As the sun rises over the horizon, adventurers from near and far prepare for an exhilarating day on the waterways of the Pocono Mountains. But before embarking on your whitewater rafting journey, it’s best to fuel up with a hearty breakfast. And with a Pocono Mountain Rentals property as your home base, you can prepare a healthy breakfast in our spacious kitchen, fully stocked with pots, pans, mixing bowls and baking sheets. Or indulge in delicious offerings at local eateries like Piggy’s, Terra-Cottage Cafe’ and Gifts, Chat-n-Chew Cafe and Nick’s Lake House (Breakfast offered Sundays only from 8:00am-11:45am). With appetites satisfied and excitement building, it’s time to set off for an unforgettable day of thrills and spills on the rapids.

Choosing the Right Adventure:

In the Poconos, whitewater rafting enthusiasts are spoiled for choice when it comes to adrenaline-pumping experiences. From moonlight rafting under the stars to full-day multisport adventures combining biking, hiking, and rafting, there’s something for everyone seeking an outdoor thrill. 

Pocono Whitewater offers a ton of different options for your experience.  Listed below are just a few of the many types of themed or special excursions they offer.    

Jim Thorpe River Adventures is another great local outfitter.  Their tours feature the rushing currents and towering cliffs of the Lehigh River, home to some of the best whitewater rafting in the region. With your guide, you’ll navigate through thrilling rapids, hearts pounding with excitement as you conquer each with skill and teamwork. Along the way, soak in the stunning natural beauty of the river gorge, catching glimpses of wildlife and cascading waterfalls that dot the landscape.  They offer floats for any skill level, from EasyWater Rafting to their BigTime Whitewater, where you’ll experience over 20 named rapids during the 5 hour float.  

Whitewater Rafting Adventures is another outfit near Jim Thorpe that has offered guided rafting excursions to Pocono visitors for over 40 years.  They, too, offer multiple levels of rafting experience and even have some great specials for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Special Hint:  they also offer a ton of other great activities such as biking, paintball, ziplining, kayaking, and more!

Adventure Sports also offers river adventures on the Delaware River, in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.  They feature 1-day, 2-day, and even 3-day River Adventures!

Savoring the Flavor of the Poconos:

After a day of adrenaline-fueled fun on the river, adventurers return to shore with appetites stimulated from their exertion. Our Pocono Mountain Rentals properties feature all the amenities you need to relax, unwind and create a delicious meal. Instead of cooking inside, continue the outdoor theme by sitting out on the deck engaging in great conversation about the day, feeling a soft cool breeze from the lake through the trees and the peacefulness of nature as you grill up fresh local vegetables from the Pocono Farmers Market located at 5185 PA-115, Blakeslee, BBQ Chicken or a thick porterhouse steak purchased from Spring Mountain Farms. Every Pocono Mountain Rentals property has a Weber gas grill, grilling utensils and propane, provided by us. If dining out sounds better, the Poconos offer a variety of restaurants to satisfy every palate. Here is a list of some of our favorites:

Nick’s Lake House – On Lake Harmony- Breakfast on Sundays Only

Shenanigans – Karaoke, DJ & Night Club Every Fri & Sat 

Louie’s Prime Steakhouse – Reservations Required (Closed Mon & Tues) 

Boulder View Tavern – On Big Boulder Lake – LIVE Music! Thurs, Fri & Sat  

Piggy’s – Serving Breakfast & Lunch Every Day, Except Thanksgiving and Christmas 

Hog Heaven Ice Cream (Cash Only) – Open Weekends

Terra-Cottage Cafe’ and Gifts– Open for Breakfast & Lunch (Closed Tues)

Split Rock Restaurants – Open to the Public

  • Bistro Fusion
  • Tabacchi
  • Water Park
  • Rockbar
  • Lake View Tavern
  • Thirsty Moose Lounge
  • Sandbar (Seasonal Bar)

Sunset Green Restaurant– (Closed Mon., Tues & Wed)

Woody’s Country House (Closed Monday)

Whether navigating the rapids under the stars, celebrating special occasions with loved ones, or simply savoring the flavors of the region, a day on the water is sure to be the highlight of any Poconos getaway. So pack your sense of adventure and get ready to conquer the rapids in the breathtaking beauty of the Pocono Mountains.