During the heat and humidity of summer in the Poconos, one of the most popular nearby attractions is this fun-filled waterpark. Bigger kids (even of the adult variety) will thrill to the largest manmade waves in the Northeast at the Kahuna Lagoon wave pool. For some wet and wild fun, try the Titan waterslide—nearly eight-stories tall and 819 feet long—the largest in a three-state radius. For those less adventurous, enjoy mat slides, tube slides or raft slides. Little ones have their own slides in Camel Cove, as well as interactive water fun with a giant tipping bucket. Other attractions include Blue Nile Adventure River, a competition-size swimming pool, bumper boats and miniature golf. Food service venues offer everything from snacks to dinner. Admission fees: $23.95 general admission; $19.95 child age 3-11/senior Age 65+; $10.95 spectator fee. Check their website for varying open days.
Mount Arlington in Morris County New Jersey is bestowed with one of the finest yacht clubs in the United States. The Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club is an example of the Adirondack style of architecture and relies heavily on the use of logs in its construction. It was established in 1905 and provides activities for the entire family. The program of the club involves an instructional sailing and racing program. From the exterior white facade is home to dark woodwork and architecturally-supreme interiors. The Saturday night functions during summer and spring are a highlight for its members.
Located at the Kalahari Resort Poconos Mountains, the Kalahari Waterpark is the largest indoor waterpark in the United States! With 220,000 square feet (20,439 square meters) of space, including numerous pools and rides, you'll be able to enjoy this indoor waterpark whether it's sunny or snowing. Float down the Lazy River, plunge down a waterslide, sip on a cocktail at the swim-up bar, or surf on a man-made wave. There are also a great activity for younger children. In addition to the impressive indoor section, there is also a large outdoor pool. Although this unique waterpark is connected to a hotel, you don't need to be a hotel guest to enjoy this theme park.
Walk through an authentic bark house and back into time to see tomahawks, war bonnets, and a 150-year-old scalp at this museum that follows the history of the Delaware Indians. This museum's claim to fame is that it is the only one in the Northeast devoted to the Delaware tribe; displays trace the history of man in Northeastern Pennsylvania from 10,500 B.C. through 1776. Displays of ancient artifacts make the cassette-guided tour fascinating for kids and adults alike. The gift shop on-site features many native craft items including pottery, jewelry and leather goods. Also on premises is an excellent library of Indian history and bookstore.
Located in the vibrant and environmentally-friendly Mountain Laurel Center, the Tom Ridge Pavilion is a 2500-seater venue that is well-equipped with state-of-the-art acoustics, lighting, stage setup, decor and seating. Versatility is the key word here as it can effortlessly accommodate a range of business, social, community and private events. Check website for a list of upcoming events.
For those looking for a fun space to spend the day out in East Stroudsburg then head down to Echo Lake Park. Featuring a nine-hole golf course, volleyball and soccer field and walking trails, playground and picnic areas, this park is ideal for a fun outing.