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Get Your Summer Started this Memorial Day Weekend

Let’s (Un)Officially Kick Off the Season with a Weekend Full of Classic Summer Fun


It took a while for spring to warm up this year, but if I know NEPA, you all have been livin’ that summer dream for about a month now. Well, we’re done pretending, kids. Summer is right around the corner. And we’re making the most of it by grabbing our pool noodles, painting on the sunscreen and getting outside.

Between parties, hikes and trips to the local ice cream stand, we’ve got our sights set on summer fun this Memorial Day weekend. Go ahead and get the season started with this list of awesome NEPA adventures.

Memorial Day Weekend Fun in NEPA

  • Campfires and S’mores

    Load the kids in the car and don’t forget the dog. Pitch a tent, grab the marshmallows, and spend a night under the stars. Campsites all across the area welcome guests for a fun-filled weekend in nature.

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  • Drop a Line

    Whether you’re going for the big one or just want to cast a line and relax, fishing is fun for all ages. Bait up and drop a line at your secret spot, or check out some of NEPA’s tried and true favorites.

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    Thrills and Spills

    For the thrill-seekers, waterparks and theme parks make the perfect weekend getaway. Whether you’re a coaster aficionado or just there for the funnel cake, NEPA’s amusement parks have something for everyone.

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  • A Scenic Stroll

    Get moving this weekend on one of the region’s many scenic trails. From intense forest hikes to easy walks along the lake, NEPA is bound to have a perfect trail for a relaxing Memorial Day stroll.

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  • Take on the Rapids

    If you’re feeling adventurous, strap on a life vest and grab a paddle. Whitewater rafting is like a day at nature’s theme park. Check out the most exciting way to spend a day on the water.

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  • Hop on the Train

    Explore parts of NEPA only accessible by rail on an authentic steam train. Climb aboard and get comfy in refurbished vintage train cars. Take in the sweeping views of nature you just can’t quite see any other way.

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  • Summit Hills Golf Club - Sports & Outdoors - DiscoverNEPA

    Swing Away

    Perfect your swing with a day on the green. As long as the sun’s shining on NEPA, there’s golf to be played. Enjoy a quick 9, or the whole 18 at one of the region’s stunning public courses or country clubs.

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  • On the Water

    From fishing and kayaking to boating and jet skiing, Lake Wallenpaupack delivers on endless summer fun. Dine dockside, rent a pontoon boat, or take a scenic tour on the water.

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    A Day at the Park

    NEPA is famous for its nature parks and there is no better time to check them out than Memorial Day weekend. Get some fresh air and experience the area’s most beautiful locations.

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  • Batter Up

    Take me out to the ball game! The RailRiders are back along with the fun of a night at the ballpark. Grab your tickets and head to PNC Field to cheer on NEPA’s boys of summer during a Memorial Day weekend home stand.

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  • A Classic Summer Feast

    Nothing says summer like the smell of BBQ. From succulent ribs and brisket to smokey chicken wings and burgers, NEPA’s got plenty of BBQ joints serving up those summer classics with sides and a cold beer.

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  • End on a Sweet Note

    There is no better way to end a hot summer day than a cone from your favorite ice cream spot. Stop by your local stand or take a tour of NEPA’s incredible selection of parlors.

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Keep Busy All Weekend Long


Between whitewater rafting excursions, baseball games and carnivals, NEPA has plenty going on this weekend. Whether you’re planning to unwind or you’re ready to party, our events calendar features a bit of both. Create an itinerary, gather friends and family and make this Memorial Day weekend an unforgettable one.

Article Updated from its Original Version Published on 5/24/2021.

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