The Sky is the Limit for Adventure at the Skytop Lodge in the Poconos
Skytop Lodge in the Poconos has always been known for it’s traditional atmosphere and menu of outdoor activities. Hiking, biking, golf and tennis were some of the most popular activities and for the true outdoors-man, fly fishing at the Orvis fly fishing school, skeet shooting, skiing (both cross country and downhill) and a 400 foot toboggan run that takes sledders down a steep track and out onto the lake were just a few of the options. But over the past few years, Skytop has added some exciting new adventures and I, for one, was blown away by the fun.
With the addition of an “Adventure Lodge”, which doubles as the ski lodge in the winter months, guests of all ages can enjoy mountain biking, rock climbing, ATV tours, paint ball and laser tag. Just imagine a family reunion or company outting with a fun and competitive game of paint ball. Imagine hiking into the woods with a hand held GPS on a modern day treasure hunt. Sound like fun? Well, it is and I for one am sold.
My absolute favorite, however, is the Dog Sledding Experience, which was re-introduced to Skytop last October. You see dog sledding was a tradition at Skytop in the early 1900’s but when World War II broke out, the dogs were sent away to assist in the war. Today, a team of twenty-five Husky’s live at Skytop and offer guests year-round fun with sleds in the winter and wheels in the summer. The dogs are incredibly friendly and absolutely love to run, which makes for a whole lot of fun. Guests at Skytop can either visit the dog yard for a tour and meet-and-great with the dogs, take a ride on a buggy or sled pulled by a team of ten dogs or, for the true adrenaline junky, can take a scooter ride pulled by a team of two dogs. With the safety of the guest and the health and happiness of the dogs as his number one priority, Jared O’Neill from Snow Caps Sled Dogs out of Breckenridge, Colorado will ensure a fun and safe adventure for the whole family. Take a quick peek at a short video I shot while visiting Skytop.