Mount Pocono was originally called “Forks” as it was located at the intersection of Drinker Turnpike and the Easton-Belmont Turnpike. Today it’s the town at the junction of Routes 611, 940, and 196. It’s a quick 6-mile hop from Route 80. It’s been home since 1927 to the oldest and largest carnival in the Pocono Mountains.
It’s the locale of Mount Airy Casino Resort and a ton of Airbnb and VBRO houses, which are great for a vacation that includes hiking, swimming, and picnicking in the area.