Join us for the summer trip that started it all – the best Whitewater Rafting near NYC! If you’re looking for an excuse to escape the city on a hot summer day, we’ve got you covered.
Twisting turns, rollicking rapids, and Sourced Adventures. There’s no better recipe for an awesome Lehigh River rafting day.
Lehigh River white water rafting is a thrilling outdoor adventure that takes place on the scenic Lehigh River in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. It is also the most accessible location for NY state white water rafting lovers and white water rafting near NYC. It offers an adrenaline-pumping experience as you navigate through rapids, paddle through calm stretches, and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. It’s perfect for whitewater rafting adventure lovers in New York City.
Cruise down 9 miles of class III rapids all the while taking in some of the best scenery the Poconos has to offer. The river runs through miles of the pristine gorge, allowing you to feel secluded and remote, despite being just 2 hours away from NYC.
Meet the Sourced Adventures staff at 85 Delancey Street or West 45th Street and 11th Avenue. Board on our bus from NYC to Poconos for Whitewater Challengers. You’ll spend approximately three to four hours rafting down Class II to III rapids on the river’s best dam-release whitewater days on the Lehigh River.
In the morning, you’ll raft for two to three hours, then break for lunch. After lunch, you’ll spend another hour Whitewater Rafting on the Lehigh River before heading back to NYC.
White water rafting in New York is the ultimate choice for a wild water rafting New York summer pastime, so don’t miss out! When the city gets hot there is no better way to cool off. We’ll see you on the bus!
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Click “Check Availability” for dates & pricing. For groups of 10 or more please give us a call at 646-847-2367.
🌊 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 Staff to Guide You
Where do I meet the bus?
The first pickup is always at our HQ at 85 Delancey St on the Lower East Side between Ludlow & Orchard.
The 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 wants to use separate pick-up locations that is no problem, just inform your guide.
How long is the trip?
The entire trip is about 10-11 hours long.
What should I bring?
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 water bottle.
What should I bring with me to 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 of 5-8 in a raft. If you are coming alone or with another person, don’t worry about it! Our guides will help get everyone on 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 on the 4th of July?
Unfortunately not as this is not a dam release day. If you’re looking for an adventure that day, however, you should check out our tubing & brewery tour.
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 please 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.
The trip is nonrefundable. No full or partial refunds are given to customers who miss the event. In the event of a cancellation by the operator, your ticket will be fully refunded. Event subject to change/cancellation based on weather/river/snow level conditions. All trips run rain or shine; in the unlikely event of a cancellation, you will be notified via email. There are no reschedules or refunds for missing the bus or no-shows. Each ticket is good for one (1) person unless specified otherwise. Trips involving alcohol are 21+, and a valid ID is required. All other trips are 18+. The deal is valid only for tickets on the date[s] of the event as listed and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates. Provided transportation by Sourced Adventures is required; you may not drive yourself.
To attend any Sourced Adventures trip whether your ticket is purchased directly through Sourced Adventures, Inc. or any of its affiliates, distributors, or partners you are required to sign and submit a copy of our release of liability waiver before departure. We will collect your waiver on-site and by attending you must agree to our release of liability terms outlines in our waiver. The waiver is available for sign digitally or print here: www.sourcedadventures.com/sign
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