Lehigh Gorge State Park
While in the region of the Poconos your group must consider a visit to the Lehigh Gorge State Park, the local natural area filled with 'dramatic waterfalls, rocky outcroppings, and river views' you're not going to want to miss(Pocono Mountains).
This park is defined by the steep-walled gorge centerpiece, which is carved by the swift Lehigh River, running 6,107 acres along the length of the gorge. There are 26 miles of abandon railroad graded turned trial to walk, hike, or bike during your visit, the paths giving you excellent views of waterfalls, canal, and local wildlife such as snakes, lizards, and birds. You can catch glimpses of the 50-foot Buttermilk Falls, Glen Onoko Falls, Lehigh Gorge Trail, Turn Hole Tunnel, and much more during your hiking/biking adventures.
Turn Hole Tunnel is a spot of particular historic interest, this being an abandon 1860s railroad tunnel. The area has quite the history as a logging and mining operation, which is made evident with all the railroad-era artifacts and tracks left behind.
There are other options for fun while here aside from hiking and biking, as well, such as whitewater rafting Class II-III rapids, fishing local dams, birding, and practicing your nature photography skills.