Poconos Journals


A July 2005 trip to Poconos by MRBOB63

Quote: An incredibly peaceful place only 1.5 hours from NYC. The area is filled with nature's best! I suggest rafting the Delaware River, as it is calm and a good pace for all level rafters. Try horseback riding in the woods, hiking the trails, or visiting timeshare resorts in that area.



Rafting the Delaware River. Don't miss the Delaware Water Gap Trolley ride for a 1-hour tour of the area. Also a must is the weekend flea market and a visit to Odd Lot.

Quick Tips:

Find the area discount books at most gas stations and restaurants.

Best Way To Get Around:

A car is a must.

Shawnee - River Village II

Hotel | "River Village II"

Best Things Nearby:
Great location to all roads and activities

Best Things About the Resort:
Lots of pools and recreational things to do. Great mini-golf course.

Resort Experience:
Resort is spread out, so a car is needed. The pools are all different. There is access to the Delaware River and a small water park for small kids.

  • Unit Type: 2 Bedroom
  • Activities: Good
  • Amenities: Good
  • Unit Satisfaction: Fair
  • Family Friendliness: Good
  • Service: Good

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 31, 2005

Shawnee - River Village II
Route 209
Shawnee-On-Delaware 18356

Dansbury Depot

Restaurant | "The Dansbury Depot"

Dine in an old train station building right on the tracks. Three large-scale trains run throughout the station, keeping kids' interest. Food is good and fairly priced.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 31, 2005

Dansbury Depot
50 Crystal Street
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
(570) 476-0500

The river is very calm and perfect for beginners. The scenery is spectacular. The water is crystal-clear in this area, and the fishing is excellent.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 31, 2005

Shawnee River Adventures
Shawnee Village
Poconos, Pennsylvania 18356