Fall Fun at the Poconos – Whitewater Rafting, Skirmish Paintball & Pocono Biking

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Dam Release Whitewater Rafting. Photo Credit: Poconowhitewater.com

Edited by: JV Staff

Family Style Whitewater Rafting on the Lehigh River

  • This section of the Lehigh is simply perfect for families – ages 4 and up are welcome! Eight miles and 3 to 4 hours long, the mild water of the Lehigh is occasionally interspersed with a touch of Class II whitewater. This is a great trip for relaxing in the sun, enjoying the passing scenery, kicking your feet over the edge of the raft, or taking a swim in the river!
  • Available daily May through October
  • Includes: 8-mile whitewater rafting trip, shuttle to/from the river, rafting equipment, life jacket, river guides, free parking, post-trip bonfire
  • A Free riverside BBQ lunch is served daily in our exclusive riverside picnic area from Memorial Day through Labor Day & on weekends in May, September and October. Some of the items served are Kosher.
  • Rates start at $39.99 per person
  • Youth group programs available
  • Team building available
  • Reservations can be made online at PoconoWhitewater.com OR by calling us at 1.800.WHITEWATER (800.944.8392) or 570.325.8430
  • Feel free to use any photos or videos from our website credited to PoconoWhitewater.com

 

Dam Release Whitewater Rafting on the Lehigh River

  • This is a fun, thrilling, and pristine river trip that everyone from ages 8 and up can do…no experience necessary! Surrounded by state park protected woodlands & mountains, you’ll enjoy 12 miles & 5 hours of Class III whitewater while paddling over 17 rapids!
  • The Dam Release is available on specific dates throughout the season. Here is the tentative 2021 schedule:

o April: Daily, natural flow releases

Family Style Whitewater Rafting–Photo Credit: Poconowhitewater.com

May: Daily, natural flow releases plus an extra boost from the dam on the 15th, 22nd, 29th & 30th

June: Natural flow release from the 1st through 6th plus and extra boost from the dam on the 12th & 13th, 26th & 27th

July: 10th & 11th, 24th & 25th, 31st

August: 1st, 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd, 28th & 29th

September: 4th & 5th

October: Daily, natural flow releases plus a MEGA release on the 9th & 10th

  • Includes: 12-mile whitewater rafting trip, shuttle to/from the river, rafting equipment, 5 gallon bucket with lid to store your lunch, life jacket, river guides, free parking, post-trip bonfire
  • Rate: $69.99 per person
  • Reservations can be made online at PoconoWhitewater.com OR by calling us at 1.800.WHITEWATER (800.944.8392) or 570.325.8430
  • Feel free to use any photos or videos from our website credited to PoconoWhitewater.com

 

Skirmish Paintball

Skirmish is the World’s premier paintball facility and home to over 50 of the best paintball maps on the planet. It spans 750 acres of prime Pocono Mountain real estate. Our paintball maps contain everything you could possibly want in field topography. We have open fields, dense woods, creeks, bridges, swamps, rhododendron trees, forts, villages, TWO CASTLES, cargo containers, tanks, airplanes, speedball arenas, as well as inflatable bunkers. You name it – Skirmish has it! There is no experience necessary to play here at Skirmish Paintball. We will provide your paintball equipment. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to answer your questions, give you tips and help with whatever you need. Ages 10 and up are welcome.

  • Skirmish is available daily, year round.
  • Rates start at $29.99 per person
  • Youth group programs available
  • Team building available
  • Basic package rates include: entry to the premier Skirmish Paintball maps, paintball gun rental, goggle/facemask rental, unlimited N2 air fills, referees, and all day play
  • Reservations can be made online at Skirmish.com OR by calling us at 1.800.SKIRMISH (1.800.754.7647) or 570.325.8430
  • Feel free to use any photos or videos from our website credited to Skirmish.com

 

Pocono Biking

Here at Pocono Biking we do more than just rent Trek Bikes and provide shuttle services to the Lehigh Gorge sections of the D&L Rail Trail. We offer specialty biking trips that include hiking and whitewater rafting, multi day adventures, Bike Train rides through the Lehigh Gorge State Park and so much more. Experience the biking trail here at Pocono Biking. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service to ensure you have the ideal stay in Jim Thorpe. We guarantee you will find something of interest and hope to see you and your friends soon.

  • Open year round
  • Daily Trek bicycle rentals and shuttle services available
  • Hourly and full day rentals available
  • Out and back riding available
  • Child carriers available for ages 2 and up (Trail-A-Bikes and Cabooses)
  • Daily shuttles available to up to 36 miles of trail
  • 2-day and 4-day overnight rides are available for up to 142 miles of trail
  • Rates start at $10.99 per rental
  • Youth group programs available
  • Reservations can be made by calling us at 570.325.8430
  • Feel free to use any photos or videos from our website credited to PoconoBiking.com