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Summer Adventure Bucket List

Here are 13 thrilling ways to get some Vitamin D this summer.

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Pocono Whitewater - Big Day Out

 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.

Pocono Mountains Spring Bucket List


Jet Skiing

 Get out on the water and cool down with jet skiing in the Pocono Mountains. Feel the wind through your hair as you glide across the lake. Lessons and rentals are available for everyone from novice to expert.

Jet Skiing on Lake Wallenpaupack in the Pocono Mountains


Mountain Adventures

 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.

Adventure Parks in the Pocono Mountains


Off-Road Adventure

 Explore the outdoor playground of the Pocono Mountains firsthand on an off-road adventure. Take an all-terrain vehicle tour through streams with your family or drive a utility-terrain vehicle through the woods with your friends. With varying terrains, you’ll want to experience this every way you can.  

Scenic Roadway in the Pocono Mountains


Ziplining

 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!

Zip Line Fun in the Pocono Mountains


Paintball

 In addition to Skirmish Paintball's largest paintball game in the world "Invasion of Normandy", paintball is guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping. Grab your crew, suit up, and head out on the battlefield.

Pocono Mountains Paintball Fun


Parasailing

 Parasail on one of Pennsylvania's largest man-made lakes. Soar above Lake Wallenpaupack's 52 miles of uninterrupted shore line. Bask in this breathtaking experience as you witness the Pocono Mountains like never before. 

Pocono Mountains Summer Bucket List


Stand-Up Paddleboarding

 Originating in Hawaii, stand-up paddleboarding has made its way to the Pocono Mountains. It’s not every day you can stand on water. Paddle between the renowned mountains on the Delaware River while standing atop of a surfboard. This low-impact sport balances both exercise and adventure.

Stand-up paddle board in the Pocono Mountains


Biking Challenge

 Challenge yourself on the 32-mile McDade Recreational Trail. Travel throughout the scenic Delaware National Recreation Area on the Pennsylvania side. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Delaware River alongside this packed gravel path. Bring your own mountain or hybrid bike, or rent one.

Biking the McDade Trail in the Poconos


Pocono Slingshot Rentals

 Take a ride this summer with Pocono Slingshot Rentals. Experience the Pocono Mountains up close and personal in a 360-degree view, open-air cockpit. Tour the area like never-before, and relax while enjoying the spectacular scenery.

Slingshot Tours of the Pocono Mountains


Mountain Coaster

 All aboard the Appalachian Express! Zoom through the wilderness on Camelback Mountain Adventures’ Mountain Coaster. As you careen down the mountain, you’ll delight in the cooling burst of fresh air. Ride solo, or use the buddy system on the Appalachian Express Mountain Coaster.

Mountain Coaster Fun at Camelback Mountain


Delaware River Sojourn

Check Mark  The Delaware River Sojourn is a seven-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.

Canoeing in the Pocono Mountains


Skydiving

 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.

Skydiving the Pocono Mountains