The Poconos History
The Poconos Mountains is a 2,400 square mile area in northeast Pennsylvania, which makes it an easy drive from New York and other Pennsylvania metropolitan areas.
Travel Addicts reports on the humble beginnings of the illustrious Poconos:
“Pennsylvania’s rise as a resort destination began generations ago. In the years after the Civil War, people would travel by train from New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, D.C. to experience the rugged wilderness in Pennsylvania. Resorts popped up along the Delaware River and in the mountains to the west.”
After War World II, the area gained notice and became the must-have romantic destination by the 1960’s.
The resorts were one of the few “couples only” retreats that came fully equipped with private pools and late night services.
So why has tourism waned over the last few decades?
In the 1990s and 2000s, more resorts began to pop up outside of the Poconos region, pulling tourist away from the classics and towards a more modern take on the romantic getaway.
But don’t let that discount the Poconos Mountains for your next romantic—or family—destination just yet!