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Treat Dad to Something Unforgettable on his Special Day

Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, Shawnee on the Delaware, PA


From outdoor adventures to race cars to festive feasts in his honor, show dad some well-deserved love this Father’s Day Weekend.

With summer “un-officially” under way and our sunny days quickly filling up with awesome things to do, remember to save a little space to honor the “big guy” in your life. We’re talking about dad. This year, Father’s Day lands on Sunday, June 18th.

Surely, he’ll say something like, “Don’t go spending your money on me,” or “You could’a used this for gas money.” The truth is all dads actually love getting gifts. And, even more so than gifts, most dads really love just hangin’ out with their kids. When it comes to getting the old man something for Dad’s Day, think quality time.


Mike Salamon Fishing Guide Service, Roaring Brook Twp., PA


Surprise him. Put him in the passenger seat (he’ll hate it, but he’ll survive) and take him to the park for a little hiking and picnicking. Or, set up a round of golf and impress him with your innovative use of new swear words. Of course, you can always just take him out for a nice dinner, or a train ride, or to the hardware store (if you really want to see the poor guy cry).

When it comes to Father’s Day, here’s the secret – we’re not picky. But if you need a little help deciding how to honor your pops, we’ve put together a pretty cool list. Check it out.

Father’s Day Fun in NEPA:
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A Classic BBQ Feast

Uncle Buck’s BBQ — Plymouth, PA

Bring dad down to this popular BBQ stop in Plymouth for a smokey feast he’ll never forget. Enjoy slow smoked classics like pulled pork, brisket, baby back ribs, wings and so much more. And don’t forget to wash it all down with some tasty, local beers.

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Hit the Links

Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort — Shawnee on the Delaware, PA

Give the old man a chance to see if he’s still got his swing. Enjoy 27 expertly manicured holes nestled along the Delaware River in Shawnee on the Delaware. And don’t forget to stop for a post-round beer at the resorts very own craft brewery.

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Share a Cold One

DiscoverNEPA Brewer’s Loop

Treat dad to a beer tour of local, craft breweries from Schuylkill to Susquehanna County and everywhere in between. NEPA is home to 40 incredible craft breweries serving up everything from innovative IPAs to classic pilsners.

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Surf n Turf

Marty’s Blue Room — Nanticoke, PA

Tell the old man to put on his stretchy pants for an epic Dad’s Day dinner at this steak and seafood favorite in Nanticoke. The southern Cajun-style menu features a wide selection of comfort food classics alongside a locally-famous lineup of steaks.

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Land the Big One

Mike Salamon Guide Service — Roaring Brook Twp., PA

Help your dad add another fish story to his repertoire with an action-packed angling adventure. Embark on a tournament-caliber fishing trip on the Susquehanna River or famous Lake Wallenpaupack with this expert guide service.

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Stogies and Scotch

Best Cigar Pub — Drums, PA

Take your time perusing over 20,000 fine cigars in the walk-in humidor. Then, sit down for an expertly-prepared meal and a cocktail, or a cold one. After, sit back and catch a ball game on one of 30 TVs and puff away.

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Tame the Wild Rapids

Pocono Whitewater — Jim Thorpe, PA

Take on the roaring waters of the cold, crystal clear Lehigh River at this popular outdoor adventure outfitter in the Poconos. Pair your rafting excursion through Lehigh Gorge State Park with an afternoon of paintball and a trail ride.

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A Day on the Lake

Pocono Action Sports — Greentown, PA

Head out on Lake Wallenpaupack in a roomy pontoon boat. Hunt for monster striped bass in a fishing boat or take turns tubing behind a speedy runabout. Of course, you can take it a little slower with a kayak or paddle board rental.  Renters must be 21+.

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Hot Dogs, Cold Beer and Baseball

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders — Moosic, PA

Start a new Father’s Day tradition with a perfect day at the ballpark. Grab your tickets and head out to PNC Field to catch the RailRiders in action. Enjoy special ballpark promotions like fireworks, concession discounts and giveaways.

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A Speedy Sunday Drive

Stock Car Racing Experience at Pocono Raceway — Blakeslee, PA

Give dad the ultimate, high-horsepower race car experience at the iconic Pocono Raceway. Take the wheel of a NASCAR-style stock car and try your luck on the “Tricky Triangle” at speeds of up to 160 miles-per-hour.

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Article Updated from its Original Version Published on 6/12/2019.