Crystal Cabin Fever Chilling In The Poconos

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PAUPACK TOWNSHIP -- Crystal Cabin Fever is once again welcoming guests to a world of ice near Lakeville.

It is, of course, a place that thrives on cold, so opening day falling on one of the coldest days of the year seems fitting.

"It's really cool!" said G'yana Leverock.

Literally. It was 14 degrees while the first visitors got a look at all of this year's frozen creations.

"It's freezing!" said Wendy Thee of New Jersey.

"I am so cold right now. I should have worn a lot more clothes," said Jonathan Chou from New Jersey. "Everything is so amazing, definitely worth coming to check out."

Mark Crouthamel of Ice Works was working on some finishing touches, after designing all the displays inside their facility along Route 590 between Hamlin and Hawley. The cold has been a big help.

"It was actually one of the best construction years for us. The weather was just perfect so we didn't fight with that. it Has just been even cold temperatures, like we all know."

There are of course the usual crystal clear wonders at Crystal Cabin Fever but there are new features this year, including colored ice, like this treasure under the sea.

"We went with hopefully a warmer theme this year. We went with 'under the sea,' " Crouthamel said.

There is a tropical theme, quite the contradiction in all this ice. Scenes from the sea are carved in the cold.

There's the lost city of Atlantis ice bar for the adults.

An ice slide in a coral reef is a hit with the kids.

"It awesome, I went and picked up my grandson and my nieces to bring them here for the day," said Hawley resident Tracy Leverock.

Leverock is glad she went to New Jersey to get them. The kids are too.

"It's kind of cool because I've never been to a place like this that's all ice."

New this year is a Finding Nemo scavenger hunt for bundled up boys and girls.

The annual big slide for adults has a Titanic theme.

Crystal Cabin Fever is chilling out daily through February 22.


  • cantfoolme

    gotta love *sarcasm* all these “family orientented” events that offer alcohol and liquor. guess it just would not be a family affair if the adults don’t have a drink. smh. all about the money, money, money : the root of all evils . keep on keeping it classy .

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