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Hiking in the Poconos

Adventure Center at Whitewater Challengers
Enjoy exciting dam release whitewater rafting at the Pocono's favorite family outdoor center. Ideal for all ages. Easy or exhilarating rafting trips March to October. Guided trips each day. Also camping, biking, kayaking and scrumptious meal packages! Group discounts and the best group leader benefits. No experience needed.

288 North Stagecoach Rd Weatherly , PA 18255
Toll-Free: 800-443-8554 Phone: 570-443-9532 | Fax: 570-443-9727
Web Site: www.whitewaterchallengers.com
E-mail: info@whitewaterchallengers.com

 

Beltzville State Park
Located in Carbon County, Beltzville State Park is 949 acres with a shoreline of 19.8 miles. The park is located along the Pohopoco Creek with recreation areas around the lake. The park offers wooded and open picnic areas, which also include modern restrooms, drinking water, tables, parking areas, and day use mooring areas for boats. Fishing in Beltzville Lake is a popular sport. The lake is stocked with warm- and cold-water game fish and panfish. The lake is also ideal for boating.

2950 Pohopoco Drive Lehighton , PA 18235
Toll-Free: 888PAPARKS Phone: 610-377-0045
Web Site: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/b-ville.htm
E-mail: beltzvillesp@state.pa.us

 

Big Pocono State Park
Perched on Camelback Mountain, Big Pocono State Park is rugged and scenic. A paved, scenic drive encircles the mountaintop and provides a magnificent view of vast portions of Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.

Camelback Road Tannersville , PA 18372
Toll-Free: 888-PAP-ARKS Phone: 570-894-8336
Web Site: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/bigpocono.aspx
E-mail: tobyhannasp@state.pa.us

 

Bushkill Falls
"The Niagara of Pennsylvania," has eight waterfalls. Waterfalls are just the beginning of you visit to Bushkill Falls. Step into a Native America long-house and see how the Lenni Lenape lived hundreds of years ago.

Route 209, Bushkill Falls Road Bushkill , PA 18324
Phone: 570-588-6682 | Fax: 570-588-9060
Web Site: http://www.visitbushkillfalls.com

 

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
As your exploration of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor continues, the landscape ascends. Breathtaking scenery, natural resources and scars from the coal and lumber industries coexist. This mountainous region is known as a mecca for high-quality outdoor recreation. River rafting, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, hunting, camping, fishing, golf, downhill and cross-country skiing are found in numerous resorts, state game lands, rails-to-trails, state, county and municipal parks.

110 North 3rd Street 2nd Fl Room 220 Lehighton , PA 18235
Phone: 610-923-3548
Web Site: www.delwareandlehigh.org


Delaware State Forest
As your exploration of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor continues, the landscape ascends. Breathtaking scenery, natural resources and scars from the coal and lumber industries coexist. This mountainous region is known as a mecca for high-quality outdoor recreation. River rafting, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, hunting, camping, fishing, golf, downhill and cross-country skiing are found in numerous resorts, state game lands, rails-to-trails, state, county and municipal parks.

HC 1 Box 95 A Swiftwater , PA 18370
Phone: 570-895-4000
Web Site: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/stateforests/delaware.aspx
E-mail: fd19@dcnr.state.pa.us

 

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
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 hi... 80,056 acres, more than 100 miles of trails, over 5,000 acres of natural areas, and several beautiful vistas. Three trails for all-terrain vehicles (ATV's) are available at Maple Run, Burnt Mills and Pohopoco.

River Road Bushkill , PA 18324-9999
Phone: 570-588-2452
Web Site: http://www.nps.gov/dewa

 

Francis E. Walter Dam
Francis E. Walter Dam - An 1,800-acre project, having a small 80 acre reservoir but no Corps-operated recreation facilities. There is a boat launch area (no ramp), although there is a 10 hp limit. Swimming is not permitted. Picnicking, hiking and fishing are available, as is hunting, in season, on adjacent PA Game Commission lands. Whitewater rafting is also available downstream. Information on whitewater releases can be obtained by accessing the Philadelphia District Web site and checking under Francis E. Walter Dam. The watershed above the dam has been glaciated, resulting in scoured summits and valley walls and a number of ponds and swamps.

Route 940 White Haven , PA 18661
Phone: 717-443-9493
Web Site: http://www.recreation.gov

 

George W. Childs Recreation Site
Dingmans Creek originates in Silver Lake. As it descends 1000 feet in about 8 miles from the Pocono Plateau, the creek creates several waterfalls here at Childs Recreation Site, and the second highest waterall in the state downstream at Dingmans Falls.

Silver Lake Rd Dingman's Ferry , PA 18328
Phone: 570-588-2451
Web Site: http://www.nps.gov/dewa/InDepth/Sites/Childs.html

 

Gouldsboro State Park
Gouldsboro State Park, in Monroe and Wayne counties in northeastern Pennsylvania, contains 2,800 acres of land, including the 250-acre Gouldsboro Lake.

Route 507 Tobyhanna , PA 18466
Toll-Free: 888-PAP-ARKS Phone: 570-894-8336
Web Site: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/gouldsboro.aspx
E-mail: tobyhanna@state.pa.us



Hickory Run State Park & Big Boulder Field
Boulder field is a true relic of the past. This area is a National Natural Landmark, and State Park Natural Area. It has remained relatively unchanged for more than 20,000 years. The Boulder Field appears striking because of its flatness and absence vegetation over the large area of 400 feet by 1,800 feet. Some of the boulders measure as much as 26 feet long.

RR1 Box 81 White Haven , PA 18661
Toll-Free: 888-727-2757 Phone: 570-443-0400
Web Site: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/hickoryrun.aspx
E-mail: hickoryrunsp@state.pa.us

 

Lehigh Gorge State Park
Boulder field is a true relic of the past. This area is a National Natural Landmark, and State Park Natural Area. It has remained relatively unchanged for more than 20,000 years. The Boulder Field appears striking because of its flatness and absence vegetation over the large area of 400 feet by 1,800 feet. Some of the boulders measure as much as 26 feet long.

RR 1 Box 81 White Haven , PA 18661
Toll-Free: 888-PAP-ARKS Phone: 570-443-0400
Web Site: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/lehighgorge.aspx
E-mail: hickoryrunsp@state.pa.us

 

Mauch Chunk Lake Park
Lehigh Gorge State Park is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and is in Luzerne and Carbon counties in eastern Pennsylvania. The park follows the Lehigh River from the outlet of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Francis E. Walter Dam at the northern end, to the town of Jim Thorpe at the southern end of the park. The deep gorge, steep walls and thick vegetation, rock outcroppings and many waterfalls characterize the entire park.

625 Lentz Trail Jim Thorpe , PA 18229
Phone: 570-325-3669 | Fax: 570-325-4166
Web Site: http://www.mauchchunklakepark.com
E-mail: mauch1@ptd.net

 

Monroe County Environmental Education Center
120 acre reserve that was donated for the preservation of wildlife by long time county resident Clayton Swink. 2 1/2 miles of maintained and well marked trails.

8050 Running Valley Road Stroudsburg , PA 18360
Phone: 570-629-3061
Web Site: http://www.mcconservation.org
E-mail: monroecd@ptd.net

 

Monroe County Environmental Education Center
120 acre reserve that was donated for the preservation of wildlife by long time county resident Clayton Swink. 2 1/2 miles of maintained and well marked trails.

8050 Running Valley Road Stroudsburg , PA 18360
Phone: 570-629-3061
Web Site: http://www.mcconservation.org
E-mail: monroecd@ptd.net

 

Nescopeck State Park
Encompasses 3,550 acres in Butler and Dennison townships in Luzerne County. Currently under development as one of PA's newest state parks and will include an environmental education center.

1137 Honey Hold Road Drums , PA 18222
Toll-Free: 888-727-2757 Phone: 570-403-2006
Web Site: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks
E-mail: hickoryrunsp@state.pa.us

 

Pecks Pond Rentals / Backwater Float Trips
In the spring, summer and fall you can enjoy boating, fishing, and nature trips and when the temperature drops, the fun doesn't stop! Come to the lake for ice skating and ice fishing. The forest around the lake also has hiking, ATV snowmobile and cross-country skiing trails.

Route 402 Dingman's Ferry , PA 18328
Phone: 570-775-7237 | Fax: 570-775-7237
Web Site: http://www.peckspond.com
E-mail: trout1@ptd.net

 

Pocono Environmental Education Center ( PEEC)
The largest residential center in the Western Hemisphere for education about the environment. More then 25,000 people stay and study at PEEC each year. PEEC's "classroom" consists of a 38-acre campus within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and access to over a quarter of a million acres of public land. A unique partnership between PEEC and the National Park Service has made the "classroom" possible.

Emery Road Dingman's Ferry , PA 18328
Phone: 570-828-2319 | Fax: 570-828-9695
Web Site: http://www.peec.org
E-mail: peec@ptd.net

 

Promised Land State Park
About 3,000 acres in size, Promised Land State Park is in the Pocono Plateau, 1,800 feet above sea level, and is surrounded by 12,464 acres of Pennsylvania's Delaware State Forest, including natural areas. The forests of the park consist primarily of beech, oak, maple and hemlock trees. Two lakes and several small streams add to the park's outstanding scenic beauty. Campround and cabins located on-site.

Route 390 RR 1 Box 96 Greentown , PA 18426
Toll-Free: 888-PAP-ARKS Phone: 570-676-3428 | Fax: 570-676-5043
Web Site: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/promisedland.aspx
E-mail: promisedlandsp@state.pa.us

 

Raymondskill Falls
A 1/4-mile round-trip hike leads through a hemlock ravine to the Upper Falls. (70 ft. climb) The Middle Falls are a 1/2-mile round-trip, using steep, uneven stairs (150 ft. climb.) Raymondskill Creek at the bottom of the ravine is a 1 mile round-trip with a steep ascent on the return (200 ft. climb.)

Route 209 to Route 2001 Milford , PA 18337
Phone: 570-588-2447
Web Site: www.nps.gov./dewa/Activities/Hikes/hikePA.html


Switchback Railroad Trail
Switchback Railroad Trail is located in Carbon County. Its endpoints are from Summit Hill to Jim Thorpe. This 18 mile trail, made of crushed stone, is perfect for walking skiing, biking, or fishing.

PO Box 73 Jim Thorpe , PA 18229
Phone: 570-325-8255
Web Site: http://www.switchbackgravityrr.org
E-mail: azagofsk@ptd.net

 

Thunder Swamp Trail System
Provides a 45-mile network of inter-connectiong hiking trails

Route 402 Bushkill , PA 18360
Phone: 570-424-3001
Web Site: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/hiking/thunder.aspx

 

Tobyhanna State Park
Tobyhanna State Park is located in Monroe and Wayne counties in northeastern Pennsylvania. The park consists of 5,440 acres of land area including a 170-acre lake.

Route 423 Tobyhanna , PA 18466
Toll-Free: 888-PAP-ARKS Phone: 570-894-8336
Web Site: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/tobyhanna.aspx
E-mail: tobyhannasp@state.pa.us

 

Ukrainian Homestead
Enjoy a wide range of activities near Jim Thorpe. Lodging and food available. Ukrainian folk festival on August 19th and 20th featuring Ukrainian programs, vendors, food, dancing, beer garden and more.

1230 Beaver Run Road Lehighton , PA 18235
Phone: 610-377-4621 | Fax: 610-377-4621
Web Site: http://www.ukrhomestead.com
E-mail: oselia@ptd.net

 

Whitewater Rafting Adventures
Exciting mild to wild one day rafting trips on the scenic Lehigh River. Exhilarating class III rapids and easy fun family style float trips. All river trips conclude with our free famous hot dog cookout. Enjoy the beauty of the Lehigh River from a different view and Bike through the Gorge all year.

101 West Adventure Trail Rd. Nesquehoning , PA 18240-0065
Toll-Free: 800-876-0285 Phone: 570-669-9127 | Fax: 570-669-9125
Web Site: http://www.adventurerafting.com
E-mail: wraa@ptd.net

 

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