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Activity enthusiasts will love the Camelback Resort with its winter ski trails and water park with tube rides in summer. Those who prefer a more sedate trail through lush mountainous forests won't be disappointed, either. It's a fun and popular destination so book your Tannersville vacation rental with FlipKey, today.

About Tannersville

Sitting in Pocono township, Pennsylvania, Tannersville is famous for its Camelback Resort. This is a ski resort which turns into a water park in summer, and proves incredibly popular with tourists from Pennsylvania and beyond.

The ski resort, which is open from December to late March, consists of more than 33 trails, 13 ski lifts and a handful of restaurants. The waterpark opens in June all the way through to September. Its big attractions include a wave pool and various tube rides. And there are lots of places to grab a bite to eat, too.

The town was founded back in 1750 by a Philadelphia man. To reach it, several Indian trails were widened, one of which was the Lackawanna Trail and which today runs through the town. Poconos itself is a mountainous region, measuring 2,400 square miles and boasting plenty of stunning, scenic-stealing lakes, forests, rivers and wildlife.

There's plenty to explore and discover, so get going!

What to do

Fight with the huge waves at Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, or go flying down a tube ride in super-quick time. Alternatively, try some snow tubing. It's all so much fun!

Grab yourself a bargain at the The Crossings Premium Outlets. There's more than 100 stores, many of them designer label (such as Nike and Tommy Hilfiger), boasting affordable prices. 

Spend a fun family day hitting each other with splats of colored liquid at the Paintball Asylum. A silver package gets you four hours. It's a great way to get the kids to take some fun exercise.

Take your time sampling some of the unusual handcrafted beers and microbrews at the tavern known as the Barley Creek Brewing Company. Yes, there really are 600 personalized beer mugs in the living room and a full-sized canoe atop the mug rack.

Top Tannersville travel tips

Queues for the waterpark can be up to two hours long for some of the popular rides during peak times. They're shorter after 6pm at night or in early/high season.

There's no public buses in Tannersville, so it's best to come via rental car (Philadelphia is two hours’ drive away, so too is New York City). Once there, it's possible to travel around the area by taxi.

The humidity and heat can be high during summer - June, July, and August - which makes both the water park and outlying freshwater lakes a magnet for hundreds of city dwellers.

A fabulous vacation resort if you've energy to burn off, Tannersville's recreation park will ensure you get fit again. Then again, maybe it's just your wallet you want to exercise at the designer bargain mall? Book your Tannersville vacation rental today on FlipKey and don't miss out!