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It's dark and chilly. As you enter the barren October woods, you think you hear rustling about in the leaves... probably just nothing, right? Your heart starts to beat as your mind begins to race- what kind of nightmares could possibly await... BOO! A werewolf menacingly grabs your shoulder as you let out a childish scream. Your friends and family applaud with laughter. All in good fun.
You are seated on one of Woodloch's famous "Haunted Hayrides." What began nearly 20 years ago as a simple ride through the woods with a few dedicated staff members in costume has expanded into a Halloween tradition that simply should not be missed. While the charisma and spirit of ambitious "goblins" in the woods remains the cornerstone of the fun, the rides now include extensive "sets," live animals, loud music and pyrotechnics.
And we're constantly researching new ways to spook you out. It's a labor of love.
We're also pleased to announce that, for the first time, that these rides will be included entertainment when you make a dining reservation at our resort. Enjoy family style course meals at the Pines with abundant food and delicious deserts. Appetites satisfied, get ready to hop aboard our wagon for the ride of your life! (Due to their scary nature, these rides are generally not recommended for "little ghouls)
Once you board your wagon, your journey of terror will begin. You will traverse through approximately a dozen different "scenes" based on classic horror movies and more. The wagon will periodically stop moving... and that's when the fun begins. Of course, these are done in good spirit to embrace the season, so as terrifying as we attempt to be, remember- it's all make believe (or... is it?).
So between pumpkin picking, jack o' lantern carving and candy stockpiling, remember that a fun night out- the treat of a classy dining experience and the tricks of our "monsters" in the forest- await you at Woodloch.
Reservations will be "disappearing" quickly- call 800.WOODLOCH today for a night to remember!
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The last of the brilliant autumn foliage fell to the ground weeks ago in the scenic Pocono Mountains, marking the advent of snow and chilly temperatures that will surely follow. What better way to lift your spirits in these days than with some brilliant holiday lights?
If you haven't ever joined us here at Woodloch during the holiday season, you are missing quite the spectacle. After the last crumb of stuffing leaves the Thanksgiving table, the resort is transformed almost instantaneously overnight into a vibrant display of illumination. With the resort lit up across its 135 acres even the coldest of winter nights seem warmer.
On top of that, Woodloch's special packages also offer the annual "Festival of Lights," a magical hayride through our Nature Trail. You will enjoy some holiday music, good times with family, and if you behave yourselves... maybe even get a visit from Santa!
Though our guests may not realize it during their stay, preparations for the holiday light displays begin even before October! Little by little, behind the scenes, our staff spends many countless hours scaling trees, testing bulbs, and rearranging fixtures to ensure that everything looks picture-perfect for the traditional lighting on Black Friday.
So, if you are looking to spend some quality time with family and friends this holiday season, join us in the Pocono Mountains for a little bit of illumination. Our Festival of Lights tours will run through New Year's, while displays around the resort will be shining through the Russian Christmas. Brighten up your holidays with a visit to Woodloch!