A note on the saturday morning hike outing. I think there are three solid options.
First, Bushkill Falls
as I noted earlier. Pros: beautiful - and I mean beautiful! It's called the Niagara of Pennsylvania (derivative I guess but what can you do?) It's the closest of my three suggestions, and has a number of other amenities at the visitor center - gift shops, etc. Cons: $10 per person, doesn't open till 9, might be kind of busy if you are averse to having your woodsy experience filled with noisy people.
Second, the trails at the Pocono Environmental Education Center
. Pros: we can start any time we want without waiting for opening at 9:00. No fee to get in, just a 50 cents donation for trail info handouts. Nicely maintained trails with interpretive information. A nice visitor/education center. Several trail options with varying degrees of length and ruggedness (well, at no time is it particularly rugged, just a couple of short steep bits here and there). Cons: There's only one waterfall off a spur on one of the trail options. It's not as nearby as Bushkill Falls, I guess, but at 13.5 miles away it's a relatively quick drive to get there.
Third, the Great Bear Swamp section of the Thunder Swamp trail system
in the Delaware State Forest. Pros: a really really lovely trail through beautiful varied forest and upland bog and swamp. Quiet. No fees. Cons: The trail is pretty rocky and rugged - it has not been tamed for tourism. It's a overgrown in spots, so if it has rained you get wet. Brushing up against a lot of undergrowth means you could/probably will get a tick or two. There's a potentially wet stream crossing depending on how high the creek is (I solve this sort of problem by packing along some flip-flops in my backpack so I can take my boots off through the creek).
All of the trails will be mostly shaded woodsy stuff with short open sections. They'll all have gnats and mosquitoes.
So if I may offer a suggestion:
what if we do the Pocono Enviro Ed Center trails, let's say meeting to carpool/caravan to there at 6:30 or 7 on Saturday morning? (I'm open to other time suggestions but am admittedly fond of an earlier/cooler temps start on a mid-summer day.)
That's just my suggestion - folks who want to go on the hike should register their preference so we can come up with a consensus. I think any of the options will be super fun.
[I'll also be glad to show anybody who's interested the bits of the great bear swamp trail I hiked, maybe sunday morning if we can get rolling early enough.]
Now, for eggers who are not interested in woods, mosquitoes, etc, there are plenty of things to do right at the campground and in the surrounding area. There's a big weekend flea market just a little ways south on 209 from Hollow Road, there are river access points here and there, there are various museums and I believe there's a casino lurking around someplace.