Valley to Summit, in partnership with Whitewater Challengers, is running a LivingSocial deal for dam release whitewater rafting down the Lehigh River.
June 8, 21 | July 19, 26 | August 2, 9
The link for the LivingSocial deal is HERE (https://livingsocial.com/deals/1163369) and is also described below.
Discover a close-to-home adventure that feels a world away! Awesome wilderness scenery and exciting, fun-filled rapids combine for a picture-perfect outdoor day.
VTS partnered with a venerable whitewater rafting company to deliver a one of a kind adventure package. You start the day with a wet n’ wild dam-release whitewater rafting trip down the world-famous Lehigh River Gorge in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains - home to one of the most popular whitewater rafting trips in the country!
On dam-release days, the conditions of the Lehigh River are controlled by the amount of rainfall in the area and by the amount of water released from the Francis E. Walter dam by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The river is inundated with an enormous amount of water, creating optimal conditions for class II-III rapids.
Halfway down the meandering river, you will stop for a river lunch along the banks of the Lehigh. The Lehigh River continues to snake through the Gorge and has a great diversity of plants and animals. You will be a visitor to the great blue herons, mergansers, kingfishers and beavers who are common residents to this river.
You will find yourself zigzagging through pristine scenery as the river flows in a highly winding course through valleys and between ridges of the Appalachian Mountains, ultimately feeding into the Delaware River.
A shuttle bus will be awaiting to return you to the adventure center where you then experience an adrenaline filled zipline ride.
After your hands stop shaking from the thrill of the ride, you can journey over to the paintball range and take aim. And don’t forget to use your $5 voucher towards a $10 delicious BBQ dinner as you will be hungry from the day’s adventures.
- 3-4 hrs Dam Release Whitewater Rafting*
- Rapids: up to class II-III*
- River Lunch (sandwich, drink, chips, etc.)
- Paintball Range (100 pellets included)
- 1 Zipeline Ride
- $5 voucher towards dinner
- Minimum age: 9
- Accompanied by professional river guides in kayaks
- Emergency rescue equipment and first aid supplies
- Paddle and life jacket
- Shuttle service to and from river
- Photos available for purchase at end of trip
- 2 hours from Philadelphia
- Free on-site parking
- Pre-trip paddle instruction & safety over view
- Waiver and Health form are required
*On-River Time, Total Time, Rapids and distance may vary based on day-to-day conditions.
Call Valley to Summit at 215-543-6171 or email David@ValleyToSummit.com for any questions.