The place: Woodloch Resort, Hawley, Pa.
The cost: $199 per adult; starts at $60 for kids 3 and up
Lake and mountain getaways are a good bet for mellower families, says Poirot.
This resort fits the bill by mixing indoor activities like crafting with easy nature-trail hikes. The property is also dotted with chairs and benches, perfect for relaxing with a good book.
The savings: 17% less if you skip July and August and travel during mid-June
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