What you picture the Pocono Mountains in your mind’s eye, what do you see? Do you see miles of green vegetation along the rolling mountainsides? Or do you see the golden brown, orange, red, and yellow colors of Autumn dressing the terrain? Perhaps you see ski slopes with fresh snow still coming down. That’s what I want to talk about with this post – the perks of being in the Poconos during winter.
It doesn’t snow every day in Winter, but it sure does maintain a pretty chilly average high temperature of 29 degrees Fahrenheit and an average low of 15 degrees (source : Weatherspark). That makes for some very cold mornings and evenings with a still chilly middle of the day. In the Poconos, there is no better way to warm up than beside a roaring fire with some hot tea or hot cocoa.
2. Enjoying the Scenery after a Snowfall
There is nothing quite like peeking out the window and seeing a Winter Wonderland. The snow lays crisp and still, and the mountainside is decorated with pine trees that wear the snow like a sweater. The average snowfall in Mt Pocono is just over 69 inches a year – more than twice the national average (source : WeatherDB). From December to March, the average monthly snowfall is about 15 inches a month – more than a foot every month.
3. Outdoor Activities Abound
Winter in the Poconos brings about a new selection of outdoor activities – Skiing, Snowboarding, and Tubing, which are all very popular. In fact, accessible via I-80 are 4 outstanding resorts to enjoy these beloved pass times – Jack Frost, Big Boulder, Camelback Mountain, and Shawnee. And if you aren’t into barreling down a mountain over the snow, fear not! All the trails you love hiking during the warmer months are still available to you – and they are without the bugs that you would have to deal with in the Spring and Summer.
Heard enough? Ready to come and see the Poconos for yourself? Contact local sales and vacation specialist Matthew Cordisco of Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty on phone 570-620-6127 or by email at MatthewCordisco@gmail.com