Summer Adventure Bucket List
Here are 9 thrilling ways to get some Vitamin D this summer.
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Parasail on one of Pennsylvania's largest manmade lakes. Soar above Lake Wallenpaupack's 52 miles of uninterrupted shore line.
It's getting hot outside. Cool off with the wind in your face as you free-fall through the Pocono Mountains. While Skydiving in the Pocono Mountains, jumpers will enjoy views of the mountains, the Delaware Water Gap and the New York City Skyline.
Originally a Hawaiian tradition, stand-up paddleboarding has made its way to the Pocono Mountains at Shawnee River Trips. Glide along the serene Delaware River, surrounded by pristine mountain scenery, while standing, balanced on a surf board, with your paddle in hand. Trending among water-sport enthusiasts, paddleboarding offers a unique adventure, as well as great fitness benefits.
Get a bird’s eye view of the summer scenery on a zip line ride through the Pocono Mountains! The region’s many zip lines offer high-speed, high-flying fun in a variety of settings. Fly solo or challenge a friend on a dual racing zip line ride!
Beat the heat under the cover of the canopy at a Pocono Mountains woodland adventure park! Aerial obstacles from beginner to expert will challenge your balance and agility while offering unique views of the summer scenery. Work through rope ladders, swinging bridges, zip lines and other tricky treetop elements.
The Delaware River Sojourn is a seven or eight-day guided paddling trip on the Delaware River. Participants will have the opportunity to canoe/kayak the entire Delaware River while setting up camp along the shores each night. The 22nd Annual Sojourn takes place June 17-23, 2017.
The Big Day Out at Pocono Whitewater occurs most weekends April through October. The day begins with a mountain bike ride between the 1,000 foot walls of the Lehigh Gorge Rail-Trail to the famous Glen Onoko. The adventure continues with a scenic hike to an abandoned railroad tunnel with beautiful overlooks of the Lehigh River. From there, adventurers will whitewater raft the bends and rolls of the Lehigh River. Accomplishing the bike, hike and raft in one day will score any outdoor thrill seeker bragging rights.
Take on the Lehigh Gorge 25-mile scenic bike trail on your Pocono Mountains adventure. The trail follows the scenic Lehigh River with sights including abundant wildlife, rock formations and tumbling waterfalls. Bike the full 25-mile trail, or opt for a shorter 10 or 15 mile ride.
Join the largest paintball game in the world, for Skirmish's annual "Invasion of Normandy". Voted one of the "Most Manly Man Adventures" by the Travel Channel, the event attracts thousands of players each year, battling it out in an epic game of paintball.