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Part of the Poconos' appeal is the area's natural beauty. Going hand in hand with natural beauty is natural bounty, and the Poconos certainly don't skimp on ways to enjoy a taste of the region's offerings. Farms dot the area surrounding small Pennsylvania towns like Stroudsburg and Lake Harmony, while farmers markets set up shop in regular intervals to sell flowers, fruits and cheeses. Whether you stop by and stock up, or simply want to stroll, smell and sample, the assorted farmers markets provide a relaxing way to spend an afternoon or morning.

Past visitors recommend bringing cash, as some options like the Lake Harmony farmers market don't accept cards. While shoppers marveled at the array of options, baked goods seemed to be a favorite across all of the markets.

Some of the Poconos' farmers markets are run by resident farms, while cooperatives or local Amish populations run others. In general, farmers markets set up for a few hours on Saturdays or Sundays from spring to fall, but the exact hours and seasons of farmers markets vary. The Monroe Farmers Market continues its Saturday morning markets in an indoor location during the winter. The Pocono Mountains website has a near-complete list of farmers markets in the area.

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#1 Pocono Raceway

Known as the "Tricky Triangle" for its three distinct turns, the Pocono Raceway began welcoming fans in 1968. Nowadays, Pocono Raceway hosts a handful of NASCAR races every summer, while a variety of other car-related experiences are available when races are not taking place. Visitors can ride in or drive a stock car, bring their own car for a spin on the famous track, choose from a selection of exotic cars to take for a test drive and more. 

Past travelers praised the stock car ride-along experience, saying that the G-force going around the track's iconic corners provides an adrenaline rush. The park's clean atmosphere, from the restrooms to the vendors, also impresses most recent visitors. Still, those who are not racing fans expressed disappointment with NASCAR in general, and diehard NASCAR fans couldn't help comparing the Pocono Raceway to its more impressive counterparts.

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