Maybe the end.

By: dannik508
7/9/2020 6:32 PM

So I have been vacationing on Hatteras for 22 years and it is by far my favorite place. However I am getting older and it is a 9-10 hour drive plus while the grandkids love it they complain about the drive so I have decided to look at vacation houses to buy in the northeast Poconos. Just 2 1/2 hours away and in a development with pools , lakes and skiing. We are going up next week. I'm looking forward to the search. I'll miss going to Hatteras having gone 1 to 3 times a year but I think it might be the right thing to do. Maybe I can sneak down there once in a while.

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By: hatterasnc
7/9/2020 6:41 PM

Indian Mountain Lake near Long Pond?

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By: dannik508
7/9/2020 6:45 PM

Indian Mountain Lake near Long Pond?

hatterasnc
The Hideout.

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By: nicki
7/9/2020 8:04 PM

I get it. Ive been coming down since 1994 with my kids. 770 miles each way. My kids are now adults and after so many years have lost interest, or would rather explore new places with spouses or friends. And me, I dread the drive more and more every year. I didnt go down last year because I was waiting on the birth of a grandchild. This year I was dragging my feet to book and then covid made the decision for me. And surprisingly, I find that I'm not upset like I would have been ten years ago. Not saying I'll never return because I will always love it there, but I dont think it will be an annual trek anymore.

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By: bluedevil
7/9/2020 9:18 PM

Northeast Poconos vacation home, try Woodloch Springs

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By: dannik508
7/10/2020 9:53 AM

Northeast Poconos vacation home, try Woodloch Springs

bluedevil
I was supposed to take the grandkids there for the first time this Spring but the virus hit so I got a refund. It's not what I am looking for in a vacation home though.

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By: junepath
7/10/2020 10:36 AM

I think it's a 14 hour drive for us (once you factor in stops, gas, etc.) and we have been feeling the same. But we'll just move closer, not stop going. Laughing smiley Laughing smiley (Seriously though we're contemplating a move to Virginia in 2022, but that's not why. Just can't handle Erie winters anymore)

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By: OceanBlue
7/10/2020 10:59 AM

So I have been vacationing on Hatteras for 22 years and it is by far my favorite place. However I am getting older and it is a 9-10 hour drive plus while the grandkids love it they complain about the drive so I have decided to look at vacation houses to buy in the northeast Poconos. Just 2 1/2 hours away and in a development with pools , lakes and skiing. We are going up next week. I'm looking forward to the search. I'll miss going to Hatteras having gone 1 to 3 times a year but I think it might be the right thing to do. Maybe I can sneak down there once in a while.

dannik508


Is NYs Fire Island area of possible interest? Not OBX "water" but much closer for you. I've never been but have an old bud that has a place there, from what he tells me, it is NOT the nutty place it is oft described to be - some places are very affordable and very laid back.

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By: bluedevil
7/10/2020 11:04 AM

To clarify, Woodloch Springs is a residential golf course community with private single family homes and Woodloch Pines is a family style resort. My guess is that your reservations were through the resort. There are a number of lakes and ski areas in the immediate area.

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By: Neil
7/10/2020 11:17 AM


That's a nice area. Near Honesdale and Lake Wallenpaupack (a favorite vacation area for my family). Clean air, clean water, very relaxing place.

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By: Bill
7/10/2020 5:55 PM

I totally get it.

My daughter graduated high school this year so there is nothing holding me down in this Pa Town.

We are having a home built by the beach, but not in the OBX which I always thought I would do. Instead having a home built in Lewes Delaware.

My wife asked me, do you think we will still want to drive to the Outer Banks? I honestly don't have a good answer.

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By: Rick
7/10/2020 10:46 PM

I'm sorta in the same mode. Been coming for over 25 years. I was loyal to Ocracoke, but the drive is getting to me 9 hrs . We have started staying in Nags Head it is only 6 hour drive and I have a daughter in Kitty Hawk and another in Engelhard with my Grandchildren. So if I rent in nags Head they both can visit or stay if we have room .

We have backed off to all travel the last few years due to health problems but everything is good now and we are good to go Cautiously . Unfortunately we cannot get up to Canada this year due to the crossing is closed . So we hope to be able to get down to OBX more this year.

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