Pocono Mountains Podcast

Pocono Mountains Podcast

Your guide to the exciting things to see and do in the pristine Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Everything from the history of the region which encompasses 2,400 square miles (bigger than the state of Delaware!) to the newest fun indoors and outdoors just a short drive from NYC, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Baltimore. Join host Jim Hamill for some conversations with the people who make us all #PoconoProud.

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August 8, 2022 52 min

This month on Pocono Mountains Magazine: Jim highlights the big expansion at Great Wolf Lodge (hint: more lodging and slides!), experiences Dream on the Farm from the performing arts group Farm Arts Collective, and takes on two more signature golf holes at the historic Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort and Split Rock Golf Club. Brianna checks out the new glamping spot Camptel Poconos, boards Pocono Historic Trolley Tour at its new home...

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Season 2, Episode 17 - Nonprofits are a big part of the Pocono Mountains and there is one big way everyone can help give a helping hand to those in need during an event in September. The Pocono Mountains Community Fundraiser set for September 14th at Mount Airy Casino Resort. The fundraiser got its start in 2004 and has become ever-more important to the charities that help so many in the Pocono Mountains every day.

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Season 2, Episode 16 - It was another great NASCAR race weekend at the historic Pocono Raceway at Long Pond. Three days of racing including the Xfinity Series race, Explore the Pocono Mountains 225. We had a Pocono Television Network crew there to cover all the action for families and fans during the day and we wanted to share more about the "Tricky Triangle."

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Season 2, Episode 15 - Each summer, an organic farm in the Poconos is transformed into a stage for a decade-long performance entitled Dream on the Farm. Learn why Farm Arts Collective is performing a new chapter each year to bring attention to the climate crisis.

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Season 2, Episode 14 - Lake days are calling! Lake Wallenpaupack is the 3rd largest man-made lake in Pennsylvania and has been bringing visitors to the Poconos for swimming, boating, camping and tons more! Brianna Strunk hopped aboard Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tours and spoke with the captain and owner for this episode. Watch the entire story on PTN too!

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This month on Pocono Mountains Magazine: Jim hits "The Tricky Triangle" for a tour of Pocono Raceway ahead of NASCAR Weekend July 22-24, tests out the new Pocono Beverage Trail app at Three Hammers Winery and Here & Now Brewing Company, and shares updates from fairs and festivals on tap this season. Plus, he discusses America 250 PA with champions of local history at Grey Towers National Historic Site. Christina goes gl...

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Season 2, Episode 13 - We've said it before, we'll say it again, the Poconos is steeped in history and 2026 will be an historic year! Jim Hamill sat down with America 250 PA at Grey Towers National Historic Site and two representatives leading the charge in Monroe and Pike counties for the semiquincentennial!

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June 22, 2022 16 min

Season 2, Episode 12 - The Poconos is steeped in history and this week our region celebrates, having held events commemorating Juneteenth which is being recognized as a federal holiday for the first time. Listen in on a conversation between leaders in the Pocono community about the holiday and its significance.

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June 15, 2022 30 min

Season 2, Episode 11: It’s festival time in the Poconos. Each summer we welcome the return of the county fairs and festivals that make visiting the Poconos so special. That includes the first ever Honey and Blueberry Festival over several weekends starting this month at Equestrian House. Brianna sits down with the owner to learn all about the operation.

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This month on Pocono Mountains Magazine: Brianna showcases Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in its 50th year, previews sweet festivals that are abuzz at Equestrian House and updates us where the Snowmen of Stroudsburg ended up. Christina camps out at Mt. Nebo for Pride Month and Chris talks Juneteenth at a historic church in Stroudsburg. Jim visits Mountain View Vineyard to scope out all the new things on the Pocono Bev...

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Season 2, Episode 10 - Tourism is the lifeblood of the four-county region in northeastern Pennsylvania. This year, the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau celebrated National Travel & Tourism Week by hosting a Tourism Day Summit at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions touting the successful programs and approaches to marketing visitation throughout four seasons in the Poconos. President/CEO Chris Barrett and Executive Vice President...

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Season 2, Episode 9 - Whether you're swimming, kayaking, canoeing, boating or enjoying other forms of water recreation in the Poconos this summer, suit up to protect yourself and loved ones from drowning. Wear that life jacket and follow these other water safety tips from National Park Service rangers, PA Fish & Boat officials and first responders in the Pocono Mountains.

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Season 2, Episode 8 - Flashback to S1E11 - Monroe County has a rich history on display including Stroud Mansion in downtown Stroudsburg, Pocono Indian Museum dedicated to the Delaware Native American and Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, a 19th century Pennsylvania German farmstead. Go along with Chris Barrett and Ashley Brooks as they meet the stewards of these historic locations and learns about the legacies that live on today...

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Season 2, Episode 7 - Time to dine! We are visiting some of the foodie hot spots in the Pocono Mountains including Native Honesdale, Tom Quick Inn in Milford, Del Tacos and Los Tres Amigos for Cinco de Mayo, plus a Pocono Mountains Podcast Extra with our friends from Philly Live!

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This month on Pocono Mountains Magazine: Brianna reports from the big Margaritaville announcement, sharing what it means for the Poconos and why staying midweek in the mountains makes sense; she also welcomes a steam locomotive to Jim Thorpe’s historic tracks. Christina learns all about jazz at the iconic Deer Head Inn. Jim interviews a mother/daughter gardening duo at Woodloch Resort, tees off on two of the Poconos’ signature golf...

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Season 2, Episode 6 - We tee up some conversation with golf guru Greg Wall at the historic Pocono Manor Golf Course and go down memory lane to recount the big names who played the course and how it could fit into the planned Margaritaville Resort! Get the 2022 Golf-A-Round Card today!

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Season 2, Episode 5  - Flashback to Episode 7 - Fresh off the announcement for Margaritaville Resort Village Pocono Mountains, learn all about Delaware Water Gap located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, from history professor Dr. Martin Wilson. For generations, Delaware Water Gap has been making visitors feel at home. A host of hiking, kayaking, and rafting adventures, a vibrant jazz scene, historic inns, and family-friendl...

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Season 2, Episode 4 - From dishwasher to assistant brewer, John Conklin is one of the key ingredients at Wallenpaupack Brewing Company. Spend some time with the brewers at the award-winning craft brew operation near the Big Lake for this adventure on the Pocono Beverage Trail.

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This month on Pocono Mountains Magazine: Brianna is on site as Great Wolf Lodge unveils big expansion plans including new Woodland Villas. She also discovers 13 miles of trails at Lehigh Gap Nature Center and talks ticks with the folks at East Stroudsburg University. Christina serves up some Latin dishes for Easter. Jim chows down at the newest restaurant at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, talks to kids about Earth Day and the ...

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Season 2, Episode 3 - It is now spring and with it will come warmer weather thankfully! While there is plenty to enjoy, there is also a word of caution to residents and visitors alike to be vigilant when it comes to the outdoors and ticks. Learn about the amazing program in place at East Stroudsburg University that handles testing of those ticks. Brianna Strunk sat down at the campus of East Stroudsburg with the people who make the...
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