Poconos Activities Near Emerald Lakes

The Poconos Are One Big Amusement Park

Activities in the Pocono Mountains are scattered throughout the 2400 square miles of the region of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Camelback Mountain is the central focus and Emerald Lakes the closest lake community to Camelback.

Emerald Lakes homes are also close to summer water parks. But, the important thing to know about this community is that it is self contain when it comes to activities. Owner and guests have access to Indoor and out door pools, tennis courts, basketball courts, fishing, beaches, lakes for canoeing / paddle boarding / kayaking, and a fitness center.

The community is centered in the Poconos and is in the more southern tier. This is the “Ski region.” All of the major ski resorts are here.

There is a northern tier called the “lake region” along Rt I-84. There are no major ski areas, but more and larger lakes.

Major Pocono Activities located near Emerald Lake Community and within a 30 minute drive are:

Jack Frost and Big Boulder Ski Resorts

Camelback Mountain Resort skiing, adventure park, and Summer water park

Shawnee Ski Resort

Lake Harmony Motor boating

An indoor water park at Split Rock Resort

Larger (and, more expensive) indoor waterpark at Kahahari resort

150 restaurants from fast food chains to smaller more intimate places to eat.

The Crossings Outlet Complex

Mt Airy Casino and golf resort

Pocono Race Track NASCAR racing

Whitewater rafting (canoeing and kayaking) on both the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers

Jack Frost National Golf Course

Split Rock Resort golf course

Golf at Pocono Manor Resort

Four Wheeling on ATVs at two commercial ATV parks


Horseback riding at two places

Shooting Range

Pocono Raceway Race Car Experience

Axe Throwing

Snow mobiling

Food shopping