The Pocono Mountains region is home to the Lehigh River, running parallel with the Lehigh Gorge trail and offering whitewater experiences. The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area stretches from Milford Beach to the Delaware Water Gap, with 27 miles of the Appalachian Trail and 40 miles of flat water on the Delaware River for hiking, paddling and fishing.
Feel the need for speed? Pocono Raceway is a favorite spot of racing fans. It hosts two NASCAR races every summer. You can also get behind the wheel and have your own stock car racing experiences! For year-round sports, the New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Penguins' minor league teams play here and AF2 Arena Football extends well into the spring.
Old railroad beds have become host to several Rails-to-Trails. These flat trails are perfect for hiking, biking, group outings, and families with children. The Lehigh Gorge, which runs for 26 miles from White Haven to Jim Thorpe, offers several areas to rest and take in the natural beauty and wildlife. Also check out the D&H Trail (32 miles) and the O&W Trail (20 miles) for different scenery and terrain. Find out more at www.nepa-rail-trails.org.