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Labor Day Weekend Fun in NEPA

Celebrate Summer’s Last Long Weekend with this List of Awesome NEPA Activities

As September approaches and summer begins winding down, most of NEPA’s essentially thinking the same thing – I wish we could squeeze in just a little more. Well, stop folding away those swimsuits and beach towels. Pull those goggles and pool noodles back out of the bin. Get that bike out of the garage and clean off the grill. We’ve got one more three-day weekend left this season, and we’re going all out.

Get out there and do a little outdoor dining at your favorite restaurants. Grab a group of friends and hit the Brewer’s Loop or sip your way through the Wine Trail. Get together with family for a wild whitewater adventure, or challenge them to an epic paintball battle. Spend one more weekend under the stars, chasing that hole-in-one, or checking out that cool historic site.

It’s a long weekend. There’s plenty of time for a day trip, a ball game, or an action-packed day on the lake. And, this time of year, you’re guaranteed to find a county fair or two. Of course, you can also slow it down. Enjoy a lazy day at the local pool, a picnic in the park, or even a morning at the farmers’ market. We’ve got thousands of things to do all over NEPA.

It’s the last holiday weekend of the summer. Make it count. And, if you need a little inspiration, check out this convenient list of Labor Day Weekend fun.

Late Summer Fun in NEPA

  • Squeeze in a Few More Waterfalls

    Throughout NEPA

    Pack the camera and lace up the hiking boots for an awe-inspiring visit to some of NEPA’s most iconic waterfalls. Enjoy incredible waterfall views along easily accessible trails within the region’s local, state and national parks.

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  • One More Round of Mini Golf

    NEPA’s Top Mini Golf Courses

    Pack up the kids and head out for a round of this consummate summer classic. Putt your way through all of NEPA’s amazing mini golf courses. And, whether or not you keep score, the first round of ice cream is on you.

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  • Load Up the Car and Catch a Flick

    NEPA’s Drive-In Movie Theaters

    Few NEPA pastimes scream summer more than a night at the drive-in. Luckily, we have four incredible theaters right here in our own backyard. Pack up the car with your favorite snacks and catch a picture show under the stars.

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  • Bring On that Tasty Brain Freeze

    The NEPA Ice Cream List

    It’s no secret. You’ve been scarfing down ice cream all summer. But soon, some of those seasonal shops are going dark. Get out there and check off as many as you can from our convenient list of sweet frozen treats.

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  • Take on a New Trail

    Local, State & National Parks

    You won’t have to travel far for a quick weekend escape. NEPA’s parks feature miles upon miles of carefully maintained hiking trails. Take it all in from waterfalls and wildlife to epic views and unmatched tranquility.

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  • Cruise the Poconos in Style

    Pocono Slingshot Rentals – Blakeslee, PA

    Hit the open road in a stylish and sporty Slingshot. Explore the mountain roads, historic towns and all the Poconos have to offer with 360-degree views from the open-air cockpit. Ride solo, or bring a friend.

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  • Spend One Final Weekend Under the Stars

    Camping in NEPA

    Rekindle your connection to nature with a few days in the woods – you, a few close friends and family, a campfire and a couple tents. It’s all you need for a relaxing getaway on the cheap. Oh, and don’t forget the s’mores.

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  • Take a Peaceful, Two Wheel Tour

    Pocono Biking – Jim Thorpe, PA

    Grab a bike and some water and hit the trail for a 25-mile journey through the beautiful Lehigh Gorge State Park. Follow the mighty Lehigh River on this scenic, 3 to 5-hour, downhill cruise past waterfalls and relics of NEPA’s railroad history.

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  • Climb, Zip and Swing Through the Trees

    Night Zip & Climb – Blue Mountain Resort — Palmerton, PA

    Embark on a night time treetop adventure at this activity-packed resort in Palmerton. Grab some glowsticks and climb your way to the top of an awesome ropes course. Then, strap in and zip your way back down.

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  • To the Water, One More time

    Pocono Action Sports – Greentown, PA

    Spend one last summer day cruising around Lake Wallenpaupack in a spacious pontoon boat. Grab a life jacket and slap on some water-skis, or tie up a tube and spend the day zooming around the iconic NEPA lake.

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