These are not towns per se, but the Villages of Barrett Township: an amalgamation of Canadensis, Mountainhome, Cresco, Skytop, and Buck Hill Falls, all in a six-mile line. That’s it, just six miles. It’s a grouping of sweet old 1800s towns strung together in the prettiest spot in the Pocono Mountains. There’s a lot of fun to be had, and so here we go.
Canadensis is the home of the lovely Magnolia Streamside Resort with a landscape typical of the area. We’ve used it for the big picture at the top of this page. It’s also home to the First Place Cafe, where you can grab a ready-made meal to bring back to your campsite, or provisions to bring with you on your hike.
Mountainhome is smack dab in the middle of the stretch, just 11 miles from one of the grandaddies of Pocono parks, Promised Land State Park.
The area includes the venerable Camp Canadensis which has been hosting summer campers since 1941, beautiful Skytop Lodge, the Frogtown B&B, and Callie’s Candy Kitchen.
Skytop & Buck Hill Falls
Skytop Lodge has been serving members of the upper crust for 100 years. Today it’s open to the public and super popular for weddings.