Spring Adventure Bucket List
Wake up and smell the flowers - they're in bloom and so is your sense of adventure!
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Get behind the wheel before the professionals! Pocono Raceway, home to the infamous "tricky triangle", offers a Stock Car Racing experience. Before the first Race Weekend in the Pocono Mountains this June, get behind the wheel of a 600 horsepower Sprint Cup style stock car beginning in May. The car reaches up to 160 miles per hour allowing drivers to feel the rush that until now was only known in the racing world.
Experience the rush of skydiving this spring! Jumpers will experience the thrill of free-fall from 13,500 feet above the Pocono Mountains. As the canopy opens, skydivers will float to the ground while enjoying the views of the mountains, the Delaware Water Gap and the New York City Skyline.
Welcome warmer weather with an exhilarating ride on a mountain zip line! Race through the air high above the Pocono Mountains landscape on a single or dual racing zip line. Don’t blink! You’ll fly over the budding spring scenery at speeds over 50 miles per hour!
Catch the region in bloom from a Pocono Mountains adventure park! The exhilarating obstacle courses are set in the natural mountain environment with a variety of aerial obstacles including zip lines, suspended bridges, scramble nets, swinging logs and more.
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.
The Leigh River Gorge provides a picturesque setting for a bike challenge. Pedal 25 miles through an abandoned railroad bed and follow the river through the Leigh Gorge State Park. This scenic journey takes riders past fantastic rock formations, tumbling waterfalls and plentiful wildlife.