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Deerfield Poconos Inn is located in the perfect spot for guests to enjoy a wide variety of activities – all less than a half hour away

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nature lovers

  • The Appalachian Trail:  there is a popular trailhead right in the little town of Delaware Water Gap.  This trail leads up to Mt. Minsi, which rewards a hiker with breathtaking views of “the Gap.”

  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area:  Also just minutes away from the Inn, the Recreation Area consists of 70,000 acres of land along the Delaware River.  There are over 100 miles of hiking/biking trails – from level boardwalks to challenging climbs that offer breathtaking views.

    • Hiking near the Inn on the trails mentioned above is easily done on your own.  The Inn will gladly provide maps and detailed information about hiking/biking opportunities.  If you would prefer to have a guided hike, however, our staff will be happy to arrange that in advance at the time of booking.

  • Delaware River:  Canoeing and kayaking is extremely popular and our staff will connect you with outfitters.

For more information about our spectacular guided hikes in the Poconos along with all of our destination health retreat programs, contact us.

local golf

  • Great Bear Golf Club: This 18-hole championship course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and located only 10 minutes from the inn. This course has three lakes, several streams, wetlands, small bridges and rolling terrain, and presents itself differently to golfers of varying skill levels.

  • Shawnee Golf Course: This 27-hole course is the A.W. Tillinghast’s first-ever designed golf course. Located 12 minutes away from the inn, 24 of the 27 holes are located on an island in the middle of the Delaware River. 

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more poconos mountain golf

  • Hideaway Hills Golf Club: An 18-hole scenic course with four lovely lakes, elevation changes and more than 60 sand traps. This course is equal parts scenic and challenging. 

    • From the Inn: 43 minutes, 29.1 miles

  • Jack Frost National: This golf course is located at the crest of Jack Frost Mountain with more than 200 acres and 7,200 yards. It provides wide fairways, easily identified target areas, few uneven lies and no blind shots. 

    • From the Inn: 43 minutes, 37.4 miles

  • Split Rock: This 27-hole championship course has natural undulating fairways and water hazards. 

    • From the Inn: 47 minutes, 39.3 miles 

  • Blue Shamrock Golf Club: This course features four sets of tees ranging from 5200 to 6600 yards for all skill levels. There is a practice range as well. This golf club does have a dress code and club policies so make sure to check them out before heading out to play. 

    • From the Inn: 54 minutes, 38.7 miles

  • White Birch Golf Course: 27-hole with 120 acres of challenging greenway with rolling hills and strong north winds. Located near Poconos state parks, which makes it scenic.

    • From the Inn: 1 hour 18 minutes, 76.5 miles

  • Mountain Valley Golf Course: Home to two 18-hole championship golf courses and rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by Golf Digest.

    • From the Inn: 1 hours 21 minutes, 78.4 miles


  • Shawnee Mountain Ski Area:  Shawnee Mountain is only 4 miles from the Inn and very appealing to beginner and intermediate skiers/snowboarders who might also want to go snow tubing

  • Camelback Mountain:  The Poconos’ largest ski resort and is only about a half-hour drive from the Inn


more fun

  • Mt. Airy Casino

  • The Shawnee Playhouse:  This delightful vintage theater offers plays during the season.

  • Downtown Stroudsburg:  About a 15 minute drive away, Stroudsburg boasts a true old fashioned tree-lined main street, with restaurants and shops.

  • The Olde Engine Works Antique Marketplace

  • The Potting Shed

  • Pocono Soap Company

  • The Sherman Theater

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