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Pocono Mountains

(Bushkill Falls, in Bushkill, Pa., a short drive from the town of Milford.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Town of Milford, Pennsylvania

It’s not easy to find a summer getaway spot in the Pocono Mountains that doesn’t ring with the enthusiastic sound of children. But recently, we discovered one.

06/26/2014

(Slalom skiing at Blue Mountain.  Image provided by Blue Mountain)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Downhill Racing in the Poconos

With Olympic fever heating up, a weekend getaway to the local ski slopes can fuel your own alpine fantasies.

01/23/2014

(An ice slide, constructed from 100 tons of sculpted ice, is a feature of the Crystal Cabin Fever event each year in Lakeville, Pa.   Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Fun Winter Activities For Non-Skiers

If you like the idea of snow-filled getaways in scenic mountain settings but aren’t in the mood for skiing, how about some unique alternatives?

01/02/2014

(File photo:  Cambelback webcams on a December morning.)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Ski Resort Live Webcams

It’s the age of the Mountain Cam!

12/19/2013

(credit: Jack Frost/Big Boulder)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: An Early Start For The Slopes

It was a start to one of the earliest seasons in recent memory. As a cold snap set in, Big Boulder opened its terrain parks before Thanksgiving and other Pocono resorts weren’t far behind.

12/05/2013

(Snowmaking equipment on the job at Spring Mountain Ski Area.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Local Ski Areas Begin Piling Up The White Stuff

There’s a reason that Pennsylvania has been tagged as “banana belt skiing” country.

11/21/2013

(Scott Matthews tees off at Fernwood Resort in the Poconos.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Poconos Golf After Labor Day

With cooler weather on the horizon, maybe it’s time for another Poconos golf getaway!

09/05/2013

(A couple enjoys an off-season walk along the beach in Cape May Point, NJ.  File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Postseason Bliss

We’ve arrived at the week when area tourists who are seeking thinly populated getaway destinations get their wish.

08/29/2013

(credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Pocono Tree Ventures At Fernwood Resort

It’s an aerial obstacle course in a pristine section of the Fernwood Resort. Pocono Tree Ventures lets anyone in reasonably good shape see the world from treetop level.

07/25/2013

(Kids their their first skiing lesson at Spring Mountain, in Montgomery County, Pa.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Learning To Ski

“All our instructors love kids. They love teaching,” says Rick Buckman, who owns and operates Spring Mountain.

01/03/2013

(The indoor water park at Great Wolf Lodge.  Photo provided)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Poconos, With or Without Snow

Mother Nature can be fickle this time of year, but Pocono mountain ski areas have lots of alternatives if there is no blast of winter before the big holiday week.

12/13/2012

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Getaway Guide: Jack Frost Mountain

The guns of winter – the ones that lay down light powdery snow on the Pocono Mountain slopes are firing away at Jack Frost Mountain.

12/05/2012

(Ski instructors provide a lesson on Bear Mountain.  File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Prepping For Winter Fun

It’s embarrassing to be flopping around in the snow like a beached whale, trying to get up after taking a spill on skis. Here’s a word of advice for the novice.

11/15/2012

(Fall colors at the Shawnee Inn.  Photo provided)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Leaf-Peeping Above The Treetops

For Delaware Valley leaf peepers the color shift may still be a few weeks away, but in New England the parade of fall hues is already shifting.

09/27/2012

(Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Getaway Guide: Pocono Mountains

As the calendar turns, the colors of autumn aren’t far behind. They can be found within two hours of home in the expansive Pocono Mountains.

09/13/2012

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