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The World’s Largest Treasure Hunt: Geocaching near Cove Haven

This “sport” has spread like wildfire across North America, including right here in the sprawling Pocono Mountains. Naturally, the mountains are an idyllic place to hide a treasure trove of goodies, trinkets, and heartfelt keepsakes. In fact, here at Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts, many clever lovers utilize the art of a geocache proposal, in which the cache itself is a diamond ring.

Geocaching 101

Without getting overly technical, geocaching is, in broad terms, a 21st-century GPS-enabled treasure hunt where outdoor enthusiasts seek (or hide) a “cache” using nothing but a smartphone, cryptic directions, and years of intuition. There are several apps on the market, but Geocaching.com is the obvious choice. Instead of blindly searching for the “best places to go geocaching near me,” simply enter the app and get started. You’ll be happy to know that there are hundreds of caches near all three of our historic couples retreats. For those that have never geocached with your partner, this hobby can be quite playful, romantic, and flirtatious.

3 Adult-Only Resorts, Hundreds of Possibilities

We won’t spend too much time on the details. Instead, we’ll leave the exploration to you and your partner. After all, the “hunt” is the best part of each adventure. It’s worth noting that Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts provides a bevy of complimentary on-site activities, such as bicycling, paintball, and kayaking. There are also several nearby diversions, including mountaintop ziplining, craft distilleries, and horseback riding. Oh, and a tantalizing Champagne Tower Suite is waiting for you at the end of each day.

 

Many caches lie near Pennsylvania Route 940 within minutes of Paradise Stream Resort. Nearby Kurmes Preserve is said to have a handful of challenging caches and countless acres of sheer tranquility. As you might expect, Cove Haven Resort is a short distance from “The Tunnel of Love,” a small cache near the property’s entrance. Countless hidden gems lie on both ends of Lake Wallenpaupack, including “The Forgotten Woods” and “Pebble Beach Peek-a-boo.” Pocono Palace Resort, the pride of East Stroudsberg, is a short drive from Mt. Nebo Park, home to nearly a dozen caches. We recommend purchasing (or creating) a “geocaching toolbox” if you aim to spend several hours in the dense Pocono wilderness.

Romantic Weekend Getaways in Pennsylvania

There’s never been a more desirable time in history to escape New York City en route to the “Honeymoon Capital of the World.” But, of course, you don’t have to be a honeymooner to plan an extended weekend getaway to Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts. Spend your days sunbathing, swimming, sipping cocktails, and paddling before indulging in steak, live music, and a late-night fireside snuggle in your private suite. Before booking directly, don’t forget to browse through our blazing hot deals online.


Summer Reading Challenge: 10 Thrilling Beach Reads

When Oprah Magazine, Parade, and Good Housekeeping release their annual lists of summer beach reads, people instantly take notice. This year, all eyes are glued to 28 Summers, The Vanishing Half, and Friends and Strangers (among countless others).  For most, a beach read should be formulaic, twisted, intelligible, and, of course, unpredictable. An idyllic location to finish a novel beside your partner is right here at Pocono Palace Resort’s exclusive Echo Lake, a sandy paradise with little-to-no foot traffic. So, throw a towel down on the sand, coat yourself in sunscreen, and strap in for an emotional thrill-ride because this summer reading challenge will be a memorable one. 

A Fun Reading Challenge: 10 Gripping Beach Reads

This staff-curated summer reading challenge is sure to provide you and your loved one with enough twists and turns for the next decade. For those in need of a useful resource on potential reads, look no further than Goodread’s annual Choice Awards. A handful of award-winning novels that narrowly missed this summer reading challenge include The Woman in the Window, Never Let Me Go, The Silent Patient, and My Sister, the Serial Killer. In the end, these 10 books set a new bar for the mystery genre, thanks to the likes of Gillian Flynn, Blake Crouch, and up-and-comer Jane Harper.

1. Before the Fall, Noah Hawley

It’s easy to empathize with Scott Burroughs, Hawley’s lonely plane crash survivor. Very rarely does raw human emotion leap off the page quite like it does in Before the Fall.

2. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

Flynn’s crowning achievement, Gone Girl, is a masterstroke built on layers of mischief. Amy Dunne remains one of the decades most beloved heroines.

3. Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer

VanderMeer’s first glimpse into the fictional “Southern Reach” will stick with you long after the final line. Annihilation is equal parts science fiction, psychological thriller, and family drama—a true game-changer.

4. Pines, Blake Crouch

Pines, much like Annihilation, is the first book of a stirring trilogy. Crouch’s Abandon and Desert Places are undeniably enthralling, but the Wayward Pines trio ranks among the most mindblowing collective works to date.

5. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins

In many ways, Flynn’s Gone Girl laid the groundwork for Hawkins’ Girl on the Train. This dreamy, hard-hitting novel doesn’t hold back. Rachel’s journey is bleak, poignant, and perplexing, to say the least.

6. The Dry, Jane Harper

Harper’s breathtaking debut is a vivid examination of a quiet (or so they thought) Australian farming community riddled with secrets.


U-Pick Berries near Scenic Lake Wallenpaupack

The sweet aromas, vibrant fruit, and lush greenery whisk couples away into the heart of a modern-day love story. Many long-standing farms in the Poconos Mountains offer “U-pick berries” for those with a keen eye for ripe fruit, whether that’s sugary blueberries, subtly-tart raspberries, or juicy strawberries. Berry picking is an art form for some and a leisurely (and playful) mid-day activity for others. Luckily for you and your sweetheart, Cove Haven Resort is a scenic, 14-mile drive away from the yummiest U-pick berries near Manhattan.

The Paupack Blueberry Farm

The Coutts family owns 42 acres of awe-inspiring, undeniably serene farmland a few miles east of Lake Wallenpaupack. Nine varieties of blueberries thrive amid tall trees, quiet ponds, and rolling hills. Repeat visitors admire the dense forestry, ancient farm equipment, and picturesque covered bridge. Oh, and the blueberries are delectably divine. While strolling through the Coutts’ three distinct blueberry fields with your partner, feel free to snap photos, share a smooch, and, of course, taste-test some of the most flavorsome U-pick berries in Pennsylvania.

The General Store: All Things Blueberry

The on-site general store is stocked to the brim with various goodies that are all blueberry “flavored,” such as syrups, jams, jellies, and, heck, even blueberry soap. And, wouldn’t you know it, the multi-talented Coutts family also crafts their own ice cream. As you might expect, the “blueberry cheesecake” ice cream is a revelation. Meanwhile, the bakery features nearly a dozen different types of baked goods, including some of the tastiest scones, muffins, and pies in the state.

Other Nearby U-Pick Berries

For those staying at Pocono Palace Resort or Paradise Stream Resort, Spring Mountain Farms and Heckman Orchards both offer U-pick berries. Heckman’s strawberry harvest will return in 2021. Spring Mountain, meanwhile, is the only U-pick berry farm in the area to grow currants, blackberries, and kiwi berries.

The Most Romantic Places in Pennsylvania

The time to book a long-awaited romantic getaway to the “Honeymoon Capital of the World” is right now before droves of curious New York City residents rediscover the seductive powers of Cove Haven Resort. Berry picking season often aligns with late summer’s golden radiance. Thus, Cove Haven’s guests can combine a couple of hours of berry picking with a half-day of tennis, swimming, fishing, and even indoor ice skating. To learn more about our three all-inclusive resorts in Pennsylvania, please visit us online at CovePoconoResorts.com. We cannot wait to greet all of your smiling faces this summer and fall!