Pennsylvania's Poconos region is a great destination for family vacations in all seasons. During the winter people flock to the region for skiing and other winter sports. But the mountains are cool in the summer and filled with lakes that draw summer crowds as well. Just two hours from both NYC and Philadelphia, the Poconos are an easy getaway for a weekend, but there's so much to do you could easily fill a summer with kid-friendly activities without running out of things to do. We scoured the area, testing out all the fun stuff to do, eating in restaurants, hiking, swimming, boating, horseback riding, and visiting some of the top Poconos resorts (tough job, right?) so we could bring you this authoritative guide on the best of the Poconos for families, all tried and tested by our families.
Photo: Silver Birches/courtesy the resort.