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The Lehigh River is a popular place to whitewater raft.

Poconos vacations

The Poconos have been a summer destination since the 19th century, and vacationers have long appreciated the unspoiled wilderness of the Delaware Water Gap and the 150 lakes that dot the Poconos' four counties.

Lake Wallenpaupack is home to a variety of
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Lake Wallenpaupack is home to a variety of water activities.

The Lodge at Woodloch is a destination spa
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The Lodge at Woodloch is a destination spa with a pond for canoeing, trails throughout 70 wooded acres and fitness classes.

The Lehigh River is a popular place to
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The Lehigh River is a popular place to whitewater raft.

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The lovingly restored Hotel Fauchère first opened in
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The lovingly restored Hotel Fauchère first opened in 1880.

Named after the Olympian and football player, the
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Named after the Olympian and football player, the town of Jim Thorpe draws athletes to its miles of mountain biking trails.

The Inn at Jim Thorpe is the most
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The Inn at Jim Thorpe is the most atmospheric hotel in a historic district crowded with 19th-century buildings from the town's mining days.

The courthouse clock in Jim Thorpe.
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The courthouse clock in Jim Thorpe.

Activities in Milford, at the northern end of
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Activities in Milford, at the northern end of the Delaware Water Gap, tend to be low-key: Think antiquing and gallery hopping along the streets of its Victorian-era historic district.

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Arrowhead Lake is among the 150 lakes in
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Arrowhead Lake is among the 150 lakes in the Poconos.

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