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June 25, 2021
10 NEPA Summer Fun Activities

Epic summer fun is waiting in NEPA! Add these 10 awesome activities to your list.

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1. Knoebels Amusement Resort

Elysburg, PA

Knoebels is America’s largest free-admission amusement park with over 60 rides. This family owned and operated park is famous for The Phoenix, one of world’s best wooden roller coasters. Another favorite is The StratosFear, a drop tower that reaches up to 47 miles per hour.

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2. Montage Mountain Waterpark

Scranton, PA

During the summer, the slopes of Montage Mountain turn into a family-friendly waterpark. Race down the Iceberg Alley Luge or relax on the Lazy River. Thrilling waterslides include the Tundra Tornado.

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3. Five Mountain Outfitters

Shickshinny, PA

Five Mountain Outfitters offers kayak rentals and trips on the Susquehanna River. Spend the day paddling and admiring peaceful views of the mountains and cliffs. Islands provide the perfect spot to rest and enjoy a picnic.

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4. Stock Car Racing Experience

Long Pond, PA

Drive or ride in a NASCAR-style stock car at Pocono Raceway. You’ll be able to experience the “Tricky Triangle” firsthand. Each car has 600 horsepower and can reach speeds up to 160 miles per hour.

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5. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

Moosic, PA

The RailRiders are a Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. They play over 60 home games a year at PNC Field. Bring the whole gang for family days, kids’ activities and other fun promotions.

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6. Above the Poconos Skydivers

Hazle Twp., PA

Above the Poconos Skydivers is the oldest continuously running skydiving center that is a member of the US Parachute Association. Skydivers jump from up to 10,000 feet high with minimum freefall speeds of 120 miles per hour.

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7. Lake Wallenpaupack

Hawley, PA

Lake Wallenpaupack is NEPA’s largest lake at 5,700 acres. Visitors can rent boats, jet skis, kayaks and tubes at local marinas. Don’t miss Wally Lake Fest, which is held every August.

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8. Lahey Family Fun Park

Clarks Summit, PA

Lahey Family Fun Park is home to two mini golf courses with waterfalls. Kids and parents alike will have a blast racing on the ¼-mile go-kart track, while the bumper boats are a great way to stay cool in the summer.

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9. Whitewater Challengers

Weatherly, PA

Join Whitewater Challengers for a rafting trip on the Lehigh River. You’ll take on Class II and Class III rapids. Dam release weekends are extra thrilling, when the river is roaring with water.

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10. The Lands at Hillside Farms

Shavertown, PA

Hillside Farms is a nonprofit, educational dairy farm in the Back Mountain. Explore the grounds and meet dozens of cute animals. And don’t forget to stop by the dairy store for some of their famous ice cream.

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Ryan Wood
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