There is something for everyone at Pocono Whitewater. For rafting, it’s possible to choose your whitewater thrill level from calmer, family-style rafting to epic dam releases. The dam release route is four–five hours of 17 rapids through the Pocono Mountains. The easier route is shorter and more scenic. Besides the rafting, you can partake in hiking, biking or paintball.
The Youghiogheny River flows in Ohiopyle — one of Pennsylvania’s largest state parks. Called Yough (yawk) by the locals, the river is a popular place for rafting and kayaking. The river has three sections that cover all levels of experience. The rapids range from Class I to V. There are multiple companies to choose from, but White Water Adventures is highly rated and popular among visitors to the area. If it’s your first time on this river, sign up for an escorted tour because the river can be tricky to navigate.
Cheat River in Albright, W. Va., is the largest, free-flowing Class IV and V River on the East Coast. It covers land in both West Virginia and Pennsylvania, although there are only a handful of companies that do the trail from both states. Laurel Highlands is one of the few that does this run at its headquarters in Ohiopyle, Pa.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.