Year-Round Activities in the Poconos

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When you think about mountains, you usually think of snowy activities. However, snow doesn’t always last in the mountains. Whether you like snow or not, the Poconos Mountains have plenty of activities to offer everyone all year-round. That makes this location a great one to visit for families, singles, or even just as a group of friends. To plan your vacation accordingly, here are some various activities that you can do throughout the seasons. 

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The Best Views in Texas Hill Country


Four of the Most Incredible Views in Texas Hill Country

Deep in the heart of Texas you can find some of the most breathtaking views you will ever see in the unique Texas Hill Country. The area offers some of the most incredibly unique gems you will ever see. Small, two-land roads will show you shimmering lakes, winding rivers, limestone canyons, and unique small towns that dot the rural area. Yet, some of the best features in the Hill Country are the absolutely stunning views you can find. Even a camera can’t capture the pure beauty of these views.

Lake Travis

Located in Austin, this is the perfect place to visit right at sunrise. You can watch the mist come off of the lake and enjoy a magical view of the bridge. You will be able to see miles of Texas scenery. Lake Travis is also home to many of the Hill Country’s most unique restaurants and shops. This is one you may want to make a day of.

Enchanted Rock

Enchanted Rock State Park is by far one of the most beautiful destinations in all of Texas Hill Country. The Park surely earned its name. The two must-see views within the area are from the top of Enchanted Rock and the incredible reflection that can be seen in the water from any spot directly across from Enchanted Rock.

Texas Hill Country Olive Company Groves

Located in Dripping Springs, visitors look out to serene olive groves that span the area. The groves come to life like water as the wind gently blows throughout the olive groves. You will also be treated to incredible views of the stunning rolling hills behind the groves.

Wright’s Creek Railroad Bridge

Inside Llano County you will find this vintage railroad bridge. This spot should be visited during the night, preferably on a moonless night if your travel schedule permits. The view will be populated by millions of stars that will make you realize why Texas is famous for its nighttime stars. If you are traveling with a companion, it is perhaps one of the most romantic views you will find during a trip to the Hill Country.

These are just a few of the breathtaking views that Texas Hill Country has to offer. There are dozens of additional famous views, as well as thousands that are just waiting to be found an explored. This area is a perfect place to plan a trip that really lets you get back to nature!

If you are in need of somewhere to stay in Texas Hill Country while you check out all of these wonderful views, consider staying at one of the many bed and breakfasts in the area such as Blair House Inn. If you aren’t looking for a quaint B&B, the area also boasts many vacation rental cabins and cottages that provide more space and privacy.

Things To Do During The Winter in Chatham, MA

Chatham is a small town in Massachusetts, located at the southern tip of Cape Cod. While Cape Cod is a well-known summer destination for its forty wonderful miles of Cape Cod National Seashore, it is an equally compelling winter destination. Winter is cold in Chatham with average daily temperatures in the 30s Fahrenheit, but there are still many activities and events going on to make your vacation unforgettable.

If you are itching to hike those beautiful Cape Cod trails during the cold months of winter, check out this list of trails to find the trails you want to try in Chatham as well as nearby towns along the coastline. You will find ample opportunities to walk the shorelines and trails throughout the area, and Chatham is a perfect place to stay if you want to find the trails.

Get inside the warm historic Chatham Orpheum Theater for a movie and some snacks. The theater opened in 1916 as the town movie house and has recently undergone renovations to make it a comfortable choice on a winter day.

If you are in town during the month of December, you can enjoy Chatham’s Christmas by the Sea Stroll Weekend. Check out the calendar of events online to see when each of the various events is taking place. The Candy Manor puts on its Candy Cane Making Demo, there are raffles to win prizes, and you can even visit Santa in his workshop at one of the booths.

The Annual Chatham Christmas concert takes place in early December at the First Congregational Church of Chatham, with two performance in the afternoon. Children get into the concert free. Additional entertainment for children can be found during the Christmas season at the Chatham Wayside Inn where you can try out Breakfast With Santa and other entertainment geared toward children.

The Holiday Festival at the Taylor-Bray Farm is located at Yarmouth Port, MA, just 16 miles east on the I-6 E. The farm is nearly 400 years old and is a favorite of many Cape Cod visitors. This is a must-do in the winter because it gives you a chance to catch an amazing tractor-drawn hayride and you can find unique goods inside the festival barn, including crafts, baked goods, and beach plum jelly. Here you can find perfect Christmas gifts and souvenirs to add to your home the spirit of Cape Cod.

As you can see, there are plenty of fun activities to do while vacationing to Chatham during the winter season. It is also the perfect time to plan a getaway since there are less tourists. You’ll find a variety of places to stay throughout Chatham whether you opt for a quaint Cape Cod bed and breakfast or vacation rental property. Begin planning your getaway today and experience Chatham this winter season!