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Seasonal , Summer , Adventure Sports , Sports & Outdoors

Embark on an Outdoor Adventure This Summer

Explore the Rivers, Mountains & Forests

Mother Nature had the whole social distancing thing down long before COVID. The fresh air, wide-open spaces and a little bit of excitement are just what we need. Luckily, NEPA has plenty of outdoor activities so you can stay safe, yet still make the most out of summer.

Gather up your friends and family, because we have some awesome adventures in store. Kayaking, biking, ziplining and more offer thrills for the whole family. For the ultimate adrenaline rush, check out NEPA’s whitewater rafting trips, paintball centers and off-roading parks.

These businesses can provide the gear and guidance you need to get started. All you have to bring is your sense of adventure. Make sure to check each location’s health, safety and reservation procedures to prepare for your trip.

  • Ride the Rapids

    Whitewater Challengers – Weatherly, PA

    Take a wild ride down the Lehigh River. Dam release weekends are full of thrills from start to finish, while the family-style trips offer smoother sailing. Check out our deal to get 15% off your trip.

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  • Kayak on the River

    Five Mountain Outfitters Co. – Shickshinny, PA

    Spend the day paddling down the Susquehanna River. Five Mountain Outfitters will provide the boats, gear and shuttle service. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot one of the bald eagles that lives along the shore.

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  • Bike the Lehigh Gorge Trail

    Pocono Bike Rental – White Haven & Jim Thorpe, PA

    The roaring river, rushing waterfalls and rolling mountains are just some of the highlights on the Lehigh Gorge Trail. Whether you tackle all 26 miles or complete a smaller section, you’ll enjoy a flat, smooth, family friendly ride.

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  • Go Off-Roading

    The Lost Trails ATV Adventure Park – Dunmore, PA

    This 2,000-acre off-roading park has everything from meandering mountain trails to action-packed mud runs and rock crawls. You can bring your own ATV, UTV or dirt bike. Rentals and guided tours are also available.

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  • Join an Epic Paintball Battle

    Skirmish Paintball – Albrightsville, PA

    Who needs video games when you have 750 acres of paintball fields? Skirmish Paintball has castles, villages, barricades and more so you can duck and dodge your way to victory. Check out their special events and their deal for 100 free paintballs.

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  • Explore the Treetops

    Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge – Skytop, PA

    Catch some air at Skytop’s treetop adventure course. It includes elevated bridges, ropes, ladders and 16 different ziplines. The course is open to the public, but advance reservations are required.

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  • Hit the Open Road

    Pocono Slingshot Rentals – Blakeslee, PA

    Get behind the wheel of a Polaris Slingshot. This sweet ride is like a cross between a sports car and a motorcycle. In a day’s drive, you can reach Jim Thorpe, Lake Wallenpaupack and other Pocono attractions.

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  • Saddle Up

    Mountain Laurel Riding Stables – White Haven, PA

    Hit the trails for a guided ride through the forest. The stable’s friendly horses are ready to show you the way. First timers and experienced riders are welcome.

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  • Ride Down PA’s Highest Vertical Drop

    Blue Mountain Resort – Palmerton, PA

    Blue Mountain’s downhill mountain bike park features 27 trails that range from beginner to expert. Bike, helmet and pad rentals are available. Rentals and passes must be reserved in advance.

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  • Take the Leap of a Lifetime

    Above the Poconos Skydivers – Hazle Twp., PA

    Jumping out of a perfectly good plane is pretty high up there on the exhilaration scale. Take your adventure to new heights with a skydiving session. The incredible views and thrilling freefall are totally worth the pre-jump jitters—just ask our interns.

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And don’t forget, for all of our friends, families, and neighbors, continue observing all recommended health and safety precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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