Costa’s Family Fun Park, Route 6, Lord’s Valley 570 226 8585 In addition to the go-carts and kiddie
rides, Costa’s features miniature golf, a driving range, batting cages and an arcade. There is also
Kiddie Land for toddlers, which is equipped with ball pit, tunnels and toddler toys. The batting
cages and Kiddie Land are under cover for rainy days.
Golf Plus Park, Golf Park Drive, Lake Ariel, PA 570 689-4996, You’ll find the country’s largest
bumper boat lagoon here. Also on the premises are an arcade, mini-golf and driving ranges, a
grand prix go-kart track, and a snack bar
ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES
Wayne County, Pennsylvania There are a plethora of opportunities for collectors to hunt for
treasure in Wayne County. In addition to the special antique shows, there are well over 30
established vendors in Wayne County whose wares include original Dorflinger glass, Victorian
clothing, Hoosier cabinets, books, estate jewelry, furniture, and more. There are also many vendors
who in addition to collectibles also offer tag sale and consignment goods. For a complete listing of
vendors go to www.wpsada.com and go to the section entitled Antique Dealer Assoc. of Wayne
and Pike or call 570 226-7513.
Cinema Flea Fair at the Circle Drive In, Business Rt 6, Scranton/Carbondale Highway,
Northeastern Pennsylvania’s largest Flea Fair, Sundays 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Timely Treasures, located on Rt 6 between Hawley and Lake Wallenpaupack.
Carriage Barn Antiques, Waverly, Pa. Antiques are showcased in a building 3 stories high and 100
BOATING AND RAFTING
Although Ponderosa Pines offers paddle boat, rowboat and canoe rentals, if you have a need for
speed, you may want to try the following:
Pine Crest Boat Rentals on Lake Wallenpaupack, Rt 507, Tafton. All water sports activities.
Ski-Boats, Poontoon Boats, Sail and Fishing Boats, Wave Runners, Jet Skis, Canoes and Row
Boats. Over 25 boats to choose from.
Spirit of Paupack Scenic Boat Tours, 570 226-6266. (30 minutes from Ponderosa Pines). They offer
one-hour sightseeing cruises and sunset cruses. Reservations are a must.
Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tours, 570 226-3293. They also offer sightseeing cruises. Call for
There are a number of county fairs held in late July, August, and early September. The Wayne
County Fair, the Moscow Music and Arts Festival, and the Greene Dreher Sterling Fair are those
most popular with our guests. The fairs/festivals feature animal, agricultural or art exhibits
depending upon their focus. There are carnival rides, special entertainment and of course, lots and
lots of food.
Homestead Golf Course, Rt 106, Carbondale, Pa. 570 282-5197 Hailed by “Powers’ Golf Guide” as
“one of the most picturesque layouts in Northeastern Pa.” This 40-year-old, 18-hole public course
(front: 2,971 yards; back: 1,850 yards) has the largest greens in Northeast Pa., with wide tree-lined
fairways, flowering crabapple trees, lilacs, hydrangea and extensive perennial gardens.
Panorama Golf Course, Rt 247, Forest City, Pa. 570 222-3525. The Public is welcome at this
Championship 18-hole, par 72 course. Weekend tee times required until 1 p.m.. Proper attire
required. Snack bar and lounge.
Pine Hills Golf Course, Accessible from I-81 off Exit 182 570 562-0138. An 18-hole public golf
course located just five miles from the city of Scranton with a beautiful view of Montage Mountain.
Pine Hills offers riding carts, club rentals and a full-service restaurant. No tee times required.
Affordable green fees. For families, a nine-hole pitch and putt.
Maples Golf Course, Rt 296, South Canaan, 570 937-4543 – just 5 miles from Ponderosa Pines.
Impeccably groomed nine-hole public course located in beautiful South Canaan, Pa. Features a
pro shop, riding golf carts, club rentals, pull carts and snack bar. Open daily 7 a.m. to dusk
Scottish Glen Golf Course, Crystal Lake, Pa. 570 222-3676. Scenic nine-hole golf course in the
shadow of Elk Mountain at Crystal Lake. Clubhouse on the grounds was the former residence of
James Johnson, founder of Johnson & Johnson. The historic clubhouse offers a grill and pub.
Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, Sandy Bank Road, Carbondale, Pa. 570 254-4653. A picturesque
public 19 hole golf course with rolling hills and lush greens. The 5,189 yard course features a
challenging back 10 holes. New additions annually. Non-golfers and people of all ages can enjoy
tea and food bar on an enclosed deck.
There are a number of local farms that make fresh produce available.
Cavage’s Country Farm Market, Rt 6 East, 2 miles from Ponderosa Pines, 570 251-7709. Fresh
produce, mulch, flowers, plants, homemade breads and jellies, honey, maple syrup and more.
Wayne County Farmer’s Market is a weekly marketplace for farmers and producers throughout
Northeastern Pennsylvania and Sourthern New York to sell their produce and goods. The selection
of vegetables changes with the seasons, but there are always a wide variety of locally produced
household items, baked goods and decorative items:
Farmers Day Market, Visitors Center, Honesdale, PA, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays from June to the
end of November. From broccoli to brussel sprouts and eggplant to apples, enjoy fresh produce
and baked goods.
Farmers Night Market, Park and Shop Lot, Honesdale, PA, 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays from the third
Friday in July to Columbus Day Weekend. Vegetables, fruits, cut flowers, homemade fudge,
candles, soaps, herbs, and more.
Millers Orchard’s Farm Market, 1515 Fairview Road, Clarks Summit, PA 570 587-3399. Fresh
produce jams, jellies, honey, farm market and in late fall cornfield maze, pumpkin field, hayrides,
haybale mazes, slides, farm animals, gallon typhoon, farm train goat walks, apple slingshots and
Mrs. Salak’s Homemade Goodies, RR# 3, Little Keen Road, 3 miles from Ponderosa Pines, 570
488-6669. Homemade bread, cinnamon buns, sticky buns, pies, strudel, turnovers, cookies,
birthday cakes and more. Orders placed before 9 a.m. can be picked up at 4:30 p.m.
Roba’s Tree Farm, Decker Road, Dalton, Pa. 570 565-2904. In late fall this is a great place to
celebrate the harvest season and enjoy family style Halloween fun to include hayrides, pumpkin
patch, cornfield maze, kiddie corn maze, petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkin launchers and more.
During the Christmas holiday season, it’s a great place to find the perfect tree.
Although there are certainly beautiful walking trails at Ponderosa Pines, if you are a hiking
enthusiast, Pennsylvania is a great hiking state.
Prompton State Park, Located approxiamtely 1/2 mile from Ponderosa Pines. Pristine country and
beautiful views make this a favorite hiking spot.
Archbald Pothole State Park 1 mile 70 feet Hiking Time: approx. 1/2 hour. Directions from
Ponderosa Pines: Route 6 West to Meredith Street to Business Route 6 West. Turn left into Parking
area (just before first light at Eynon Plaza) No facilities on site. The second largest glacial pothole in
the world was discovered by coal miners in the late 1800’s. The pothole was formed 15,000 years
ago as the glacial ice melted. The park is about 150 acres and the trails are punctuated with
reminders of the anthracite coal mining area. You’ll pass sinkholes, slag piles and large piles of
culm (piles of broken rock removed when the anthracite coal was strip-mined from the earth).
Some of the interior areas of the park are undergoing reclamation.
Bushkill Falls Multiple Trails Hiking Time: Ranges from 15 min. to 3 hrs. Directions from
Ponderosa Pines: Route 6 East to 402 to Bushkill Fall Road. 570 588-6682. Called the Niagara of
Pennsylvania, Bushkill is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the region. Shaded footpaths
and wooden bridges criss-cross a series of eight spectacular falls. Our favorite is Bridal Veil Falls,
featuring three distinct waterfalls veiled in streams of sunlight and a cloud of mist. For the
non-hiking guest, Bushkill also offers a glimpse into a Native American longhouse to see how the
Lenni Lenape lived hundreds of years ago as well as fishing, and miniature golf. Snack bar and gift
shop on the premises. Picnic pavilions come complete with charcoal grills.
Shohola Falls, 8.2 miles 360 feet Hiking Time: approx. 4 hours, Directions from Ponderosa Pines:
Route 6 East to Shohola Falls Recreation Area Parking Lot (on left) This is about a 45 minute drive
from Ponderosa Pines. Water, rest rooms, picnic tables and grills are on premises. Located with
Pennsylvania State Game Lands, the trails are largely wooded with grassy paths. Lots of wildlife to
see and because a wildlife propagation area is located within the game lands, opportunities to see
bald eagles and ospreys abound.
Shuman Point Natural Area 3.5 miles 240 feet Hiking Time: approx. 1 1/2 hours, Directions from
Ponderosa Pines. Route 6 East to PA 590 for two miles. Parking lot is on the left. This is about a
25-minute ride from Ponderosa Pines., No facilities on site. This 3.5 mile loop traverses the shores
of Lake Wallenpaupack, the state’s largest man-made lake. Lake Wallenpaupack was built by the
Pennsylvania Power Light company in 1926 as a source of hydroelectric power. Today the “Big
Lake” as locals call it, serves as only an auxiliary source of power. The Lake’s main value is in
recreation and scenery. The Shuman Point Area is one of the very few undeveloped areas adjacent
to the lake.
Lacawac Sanctuary 1 Mile 140 Feet Hiking time: Approx. 1 hour, Call to receive a schedule of their
summer programs and hours of operation 570 689-9494. Both a training facility for students and a
field station for research, the Lackawac sanctuary makes a number of programs available to the
public. This 400-acre nature preserve and educational center is adjacent to Lake Wallenpaupack.
Lacawac Lake, which is the southernmost unpolluted glacial lake with remnant acidic bog habitat,
is also within the preserves. Guided tours of the lake are available on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m.
May through October
There are many museums in our area that celebrate the lives and labors of the people of
Pennsylvania’s hard coal region. Both Wayne County and nearby Lackawanna county are steeped
in railroad lore as these areas were largely developed because of the coal industry.
Dorflinger Glass Museum, Long Ridge Road, White Mills, PA, 570 253-1185. The world’s largest
display of Dorflinger cut glass housed in the former home of famed glasscutter Christian
Dorflinger. The museum features over 600 beautifully hand-cut pieces of Dorflinger glass as well
as antique crystal glassware. The glass pieces are arranged among period antiques. Guided tours
are provided. The Museum is open mid-May through the end of October, Wednesday through
Saturday. The Wayne County Sports Hall of Fame is also housed at the Museum.
Electric City Trolley Station and Museum, Steamtown National Historic Site Grounds, 300 Cliff
Street, Scranton, PA 570 963-6590. Take Exit 185 off Interstate 81. Follow signs to Lackawanna
Avenue. Turn left onto Cliff Street (just past the Steamtown Mall/Steamtown Movie Theatre) Relive
the time of the trolleys at the Electric City Museum and Station located in a restored late 19th century
mill building. The city’s newest attraction features antique trolley cars, interactive exhibits, children’s
gallery, restoration shop and trolley rides. Adjacent to Steamtown National Historic Site, the
museum is open daily April thru December and Wednesday through Sunday from January through
Grey Towers, Route 6 East, Milford, PA 570 296-9630 (60 minutes from Ponderosa Pines). The
former estate of the late governor and conservationist Gifford Pinchot, Grey Towers is a 41-room
Victorian mansion filled with memorabilia from Pinchot’s career in the Forest service under
President Theodore Roosevelt and his lifelong dedication to conservation. The estate is operated
as a museum by the U.S. Forest Service. One of the items children most talk about after a visit to
Grey Towers is the Finger Bowl, a huge laid bluestone table on a terrace under an arbor. The
stone’s hollowed-out center creates a shelf all around and a pool of water fills the middle. The pool
was used by guests to pass food items to one another. Wooden bowls were used as little boats to
ferry salt, pepper, marmalade, and other condiments across the table.
Highlights for Children, 803, Church Street, Honesdale, PA , The editorial offices of Highlights for
Children, the popular children’s magazines is located in Honesdale, PA. Highlights has the largest
circulation of any children’s subscription periodical with over 3 million subscribers. Tours of the
current editorial facility are available (Tuesday through Thursday) by advance appointment. To
Arrange for a Tour call 570 253-1080.
Houdini Tour and Magic Show, 1433 North Main Avenue, Scranton, PA 570 342-5555. Business 6 to
Central Scranton Expressway. Exit at Main Avenue. Turn left onto Main Avenue. Houdini Museum is
about 2 miles down on left hand side. Don’t miss this excellent award-winning attraction. The only
museum in the world dedicated to Harry Houdini. Fun for all ages. Entertaining guided tour and
wonderful professional stage magic show with laughs, live animals, and audience participation
featuring magicians you have seen on TV. You will also see artifacts from the Houdini collection.
Open Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, McDade Park, Scranton, PA 1 800 238-7245 or 570 963-MINE. Take
Exit 191B off Interstate 81, follow Central Scranton Expressway to The one-hour coal mine tour
takes you 300 feet beneath the earth as a miner leads you through the winding caverns of the
former Continental Mine’s #190 Slope. Learn about life and hard coal in a city that once was the
Anthracite capital of the world. The award-winning tour is open daily April-November from 10 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Multiple motor coaches are welcome by reservation. Free parking for car, coach and
campers available. The tour is partially accessible to the handicapped. Open April through
November. Closed Thanksgiving and Easter.
Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, RD 1, Bald Mountain Road, Scranton, PA 570 963-
4804. Take Exit 191B off Interstate 81, to Central Scranton Expressway. Then follow signs for
museum. Come face to face with the past! View an extensive collection of relics, artifacts, interactive
exhibits and photographs. Adjacent to the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour. Open Monday-this
museum depicts the life of the miner, his family, and the culture created by the coal industry. This is
a great activity to couple with the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour (see above.) Open April through
October Tuesday through Sunday.
Scranton Iron Furnaces, 159 Cedar Avenue, Scranton 570 963-3208. Discover how Scranton forged
the iron and steel that united the nation! Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the site
features 4 massive blast furnaces-the remnants of the Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company. The
site stands as an example of the country’s early industry and Scranton’s significance in America’s
industrial development. In the late 1700’s Ebenezer and Benjamin Slocum came to the
Lackawanna Valley. Subsequently they produced iron with the use of anthracite in a blast furnace.
William Henry who was a geologist invited his son-in-law Selden T. Scranton, who is generally
given credit for having founded the city of Scranton, to join him in establishing an iron forge.
Steamtown National Historic Site, Exit 185, Off I-81, Steamtown National Historic Site Grounds,
Lackawanna Avenue and Cliff Street, Scranton 570 340-5200 (Call 340-5204 for reservations.
Outside the 570 area code call toll-free 888 693 9391). Steamtown national Historic site was
created by an Act of Congress in 1986 to preserve and interpret the history of steam railroading.
The National Parks Service tells the story of railroading through living history programs, interpretive
programs, a working locomotive shop and roundhouse, educational outreach programs, short
tours of the yard by train and seasonal excursions to Moscow, Pennsylvania as well as occasional
special excursions. The museum has the largest display of railroad trains and memorabilia in the
Wayne County Historical Society Museum, 810 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 570 253-3240. The
main attraction here is the replica of the Stourbridge Lion, the first steam engine to run in the United
States. Also housed here is a model of the 1880 Delaware and Hudson gravity passenger car that
carried riders up the gravity railroad track used by miners and other items that link Wayne County to
its place in history-between railroads and canals. Other exhibits include the works of painter
Howard Becker and Marjorie Smith.
Zane Grey Museum Scenic Drive, Lackawaxen 570 685-4871. This museum, on the Delaware
River, was once the homestead of Western author (Riders of the Purple Sage) Zane Grey. The little
museum (four rooms and a vestibule) is a treasure trove of information for fans of Grey, who in
addition to being a writer, was a dentist, a big-league baseball player, and a champion of Native
American civil rights. Grey was known for his skill as an outdoorsman and was an ardent
The Triple W Ranch, Owego Turnpike, Hawley, PA 570 226-2620. The Triple W offers unlimited
trails, lessons, and pony, hay and sleigh rides. They also have a range of trail options depending
on the rider’s expertise.
Cinema 6, Route 6, Plaza, Honesdale, PA 570 251-FILM (3456). Ten miles from Ponderosa Pines
just off Route 6, is this 6 screen multiplex.
Cinemark Theaters, Exit 182A Off I-81, Montage Mountain Road 570 961-5922. About 35-45
minutes from Ponderosa Pines, this 21-theater multiplex offers movie viewing in state of the art
comfort. A restaurant is on the premises.
Circle Drive-In Theater and Flea Fair, Scranton-Carbondale Highway (Business Route 6 ), Dickson
City 570 876-1400. Opening in April and closing in October, this drive-in theater is located next to
Wegmans, about 30 minutes from Ponderosa Pines.
United Artists Movies at Steamtown, 301 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton 570 343-6440. About 40
minutes from Ponderosa Pines, a parking garage is attached to this new multiplex. Seats are
larger and quite comfortable. The theater is located right across the street from the Steamtown Mall.
MUSICAL VENUES & SPECTATOR SPORTS
Central Park, Honesdale, PA Right off courthouse square this park, which served as the inspiration
for the Christmas melody, White Christmas, is also the site of summertime musical events ranging
from dancing troupes to jazz bands to choral groups to country and western jamborees. A variety of
venues are offered each summer.
Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Exit 182, Off I-81, Montage Mountain Road, An outstanding
outdoor concert spot. Past performers have included Sting, Van Halen, LiLith fair, Boyz II Men,
Aerosmith, Reba McEntire, Michael Bolton, Pearl Jam, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre (60 minutes from Ponderosa Pines) 570 825-6681.
Horse Racing for the whole family is available at Pocono Downs Raceway. During the season, April
through November, horses race live three or four times a week. Post time is usually 7:45 p.m.
Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA (800) 722-3929 (70 minutes from Ponderosa Pines). One of only
two 2-5 mile tracks in the country, Pocono Raceway is home to two NASCAR events each summer.
PNC Field, 1-800-872-7200, Home of the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees opened in 1989 at a cost
of $25 million dollars. The stadium is located at exit 182 off interstate 81 just south of the city of
Wildflower Festival at the Dorflinger-Sudyam Wildlife Sanctuary, Long Ridge Road, White Mills
Held every summer in the open-air amphitheater at the sanctuary, past performers have included
Tom Chapin, Celtic Thunder and Linda Eder. Bring your own blankets and chairs. An elegant picnic
can be ordered from Settlers Inn, a remarkable Tudor Inn whose reputation for elegant food and
surroundings is well known in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania area. Reservations must
be made well in advance for their dining room. The Settlers phone number is 1 800
Steamtown National Historic Site Train Excursions, Lackawanna Avenueand Clift Street, Scranton,
Pa. Located on the site of the Steamtown National Historic Site, reservations are recommended for
excursions and may be made by calling 570 340-5204 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. during the
excursion season. Please note that reservations cannot be made on the same day of an excursion.
Walk-up Boarding Passes may be available at the Ticket and Information booth, but you should
plan to make this type of purchase early in the day. Excursions require between 2-3 hours.
Stourbridge Line Rail Excursion, 303 Commercial Street, Honesdale, PA 1 800 443-9008 or 570
253-1960. Good old-fashioned family fun. Hop aboard the Stourbridge Line for a great train ride
through the Poconos. Round trips run from Honesdale to Hawley, PA. A great train robbery is
enacted on most Sundays in the summer. Reservations are highly recommended and may be
made by calling the Wayne County Visitors Center Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4
Ice Skating, Lackawanna Stadium, Exit 182 off 1-81, Montage Mountain Road, Moosic PA 570
969-7669. Thirty-five to forty minutes from Ponderosa Pines, the Lackawanna Stadium is flooded
during the winter months to create a full-sized skating rink. Skates are available for rent.
Elk Mountain Ski Resort, Union Dale, PA 570 679 4400. Elk Mountain offers a variety of terrain ideal
for beginner through expert for skiing or snowboarding. Twenty-seven trails and the most
challenging terrain in Pennsylvania. Vertical drop is 1000 feet.