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Shawnee Ridge Activities

The Shawnee Ridge is committed to encouraging an active lifestyle and fostering friendships. Living in a 55+ community offers the unique opportunity for neighbors to turn into friends that live only footsteps away. The Shawnee Ridge has onsite amenities and offers daily activities, day trips, parties, fitness classes and other opportunities to get involved with the community.

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On-Site Amenities

  • Fitness Center
  • Library
  • Community Center
  • Salon
  • Common Areas for games, meetings, and social events
  • Ping Pong
  • Billiards
  • Screened-in Gazebo
  • Raised Garden Bed

Weekly Activities

Movie Night
Chair Zumba
Exercise Class

Social Functions

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Luncheons
  • Birthday Parties
  • Cookie Exchange
  • Guided Hikes
  • Golf Cart Tours
  • Lawn Games
  • Super Bowl Pool
  • Thanksgiving Potluck
  • Brewery Tour and Tasting
  • Soup Social
  • Hotdog Day
  • Pancake Day
  • Nature Walks
  • Holiday Party
Examples of Trips That Have Been Offered
  • New York City to tour the 9/11 museum and visit the observation deck of the Freedom Tower
  • Christkindlmarkt / Bethlehem PA to experience some holiday cheer, take part in holiday shopping, and enjoy lunch at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem together
  • Mt. Airy Casino Shuttles
  • Canoe Trip
  • Pocono Wine Tour
  • Longwood Gardens
Examples of Philanthropy Opportunities
  • Walk for Alzheimer’s
  • Be a Santa to a Senior
  • Trick-or-Treat for canned goods for the Salvation Army
  • Project Gratitude-Letter writing of thanks to our service members and veterans
  • Donations to the local animal shelter

Our Office Staff is experienced and dedicated to providing the best possible activity options for the community. Suggestions are always encouraged and surveys are taken regularly. The community would like to invite you to one of our activities! The lifestyle at the Shawnee Ridge is special and we want you to experience it.


The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Call 1-800-SHAWNEE for Current Discounted Room Rates

Golf, eat, and relax all in one place. Shawnee Ridge residents believe that retirement should feel like vacation! Our sister property, The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, is located 5 minutes away and their amenities are available to the residents. For up to date discounts at each amenity call the Shawnee Ridge office at 570-476-9476.

Retirement Should Feel Like Vacation

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Free Golf for Life

Enjoy a game at Shawnee Inn and Golf

Resort's 27-hole championship course. It's free for Shawnee Ridge residents on weekdays, including the cart! This is a great opportunity for beginners to pick up a new hobby or avid golfers to continue their love of the game.

About the Course: You could be standing on one of the most prized PA golf courses in the Northeast - The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. Completed in 1911, our 27-hole Pocono Mountains golf course is A.W. Tillinghast's first-ever design. Tillinghast later went on to design the Beth Page courses in NY, San Francisco Golf Club, Paramount Country Club in NYC, Niagara Falls Country Club, Ridgewood Country Club in NJ, as well as over 200 other golf courses across the country. Rich in golf history, Our course is located on a private island in the Delaware River. It is as beautiful as it is fun. The course features a flower garden, vegetable garden, bald eagles nest, and a halfway house that features our homemade beer.

Arnold Palmer met his wife while he was living on the island and Jackie Gleason learned how to golf here. This course is rich in history and boasts a long line of golfing greats who have played our championship course, including Walter Hagen, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Lawson Little, Long Jim Barnes, and Johnny Farrell. A free golf cart tour is available where you learn about the history and see the sites via a golf cart.

Our residents receive free mid-week golf.

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Gem and Keystone Brewpub

​Casual dining in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Open for lunch and dinner. The wood-fired grill, house made dressings, dips, and sauces perfectly complement the Gem’s pub items, salads, and delicious entrees. Assorted sandwiches, inspired appetizers, and creative blackboard specials are the highlights of dining at the Gem. As always, all the menu items taste great with the handcrafted ShawneeCraft Beer.

Our residents receive a 15% discount on food.

River Room Gastropub

​At the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, they pride themselves on sustainability and being in harmony with the seasons. The philosophy is to utilize locally sourced products at the peak of their freshness whenever possible. Some of these items are grown right there on the own Shawnee Island Farm. They are pleased to offer guests with a one-of-a-kind dining experience.

Our residents receive a 10% discount on food.

Buckwood Cafe

​Head to our Buckwood Bakery and Café for our signature Shawnee House Blend coffee, fresh breakfast pastries, and bagels, as well as a wide assortment of fruity smoothies and coffee-based beverages, including cappuccinos, espressos, and blended ice coffees. You’ll also find delicious sandwiches and wraps, hand-dipped ice cream cones, and fresh-baked cookies.

Our residents receive a 10% discount on food.

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Shawnee Playhouse

Year-round theater in the beautiful Pocono Mountains with something for everyone.

We strive to provide quality live theatre to the residents and vacationers of Shawnee on Delaware by offering a variety of high-quality productions, affordable entertainment, serving as a training ground for young theatre performers and technicians and engaging, entertaining, and fostering an appreciation of live theatre for adults, teens, and children.

Our residents receive $5 off adult tickets to any feature and headline show– up to 4 tickets.

​Community Concerts

Performers take the stage every Tuesday evening at 7. In the summer the concerts are held riverside on the Great Lawn. The rest of the year the concerts are fireside in the Main Lobby of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. Concerts are family-friendly and appropriate for all ages. Donations to the performers are gratefully accepted. Enjoy Shawnee's gift to the community! Brought to you by the Shawnee Institute Ltd, a non-profit foundation. This weekly live entertainment is a variety of styles performed by popular local artists. This is a free event.

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For the best spa experience in the Poconos, visit Spa Shawnee at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. A wellspring of relaxation, Spa Shawnee spans 3,200 square feet and features three single massage rooms, one couple’s massage room, an esthetics room, a relaxation room, a full salon, manicure/pedicure stations, shower facilities, and lockers to store personal items. Our spa treatments are inspired by ancient traditions of Eastern and Western cultures. By only using the best all-natural and organic products, Spa Shawnee captures the essence of spa treatments the way they were meant to be experienced. Complementing this with the philosophy that everything placed on the body goes into the body, it is simple to understand why product purity is our top priority. Spa Shawnee and Salon’s menu features treatments that focus on purifying the mind, body, and soul. Please review our full spa menu for exciting treatments and tailored spa resort packages. Our menu includes treatments and packages specifically designed to both target trouble areas and rejuvenates your entire body.

Our residents receive a discount of 20% off any spa treatment.



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True to nature because environmental impact is a consideration in every decision we make. We honor the nature of materials that we work with. No shortcuts, no artifice. True to the craft because we honor traditions of workmanship perfected by centuries of well-trained hands. In a world of mass-production, our products are handmade. In a world of homogeneity, our products represent a defiant individuality. In a world without roots, our products embody a tangible sense of place. We aspire to eat what we grow, to drink what we brew, and to build what we use. And we’d like you to experience a taste of this lifestyle yourself- in the form of ShawneeCraft beer.

Tap Room Hours

Thursdays and Friday: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Sundays 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Tap Room offers up to 10 handmade ShawneeCraft beers on draft! We also offer cans and bottle-aged beers, local wines, and ShawneeCraft merchandise for sale.

Brewery Tours​

FIDELIS IN NATURAM, IN ARTEM FIDELIS. Latin for “True to nature, True to the craft.™”, our brewery’s motto and everything we do holds fast to this credo. Learn more about this by attending a Brewery Tour! Brewery Tours begin in the Lobby of the Shawnee Inn. From there, the walking tour begins and works its way outdoors through the resort grounds and into the Brewery. No advance reservations required for the public tours listed above. Tours are complimentary and include a 6 oz sample beer. The tour is approximately ¼ mile walk and lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Live Music​

Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Check out the Brewery’s Facebook page to view event calendar with scheduled bands, beer releases, beer dinners, and other happenings!

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​River Trips & Fishing

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River Trips

Our river trips offer the best way to experience the wild and scenic Delaware River. Whether you slip away for a few hours or set off on a full-day adventure, a trip along the Delaware will be a memorable time. Rates include canoes, kayaks, or rafts, as well as paddles, required life jackets, orientation, shuttle transportation, and parking. Special events can also be booked such as canoe and brew, full moon paddles, and guided trips. Please note, children must be at least 4 years old and weigh 40+ pounds to participate. Safety is our first priority.

Our residents receive a 25% discount on midweek trips.


Retirement wouldn't be complete without fishing! The Delaware river offers an abundance of fish year-round including carp, trout, bass, catfish, and an annual shad run. Shawnee has designed a fishing trip to exceed the expectations of any fishing angler! Individuals, couples, and small groups can safely embark on a distinctive river adventure "Shawnee guided, drift boat style" with a charismatic certified PABC/NPS Fishing Guide. Individual fishing is also available on property or by canoe/ kayak. Fishing licenses can be obtained from the Shawnee General store.

Call 1-800-SHAWNEE to find out current discounts and rate.

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Guided Hikes

Our friendly recreation staff is happy to guide you along the hiking trails of Eastern Pennsylvania; Certified by the American Hiking Guide Association, Wilderness First Aid Trained, and the National Association of Interpretation. The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area provides an abundance of natural beauty. Each season offers a unique view. Some of our highlights include waterfalls, mountains, wildlife, history, leave no trace ethics, wild flowers, birds, and scenic views.

This is a free activity offered daily.

History and Nature Walks

The Shawnee Inn was built in the early 1900's and is rich with history. Join one of the staff members on a tour of the property to learn about the interesting historical events that occurred here and gain an appreciation of the natural beauty and significance of this area.

These are free activities.



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Year-round you can enjoy an evening by the fire along the Delaware river. Almost nightly a campfire is roaring and marshmallow are toasting. Family and friends are invited to eat a s'more and share a story. It is the perfect setting to strike up a conversation and relax at the end of the day.

This is a free activity.

Shawnee Mountain activites

Shawnee Mountain

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Enjoy 1/3 off lift tickets and equipment rentals! If you are 70+ you can ski for free!
You are given access to most events including:

  • Shawnee Celtic Festival
  • Poconos' Wurst Festival
  • Pocono Garlic Festival
  • Pocono Food Truck & Art Festival
  • Apple Harvest and Timber Festival
  • And more!

Our residents receive a 1/3 off ski lift tickets and free entrance tickets to festivals based on availability.

swimming pool

Other Amenities

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  • Tennis Courts
  • Playground
  • Sandy River Bank with River Access and Picnic Areas,
  • Indoor Pool with a Hot Tub

A Charming Community for Active Adults