Camelback Mountain Adventures:
Tannersville, PA 09 Oct
Camelback Mountain offers some of the most exciting forms of adventure in the Northeast Region. All the attractions they have are done in the best, most thrilling way. The attractions are geared more to older children and adults, although on the Appalachian Express Mountain Coaster and Pocono Pipeline Mountain Slide children can ride together with adults.
My personal favorite at Camelback Adventures is the Soaring Camel 4000 foot twin zip line. It is the longest zip line in North America and goes as fast as 60 MPH. You can race your friend to the end. It takes only about 70 seconds to go from the summit down, but boy is it exhilarating! It feels as if you are flying, but at the same time the harness feels very secure and safe, a little like a chair.
In order to get up to the Summit of Camelback Mountain to the zip line you need to first be fitted with a harness down at the Adventure Center. Ride up to the waterpark with a special bus, then walk through the waterpark to the chairlift that takes you to the top of the mountain.
Camelback also has the Double Barrel 1000 foot zip line at the height of eight stories. This zip line runs through a tree lined space and can be done with a friend as well. The 1000’ zip line is located within the Adventure Park and does not need advance booking.
The New Pocono Pipeline Mountain Slide is the most classic and all around attraction. A scenic chair lift ride brings you to the top of the dual 2,800 foot long track. You can control your own speed through the twists, turns, tunnels that make up this very enjoyable slide.
The Appalachian Express Mountain Coaster is more similar to a roller coaster than a slide. The benefit is that you control your own speed down the 4500’ long steel track winding down the tree filled mountain. In order to get to the top of the track, you sit on your cart and get pulled straight up the track.
We did not get to do the Scenic Mountain Segway Tour although it seems exciting. You must be 13 years or older to participate in that activity.
There are five different ropes courses in the Adults Treetop Adventure Course. There are many different elements including zip lines, suspended bridges, scramble nets and swinging logs to conquer during the 3-4 hour course. There are guides stationed throughout to offer encouragement and help. By completing the entire Treetop Adventure Course you’ll have conquered over 100 aerial obstacles.
The Kids Explorer Course offers children ages 6+, who meet the height requirement a chance to try their hand (and legs) on a real ropes course with lots of supervision and instruction. All children must be accompanied by an adult in order to join in the Kids Explorer Course.
It is advisable to book the attractions in advance since they sell out really quickly. Why am I not surprised?!
Posted: August 13, 2017
Prices vary per attraction. Attractions start at $10 (Appalachian Express Mountain Coaster and Pocono Pipeline Mountain Slide) up to $50 for the Full Treetop Adventure Course.
There are Adventure packages where you can save big by buying a combination of activities. Check online for the prices and options.
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Lakewood: 2 hours
Monsey: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Average Time Spent at this Location: full day