Beautiful mountains and rivers in the foothills of the Poconos

Beautiful mountains and rivers in the foothills of the Poconos
If you are an outdoor enthusiast, want to hike, bike, kayak, whitewater raft, see 22 waterfalls, and top it off with a Beer, Wine and Shine Trail, Luzerne County, Wilkes-Barre, PA is a great place to start.  There are numerous hotels, many brand new, really nice old victorian B&B's, campgrouns, whatever you like to rest those weary bones  The Delaware and Lehigh Trail, 165 miles from Philly, is about complete into Wilkes-Barre, and travels through really cool towns like New Hope and Jim Thorpe.  There are tons of locally owned ethnic restaurants, as well as all the major chains.  I used visitluzernecounty.com to plan a weekend getaway.  Two hours from Philly and 2.5 from NYC.