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Summer Adventure Bucket List

Here are 13 thrilling things to do in the Poconos in summer.

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1. Pocono Whitewater - Big Day Out

Bucket List - Check Mark 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. Watch Our Adventure!

Enjoy Three Awesome Pocono Mountains Adventures in One Big Day


2. Off-Road Adventure

Bucket List - Check Mark 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. Watch Our Adventure!

Take an Off-Road Adventure and Explore the Pocono Mountains


3. Ziplining

Bucket List - Check Mark 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! Watch Our Adventure!

Soar Through the Skies and Get an Aerial View of the Poconos


4. Paintball

Bucket List - Check Mark 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. Watch Our Adventure!

Challenge the Family to a Friendly Game of Pocono Mountains Paintball


5. Race Car Experience

Bucket List - Check Mark  Fuel up and get behind the wheel for a Stock Car Racing Experience! Step into the driver’s seat of a NASCAR-style stock car and race through the turns of the “Tricky Triangle” at Pocono Raceway!

Fuel Your Need For Speed in the Poconos and Drive a Stock Car


6. Jet Skiing

Bucket List - Check Mark 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. Watch Our Adventure!

Hit the Open Water and Explore the Pocono Mountains on a Jet Ski


7. Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Bucket List - Check Mark 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. Watch Our Adventure!

Test Your Balancing Skills While Paddling the Delaware River


8. Biking Challenge

Bucket List - Check Mark 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. Watch Our Adventure!

Pocono Mountains Biking Lets You Connect With Nature


9. Pocono Slingshot Rentals

Bucket List - Check Mark 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. Watch Our Adventure!

Get a 360-degree View While Touring the Pocono Mountains


10. Mountain Coaster/Pocono Pipeline

Bucket List - Check Mark Zoom down the mountain on Camelback Mountain Adventures’ Mountain Coaster or Pocono Pipeline! Experience an energizing burst of fresh air careening down the Appalachian Express Mountain Coaster. Brand new this year, the Pocono Pipeline Mountain Slide provides a scenic ride down the dual, 2,800-foot track. Ride solo, or double-up on either mountain ride! Watch Our Adventure!

Feel the Wind Through Your Hair on a Coaster Ride Down the Mountain


11. Delaware River Sojourn

Bucket List - 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 23rd Annual Sojourn will take place June 16-23, 2018. Watch Our Adventure!

Take Part in a Seven-Day Guided Pocono Mountains Paddling Trip


12. Mountain Adventures

Bucket List - Check Mark 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. Watch Our Adventure!

Explore the Pocono Mountains from the Treetops


13. 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.

Feel Fall and Take in the Beauty of the Pocono Mountains