A trip to the Pocono Mountains can take visitors upward to cloud-enveloped peaks, down into the valley for fishing and canoeing or even back in time. Thatâ€™s the direction guests are headed when they arrive at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg, Pa., in the Pocono foothills. Purchased in 1958 by Alice and Wendell Wicks, the property â€” with its restored 1890s farmhouse â€” has been open to the public as Quiet Valley since 1974. A tour of the farm brings history to life as visitors experience the â€œgranddaddyâ€ cabin, outdoor bake oven, icehouse, smokehouse and other farm buildings. Dressed in period costumes, â€œfamily membersâ€ reenact life on the farm, an experience complete with equipment demonstrations and animal encounters. Quiet Valleyâ€™s 38th annual Harvest Festival will bring countless craft demonstrations and a Civil War encampment to the farm Oct. 6 and 7. The site is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
For more information, call 570-992-6161 or visit www.quietvalley.org.