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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.