I live in South Jersey just east of Philly so the Poconos are about 2 to 3 hours away. I'm originally from Massachusetts (miss the VT resorts) so I don't know too much about this area.
I'm a beginner, been 3 times and I'm starting get a lot better. I like cruiser runs the best. So far I've been to Camelback and Blue Mountain, and I thought both were pretty decent, although I was at both during Holiday weekends so they were busy but manageable.
I plan to make a trip to Elk this year but its a bit farther so I'll wait for some good weather. I'm looking to do mostly night riding to keep costs down. I've spent a bunch already this year on gear. Anyplace else I should check out??