Ziplining is a thrilling activity for anyone looking to try something different and exciting.
It has recently become an extremely popular recreational activity. People are curious about ziplining because it allows them to see beautiful views from a high vantage point as well as revel in the fearlessness of it all. There’s something bold about seeing the area from a bird’s eye view or scanning the scenery from an elevated angle with the wind rushing by.
If you’ve ever wondered what a zip line is, it consists of a pulley and harness which is attached to the rider. This is suspended on a cable above an incline which allows the rider to be pulled by gravity along the line. It’s a safe and fun excursion through the trees.
Whether you’ve wanted to do something adventurous this year or have always wanted to cross it off your bucket list, these local Pocono Mountain hot spots are the place to be for ziplining.
Skytop Lodge Adventure Center
Come visit the Adventure Center, where, in addition to 16 different zip lines, there is also a treetop adventure course, archery, paintball, and rock climbing.
Call 570.595.8988. 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop, PA
This location boasts one of the largest zip lines in the country, allowing people to zip 150 feet in the air on a dual racing zip line. With views of the Delaware River, this is truly a unique experience. Kittatinny offers ziplining and paintball at its Barryville, New York base. River trips, such as rafting, canoeing, tubing and kayaking are also available here as well as at the various other bases.
Call 800.356.2852. 3854 NY-97, Barryville, NY
Pocono Zip Racer
With dual, 1,000-foot racing zip lines, thrill seekers can rush through the trees at top speed. People can also try night zipping, which is available through the summer months. At Pocono Mountain Adventures, people can enjoy the zip racer, a ropes course, year-round tubing, horseback riding, and other fun activities.
Call 800.552.5653. Route 209, Bushkill, PA
Camelback Mountain Adventures
This is your one-stop adventure destination. Spend a day on the 4,000-foot zip line, experience the state’s only mountain coaster, or try the treetop adventure course with over 100 aerial obstacles.
Call 570.629.1663. 243 Resort Drive, Tannersville, PA
Whitewater Rafting Adventures
Fly over 900 feet on the zip line, or grab your friends and family and play a game of paintball, bike on the Lehigh Gorge Trail, book a whitewater rafting outing on the river, or go kayaking.
Call 570.669.9127. Nesquehoning, PA
By: Allison Mowatt