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“ATV Rental Ripoff”
Review of Pocono Mountains

Ranked #1,996 of 3,035 things to do in Pennsylvania
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Owner description: A treasured mountain resort area that appeals to honeymooners, sports enthusiasts and shoppers.
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We booked a party of 6 people so we can have just our group but they added 4 more riders 2 of them being little kids which was not a big deal at the time but they were so slow they would not keep up with the group, we kept having to stop for them to catchup, they had problems using the bike. Our original time was supposed to be 2:00 pm but with the extra last minute riders plus I had a problem with my ATV starting so it took them 10 min with the one guide he then had to walk back to the office to grab the girl she came and tried for about 10 min and could not get it to start, they called another guide he tried and could not get it to start and then finally they got it to start it was about 25-30 minutes wasted easily...then as we were starting the course one of our guys had a flat tire so they had to swap with the guide and then finally we started the course. We went around 2 little courses and then came back which felt really fast and when we said that was it and that it should have been an hour he said well it depends on the course and its roughly 45 min when we got back to the office to complain the time was 2:56!!!! we literally had maybe 20 min of driving because of the problems we had...don't go to the place its a ripoff!!!!

Thank Angelo F
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

I'd seen the Poconos on a search to buy a rural property this past winter. The Poconos is in Northeastern Pennsylvania roughly bounded by I-80, I-81, and I-84 primarily in the counties of Monroe, Pike, Wayne, and Carbon. It is not too mountainous and not overtly impressive in that sense but it is a good resort area especially in the summer and winter months given its overall atmosphere. In its undeveloped areas, it is very wooded which can be a good thing. It is relatively more expensive than other rural areas primarily because its became an exurb of NYC that is easily on its way to becoming an outer suburb. The Delaware River Valley in this part is much more beautiful than it is near Trenton and Philadelphia. Overall, it could be good to move here but it doesnt seem to have the rural authenticity that one would expect there as much any more.

Thank conrade886
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

It was a good experience to us .. we visited delaware water gap and pocono mountains in the last summer .. it was a good recreational point. seeing the old buildings, living the country life it would be very exiting to me.

Thank chak1983
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

moved to the Pocono mountains at the end of Oct 2013, its beautiful here, its like going back in time , seeing the old buildings, living the country life. should have done this yrs ago

2  Thank dazlin_dimples
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

For 14 years I lived here and hated it all. Unless you are deep into the mountains and are looking for a quiet "do nothing" experience then keep on going.
All those heart-shaped tubs? They haven't been updated in 25 years. The resorts are old, moldy and the shame of the community. The talk is always about reinvigorating the area but how can you scrap what is essentially 2 counties?
There is nothing to do. Oh, you see a brochure detailing an amusement park with go karts? It's behind a dunkin donuts and is just concrete paving with old tires for bumpers. Even the movie theater is ancient and outdated. The mall had the only 2 story building in town (Sears) until 2000 when the library was built. That's the only building that is new and modern looking. Nice collection of books and a great yearly book sale.
Residents can tell you what's what, I think, and there is not a single redeeming thing in the Stroudsburg area. The Crossings Mall? It has the same stuff they all do. There are almost no restaurants outside of a few chains and the few that,open always close within a year. Once exception, Siamsa, on Main St. It's an Irish bar with great food and good shows.
NYC is a 2 hours bus ride or drive from here but a huge percentage of the population works there. The community is predicated on a need for those people to buy a house they can afford and they go to the Poconos to do it. They leave en masse at 5am and return at 8pm. Consequently, there are no neighborhoods with pride or any sense of community. It's housing for people who aren't there and are sick of driving. Otherwise, they're there for the University which doubles the population when school's in.
Go to Lancaster and find quaintness and restaurants there. The Poconos is old, dirty, out of date and boring. We moved down south and our new city - even after 3 years - is a joy to us with endless stuff to do. We still joke how "we ALWAYS did this in Stroudsburg!" There's simply nothing worth getting off of Rt. 80 to see.

6  Thank GeekyKestrel
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