Call now to Book: (800) 432-9932
Ticket Icon Special Offer:

Save upt to 30% when you book a midweek stay!

×
LOVE
Letters

10 Must-See Natural Attractions in the Pocono Mountains

In a matter of hours, sweethearts can play paintball at Pocono Palace, go tubing at Cove Haven, and embark on a guided nature walk at Paradise Stream. Naturally, in-between these mid-day adventures, many couples smartly schedule a detour (or two) into the heart of the Pocono Mountains en route to a natural attraction, such as a head-turning waterfall, a jaw-dropping Delaware Water Gap overlook, or an environmental preserve.

The Prettiest Natural Attractions in the Pocono Mountains

Today, the Cove Haven team has assembled 10 must-see natural attractions in the Pocono Mountains. With nearly 2,400 square miles of rolling hills, steep slopes, and still lakes, there’s seemingly no end to the region’s stunning natural beauty. Repeat travelers revere the landscape for its hidden waterfalls, mountain hikes, and surprisingly serene lakeside beaches. Within minutes of the Pocono escarpment, nature enthusiasts will discover everything from peat bogs to glacier-carved valleys and metamorphosed highlands.

  1. Bushkill Falls: The “Niagara of Pennsylvania” will always be the Pocono Mountains’ top natural attraction, primarily due to its stunning collection of eight waterfalls. On-site amenities range from miniature golf to Twin Lakes fishing access and gemstone mining.
  2. Boulder Field: Hickory Run State Park’s Boulder Field is an 18-acre landmass that’s entirely blanketed by massive sandstone rocks, some of which measure over 30 feet in length.
  3. Mount Minsi: Several Delaware Water Gap hiking trails (including Tank Hollow and Mount Tammery) lead to dramatic valley overlooks, but none of them are as genuinely spellbinding as Mount Minsi, 1,460-foot-tall Blue Mountain.
  4. Dingmans Falls: Very few Northeastern waterfalls can match Dingmans Creek’s aesthetic. It’s home to several waterfalls, including breathtaking Dingmans Falls and lesser-known Silverthread Falls.
  5. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center: Planning a trip to Kettle Creek is a must, especially if you appreciate birding, forest bathing, and educational hiking. Kettle Creek’s wildlife sanctuary spans 166 acres, home to thriving amphibian, reptile, and bird populations.
  6. Lacawac Sanctuary: Lake Ariel’s 500-acre “living laboratory” remains one of the Pocono Mountains’ best natural attractions, chiefly due to its experiential learning opportunities. Inhabitants include beavers, foxes, otters, porcupines, golden-winged warblers, and deer.
  7. George W. Childs Park: Childs Park itself hugs Dingmans Creek and provides a Bushkill Falls-like experience with its many waterfalls, bridges, and peaceful pathways.
  8. Hornbecks Creek: Hornsbecks Creek, which rests just a few clicks south of Dingmans, steadily flows into the Delaware River. It’s home to one of the most overlooked two-mile trails in the state, often referred to as “Indian Ladders.”
  9. Columcille Megalith Park: Yes, some aspects of Megalith Park are human-made. However, there’s nothing quite like it in Pennsylvania. It’s a spiritual journey that combines head-turning artworks and monuments with the area’s picturesque scenery.
  10. Lake Wallenpaupack: The Office’s 2006 “Booze Cruise” episode led to a surge of curious tourists to Cove Haven’s own Lake Wallenpaupack, a 5,700-acre that didn’t exist until a dam was erected 95 years ago. As the fifth-largest lake in Pennsylvania, it has become a beloved aquatic destination.

An Extended Weekend Getaway in the Pocono Mountains

After visiting one (or two) of these beautiful natural attractions, return to Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts for an unforgettable evening. The Month of Love draws near, so don’t forget to book that long-overdue romantic escape to the “Honeymoon Capital of the World.” In February, every day is Valentine’s Day at Cove Haven. As usual, on-site activities will include champagne toasts, hot cocoa relays, chocolate tastings, ice carving, cooking demonstrations, photoshoots, cocktail-making showcases, lap dance classes, s’mores, trivia, and so much more! These all-inclusive packages sell out fast, so please call us today at 800-432-9932 (or check availability online).


Unique Corporate Event Venues near NYC: Cove Haven

2020 has forced boardrooms and executive teams to think outside the box when it comes to off-site business. And there’s nothing more outside the box than planning an off-site meeting at *screech* Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts. Yes, while the “Honeymoon Capital of the World” is a couples-only retreat destination, we also gleefully host events, ranging from wedding receptions to holiday parties and, yes, group retreats.

Plan a Corporate Event at…Cove Haven?

As one of the most unique corporate event venues near New York City, Cove Haven proudly welcomes groups during all four seasons. Typically, the corporate teams that choose Cove Haven aren’t afraid to “shake things up,” so to speak. While we’re known for being a playful, seductive destination for couples from all across the East Coast, don’t underestimate our professionalism, modern facilities, and world-class event planning staff. We’re here to ensure that your next corporate event is undeniably memorable and productive. Our three resorts provide over 10,000 square feet of meeting space, equipped with state-of-the-art audio and video equipment. And remember: Don’t be afraid to embrace the playful, invigorating atmosphere here at Cove Haven.

Customizable Menus, Team Activities, and On-site Amenities

Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts acts as a year-round beacon of light for so many city dwellers, and that extends to corporate events as well, especially if your team is hoping to loosen up with some energetic, flamboyant on-site activities. Choose between a handful of customizable all-inclusive group packages, most of which include catering, facilities, lodging, and curated team-building (or brainstorming) activities. Potential mid-day pursuits include paintball, laser tag, Spikeball, tennis, volleyball, cornhole, basketball, and guided excursions, such as hiking, snowshoeing, or Nordic skiing.

While Cove Haven’s newly-renovated facilities are the main draw for most groups, you won’t soon forget the delicious concoctions crafted by our on-site catering team. Gourmet entrees range from white wine seafood linguini to prime rib and Cajun catfish. And we can accommodate any dietary restriction! Lastly, we couldn’t think of a better way to cap off a productive day than with several hours of rousing live entertainment.

To learn more about our corporate event venues, please fill out this form (or call us directly at 800-432-9932).


Road Trip Music: A Romantic Road Trip Playlist

A small (but memorable) part of the overall guest experience is the road trip itself into the head-turning Pocono Mountains. While we’re a short, scenic drive from some of the continent’s largest cities, there’s a good chance that you’ll spend several eager hours in the car en route to the “Honeymoon Capital of the World.” Thus, we’ve pieced together a tantalizing, flirtatious, and energetic road trip playlist, complete with love songs new and old.

Cove Haven’s 2021 Road Trip Playlist

What is romantic and sexy to one couple differs significantly from many others. So, please keep in mind that this romantic Cove Haven 2021 road trip playlist may or may not be your “cup of tea.” However, our team found a healthy balance of indie (emotional), R&B (sexy), and classic (nostalgic) hits. Think of this playlist as playful seduction via Spotify. Feel free to share your thoughts on Facebook and Instagram (poconoromance). We’d love to hear which love songs are on your own personal romantic road trip playlist! Click this link to access the Spotify playlist, titled Cove Haven’s Romantic Road Trip Mix, as curated by our on-site marketing specialists.

  1. Aerosmith – I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
  2. Beach House – Sparks
  3. Bob Dylan – Lay, Lady, Lay
  4. Bon Iver – Skinny Love
  5. BØRNS – Electric Love
  6. Brian McKnight – Love of My Life
  7. Bright Eyes – First Day of My Life
  8. Chromatics – Kill for Love
  9. Cigarettes After Sex – Heavenly
  10. Coldplay – Green Eyes
  11. David Bowie – Heroes
  12. Death Cab for Cutie – Passenger Seat
  13. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes – Home
  14. Elton John – Your Song
  15. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
  16. Foo Fighters – Everlong
  17. Foster the People – I Would Do Anything for You
  18. Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You
  19. Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova – Falling Slowly
  20. Guns N’ Roses – November Rain
  21. Iron & Wine – Flightless Bird, American Mouth
  22. Jimmy Eat World – Hear You Me
  23. Justin Vernon, Bryce Dessner – Love More
  24. Karen O – The Moon Song
  25. Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire
  26. LCD Soundsystem – oh baby
  27. Luther Vandross – Always and Forever
  28. Maggie Rogers – Love You for a Long Time
  29. MGMT – Electric Feel
  30. Paul McCartney – Maybe I’m Amazed
  31. Perfume Genius – Alan
  32. Phoenix – Girlfriend
  33. Radiohead – All I Need
  34. Ray LaMontagne – Let It Be Me
  35. Regina Spektor – Us
  36. S. Carey – We Fell
  37. Sade – By Your Side
  38. Savage Garden – Truly Madly Deeply
  39. Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
  40. Sufjan Stevens – Mystery of Love
  41. The Beatles – Something
  42. The Cure – Just Like Heaven
  43. The Darkness – I Believe in a Thing Called Love
  44. The Jackson 5 – I’ll Be There
  45. The Lumineers – Ho Hey
  46. The Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight, Tonight
  47. The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
  48. The White Stripes – Fell in Love with a Girl
  49. The xx – Heart Skipped a Beat
  50. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps

Cove Haven, the Ultimate Romantic Escape

There’s nothing quite as refreshing as a couples’ getaway into the Pocono Mountains, especially when combined with several days spent at Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts, a trio of world-renowned, adult-only destinations. An all-inclusive stay includes two meals daily (including a gourmet dinner), countless on-site activities, live entertainment, and, of course, a dazzling suite, such as a Champagne Tower or the Garden of Eden. Don’t forget to take full advantage of our hot deals, many of which include special discounts and upgrades. You and your sweetheart can save up to 30 percent this winter and spring! Simply check availability online (or call us directly at 800-432-9932).