The area known as Northeastern Pennsylvania straddles a large part of the Appalachian Mountain Range in the United States of America. It takes in such towns as Scranton, Carbondale, Dunmore, Montrose and Somersville and is reputed to be a particularly beautiful part of the north-east of America. Should you choose to reserve self catering accommodation in Northeastern Pennsylvania you will be able to experience a very different side to rural America: a place where the hands of time have spun back many centuries to a more peaceful and easier way-of-life.
There are plenty of activities to keep you and the members of your travelling party thoroughly busy during your holidays in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The countryside in this part of Pennsylvania is very lush and beautiful and you really should try your best to explore it by way of a long walk or hike. Other activities to consider include swimming, tennis, canoeing and kayaking, white-water rafting, horse riding and there are some golf courses in the immediate area. During the winter months, being in the Appalachian Mountains, there are a few skiing resorts to think about if you fancy some winter sporting action.
Being such a vast area, rest assured that there are plenty of places to visit and attractions to catch during your holidays in Northeastern Pennsylvania. First and foremost, it really is different to drive from village to village and take in the daily lives of the Amish communities which inhabit this part of America. Their adamant determination to keep life as simple as possible is quite awe-inspiring and definitely fascinating. One city you should definitely try to visit whilst in this part of the world is Scranton. There are many, many attractions here including The Steamtown National Historic Site which will prove a huge hit for all of the people who love anything to do with steam engines; plus many museums such as The Houdini Museum, Lackawanna County Coal Mine and Everhart Museum.
You should be prepared for a typical continental climate during your holidays in Northeastern Pennsylvania; in fact, the highest altitudes will be more like an Alpine climate. Expect temperatures to struggle to get much above freezing during the winter months, but to be very warm in summer - around the mid-twenties degrees Celsius. Average rainfall measures around 34 inches here and this will primarily fall as snow during the winter.
The nearest airport for your holidays in Northeastern Pennsylvania will actually be a few hours’ drive to the south-east of the state, at Philadelphia International (PHL). Both US Airways and British Airways fly from London Heathrow (LHR) directly to this city. You may then want to arrange a hire car for collection from the airport. This will prove invaluable for your holidays in Northeastern Pennsylvania.