Local Activities

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

bushkill fallsBushkill Falls
Distance from hotel: 1/2 mile
570.588.6682 / Website

The “Niagara of Pennsylvania,” Bushkill Falls is among the Keystone State’s most famous scenic attractions. This unique series of eight waterfalls, nestled deep in the wooded Pocono Mountains, is accessible through an excellent network of hiking trails and bridges which afford fabulous views of the falls and the surrounding forest.

edge-of-the-woods-photoEDGE OF THE WOODS OUTFITTERS
110 Main Street, Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327
570.421.6681 / Website

Delaware River trips and bike rental in the Delaware Water Gap National Park.  Retail store offers outdoor adventure gear, maps, footwear, and National Park information.  Guided tours available.

Kittatinny Canoes
Distance from hotel: 9 miles
800.356.2852 / Website

Award winning, family owned and operated, offering 70 years of outdoor fun and excitement for all ages and abilities. Kittatinny operates on the scenic Delaware River, running through two National Parks. All seven of our bases are strategically located to insure the most diverse river trips. No experience is necessary for our white water rafting, kayaking, canoeing or tubing trips. You will, however, need to be prepared to have a wet fun filled day, as you paddle through crystal clear water with spectacular rock formations and lush forested mountains. A river trip is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy an abundance of wildlife from a new perspective.

Country Club of the Poconos
Distance from hotel: 10 miles
570.223.8099 / Website

The golf course at Country Club of the Poconos is more than just a great place to play golf. It is an 18 hole, Fazio-designed golf course, that features some of the most challenging and picturesque holes in the northeast. Our signature, par-four 16th hole covers 420 yards, and features a tee box that’s elevated 150 feet above the fairway. It offers one of the most spectacular vistas you’ll ever see. Best of all, is the cost to play. Our fees are the lowest around, which makes playing on such a fabulous course even better.

shawnee-river-tripsShawnee River Trips
One River Road, Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356
570.424.4000 / Website

Enjoy a distinctive guided drift boat trip with a licensed fishing guide on this legendary big river. “The Big D” is famous for its seasonal runs of shad and striped bass, along with its resident populations of trophy trout, smallmouth bass, walleye, and muskellunge.

Shawnee Mountain
Distance from hotel: 11 miles
570.421.7231 / Website

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area has earned a reputation for aggressive snowmaking and quality grooming. Located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, Shawnee offers day and night skiing, snowboarding and a tubing park.

gw-childs-recreation-photoGeorge W. Childs Recreation Site
Silver Lake Rd, Dingman’s Ferry, PA 18328
570.588.2451 / Website

The George W. Childs Recreation Site is a former state park that is the site of a number of cascade waterfalls along Dingmans Creek. This picturesque park is a part of the Delaware Water gap National Recreational area and includes expansive hemlock groves and cascading waterfalls along with a picnic area, comfort facilities, and a short hiking trail along the falls. It is located in Dingmans Ferry in Delaware Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania. The site is named for George W. Childs a noted philanthropist, whose widow deeded the land to the commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1912. The site contains three main waterfalls: Factory Falls, Fulmer Falls and Deer Leap Falls and is a few miles upstream from Dingmans Falls and Silverthread Falls. The site is also host to the ruins of Joseph Brooks’ 19th century woolen mill.

Delaware_Water_Gap_National_Recreation_Area_PennsylvaniaPocono Environmental Education Center – Hiking
538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
570.828.2319 / Website

Where Learning Comes Naturally! The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is the perfect place for learning, exploring, getting away, and connecting. With 5 hiking trails, weekend educational programs, and a summer day camp, PEEC is a great place for nature lovers, families, friends, photographers, youth and adult groups, scouts, students, and teachers. PEEC offers six trails that vary in distance and difficulty. All trails are loops that begin and end on PEEC Campus. Pick up an interpretive trail guide for each trail from their display inside the main building or on the porch to the right of the front door. A private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, PEEC is the education partner of the National Park Service in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. PEEC advances environmental education, sustainable living, and appreciation for nature through hands-on experience in a national park.

dingmans-boardwalkDelaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
River Road, Bushkill, PA 18324-9999
570.426.2435 / Website

Established by Congress on September 1, 1965, for public outdoor recreation use and for the preservation of scenic, scientific, and historic resources. The area is rich in both cultural and natural history. The ridges and river valley contain streams, waterfalls, geologic features, a diversity of plants and wildlife, and traces of past occupants and cultures. Popular activities include canoeing, rafting, fishing, picnicking and camping.

Waterfalls in the DWGNRA

Fernwood Resort: Destination Earth Paintball
Route 209, Bushkill, PA 18324
570.588.6661 / Website

Get a group of friends, coworkers, or family together for an afternoon of Pocono paintball ambushing! Fun for everyone in your group, Pocono paintball at Destination Earth provides a unique way to enjoy the great outdoors and is open for year round paintball fun. Play in the woods, come with a team or by yourself and test your aim. Destination Earth provides all the equipment and two kinds of fields, one in a wooded setting and the other with protective obstacles. Fernwood Resort guests admission to Destination Earth Pocono paintball is $30.00 and non guest admission is $35.00 – which includes gun rental and 100 paintballs. Additional charges for paintballs apply – must use field paint only.

Fernwood Fun Center – Horseback Riding
Route 209, Bushkill, PA 18324
570.588.6661 x 4280 / Website

Take a trail ride back in time through the scenic Pocono Mountains. Open year-round, Fernwood’s horse stables offer trail rides where you can reconnect with nature and an earlier time when life was slower riding on horseback. Rides of approximately 45 minutes wind around the Fernwood Golf Course and border the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Rides offered daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm October through May except Tuesdays and Thursdays. Open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm June through September.

Malibu-dude-ranchMalibu Dude Ranch
351 Foster Hill Road, Milford, PA 18337
570.296.7281 / Website

At Malibu Dude Ranch in the Poconos of Pennsylvania, you can ride horses mornings and afternoons on 800 acres of scenic forest trails. Challenge yourself at tennis, basketball, archery, at the shooting range, a game of horseshoes on the grounds, fish and row boat in the lake, and more. Bring your ATV and ride the trails. In winter, bring your ice skates, skis, snowboard and snowmobile for some fun in the snow! Relax at the end of your day in the indoor heated pool, around the huge fireplace, or dancing in the saloon.

Sunset Hill Range North LLC
Route 314, Henryville, PA 18332
570.629.3981 / Website

Looking for something different? Enjoy a day of shooting in the scenic Pocono Mountains. If you never shot a gun before, no problem. We have instructors to assist you with over 60 guns, ranging from handguns to rifles and shotguns. Open seven days a week 10am to 5pm, rain or shine. 

Sky’s The Limit
124 Airport Strip Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
570.420.1011 / Website

CHECK THIS ACTIVITY OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST! Free fall from 13,500 feet above the Pocono Mountains on a skydive, with views of the Manhattan Skyline on your float to the ground. Only five minutes off I-80.  You need to be over the age of 18 and weigh under 245 lbs to experience one minute of free fall from 13,500 feet and a beautiful five minute canopy ride.

Blue Lightning
Route 209, Bushkill, PA 18324
570.588.6661 / Website

Experience the thrill of snowtubing year-round at Fernwood Resort with the opening of Blue Lightning all season tubing, the only all season tubing facility in the Pocono Mountains with a Magic Carpet lift and two 400 foot tubing lanes. Ride to the top, walk off and start tubing by sitting down on the tube and gliding down on the special runs that allow tubing without snow or water. Open Thursdays through Mondays, the park is located next to Wintergreens Patio Grill on the slope that transforms into Fernwood Resort’s snowtubing park in winter. Group rates available for 12 or more.  Overnight stay and slide packages available at BlueLightningTubing.com.

Pocono TreeVentures at Fernwood Resort
1 Fernwood Lane, Bushkill, PA 18324-0209
570.588.6661 / Website

Take to the trees at Pocono TreeVentures the newest aerial adventures ropes course in the Pocono Mountains. 66 elements and five courses from beginner to expert take you through the trees using small platforms constructed at various levels. The platforms are connected by different types of bridges that represent obstacles. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Pocono Mountains, the highest point of the expert trail takes you up over 30 feet in the air with the beginner course offering an introductory experience for anyone new to the sport.

 The park was designed and built by Outdoor Ventures Group, a company that designs, builds and operates Aerial Forest Parks throughout the country. Established in 2008, OVG was inspired by Swiss adventure parks and promotes active enjoyment of the outdoors where you appreciate nature while engaging in activities that are fun, challenging, building confidence, and are good for your health. Unique to Outdoor Ventures, the company designs parks using the award winning SAFE LINK Smart Safety “intelligent belay” System with double-connected safety clips that help guests stay connected to a safety line.

 Overnight packages are offered from April through early December that include Pocono TreeVentures tickets and accommodations in a fully furnished studio villa at nearby Fernwood Resort all within walking distance to the park.

 Zip line between trees, try your skills balancing on rope walks, climb platforms, swing on wire walkways and fly through the air like a bird on dual racing ziplines. You decide your skill level and pick your challenge. Embrace your inner outdoor adventurist and give our aerial ropes adventure a try.

 Participants must be at least 42″ tall and no more than 6’8″ tall weighing less than 265 pounds. The courses are for ages 7 to adult. Reservations for groups of 12 or more must be made 24 hours in advance. Wear well-fitting clothing that does not allow anything to hang loose or get tangled in cables and rope. Long hair should be tied back. Jewelry should not be worn. Sneakers or hiking shoes closed toe shoes are required. Flip-flops and sandals are not permitted.

PoconoTreeVentures.com for information and rates. Open early April though mid December. 800-446-0231.

Adventure Sports
398 Seven Bridge Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
570.223.0505 / Website

Adventure Sports specializes in canoe, kayak and raft trips on the Delaware River through the spectacular Delaware Water Gap National Park located in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. We offer several different trips that vary in distance and can last from two hours to overnight multi-day camping trips. We use only Old Town Canoes and Kayaks and Hyside Rafts. Our rates include life jackets, paddles, shuttle transportation, river map, trip planning, orientation and canoe, kayak or raft.

Chamberlain Canoes, Rafts, Kayaks and Tubing
103 5 Star Lane, Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356
570.421.0180 / Website

Located one mile north of I-80 on River Road at the Delaware River Toll Bridge. Free Parking, and rentals.  Transportation to and from the Delaware River included.

CBK Mountain Adventures
301 Camelback Road, Tannersville, PA 18372
570.629.1663 ext 3 / Website

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Spend a day in the trees and quench the thirst of your inner monkey on the 5 TreeTop Adventure courses at CBK Mountain Adventures, with over 100 aerial obstacles to get your adrenaline flowing! Then soar down Camelback Mountain on the 4,000’ long tandem Zip-Flyers, the longest & fastest in North America!  CBK is the perfect outdoor activity for kids, adults, group and corporate outings.

Twin 1000’ ZipLines – Come try the most exhilarating, heart pounding adventure ride in the Pocono Mountains! Zip through and OVER  the trees, 85 feet above the ground!  CBK’s tandem 1000′ Plus ziplines let you race side by side above the slopes of Camelback Mountain.

The Biggest Treetop Adventure Courses in Pennsylvania serve up over 100 exhilarating aerial obstacle over 5 challenge courses set in the forest right on the slopes of Camelback Mountain Resort!  The obstacles are suspended between trees and guests stay securely clipped into a safety cable as they journey over the forest floor below.  The courses include zip lines, suspended bridges, scramble nets, swinging logs and so much more! For kids under This is a true Pocono Mountain’s Adventure!

Come soar on the longest twin Zip Flyers in North America from the top of Camelback Mountain. You will be secured in a five-point harness, soar over the treetops and get an amazing view no matter what season of the year.  This is the best way to see the first blooms of the spring, the fall foliage or the beauty of the summer.

Looking for the newest adventure ride in the Pocono Mountains? Come zig and zag down Camelback Mountain on the 4500’ Mountain Coaster, the only one in Pennsylvania.  You’ll reach speeds up to 25 mph while you careen down the mountain, whirling around two 360º turns all while up to 30 feet in the air!

CBK’s scenic Mountain Segways lets you tackle the trails of Camelback Mountain Resort in a whole new way. State-of-the-art Segways are outfitted with knobby mountain tires to traverse the slopes of the mountain.  This breath-taking, one and a half hour tour is the best way to see the beautiful Pocono Mountains!

Pocono-zip-racerPocono Zip Racer at Fernwood Resort
1 Fernwood Lane, Bushkill, PA 18324-0209
570.588.6661 / Website

Pocono Zip Racer is the newest dual racing zip line attraction to be added to the Pocono Mountains in Bushkill, PA. The 1,000 ft aerial zip lines share a registration area with Pocono TreeVentures aerial ropes course at take guests flying through the air from the launch to the landing next to the Zip Racer registration area.

 Exhilarating fun, zip lining takes no special skills. You are harnessed at the base, walk to the top then race down. Compete against friends or just enjoy the ride as you speed past trees like a bird in flight over a stream and some of the Pocono TreeVentures elements. It is thrilling and fun and a great way to experience the beauty of the Pocono Mountains.

 The cost of the zip line experience is $10 for one trip or $15 for two by the same guest. The zip lines are open Thursdays through Mondays from 10:00 am to dusk mid April through mid December. Reservations are not required but participants must be between 42” and 80” tall and at least 7 years old weighing less than 265 pounds. Group rates are offered for 12 or more. It is required you wear closed toe shoes and clothing appropriate for outdoor recreation.

 Pocono Zip Racer is located on Route 209 in Bushkill, PA with easy access off of I-80. For information about the racing zip lines go to PoconoZipRacer.com or call 800-446-0231.

The Crossing Premium Outlets
Distance from hotel: 15 miles
Website

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mt airy casinoMount Airy Casino
Distance from hotel: 25 miles
877.682.4791

Mount Airy Casino Resort is located in the heart of the beautiful Pocono Mountains. The casino features a mix of more than 2,075 of the latest slot machines and hottest table games.

Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark
Distance from hotel: 25 miles
570.629.1661 / Website

CAMELBEACH, THE BIGGEST WATERPARK IN PA HAS SUMMER FUN FOR EVERYONE. Whether you like adrenaline-filled waterslides or just lounging pool side on a hot summer day, at Camelbeach you’ll find thrills from mild to wild. With over 37 rides, slides and attractions, dousing buckets, spraying water, hundreds of palm trees, cobblestone walkways, and beach sand, Camelbeach instantly transports you to a waterpark oasis, where kids can be kids and adults can too. Come experience Camelbeach and you’ll quickly see that this is no ordinary waterpark.

Camelback Mountain
Distance from hotel: 25 miles
570.629.1661 / Website

Camelback mountain is among the largest ski mountains in Pennsylvania. It is among the best known skiing areas in Pennsylvania as a result of its visibility and accessibility from New York City and northern New Jersey. Camelback is a family friendly resort with two terrain parks, snow tubing and 160 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain.

Pocono Raceway
Distance from hotel: 45 miles
570.646.2300 / Website