During your stay at the Sayre Mansion this summer, you may hear adventure calling you from the Lehigh River. A great way to get your adrenaline pumping is a day of Lehigh River rafting. Whitewater trips are a great day trip away from the inn, with many Lehigh River rafting companies located less than an hour from our Bethlehem Bed and Breakfast. The Lehigh River is a 109-mile-long tributary of the Delaware River. It flows through the Pocono Mountains with a winding course that makes it ideal for recreational rafting. Take a look at some of these Lehigh River rafting excursions and find the one that is best for you!
This Lehigh River rafting company offers three different trips to accommodate guests of varying abilities. At Jim Thorpe River Adventures, the Easy Whitewater Rafting trip is an 8-mile trip that gives guests 3 hours on the river. The Introduction to Whitewater Rafting Trip affords you 4 hours on the river and is a bit more challenging than the Easy trip. The BigTime Whitewater Rafting Trip is the ultimate Lehigh River rafting experience with more than 20 rapids. The 5-hour trip covers almost 13 miles of the river.
This Lehigh River rafting company has two types of trips: the Family Style Whitewater and the Lehigh Gorge Dam Release Whitewater. The Dam Release is the more challenging and longer of the two, containing Class III rapids and lasting 5 hours. The Family Style Rafting trip is a bit easier and shorter, with mostly Class I and II rapids. There are also special rafting trips such as the Moonlight trip.
White water Challenges is a Lehigh River rafting company that offers a variety of Dam Release and Natural Flow Whitewater Trips. The trips range from easier, shorter courses to “marathon” trips that can span up to 25 miles. Packages that include cycling and paintball are also available if you want to add to your adventure.
The Lehigh River rafting season at Whitewater Rafting Adventures begins in March. Whitewater Rafting Adventures is located in Nesquehonig, PA and offers several rafting trips to choose from including regular Whitewater excursions, E-Z Whitewater and Summer Rafting. The Whitewater trip is the most popular. It lasts around 5 hours and covers 13 miles of the Lehigh River. The trip includes 18 rapids of Class II and Class III intensity. E-Z Whitewater is a great intro to Lehigh River rafting for those new to rafting. The rapids are Clas I and Class II and the 8 mile trip takes about 4 hours to complete. Or if you just want to spend the day on the river without the whitewater experience, Summer Rafting trips are the perfect option.
When planning which Lehigh River rafting trip to take, don’t forget to book your stay at the Sayre Mansion. After a day on the rapids, you’ll find our elegant guest rooms to be the perfect retreat to relax and rest up. The meticulously restored mansion has the charm of the past mixed with modern conveniences and luxuries that make our Bethlehem bed and breakfast the ideal home away from home. Of course, your stay includes our Innkeeper’s breakfast, the perfect fuel for taking whitewater, or simply enjoying downtown Bethlehem. The Sayre Mansion is the ideal place to make your visit to the Lehigh Valley into the ultimate getaway. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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