Tubing in the Poconos

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Jay Lloyd's Getaway: Something for everyone getaway

January 17, 2019 - 6:00 am

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A ski weekend with a crowd of friends doesn't have to just be about skiing. There are other temptations in the nearby Pocono Mountains.

The Friday night party among gathered friends at the rented condo is a blast. But come morning, as some of us have visions of hurtling down mountain trails, others may wish for a little less action.

Simple: Just do your own thing.

Aquatopia Water Park
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For instance there's outlet shopping at Tannersville, and water parks from Split Rock to Pocono Manor. If you want to get on the snow, but not on slopes, all of the ski areas boast fun runs on snow tubing chutes. The biggest and boldest are at Camelback.

"It's fun, but a little scary," says one tuber.

Then there's horseback riding near Shawnee Mountain, and the lure of jingling slots or the flick of a card deck to be found at Mt. Airy and the Mohegan Sun casinos.

Party with your crowd by night. Follow your own path by day.