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Woodloch Express: Fall Traveler Edition

Posted on Tue, Sep 13, 2016

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Traveling out of state can be stressful, we know! It’s hard when you want to pack your entire life with you just for a weekend getaway.

Woodloch is an all-inclusive resort nestled in the Poconos region of Pennsylvania. Everything you need or would want to do is right at the tip of your fingers.

We know a thing or two about travelers. Around this time of year and into the holidays, travelers from all over the country flock to Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains to experience fall in all its glory. The fall scenery offers spectacular views. We’re sure you will get some amazing photos to show your friends back home.

Because we’re nestled in the mountains, the weather is often cooler here in autumn before the snow begins to dust the landscape. Make sure to pack warmer clothing. Comfy sweaters and longer shirts are always great options!

But, as always, check the weather forecast before you arrive!

A fall traveler’s to do list can include a fall foliage drive through the mountains. It’s amazing to see the color change take place so keep your eyes peeled towards the canopy. Leaf peeping tours are top notch in the Poconos and make for a romantic fall date idea for couples.29307768001_b062f62579_z.jpg

Get lost in a corn maze, and you'll realize just how important teamwork can be.

If you’re able to, set out and find the perfect seasonal adult beverage. And it’s always okay to get a little messy eating some caramel apples!

Even after school is in session, traveling is a great way to bond with the entire family. Fall incentives such as corn mazes, apple orchards, and family-friendly festivals keep travelers coming to the mountains.

In the fall, Woodloch offers a wide range of activities for every traveler’s needs. If you’re looking for something family-friendly to do, harvest festivals and farmer’s markets are great places to check out. Romantic getaways for couples can include wine and craft beer tastings. There are endless possibilities when you book your autumn trip at Woodloch.

Whether you’ve traveling near or far, we’re looking forward to getting to know you this fall!

Tags: woodloch, Fall

"Hallo-Weekends" at Woodloch Bring Some Tricks... and Plenty of Treats!

Posted on Tue, Sep 08, 2015

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~shared by Joseph J. Ranner

It seems like just yesterday, I was an out of control 8 year old, decked out in my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume, attacking my little brother with a pair of plastic nunchucks. Hopped up on Tootsie Rolls and Pixie Stix, Halloween was simply the best day of the year for me.

Over 20 years later... I still feel the same way. 

And it's not just the day itself that excites me. Much like the stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year's known as "THE HOLIDAYS," the whole season leading up to Halloween is simply a great time. Apple picking. Cider. All of that beautiful Pocono fall foliage. And making that all-important costume decision... it's ironic that a season famous for zombies and vampires makes me feel so incredibly alive. 

And I know I'm not the only one sipping a pumpkin spice latte in my Ugg boots thinking about it. As a matter of fact, I am grateful that my employer shares the same sort of enthusiasm that I have for the holiday... and even bumps it up to 11. 

zombie_runWoodloch's "Hallo-Weekends" all start off with a bang. Right after dinner time (because there's nothing scarier than an empty stomach) we start to board our wagons for our world-famous "Haunted Hayrides"- a spooktacular thrill ride all along our Nature Trail. Summertime guests got a special "sampling" of Halloween hijinx this year with Woodloch's "Fright Night" Scare Walks. "We wanted to let our summer guests know what we do for Halloween," says Joey Ranner, Social Director. "The response was great- and everyone can expect the scares to get bigger and badder for our hayrides." 

Ghouls, goblins, werewolfs and all sorts of terrors await you along your 30 minute-plus ride... will you be bold enough to make it?  Makeup, lighting, pyrotechnics and more will make you feel like you're trapped in your favorite horror movies. Hot chocolate and plenty of laughs await those souls brave enough to make the journey!  

Hopefully you'll get a good night's sleep, because the rest of the weekend is jam-packed with seasonal activities!  

  • Chase down the gold medal with our brand new "Scare-lympics" games- a spirited take on our classic Olympics!
  • Pumpkin Arts & Crafts
  • Trick-or-Treating all across our resort followed by a grand Halloween party in our Nightclub

And an epic battle is on its way to our resort... a HALLOWEEN WAR, that is! Our famous Cupcake Wars are getting "in costume" for the season as pumpkins, corn, straw, gourds and apples all find their way into our "secret ingredient" list! 

And of course, suffice it to say "that's not all." The cooler weather is perfect for some go-carting, paintballing, rock climbing, Segwaying, archery tagging or just warming up by the fire pit. If you haven't had the opportunity to explore Woodloch in this season, it truly is a delight- missing out would be... scary. 

Spooktacular Haunted Hayrides at Woodloch from Woodloch Pines on Vimeo.

Tags: Haunted Hayrides, Fall, halloween