If you’re craving adventure in the great outdoors, why not spend a day or two exploring the Endless Mountains in PA? Take some time to soak in the breathtaking scenery, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and recharge your mind in nature. This mountain chain spans three counties in Pennsylvania and offers so many exciting things to do, including skiing, hiking, biking, and kayaking. We’ve taken the guesswork out of planning your excursion. Check out our list of the best ways experience the gorgeous Endless Mountains!
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Here Are Just a Few Ideas on How to Explore the Endless Mountains in PA!
Since 1959, skiers have been flocking to the Elk Mountain Ski Resort in the Endless Mountains. The area is home to 27 slopes ranging from easy to expert. Beginners can partake in lessons and rent equipment upon arrival. After a fun day skiing the slopes, grab dinner and drinks at the Winter Garden Restaurant. They offer everything from martinis and cocktails to appetizers and full entrees.
Have you ever thought about kayaking on the Susquehanna River? There’s nothing better than a summer day spent on the water. At Endless Mountain Outfitters, you can rent a kayak for the day and hit the water on one of their paddle tours. For an all-day experience, ask them about their 18-mile river trip.
Grab Your Hiking Shoes and Head Out to These Endless Mountain Trails
The Endless Mountain Trail
This trail is 14 miles long and great for biking, hiking, and horseback riding. As a former rail trail, this route has varied terrain and may not be suitable for all skill levels. It’s also an ideal spot for cross-country skiing in the winter.
For hiking and biking, the Iroquois Trail offers 3 miles of thrills. The trail includes an incline, a drop-off, rocky cliffs, and wooden and stone pathways. Love to cross-country ski? Hit the Iroquois Trail in the winter!
The Seneca Trail
Passing along sections of Bowman’s Creek is the 6-mile Seneca Trail. This scenic pathway is ideal for walking and biking and actually joins the Iroquois Trail at the bridge in Tunkhannock that goes over the Susquehanna River.
The Endless Mountains Nature Center
For 10 years, visitors have been experiencing nature at the Endless Mountains Nature Center. In addition to camps and events throughout the year, the center is also home to 11 miles of trails. These trails are open from 8 a.m. to dusk seasonally. Other activities that can be enjoyed at the Center include the Native Plant Garden, eating at the Overlook, skipping rocks, watching the birds of prey and looking for fossils. Be sure to check their calendar for Endless Mountains events and programs held throughout the year.
Complete Your Getaway with a Stay at Hotel Anthracite
When your travels bring you to the Pocono Mountains or the Endless Mountains, we would love to host you here at Hotel Anthracite. As the newest property of the Settlers Hospitality Group, Hotel Anthracite, offers 61 guest rooms perfect for kicking up your feet and relaxing after a day of outdoor adventure.
While you’re here, find your way to the Canary Café for a cup of tea or to Kol Steakhouse for a delicious meal prepared by Executive Chef Michael Bodner. We welcome travelers from near and far and would love to host you on your next getaway.
Spring is a beautiful time of year here in Carbondale. Start planning your Pocono Mountains getaway today!