TANNERSVILLE --The fantastic weather over the long Columbus Day weekend was ideal for tourists visiting the area to see the fall foliage and in the Poconos. At least one resort is providing a different view of the leaves.
Right now, many areas are hitting the peak weeks for fall foliage and one resort now is helping visitors go high above the trees to enjoy the view.
Visitors are lifted high above the trees for a refreshing view of the fall foliage at Camelback in Monroe County.
"We wanted to get away for the weekend and there were lots of fun activities for the kids to do, so we decided to give it a try. We've never been here before it's been great,” said Carly Pfeffer of New Jersey.
This family of four is getting a bird’s eye view of the bright reds, yellows, and oranges in the Pocono Mountains on Camelback’s Treetop Flyer Scenic Chair Lift. It’s essentially a ski lift ride up the mountain in Tannersville.
"Right now, it's a beautiful time of year because the leaves are changing over, especially on a day like today,” said Camelback Mountain Resort Marketing Manager Kelly Joffe.
For just $5, guests of the resort can hop on and enjoy the view. It’s about a 16-minute round trip with a stunning view from the top. Anyone else who is not a guest at the resort can still ride, but the cost is $8.
This is the first fall season that Camelback has opened this ski lift to enjoy the fall foliage, and so far it's been a huge hit.
“I like seeing the trees because they're, like, colorful and stuff,” said 9-year-old Madison Totans of New York.
Resort officials say they’ve also built getaway packages.
"It includes your room, breakfast, and then outdoor activities. We have Segways right behind us,” said Joffe.
Adding in a taste of adventure for leaf peepers in the Poconos.
The scenic ride runs on the weekends now through early November.