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Briar-Crest-Woods is an unincorporated community, located in Blakesley, Pennsylvania. It's part of Monroe County, which is in the heart of the beautiful Pocono Mountains region. Lots of people own vacation homes in the Briar Crest Woods community, many of which are available to rent for the weekend, by the week, month or season. The community offers the 43-acre Lake Shangri La, sandy beaches, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic and playground facilities. Briar Crest Woods is near the Monroe County Pocono Raceway, home to two annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, held in June and August. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event is also held at the raceway in July, and it's used throughout the year for other events. The Poconos are known for their ski resorts, campgrounds are also plentiful, and gaming is available at two resorts in the region. Other activities include hiking, mountain biking, fishing, boating, horseback riding, golf, snowboarding, snowmobiling, white water rafting, kayaking and much more. Briar Crest Woods is conveniently located off Pennsylvania Route 903, very close to PA Route 115.

Surrounding areas: Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania (2.7 mi), Towamensing Trails, Pennsylvania (3.5 mi), Albrightsville, Pennsylvania (3.8 mi), Blakeslee, Pennsylvania (4.0 mi), Long Pond, Pennsylvania (4.2 mi), Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania (5.3 mi), Lake Naomi, Pennsylvania (6.3 mi)

Briar Crest Woods Vacation Rentals

Briar Crest Woods Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Inn At Bleakeslee-PoconoRt 115Blakeslee, PA4.0 mi.(570) 646-6000
Toby Valley LodgeRt 940Blakeslee, PA4.0 mi.(717) 646-4893
The Chateau Resort & Conference Center300 Camelback RdTannersville, PA10.4 mi.(570) 629-5900
Comfort Inn & Suites800 Rt 940Mount Pocono, PA10.6 mi.(570) 839-9282
Super 8 MotelHC 1 Box 115MT Pocono, PA10.9 mi.(570) 839-7728
Lopsided InnRt 196Tobyhanna, PA11.0 mi.(570) 839-8421
Econo Lodge Inn & SuitesRt 940 Box 35White Haven, PA12.1 mi.(570) 443-0391
Mountain Laurel Resort EastI-80 And Pa TNPKWhite Haven, PA12.1 mi.(570) 443-8411
Mountain Laurel Resort WestI-80 & Pa TNPKWhite Haven, PA12.1 mi.(570) 443-8411
Days Inn TannersvilleState Rt 715 And Interstate 80Tannersville, PA12.3 mi.(570) 629-1667
Ramada Inn LimitedRt 715Tannersville, PA12.3 mi.(570) 629-4100
Comfort Inn BartonsvilleState Rt 611Bartonsville, PA14.0 mi.(570) 476-1500
Howard Johnson Hotel63 Rt 611 I-80 Exit 302Bartonsville, PA14.0 mi.(570) 424-6100
Harry Packer Mansion InnPacker HillJim Thorpe, PA15.5 mi.(570) 325-8566
Penn Hills ResortRt 447Analomick, PA16.0 mi.(717) 421-6464
Country Inn And Suites1619 Interchange RdLehighton, PA16.0 mi.(610) 379-5066
Hampton Inn Lehighton877 Interchange RdLehighton, PA16.5 mi.(610) 377-3400
Inn At Jim Thorpe24 BroadwayJim Thorpe, PA16.6 mi.(570) 325-2599
Clarion Hotel1220 W Main StStroudsburg, PA17.9 mi.(570) 420-1000
Hampton Inn Stroudsburg114 S 8th StStroudsburg, PA18.6 mi.(570) 424-0400
Best Western Pocono Inn700 Main StStroudsburg, PA18.8 mi.(570) 421-2200
Lantern Motor LodgeRt 209 & Rt 93Nesquehoning, PA18.9 mi.(570) 669-9433
Hillside InnRR 6East Stroudsburg, PA19.1 mi.(570) 223-8238
Paramount MotelRt 209 N Rd 2East Stroudsburg, PA19.1 mi.(717) 421-2141
Shannon InnPa 447 & US 209 Exit 52 I-80East Stroudsburg, PA19.1 mi.(717) 424-1951
Travel Inn Of Windy GapRt 33 & Rt 512Windgap, PA19.3 mi.(215) 863-4146
The Budget MotelI-80 Exit 51E Stroudsburg, PA20.0 mi.(717) 424-5451
Super 8 Motel340 Greentree DrEast Stroudsburg, PA20.0 mi.(717) 424-7411
Best Western East Mountain Inn2400 E End BlvdWilkes-Barre, PA20.5 mi.(570) 822-1011
Host Inn & Residential Suites860 Kidder StWilkes-Barre, PA20.9 mi.(570) 270-4678
Holiday Inn Wilkes-barre880 Kidder StWilkes-barre, PA20.9 mi.(570) 824-8901
Hilton Garden Inn242 Highland Park BlvdWilkes-Barre, PA21.0 mi.(570) 820-8595
Travelodge497 Kidder StWiles Barre, PA21.4 mi.(570) 823-8881
Econo Lodge1075 Wilkes Barre TWP BlvdWilkes Barre, PA21.6 mi.(800) 809-0247
Extended Stay Deluxe1067 Hwy 315Wilkes Barre, PA21.6 mi.(570) 970-2500
Red Roof Inn Wilkes Barre1035 Hwy 315Wilkes Barre, PA21.6 mi.(570) 829-6422
The Woodlands Inn & Resort1073 Hwy 315Wilkes Barre, PA21.6 mi.(570) 824-9831
Ramada Hotel On The Square20 Public SqWilkes Barre, PA22.3 mi.(570) 824-7100
Hampton Inn Wilkes-Barre1063 Hwy 315Wilkes-Barre, PA22.3 mi.(570) 825-3838
Comfort Inn1067 Wilkes-barre TWP BlvdWilkes-barre, PA22.3 mi.(570) 823-0500

Briar Crest Woods Weather & Climate

East Central Pennsylvania experiences a humid continental climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and muggy, fall and spring are generally mild, and winters are cold with snow although the snowfall is variable. Some winters bring only a light dusting of snow, while others bring several major snowstorms. The average annual snowfall is 19.3 inches. Precipitation is generally spread throughout the year, with eight to eleven wet days per month. In summer, it's common to have heat waves accompanied by high humidity and thunderstorms. It is possible to experience severe weather in Pennsylvania in the form of blizzards in the wintertime and tornados in the summer, although these type of storms are not the norm.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 30°F 12°F 4.38 in. -
February 33°F 12°F 3.22 in. -
March 42°F 21°F 4.28 in. -
April 53°F 32°F 4.45 in. -
May 65°F 42°F 5.33 in. -
June 73°F 50°F 5.10 in. -
July 77°F 55°F 4.35 in. -
August 75°F 54°F 4.22 in. -
September 68°F 46°F 5.11 in. -
October 57°F 36°F 4.24 in. -
November 45°F 27°F 4.57 in. -
December 35°F 18°F 4.01 in. -

Briar Crest Woods Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Wilkes Barre Scranton International airport (AVP) located about 22 miles northwest of Briar Crest Woods in Wilkes - Barre / Scranton, Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley International airport (ABE) located approximately 27 miles south of Briar Crest Woods in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the Northeast Philadelphia airport (PNE) located roughly 72 miles south of Briar Crest Woods in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and finally the Newark Liberty International airport (EWR) located around 75 miles southeast of Briar Crest Woods in Newark, New Jersey.

Briar Crest Woods Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Pocono Play ParkBartonsvillePA13.3 mi.
Bushkill ParkEastonPA30.0 mi.
Dorney ParkAllentownPA30.5 mi.
Land Of Make BelieveHopeNJ31.4 mi.
KnoebelsElysburgPA54.2 mi.
Bowcraft Amusement ParkScotch PlainsNJ66.1 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA68.5 mi.
HersheyparkHersheyPA78.4 mi.
Dutch WonderlandLancasterPA80.5 mi.
JeepersWest NyackNY81.4 mi.
Keansburg Amusement ParkKeansburgNJ85.0 mi.
AstrolandBrooklynNY87.2 mi.
Coney Island BoardwalkBrooklynNY87.2 mi.
Coney Island - Kenny KaufmanBrooklynNY87.2 mi.
Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement ParkBrooklynNY87.2 mi.
Nellie Bly ParkBrooklynNY87.2 mi.
ExhilaramaVoorheesNJ88.9 mi.
Water Parks
Alpine Slide at CamelbackTannersvillePA12.3 mi.
Dorney Park & Whitewater KingdomAllentownPA30.5 mi.
Carousel Water & Fun ParkBeach LakePA43.4 mi.
Water WorldPhoenixvillePA63.4 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA68.5 mi.
Mountain CreekVernonNJ83.9 mi.
Splash Down ParkFishkillNY91.7 mi.
Zoom Flume Water ParkDurhamNY117.1 mi.
Golf Courses
Thornhurst Country ClubThornhurstPA8.7 mi.
Indian Mountain Golf CourseKresgevillePA9.8 mi.
Mount Pocono Public Golf CourseMount PoconoPA10.7 mi.
Hideaway Hills Golf ClubKresgevillePA11.1 mi.
Mountain Laurel Golf ClubWhite HavenPA11.9 mi.
Shade Mountain Golf ClubMiddleburgPA11.9 mi.
Scottish Glen Golf CourseCrystal LakePA16.8 mi.
Walnut Creek Golf ClubJamestownPA16.8 mi.
Evergreen Park Golf CourseAnalominkPA16.9 mi.
Buck Hill Falls Golf ClubBuck Hill FallsPA17.3 mi.
Newfoundland Golf CourseSouth SterlingPA18.1 mi.
Glen Brook Country ClubStroudsburgPA19.0 mi.
Terra Greens Golf CourseEast StroudsburgPA19.3 mi.
Cherry Valley Golf CourseStroudsburgPA20.9 mi.
Water Gap Country ClubDelaware Water GapPA21.7 mi.
Country Club of the PoconosMarshalls CreekPA22.0 mi.
Hollenback Golf ClubWilkes-BarrePA22.0 mi.
Marjon Golf CourseMoscowPA23.3 mi.
Four Seasons Golf ClubExeterPA23.4 mi.
Stone Hedge Country ClubFactoryvillePA23.4 mi.
Edgewood in the PinesDrumsPA23.5 mi.
Sand Springs Golf CourseDrumsPA23.5 mi.
Southmoore Golf CourseBathPA24.0 mi.
Whitetail Golf ClubBathPA24.0 mi.
Applewood Golf CourseHardingPA25.7 mi.
Pine Hills Country ClubTaylorPA25.7 mi.
Willow Brook Golf CourseCatasauquaPA26.4 mi.
Norvelt Golf ClubMount PleasantPA26.7 mi.
Timber Ridge Golf ClubMount PleasantPA26.7 mi.
Twin Lakes Golf CourseAllentownPA27.5 mi.
Ski Areas
CamelbackTannersvillePA12.3 mi.
Alpine MountainAnalominkPA16.8 mi.
TanglewoodTaftonPA30.9 mi.
Shawnee MountainDelawarePA33.9 mi.
Doe MountainMacungiePA36.8 mi.
Elk MountainUnion DalePA46.3 mi.
Mount ToneLake ComoPA56.4 mi.
CraigmeurNewfoundlandNJ57.7 mi.
Holiday MountainMonticelloNY61.0 mi.
Mount PeterWarwickNY63.2 mi.
Hidden Valley SkiHidden ValleyPA65.6 mi.
Hidden ValleyVernonNJ83.9 mi.
Vernon Valley Great GorgeVernonNJ83.9 mi.
Belleayre MoutainHighmountNY93.3 mi.
Ski SawmillMorrisPA98.4 mi.
Ski PlattekillRoxburyNY99.2 mi.
Scotch ValleyStamfordNY105.4 mi.
Big BirchPattersonNY105.6 mi.
Thunder RidgePattersonNY105.6 mi.
Hunter MountainHunterNY105.7 mi.
State Parks
Hickory Run State ParkPA7.3 mi. 
Big Pocono State ParkPA10.6 mi. 
Gouldsboro State ParkPA12.2 mi. 
Lehigh Gorge State ParkPA12.3 mi. 
Beltzville State ParkPA13.3 mi. 
Tobyhanna State ParkPA15.5 mi. 
Jacobsburg State ParkPA22.4 mi. 
Promised Land State ParkPA25.8 mi. 
Frances Slocum State ParkPA27.1 mi. 
Tuscarora State ParkPA30.2 mi. 
Archbald Pothole State ParkPA32.6 mi. 
George W Childs State ParkPA35.3 mi. 
Locust Lake State ParkPA36.3 mi. 
Swartswood State ParkNJ37.7 mi. 
Prompton State ParkPA39.7 mi. 
Houdini MuseumScrantonPA25.7 mi.(History)
Pocono Indian MuseumBushkillPA28.3 mi.(History)
Liberty Hall MuseumUnionNJ41.6 mi.(History)
Lake Hopatcong Historical MuseumLake HopatcongNJ48.7 mi.(History)
Historical Society of Berks County PennsylvaniaReadingPA53.2 mi.(History)
James A. Michener Art MuseumDoylestownPA55.4 mi.(Art)
Morris MuseumMorristownNJ58.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
The Roth Living Farm Museum of Delaware Valley CollegeNorth WalesPA59.5 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland Ltd.AllenwoodPA70.8 mi.
Ross Park ZooBinghamtonNY75.2 mi.
Bergen County Zoological ParkParamusNJ76.8 mi.
Philadelphia Zoological GardenPhiladelphiaPA78.3 mi.
ZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife ParkHersheyPA78.4 mi.
New Jersey State Aquarium at CamdenCamdenNJ80.7 mi.
Staten Island ZooStaten IslandNY80.7 mi.
Central Park Wildlife CenterNew YorkNY83.5 mi.
New York AquariumBrooklynNY87.2 mi.
Prospect Park Wildlife CenterBrooklynNY87.2 mi.
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation ParkBronxNY88.5 mi.
Brandywine ZooWilmingtonDE90.0 mi.
Queens Wildlife CenterFlushingNY92.2 mi.
Trevor ZooMillbrookNY108.5 mi.

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