Split Rock Resort Lobby. Photo by Joan Mead-Matsui.
Where can you find a surplus of family-friendly activities while on vacation?
Split Rock is a year round family resort located on more than 1,200 acres of forest and mountains in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.
When I announced to my family my focus for summer 2016 is family-friendly vacations, the reaction was pure excitement. My sons pre-selected their activities prior to our arrival at Split Rock and were raring to begin our adventure the moment we checked in at the resort.
Miniature Golf at Split Rock Resort. Photo by Joan Mead-Matsui.
Whether you choose to spend your afternoon or evening engaged in a round of 18-hole miniature golf or an hour of laser tag, Split Rock provides plenty of opportunities for families to engage in friendly competition, without leaving the property.
Bikes are available at the rental shed adjacent to the miniature golf course and tennis courts. Are you looking for a challenge? Map your route on the roads around the Split Rock and Lake Harmony, where you’ll find scenic roads with gentle hills.
Laser Tag at Split Rock Resort. Photo by Joan Mead-Matsui.
Tops on my kids’ “must do” list was laser tag. Upon entering the indoor course, clearly our focus was racking up points as we chased one another around the movable obstacles. Who would have guessed I would finally “get” why my kids are so hooked on the game? Laser tag is today’s version of tag, with the added zing of harmless and painless beams of infrared light that encourages tactical thinking, strategy and focus.
Beach at Split Rock Resort. Photo by Joan Mead-Matsui.
A “Limbo” challenge was one of the contests held on the beach at Split Rock Resort. A DJ provided the music for this afternoon beach party. Photo by Joan Mead-Matsui.
Nearby mountain streams and the picturesque 125-acre Lake Harmony are a hub for fishing, boating, swimming and year round activities. Celebrate your summer at Lake Harmony. The beach, dock and pier are a hub for families and daily doings by the water.
On a summer day, adults can sip a cocktail at the outdoor bar, stretch out on a blanket and take a nap, or fish with their children along the peer. Don’t be surprised if you see folks of all ages testing their flexibility as they take their turns at a Limbo Dance contest.
You’ll find a list of activities at the registration desk.
Lake at Split Rock Resort. Photo by Joan Mead-Matsui.
On-site amenities are plentiful. Split Rock Resort is also the home of the H2Oooohh! indoor water park, a popular splash destination for guests of all ages. The indoor/outdoor pool, golf course, massage center, movie theater, and bowling alley round out the entertainment you’ll find during your stay.
A resort fee, per-day recreation fee will be added to your daily room rate so you can enjoy the hotel services and activities without additional miscellaneous charges. To learn more about the activities included with the fee, visit splitrockresort.com/resort-fee.
Dorflinger Glass Museum in White Mills, PA
If you venture off-site, you’ll see why the Pocono Mountains region is well-known for its preserved natural beauty, charm and abundant shopping outlets.
Plan a day trip to the Niagara of Pennsylvania, Bushkill Falls, or the 600-acre Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary and then experience the Glass Museum and gift shop. Both sites offer a gift shop where you’ll find a wide array of souvenirs and keepsake items.
When the temperature drops, ski and snowboard ‘til you heart’s content at area ski resorts or carve your own path through the snow on the hiking trail of your choice.
Winter, spring, summer or fall you’ll find your thrills or quiet time at Split Rock Resort at 428 Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony, PA.
You’ll find more information at SplitRockResort.com.
Article by Joan Mead-Matsui, Award-Winning Journalist; Photo Journalist, Travel Writer and Photographer.
Photos by Joan Mead-Matsui
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