Unlock Summer Fun with the Most Exciting Water Sports in the Poconos

What’s your favorite way to cool off from the summer heat? Whether you like to get your heart rate up with a whitewater rafting adventure or prefer to cool off with a dip in the lake, there are plenty of ways to explore the Pocono Mountains’ 150 lakes and rivers. Read on to discover five of the best water sports in the Poconos!  

When you’re ready to start planning your summer vacation, get a copy of our free Poconos Vacation Guide. This handy planning tool is filled with local recommendations on what to do during your visit to the Pocono Mountains, including even more outdoor adventures! 

Your Guide to the Best Water Sports in the Poconos 


Kayaking the Poconos is one of the most popular summer activities. It’s a great way to get a workout while enjoying the beautiful scenery along the area’s various lakes and rivers. Wallenpaupack Boat Tours & Rentals is one of our favorite tour companies for a kayaking adventure. Rentals are for single or tandem kayaks for one-hour, two-hour, or half-day increments. 


Tubing in the Poconos is a great adventure for travelers of all ages! Nothing will put you in vacation mode quite like lazily floating in an inner tube down the Delaware Water Gap with Chamberlain Canoes. This local adventure company can get you outfitted for a perfect day on the water with recommendations on the best places to go! 

Water Skiing 

Want to challenge yourself this summer? Look no further than water skiing with Lake Harmony Water SportsThis tour company offers a diverse selection of water sports, including motorized options like water skiing and wakeboarding, as well as non-motorized options like stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing, and more.  

Whitewater Rafting 

Whitewater rafting in the Poconos is another great water sport for thrill-seekers! There’s no more exciting way to explore the area’s rivers and lakes than by spending an afternoon navigating the rapids. This is another popular water sport in the Poconos, so there are several tour companies to choose from. These companies offer excursions of varying difficulty, so you can find one that meets your group’s needs! 

More Summer Fun  

Summer is by far the best time of year for fun on the water. However,  if you prefer to stay dry, there are many other great things to do on land, too! Here are a couple of our favorite things to do during summer in the Poconos

Relax at Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi 

Come back to Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi after a day of tiring yourself out with these water sports in the Poconos. Our lodge offers comfortable accommodations, convenient amenities, and a great location on Lake Naomi. We’re also just a short drive from the most popular places for water sports adventures!  

Check our availability to start planning your trip. We can’t wait to host your summer vacation! 

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