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
Pocono Raceway Race Car Experience