This weekend, my family enjoyed one last camping trip in the Poconos Mountains, catching a glimpse of the leaves already turning orange, red and yellow against the backdrop of a blue sky. While there we visited two ski mountains that offer family fun, year round.
Blue Mountain Ski Area
A more secluded ski mountain, Blue Mountain turned out to host a variety of fun during our visit, and it continues to welcome guests on weekends through October 31. We began with the Mountain Harvest Festival, which featured pony rides, bouncy houses, games and a small hay maze for the kids. Older kids may want to try out Terror on the Mountain, a zombie-infested haunted lodge and haunted hayride. The brand-new Amazing Maize Corn Maze is a challenging corn maze where families need to find mailboxes within the maze to get pieces of the map to help them find their way out. We were also lucky in discovering Slopeside Pub & Grill, overlooking the Vista Trail with great valley views, was running a family-friendly Octoberfest during our visit, where the kids watched a magician, danced to the polka band, and bounced in more bouncy houses while we sipped on German brews. Learn more about the fall offerings at Blue Mountain on its website.
Every time we drive to our state park to camp, we see signs galore advertising fun at Camelback Mountain. This time, we decided to take a peak. We actually will have to go back, because there was no way we could do it all in one day!CBK Mountain Adventures features the brand new Mountain Coaster, treetop exploration, ziplining for all ages (including my young children who are often not tall or heavy enough to try ziplining), and the 4,000-foot Zip-Flyer, the longest and fastest zipline in North America. Learn more about spending fall weekends at Camelback by visiting its website.