Paddle Creek’s picturesque launch settings makes it an ideal jumping-off point for river excursions in single and tandem kayaks and canoes or atop a standup paddleboard. The staff of outdoor enthusiasts helps everyone from novice to advanced paddlers select their ideal vessels―for rental or purchase―and even recommends areas of interest. In addition to equipment rentals, the adventure spot offers lessons as well as self-guided tours.
Town & Country Lanes is a smoke-free family center that hosts rollers of all stripes, from children using helpful bumpers to pros battling it out during tournaments. Four nights a week, laser lights cut through clouds of fog as players' song requests drown out the sounds of strikes, spares, and self-administered high-fives. Between games, bowlers can keep their fingers busy at the arcade or fuel their stomachs with food and drinks from the snack bar and pub.
At Bethlehem's Steel Ice Center, two NHL-sized ice surfaces host hordes of merry skaters, and the state-of-the-art sound system, party rooms, heated rink-side seats, and snack bar keep energy levels high. Suit up, lace up, and whirl around the ice with family and friends during one of Steel Ice Center's public skating sessions, which are currently scheduled throughout the week during both the afternoon and evening hours.
Since opening its doors in 1984, Aardvark Sports Shop has specialized in taking mankind’s oldest fitness activity for a 21st-century tune-up by outfitting runners with the latest in shoes, gear, and streamlined racing blindfolds. Aardvark athletes get comfort and performance from track-tested brands, such as Asics and Brooks, fitted by an expert panel of their friendly and experienced staff. Aardvark fills out its floor space with a full line of track suits and athletic outerwear perfect for runners and bikers, as well as a collection of sport watches, including the Forerunner 110 with built-in heart monitor. With affordable athletic strollers from B.O.B. rounding out its collection, Aardvark can equip any runner for a brisk jog through the neighborhood, a cross-country marathon, or participation in a local mom-and-baby relay race.
Since 1921, Army & Navy Store has worked to supply local residents with the necessities for interacting with a variety of geographical features. The shop began as an outfitter for rail workers and miners, preventing them from having to dig with boots stolen from the town giant, before expanding to carry Army and Navy surplus goods from World War II. Currently, it specializes in outdoor gear and employs an experienced staff to assist guests in searching for specialized equipment for camping, cycling, fishing, exercise, and watersports.
On Friday and Saturday evenings, as party songs thump in the background, lasers beam over a row of 24 lanes—each home to a rack of glowing pins—and reflect off their thin layer of oil into the fog. Of course, Playdrome Devon Lanes hosts regular open-bowling hours throughout the rest of the week, when it echoes with the sound of crashing pins and celebratory sirens from the on-site arcade. Though unseen, heard, or smelled, the signal from complimentary WiFi streams through the air as well, allowing players to post their high scores online or to look up the cheat codes that enable the bowling balls' rocket boosters. Playdrome Devon Lanes also allows customers to bring their own food and beverages.