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How to Enjoy the Best Tubing in the Poconos

Whether you’re visiting our gorgeous part of the country during the summer or the winter, be sure to make time for a Poconos tubing experience you’ll never forget! In the summer, you can take tubing and rafting trips down the rivers of the Poconos Mountains. If you’re going to be visiting us in the winter, spend an afternoon checking out the thrilling snow tubing runs on the mountains. We guarantee it will be a highlight of your vacation!

If you’re planning a trip to the Poconos, be sure to start by accessing our complimentary Vacation Guide. Inside, you’ll find our top recommendations for every aspect of your trip. Discover the most delicious places to eat, the best places to shop and the most exciting activities, like the top places we recommend for Poconos tubing!

Embracing Outdoor Adventures With Poconos Tubing

When planning a vibrant summer escape or a cozy winter retreat, the Poconos offer exhilarating tubing adventures perfect for any season’s getaway. These activities highlight the region’s natural beauty and provide exciting, family-friendly outdoor activities. Summer river tubing or gliding down snowy slopes in the winter offers a unique way to experience the great outdoors. Here are a few of our top recommendations for Poconos tubing.

Summer Poconos Tubing

Jim Thorpe River Adventures

Whether you’re an experienced river rafter or a brand new beginner, Jim Thorpe River Adventures is the place to go for Poconos tubing in the summertime! Offering both easy water adventures, high-difficulty white water rafting and everything in between, you can find a wide assortment of tubing adventures at Jim Thorpe. Bringing along the kids? We recommend the EasyWater Rafting—they will love it!

Lehigh River Rafting

Located in Lehighton, Lehigh River Rafting offers a diverse range of tubing experiences on the Lehigh River, catering to all thrill levels. Whether you seek a gentle drift down the river or mild whitewater challenges, this is the perfect choice. Their guided tours ensure safety and fun, making it an ideal adventure for families, couples, or solo thrill-seekers. This operator is known for its commitment to providing memorable experiences, complete with scenic views and the exhilarating rush of river currents.

Chamberlain Canoes

If your idea of a perfect activity that will put you right into an ideal summer vacation mode is lazily floating in an intertube down the Delaware Water Gap, Chamberlain Canoes is the best spot for you. Offering rentals of everything from tubes to rafts to canoes and more, Chamberlain Canoes can get you outfitted for a perfect day on the water and recommend the best places for you to go. It’s an excellent way to relax and enjoy your summer getaway!

Kittatinny Canoes

Operating out of Milford, about an hour away, Kittatinny is perfect for a day trip. It offers a unique opportunity to float through three miles of the stunning Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. As you glide down the river, you’ll be surrounded by lush forest landscapes and diverse wildlife, making it a photographer’s dream. This location is renowned for its pristine waters and serene environment, providing a perfect backdrop for a relaxing day on the river. Their well-maintained equipment and friendly staff make every trip enjoyable and safe.

Winter Poconos Tubing

Jack Frost and Big Boulder Ski Resorts

Ready for all the fun of snowtubing without all the work? Head over to the Jack Frost Ski Resort or the Big Boulder Ski Resort. Both offer fantastic tubing hills with a cable or carpet to tow you back up to the top, so you don’t even have to hike back up. Riders need to be over 42”, and there’s no lap-sitting, so if you’ve got older kids, this is going to be the highlight of their winter vacation!

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

Near the Delaware Water Gap, Shawnee Mountain provides a family-friendly snow tubing experience that’s second to none. With various lanes tailored to different thrill levels, toddlers and grandparents can enjoy the snowy slopes. Shawnee’s dedicated surface lift means less time climbing and more time sliding, maximizing your fun in the snow. This ski area is a favorite for its warm, welcoming atmosphere and well-organized facilities, ensuring a stress-free winter outing for the whole family.

Camelback Snowtubing

Looking for a great way to spend the entire day? With 42 lanes dedicated purely to tubing, Camelback Snowtubing is the best place to go for an adventure you won’t soon forget! Camelback offers single and double tubes, so even the little ones can get in on the action. Want to try something even more exciting? Be sure to stay late for their Galactic Snowtubing after dark!

Blue Mountain Resort

As the home of the largest snow tubing park in the United States, Blue Mountain Resort offers a winter wonderland with up to 52 tubing lanes. It is the perfect day trip for your family, with just a 45-minute drive. Night tubing under the vibrant lights adds a magical twist to the experience, especially with the recently added laser show Sonic Snow, making it a popular choice for locals and tourists. The resort’s state-of-the-art towing system minimizes wait times, providing more rides down the thrilling slopes. With a cozy lodge nearby, visitors can warm up with hot cocoa and snacks between runs, making it an ideal spot for winter leisure.

Essential Tips for Tubing

Taking the right items can make all the difference before heading out for your tubing adventure in the Poconos. For summer trips, include sunscreen, water shoes, and a waterproof bag to keep personal items dry. For winter excursions, focus on water-resistant clothing, thermal layers, and protective gear like gloves and hats to stay warm. Additionally, sunglasses and sunscreen will make your day more enjoyable on sunny days. Ensure you have any necessary safety equipment, often provided by the outfitters. And lastly, always check the weather conditions before your trip.

Your Poconos Tubing Adventure Starts Here

Mountaintop Lodge is the perfect home base for your Poconos tubing adventure! Return from your day on the snow or water to our luxurious lodge alongside Lake Naomi. Relax in your guest suite or cabin and join us for a homemade, freshly prepared breakfast every morning of your stay with us.

Take your vacation up a notch when you stay in one of our cabin suites. They are set apart from the main lodge, giving you more privacy. Each cabin suite has a queen or king-sized bed, a whirlpool tub for two, and a lovely fireplace. The comfortable beds are outfitted with luxurious Comphy linens. In the bathroom, you’ll find thick Turkish towels and lemongrass bath products. You’re sure to wake up refreshed each morning when staying here.

Check our availability to begin your Poconos adventure today!

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