Things to do as a Group in the PoconosGroup Activities While on your Retreat
Things to do as a group in the Poconos
The Poconos’ stunning natural landscape is integrated into nearly every aspect of the area. So, whether you spend a day taking advantage of elevation variations while golfing, barreling down the Delaware River on a raft or soaking in the fall colors from the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, you have the Pocono Mountains to thank for your holiday. Outdoors lovers like the region’s choices of state parks, including Hickory Run State Park and Lehigh Gorge State Park, as well as the enormous Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
In the summer, the parks attract hikers, but in the winter, they transform into cross-country skiing and snowshoeing destinations, as well as excellent complements to the Poconos’ downhill ski and snowboarding areas.
Top Group Retreat Activities in the Poconos
The Pocono Raceway
The Pocono Raceway, also known as the “Tricky Triangle” because of its three distinct turns, first welcomed visitors in 1968. Pocono Raceway now hosts a few NASCAR races each summer, as well as a variety of other car-related activities when the races are not taking place. Visitors can ride in or drive a stock car, bring their own car for a spin on the famous track, choose from a selection of exotic cars to take for a test drive and more.
Asa Packer Mansion Museum
This opulent mansion was built for Asa Packer, the railroad magnate who founded Lehigh University, in 1861. The three-story, 18-room home took two years to build and cost $14,000. Since 1956, the approximately 11,000-square-foot mansion has served as a museum and is a National Historic Landmark. Tours highlight the mansion and a variety of artifacts, as well as Packer’s and his family’s fascinating history.
Previous visitors remarked on how knowledgeable the tour guides were and how interesting the historical facts they shared were.
Poconos Water Parks
In all four seasons, the Poconos’ variety of water parks create a sense of tropical getaway. In the Pocono Mountains, there are four water park resorts, each with its own slides and pool, as well as a distinct ambiance. Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark, for example, has a translucent ceiling, and Kalahari Resorts and Conventions has an African-themed design. The area’s water parks are rounded off by Great Wolf Lodge and Split Rock Resort & Golf Club.
Both the Lehigh River and the Delaware River have dams that regulate the water level and current (and thus the rapids) during the summer. As a result, there are a number of whitewater rafting companies that can take groups through the rapids and down the river. These firms frequently provide rides on various sections of the river, allowing visitors to select between adrenaline-pumping trials and family-friendly floats.
Lehigh Gorge State Park
The Lehigh Gorge State Park region hasn’t always been used for conservation and enjoyment. In reality, it was once home to large-scale mining and logging enterprises. As a result, some of the park’s most fascinating sights are relics from its industrial past. The park is home to abandoned dams, locks, and canals, as well as an easy route that leads to the Turn Hole Tunnel, an abandoned train tunnel. The main attraction of Lehigh Gorge State Park, however, is its numerous magnificent waterfalls.
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