The Pocono Mountains offer a countless number of activities and events that the entire family will enjoy. From wineries, farm tours, hiking, waterparks, skiing, zip lines and more — you are in for an experience you won’t find anywhere else!

And we have some good news — there are various events and outings you can enjoy that are completely FREE! Living on a budget or simply want to be cost conscious? We got you covered. Check out 5 of our favorite FREE activities to enjoy with the entire family!

Pappy’s Farm

Animal lovers rejoice! Pappy’s Farm Petting Zoo is located at the Country Junction and will have grinning from ear to ear. I mean, what’s not to love about animals? Shop in the world’s largest general store (sorry, shopping isn’t free) while petting adorable little creatures! Not to mention, the petting zoo is completely FREE! Keep Pappy’s in mind for your kids next birthday, they also do events!

Pocono Arts Council

Opened to the public every week during the Spring and Summer, the Pocono Arts Council offers FREE educational programs, festivals and exhibits. The PAC promotes fine art made by talented local artists and is truly amazing to visit. Don’t feel like taking a tour? Take it to the streets and check out the local wall art throughout Main Street and Crystal Street in Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg!

Explore Downtown Areas

The Poconos offer fascinating opportunities to explore different areas. Our favorite places to explore are the Downtown areas. You can learn a lot about historic landmarks just by visiting small shops and mingling with the locals. Quaint little areas such as Stroudsburg, Milford and Honesdale are highly recommended.

Toast To Milford

Every year, Earth Day brings a beloved event in Milford known was the “Toast to Milford”. This special event celebrates and supports local businesses. You can expect to see a lot of food, wine & beer, crafts and more! Our favorite vendors are those who highlight their unique offerings you won’t find anywhere else!

Parks & Trails

Indulge yourself in nature on an amazing walk or hike throughout one of the Poconos many parks and trails! There are various areas with breathtaking views that you can take advantage of. Looking for a picture perfect area that is FREE? Look no further than the hiking trails. From waterfalls, tree top views and overlooking the mountain, you’ll be in for a treat!

Free is for ME!

What is your favorite FREE activity to do with your family when you are in the Poconos? Share with us in the comments below!