Whitewater Rafting Lehigh River
Twisting turns, rollicking rapids, and Sourced Adventures. There’s no better recipe for an awesome day on the Lehigh River. Cruise down 9 miles of class III rapids all the while taking in some of the best scenery the Poconos has to offer. If you’re looking for an excuse to escape the city on a hot summer day, we’ve got you covered. Meet the Sourced Adventures staff at West 45th Street and 11th Avenue to board a bus for Whitewater Challengers, where you’ll take a short ride to the Lehigh River for approximately three to four hours of rafting down Class II to III rapids on the river’s best dam-release days. You’ll raft for two to three hours, then break for lunch. After lunch, you’ll spend another hour on the Lehigh before heading back to NYC. We take care of all the logistical details so all you have to focus on is how to have the best day on the river. TRIP INCLUDES -3-4 hours of rafting class II and III rapids on the Lehigh River Gorge -Lunch Included -Round-Trip Transportation -Life-vest, Paddle and Raft -Sourced Adventures Guide PICKUP LOCATIONS 1st Pickup: Adventure Cafe (Delancey & Orchard St.) 2nd Pickup: West 45th & 11th Ave Where do I meet the bus? First pickup is always at our HQ, Adventure Cafe located at 85 Delancey St on the Lower East Side between Ludlow & Orchard. Second pickup is always West 45th & 11th Ave on the street across from Gotham Market. It is always the same bus picking up downtown and heading uptown so if you’re meeting a friend and each want to use separate pick up locations that is no problem, just inform your guide. How long is the trip? The entire trip is about 11-12 hours long. What should I bring? Clothes that you do not mind getting wet. i.e – bathing-suit, quick dry shorts/top, sports-bra, etc… A pair of closed toed shoes. They will not let you on the river without them. If you’d like, they have rental booties on site for $5/pair Snacks for the ride. We are gone for a good portion of the day, so make sure to bring snacks with you. If you have dietary restrictions, we suggest packing your own lunch for the day in plastic bags to bring on the river with you (there will be a bucket in each raft for you to store it in). A dry change of clothes and shoes. This is a big one. We want you to have a comfortable ride home, and a pair of dry clothes is the way to do it. Waterproof camera / Go Pro. This is not necessary, but always a plus to capture the day with. We strongly vote against bringing your phones on the river with you, unless you have a waterproof case for it. A nalgene to stay hydrated. The facility hands out plastic water bottles, but let’s be kind to the environment whenever possible! Bring a nalgene so you stay hydrated throughout the day, which is especially important when you’re out in the sun all day. Any medicine you might need. If you need to take any medicine out on the river with you, bring it in a plastic bag to store in the buckets that are placed in each of the rafts. What is for lunch? We provide three different sandwich options: Ham & cheese, turkey & cheese, or PB&J sandwiches. Each sandwich comes with a bag of chips and cookies, as well as a water bottle, although we suggest you bring a reusable nalgene. What should I bring with me on the river? Just yourself! You can leave all of your belongings on the bus, as it will be locked throughout the day. If you want to bring your phone, please make sure it is in a protective waterproof case, because you will be getting wet. Do you need to know how to swim to attend this trip? Although it is not required, it is strongly suggested. How many people are in my raft? We pair people up in groups from 5-8 in a raft. If you are coming alone or with one other person, don’t worry about it! Our guides will help get everyone in a raft. How long is the drive? The drive, depending on traffic, is about 2 hours and 15 minutes. Can I bring my kids on the trip? Unfortunately, no. This is an 18+ trip. Can I drink or smoke on the river? There is no drinking on the river or on the grounds of whitewater challengers and there is no smoking within national state park zones. Are you guys running trips over the 4th of July weekend? Yes! We are on Saturday, July 2nd. Please be aware that this is not a dam release date, however, so the water will be slightly lower. We're committed to providing you with the best value and best customer service possible, this is the Sourced Adventures promise. We have a trained and capable Group Leader on every bus who not only ensures you get everything you came for, but that you have the best time possible. We go above and beyond and our staff does the same. If you have a bad experience, or if something prevents you from enjoying the activity the way it was supposed to be enjoyed pleased let us know and we'll do what we can to make it right. We want you to have an awesome time, period -- it's what we do.
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