The Round House Mystery of Baoba

The Round House Mystery of Baoba

Back in May of 2013 I wrote an article about the Round House in Lackawaxen. It is a significant structure that lay in ruins in what appears to have been a village, a community, something more than just a nice…

FARMS

FARMS

Although the number of farms have decreased over the years throughout the Pocono Mountains, we are still fortunate to boast a number of quality offerings. Due to COVID, I suggest reaching out to your farm or restaurant of choice beforehand…

Pocono Secrets Podcast

Pocono Secrets Podcast

Now you can get your Pocono Secrets wherever you find your favorite podcasts. (hosted on Anchor) These stories run approximately ten minutes in length. In revisiting old articles and updating information, the podcast format allows for expansion on a topic….

Washington Irving

Washington Irving

Creator of Christmas Traditions In 1819, best-selling author Washington Irving wrote The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon, gent., a collection of essays and stories. The book includes “The Legend of Sleepy Hallow” about a headless horseman riding through an area which…

The Great Shohola Train Wreck of the Civil War

The Great Shohola Train Wreck of the Civil War

By the summer of 1864, while union troops were advancing deeply into Georgia, northern prisons were overflowing with confederate prisoners   The Erie railroad was enlisted to help move prisoners from point lookout Maryland to Elmira, New York. On July 15…

Lackawaxen Roebling Bridge

Lackawaxen Roebling Bridge

I had posted a photo of the Roebling Bridge on Instagram and someone then inquired about its history. I searched PoconoSecrets.com for a past article and realized I had only mentioned it several times but never wrote a specific article…

Local Native Influence

Local Native Influence

Local Native Influence Have you ever wondered about the source of the name of a town you’ve traveled through or live in? The Pocono area was once rich in Native American culture. Much of the influence has disappeared. Although, there…

Top Ten Things To Do in August (especially when guests arrive)

Top Ten Things To Do in August (especially when guests arrive)

Top Ten Things to Do in August (especially when guests visit) Wayne County Fair – August 2-10. Demolition, Monster trucks, Livestock, Music, Food and MORE! Local fun for the whole family. Milford’s Festival of Wood – August 3-4 Hike! There…

Lackawaxen

Lackawaxen

Lackawaxen, the Leni Lenape word for Where Two Rivers Meet. Nestled in the northeast corner of Pennsylvania, this secret gem boasts the world’s most southern glacial lakes and communities like Rowland – Little Norway, Bohemia, Fawn Lake and Greeley. Greeley…

Ghosts in the Hawley Silk Mill

Ghosts in the Hawley Silk Mill

This month’s Pocono Secret is submitted by Jody Cunningham. She showed me the photo and I saw the face. I thought it would of interest to you. – Laurie   Is that a Face? In December of 2016 I was…