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Teams clad in protective goggles scatter into a mountain field thick with laurel, rhododendron, and brier as they seek cover, their markers locked and loaded. Hearing paintballs whiz through the brush, a player dives into prone position. Adjusting her goggles after colliding with the ground, the combatant freezes, notices the silhouette of a whitetail deer crouched in the brush just yards away, and lets down her guard long enough to appreciate the moment before taking new aim. At Pocono Mountain Paintball, players step onto 12 fields—including three scenario fields—ranging from untouched natural terrain to 1,700 feet of trenches and sandbag bunkers. To maximize players' game time, Pocono's staff maintains a reservation system that limits the fields to 100 players per day. Further touches include camouflage overall rentals, an online FAQ with participant advice, and changing rooms with hot showers so players can spruce up before meeting Mom for a post-game debriefing. Pocono's crew also coordinates rafting, biking, and kayaking packages through partner company Whitewater Rafting Adventures.
101 W Adventure Trail Rd.
Nesquehoning,
PA
US
In 2002, Mike Southard took a leap of faith worthy of The Dukes of Hazzard. He left a career in the elevator industry and decided to pursue his true passion: stock-car driving. Southard launched Try It Racing and On Track Racing Experience, determined to share with others the thrill he had felt many times in the victory lane of late-model stock-car races. His business has grown from a few humble events and clients each year to a fully packed schedule at some of the country's longest running and most renowned racetracks. Some things haven't changed, however—you can still find Southard behind the wheel of the two-seat ride-along car, taking patrons around curves and straightaways at top speed. Adrenaline fiends satisfy their cravings while driving or riding around tracks such as Orange County Speedway, where industry legends Jeff Gordon and Scott Riggs have burned their share of rubber. A professional photographer and in-car video cameras can capture the excitement at each event, memorializing guests' wide-open eyes, exhilarated smiles, and high-intensity games of I Spy.
183 Mill Mountain Road
Drums,
PA
US
Every year, as the snow starts falling, the town of Jim Thorpe dusts off a charming sense of nostalgia and channels the holiday spirit for their Olde Time Christmas celebration. A parade at the end of November heralds the tree lighting, which in turn kicks off weekends of lights, stage plays, and Victorian touches that evoke A Christmas Carol without all of the blood-thirsty aliens Dickens was so fond of. Historic mansions combine with small-town elegance to create an ideal tableau for the festival, which hosts events that include a gingerbread house contest, historic ghost walks, and a live nativity. Kids hop on a train with Santa while others settle in for a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, sending the staccato of clipping and clopping through the streets. Dulcet notes from a choir glide through the air at local churches while patrons walk to and fro amongst local businesses and a stand of handmade wreaths.
19 Packer Hill Road
Jim Thorpe,
PA
US
Lengyel's Restaurant offers freshly prepared cafe food options in a comfortable atmosphere. Serving the opposite of low-fat fare, Lengyel's Restaurant is perfect for people who want to indulge. Lengyel's Restaurant can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size. Lengyel's Restaurant tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience. Through their catering service, Lengyel's Restaurant can also set out a delicious spread for your next party. In addition to street parking, there is a lot right around the corner, so finding a space shouldn't be an issue for drivers dining at the restaurant. With tabs typically staying under $15, your wallet (and your stomach) will be happy with a trip to Lengyel's Restaurant.
301 W Catawissa St
Nesquehoning,
PA
US
Take a table at Damon's Grill in Hazleton and look forward to your next meal. Calories take a backseat at Damon's Grill, where low-fat anything is barred from the menu. Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here. Don't miss out on the great happy hour deals at Damon's Grill. Tap into the free wireless Internet at Damon's Grill. No need to gussy up for a trip to Damon's Grill, where patrons dress for comfort and fun. Or, take your food to go. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the guests at your next shindig. null Chow down for less at Damon's Grill, where a meal almost always costs under $15. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Damon's Grill's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
120 State Route 93
Hazleton,
PA
US
Ovalon Restaurant puts a fresh spin on traditional Italian cuisine. The gluten-free and low-fat fare at Ovalon Restaurant will leave you happy and full. Patrons pack the restaurant on weekends, so it's a good idea to make a reservation to ensure prompt seating. Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code. Through their catering service, Ovalon Restaurant can also set out a delicious spread for your next party. null A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Ovalon Restaurant's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
254 N Wyoming St
Hazleton,
PA
US
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