Riders Resort is surrounded by a richness of things to see and do. Jump on your bike and set yourself free. You are within 10 to 45 minutes to antique shops, festivals, shopping outlets, professional sports teams and much, much more.
The Best Biker Bar in the Pocono's.
Beltzville State Park
The 3,002-acre Beltzville State Park is in the southern foothills of the Poconos. Pohopoco Creek, an excellent trout stream, feeds the 949-acre Beltzville Lake, which is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and is a destination for boaters and anglers. Great water skiing & fishing.. Boat launch 3 miles away . The sand beach and picnic pavilions are very popular.
Lehigh Gap Nature Center
The Lehigh Gap Nature Center is a non-profit conservation organization located in Lehigh Gap, Pennsylvania, at the foot of the Kittatinny Ridge. Our mission is to preserve wildlife and habitat through conservation, education, and research for the benefit of the earth and all its inhabitants. Our conservation programs include the Lehigh Gap Wildlife Refuge.
Hiking trails and observation decks provide beautiful angles of the waterfalls and much more.
Cook Forest State Park is home to one of the finest stands of virgin timber in the eastern United States. The extraordinary quality of this ancient forest assured selection as one of the top-50 state parks across the nation by National Geographic Traveler Magazine. Over 11,000 acres of woodlands creates a natural paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.
Allegheny Front Trail - Moshannon
The scenic Nature Trail Loop partially follows the trace of the original railroad bed of the Allegheny Portage Railroad as it winds past several historic sites that were once part of this region. Hikers can also enjoy other nearby trails that lead through regrowths of Eastern hardwood forests and picnic areas perfect for family getaways. The Lemon House, built in 1831, serves as a visitors' center. There are picnic facilities and restrooms near the Lemon House. Surface: Original ballast and grass Length: 1.5 Miles
The Appalachian Trail
The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is almost 2,190 miles long, passes through 14 states, eight different national forests, six national park units and numerous state parks, forests, and game lands. But you don't have to hike every mile of the Trail to experience its beauty (and toils).
- FAMILY FUN -
Jim Thorpe, Pa is consistently ranked on national media “Best” lists, and recognized among the most fun, most beautiful, most romantic and best adventure towns to visit.
Nestled in the breathtaking Lehigh Gorge, this Victorian town is teeming with history, romance and family fun. You’ll enjoy the walkable downtown’s accommodations, shops, restaurants, pubs, wine-tasting and live entertainment, as well as all the outdoor adventure you'd expect in the Pocono Mountains.
Bear Rock Junction
Mini Golf, Go-karts, Train Rides & Dairy Bar!
Escape Rooms! This is truly a game for everyone, or at least school students to geezers. Groups of four or more make it more exciting. CAN YOU ESCAPE IT? Sinking boats and hungry folks, riddles and clues we hope you can use to... Escape it!!!
Ballistic Battle Zone
Come join the fun at the Ballistic Battle Zone indoor Nerf arena!! Play a game of capture the flag with your friends or just a shoot at each other for fun, you're sure to have a blast!!! Choose between a half hour game, hour game or play all day...its up to you. Don't want to play, we have large viewing areas so you can watch and take pictures without being shot. It's family fun for everyone!!
- WINERYS -
Blue Mountain Vineyards
At Blue Mountain Vineyards, we are passionate about the better stuff in life. Located in the gorgeous green fields in New Tripoli, PA (Lehigh Valley AVA), we specialize in first-rate wine production.You're welcome to come visit us any time of year. Schedule a wine tasting to make the most of your visit. We'll be happy to have you come by.
Radical Wine Company
We are a small winery crafting limited batch wines with a radical approach. Proudly, 10% of proceeds from all sales of our Crisp White, Meat Head Red & Rescue Me Red we donate to Local Animal Shelters & Rescues!
Galen Glen Vineyard & Winery
Producing the best Germanic white wine in the US is exactly what happens when an engineer and a chemist come together on their sixth-generation Pennsylvania farm. Sarah and Galen Troxell's award-winning Grüner Veltliner has been wildly reviewed and highly acclaimed by some of the best wine reviewers and wine critics both domestically and internationally.
- MUSEUM & TOURS -
National Christmas Center
Nestled in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, National Christmas Center Family Attraction & Museum takes you on a journey through wonderful memories of Christmases past and present, near and far.
The Old Jail Museum
1871 jail used until 1995 where seven accused Molly Maguires were hanged. See the mysterious handprint of innocence on cell wall and eerie dungeon cells. Wander the Old Jail's cold hallways. Peek in Cell 17 to get a glimpse of... the Mysterious Handprint on the Wall. Stand under the gallows... on which seven of the accused Molly Maguires were put to death! Creek into the eerie dungeon. Don't forget to check out our new book, "Ghosts of the Molly Maguires?", a collection of visitors' first-hand accounts of strange happenings in the Old Jail.
Mauch Chunk Museum And Cultural Center
The Mauch Chunk Museum and Cultural Center is designed to highlight the town of Jim Thorpe's fascinating industrial and cultural history. The Center is housed in a high-ceilinged former church, a magnificent example of Victorian ecclesiastical architecture. Learn more about this town that took its name from the greatest athlete in the world, and where the great Olympian is buried. Be sure to view the 30-foot model of the Switchback Gravity Railroad.
No. 9 Mine & Museum
Ride by rail into the mine and then take a walking tour which allows you to experience and see the true inner workings of one of America's oldest deep coal mines, including the Original No.9 mine elevator shaft.
J.E.M. Classic Car Museum
A vast collection of cars ranging from a 1902 Oldsmobile to a 1966 Plymouth Hemi. J.E.M. Classic Car Museum has everything for the car lover. Other displays include a collection of motorcycles from 1916 - 1968, 30 large scale airplanes, and a collection of carousel horses and dollhouses.
The Asa Packer Mansion Museum
The Mansion was the home of philanthropist, railroad magnate, and founder of Lehigh University, Asa Packer. Built in 1861 by Philadelphia architect, Samuel Sloan, the home was constructed over a span of two years and cost a total of $14,000 dollars. Topped by a red-ribbed tin roof and a central cupola, or belvedere, the home was built over a cast iron frame and consists of 3 stories, 18 rooms and approximately 11,000 square feet of living space.
Eckley Miners Village Museum
The village of Eckley was established in 1854 as a small, company-owned coal mining "patch" town. Its more than 160 years of history include being utilized for Paramount Studio's filming of the movie "The Molly Maguires" in the late 1960s. Today Eckley is a museum interpreting the lives of immigrant anthracite coal miners and their families.
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway
Relax and ride comfortably in our vintage coaches built as early as 1917 pulled by diesel engines. The narrated round-trip follows the majestic Lehigh River over bridges, through Glen Onoko, and into the Lehigh Gorge State Park. High-rising cliffs, mountain scenery, and wildlife surround the train along the forested route to Old Penn Haven.
Famous Crystal Cave Park is the most popular natural attraction in Pennsylvania. The great underground wonder, located near Kutztown, has been visited by millions of people since it was discovered in 1871.
- OUTDOOR ACTION -
Experience nature up close – play for a day, or stay over! Kittatinny Canoes offers outdoor adventures for everyone who wants to experience the Delaware River and all it has to offer. Enjoy the finest riverfront campgrounds; get wet on a river trip – canoeing, kayaking, rafting or tubing through crystal clear calm and whitewater; get a rush zipping down our 3,000′ dual racing zipline; or challenge your friends and family on our paintball fields. Family owned and operated for 75+ years, Kittatinny offers an adventure for everyone!
Northeast PA Kayak School
Progressive, fun, and successful whitewater kayak instruction that gets you paddling or paddling better than you already do – this is what Northeast PA Kayak School is all about. Located on the scenic and clean Lehigh River, Northeast PA Kayak School exists for two reasons – kayaking and helping you learn how to do it the right way!
Jim Thorpe River Adventures
White water rafting has so much to offer people that like to get outside, relax, and recharge. Get away from your daily life for a day and enjoy exciting river rapids, Lehigh Gorge scenery and crisp Pocono Mountain air. Let this beautiful area become an outdoor adventure memory that will last a lifetime. Join us at Jim Thorpe River Adventures to enjoy white water rafting Poconos style!
Blue Mountain Sports & Wear
Pocono Biking interest you? Whether you want to bike Jim Thorpe or kayak Jim Thorpe, let Blue Mountain Sports take care of your needs. We offer all kinds of Pocono Outdoor Recreation. Bike Trips to The Lehigh Gorge and Historic Switchback Trails - River Kayaking down the Lehigh River - Shuttle Service - River Trips - Tours - Guides - Fun for the whole family - Beginner to Advanced - Mountain Biking.
Whitewater Rafting Adventures & Paintball
Whitewater Rafting Adventures is the premier rafting and adventure outfitter in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains. Located just a short drive from the historic town of Jim Thorpe, Whitewater Rafting Adventures has been offering outdoor adventures, taking advantage of everything that the Lehigh River has to offer, for over 30 years.
Extreme Adventure Travel Outfitters
The Lehigh River is the best whitewater rafting river in Pennsylvania with up to thrilling class 3 rapids. We offer whitewater rafting tours in addition to river tubing, and inflatable kayaks.
Blue Mountain Ski Area
There's always a new adventure to experience at Blue Mountain Resort so get outdoors and find yours! Outdoor Adventures, including Mountain Biking & Disc Golf.
All-Terrain Pinzgauer Tours
Pinzgauer Tours in the beautiful Pocono Mountains is the best way to see the back country in this amazing part of the world. You will settle into a high mobility all terrain military vehicle, called a Pinzgauer, and traverse rugged mountain terrain, Circle pristine mountain lakes and take in stunning mountain vistas. The driver and tour guide will educate you on the local history and lore of the area as he navigates the trails and edges of sheer cliff drops. The ten miles of trails includes the drop down the mountainside called the ‘Hades Hollow’.
Rats & Racers
Custom Motorcycle and Hot Rod Rental "Experience this unique opportunity today!"
Our unique vehicles are hand crafted following traditional methods in a quaint shop located near historic Jim Thorpe, PA. Each of Rats and Racers motorcycle rentals has been pedigreed and proven on the race track.
- FESTIVALS -
Outdoor events ranging from live concerts, festivals, and comedy shows.
Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival
Join us for the 30th Annual Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival September 22 – 24, 2017
- CONCERTS -
The Lehigh Valley & Pocono Mountains premier entertainment venue with acts like: George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Lou Gramm - Voice of Foreigner, Fuel, Buckcherry, Great White, Ted Nugent, The Beach Boys, Don McLean, Quiet Riot, America, The Charlie Daniels Band, Clint Black, Cheap Trick, Kokken, and Warrant
- DRIVE-INS -
Becky's Drive-In Theater
Becky's was voted "Best Drive-In Theater" in the Lehigh Valley area in the Morning Call's Readers Choice Awards since the category was created in 2007. Becky's was also recognized in 2016 in USA Today's 10 Best Drive-In Theaters, coming in as the 5th best drive-in theater in the USA.
Mahoning Drive-In Theater
The Mahoning Drive-In Theater is located on Seneca Road west of Lehighton, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1948, and opened for its first season the following year. Since then, it has entertained moviegoers for over half a century on the largest CinemaScope screen in Pennsylvania! We offer an exclusively retro 35mm film program, which is presented reel-to-reel via original 1940's Simplex projectors!
- GOLFING -
Woodstone Golf Club
Located in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, is your premiere golf, dining and bridal destination. Beautiful 18 hole, private country club located at the foothills of the Blue Mountains.
Whitetail Golf Club
Welcome to the Whitetail Golf Club. Designed by local architect Jim Blaukovitch, Whitetail's 18 sit on the Old Klein's Grove Property, overlooking the town of Bath.
Southmoore Golf Course
The 18-hole course at Southmoore in Bath, Pennsylvania features 6,183 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 71.2 and has a slope rating of 126.
- CASINOS -
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
Sprawling option with a casino, event center & outlet mall, plus a pool, dining & free WiFi.
Mount Airy Casino and Resort
Casino resort with poolside cabanas & nightclubs, plus a golf course.