Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Travel Tips: Pocono Raceway




Pocono “The Tricky Triangle” Raceway will be hosting both the NASCAR Camping World Truck (Pocono Mountains 125) and Sprint Cup (Pennsylvania 400) Series’ this weekend in Long Pond, PA. The NASCAR K&N Pro and Nationwide (U.S. Cellular 250 presented by the Enlist ™ by Weed Control System) Series’ will be descending upon Iowa Speedway to assist in making it a jam packed, exciting weekend of day and evening racing. 

The raceway is nestled within Marion County, which stretches through about 611 square miles of farmlands, rolling hills and rural terrain. For this week’s edition of Travel Tips, I decided to once again focus on the area around the racetrack because it offers an abundance of things to do and sights to see in Eastern Pennsylvania.

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-Golfing:

Split Rock Golf Club is located in Lake Harmony, PA approximately 20 minutes from the raceway. The course is designed to accommodate all skill levels of golf players. Public Tee TimesPricing Information

Jack Frost National Golf Club is located in Blakeslee, PA approximately 15 minutes from the raceway. It is a 18-hole regulation course and its design includes wide fairways which accommodates all skill levels of golfers from beginners to professional. Tee TimesPricing Information

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-Fun Parks/Go-Karts:

Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark is located in Tannersville, PA approximately 20 minutes from the raceway. There are over 37 different water rides (including thrill rides, family rides and kid friendly rides), various attractions, beach sand and much more throughout the park. Their website motto states: “Come experience Camelbeach and you’ll quickly see that this is no ordinary water park.” It definitely looks like a lot of fun! Hours of OperationPricing Information
 
Pocono Go-Karts and Play Park is an outdoor facility located in Stroudsburg, PA approximately 30 minutes from the raceway; it offers fun-filled events such as go-karting, paintball and 18-hole miniature golf. Pricing Information


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-Restaurants:

Jubilee Restaurant is located in Pocono Pines, PA approximately 10 minutes from the raceway and offers a variety of breakfast (omelettes, pancakes and waffles), lunch (burgers, chicken and wraps) and dinner items (pasta, ribs and seafood) on its menu. (Price Range: $6.95 - $18.95) 

Nick’s Lake House offers visitors a waterfront dining experience in Lake Harmony, PA, which is located approximately 20 minutes from the raceway. Menu items range from wings to steak. (Price Range: $2.95 - $26.95)

Shenanigans in Lake Harmony is considered to be the “hot spot” that is frequented by visitors, tourists and locals who want to enjoy a combination of “food, fun and sports.” Menu items include: burgers, seafood, ribs, soup, salads and sandwiches. (Price Range: $4.25 - $28.55) Patrons can also enjoy dancing and karaoke.  

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-Shopping:

The Crossings Premium Outlets is located in Tannersville, PA approximately 20 minutes from the raceway and offers a variety of shopping choices for its visitors. You can shop at stores such as Banana Republic, Coach, Forever 21, Nike Factory Store, Nine West Outlet and Sunglass Hut – just to name a few. Hours of Operation

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For additional visitor information to Pocono Raceway, click here.

For the Pocono Raceway weekend schedule, click here

For weather updates, click here
 
Enjoy race fans!


Race Broadcast Schedule:

August 4 – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Pocono Mountains 125
TV: SPEED, 12:30 p.m. ET / Radio: MRN, 12:45 p.m. ET

August 4 – NASCAR Nationwide Series: U.S. Cellular 250 presented by The Enlist ™ by Weed Control System
TV: ESPN2, 7:30 pm. ET / Radio: MRN, 7:15 p.m. ET

August 5 – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Pennsylvania 400
TV: ESPN, 12:00 p.m. ET / Radio: MRN, 12:00 p.m. ET



Unique Hiram is an Associate Editor/Contributing Writer/Media Rep for Skirts and Scuffs. Additionally, she is also the author of "Fast Lane Poetry" which was published April 2011. Unique can be contacted via email or through Twitter.

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