Creek.
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The Strasburg railroad is supposed to be at the attraction .
The Strasburg RR is down in Lancaster County. OP will be near Stroudsburg and E. Stroudsburg. Not really near each other, common mistake. There may be another RR attraction in Stroudsburg, I know Steamtown Nat Park up in Scranton runs train excursions to Stroudsburg several times a year.

Mt. Airy is worth a short trip from Otter Lake, you might even catch a show of someone semi-famous.😄. OL itself is very nice, if you can get a waterfront site, it's even better: LF24 is the best site, but LF25 and 26 are nice too.

Shopping: someone mentioned Tannersville, but didn't do it justice: there's a boat load of outlet stores there: clothes, shoes, girly stuff, the Bose outlet (my fav,) and others. Don't go on the weekend or you'll be fighting NY-ers in traffic and for parking--they descend on the place in droves on the weekend!

There are a few non-chain type restaurants on Rt 611 near the outlets, Pocono Brewing Company comes to mind--good food, good beer, good wings! Smuggler's Cove is another, good seafood place.

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