Pocono Mountains Fall Bucket List

As we inch closer to the end of summer break, a lot of families turn their attention to the prettiest season of the year: autumn. Whether or not you consider yourself an avid “leaf peeper,” there’s no denying the awe-inspiring beauty of the Pocono Mountains during fall’s peak. Luckily for you and your family, Woodloch Resort rests along secluded Lake Teedyuskung in the heart of the Poconos. When you choose Woodloch, you’ll be able to enjoy fall bucket list favorites such as hayrides, bonfires, apple cider sampling, and so many more family-friendly activities. Every autumn, the lush forestry that surrounds Lake Teedyuskung transforms into a beautiful meld of marigold, amber, crimson, and kelly green – creating a vibrant spectacle that you only find in a handful of regions worldwide.

A Family-Friendly Fall Bucket List

Bucket lists aren’t just for us old folks anymore. Families, couples, and even teenagers are starting to hop on this fun trend. Creating a fall bucket list is perhaps the best way to plan, prepare, and get excited about an upcoming autumn escape into the Pocono Mountains! To ensure that your next vacation to Woodloch Resort is nothing short of flawless, we’ve pieced together a handy fall bucket list.

1. Hike at Bushkill Falls

A lot of families ask about a potential pit stop near Woodloch Resort, and we almost always reply, “Bushkill Falls.” For those of you who don’t know, Bushkill Falls is considered “The Niagara of Pennsylvania” because of the park’s rushing waterfalls and immense popularity. There are four trails which vary in length and difficulty. We’re partial to the two-hour, two-mile Red Trail which meanders past all eight waterfalls. The vibrant colors along Little Bushkill Creek “pop” while leaves slowly oscillate toward the earth, and the soothing sounds of the falls remind visitors that the Poconos are among the most spectacular sights in North America. Try forest bathing for the time fall here at Woodloch or when you visit Bushkill Falls, Promised Land State Park, or the Delaware Water Gap.

fall bucket list2. Apple Picking at Lakeland Orchard

If you’re from the Scranton area, chances are that you’ve already crossed Lakeland Orchard & Cidery off of your fall bucket list. It’s hard to top apple picking during autumn’s peak, especially for families with young children. Simply drive up to this gorgeous orchard, purchase a peck bag, and start sauntering alongside thousands of ripe apples. The kids will have apple slices at school for weeks and perhaps a slice or two of pie when they get home.

3. 18 Holes of Golf at Woodloch Springs

Perhaps the most popular fall bucket list item for adults in our immediate area is playing 18 holes of golf at a championship course. Well, look no further than Woodloch Springs, one of the top-rated golf courses in the Poconos. Golfers of all ages are welcome to get swept away by Woodloch Springs’ vibrant colors while also attempting a hole-in-one for the 10,000th time.

4. A Haunted Hayride

fall bucket list

We’re known for our “Spooktacular” packages here at Woodloch Resort where families have the unique opportunity to go trick-or-treating while on vacation! But, of course, the main event is our very popular Haunted Hayride. We enhance the hayride every year to keep it as fresh, exciting, and scary as possible. For the little ones, we also have regular wagon rides during the daytime with no ghosts, ghouls, or goblins. Spooktacular packages also include Halloween-themed events, a parade, and even a party! During October and November, we present dozens of fall activities for families that will help blow all other vacations out of the water. To learn more about one of the best fall getaways near New York City, please visit us online at Woodloch.com.