With intimate knowledge of Pennsylvania's waterways and custom 20-foot fishing boats, the local guides at Pocono Fishing Adventures teach groups and individuals the art of tracking down prized bass, sunfish, perch, bluegill, and other fish. Along with years of experience on the state's oversize puddles, the guides utilize GPS tracking systems and depth finders to hone in on hungry line tuggers and avoid dangerous icebergs. Guests may use the team's supply of equipment while scanning the depths of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's lakes, or they may also bring their own rods and tackle to borrow only the guides' keen sense of fish tracking. In addition to friendly charters, Pocono Fishing Adventures hosts corporate outings, allowing colleagues to test the alluring qualities of new marketing strategies with underwater PowerPoint presentations.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Brands Used: Ozone Paragliders, Flytec Varios
Pro Tip: Bring sunblock, comfortable clothing, hiking shoes or sneakers, and plenty of stuff to drink.
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Tandems
Recommended Age Group: Adults
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
My husband and I started flying in 2001. We love to be in the air and fly from cloud to cloud. We decided to teach to bring this awesome experience to many more people.
What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?
Our awesome big field, which allows us to operate with any wind direction, making us the North East school that operates the [most] days during the year.
What?s your favorite part of your job?
Flying people and seeing their huge smile once we land.
Mulligan's Family Golf Center beckons to birdie-hunters with a scaled-down golf course, an 18-hole mini-golf circuit, and a full-length driving range. With its longest hole measuring in at 108 yards, the center's 9-hole Chip-n-Putt course fosters short-game refinement, as players send balls somersaulting onto small greens from artificial tees or out of one of the layout's three sand traps. Mulligan's graciously rents out golf balls (a $0.50 deposit each, refunded when balls are returned) for use on the course, saving players the hassle of buying their own sleeve or chiseling a bocce ball down to the right size.
For more pressure-free swing practice, Mulligan's 30-stall driving range lets clubbers dial in their wedges, irons, woods, and mannequin legs with five signs demarcating yardages all the way back to the 250-yard terminus. The center also encompasses an 18-hole mini-golf course, where putt-putt posses crouch to demystify tricky breaking putts while the burbling sounds of waterfalls, fountains, and streams set a tranquil tone.
Emerald Dragon Karate's certified instructors, led by ninth-degree black belt?Brian Kates,?train students in Sa-Gi-Do, a powerful, well-rounded style of karate developed by Kates himself. The style?incorporates the kicking, punching, grasping, and grappling of?five traditional arts, including?Tang Soo Do and Judo. With these techniques at their core, programs for students as young as 3?instill a balanced mix?of defensive skills, discipline, and street awareness. Once they've mastered some foundational techniques, students can move onto one of EDK's more advanced classes, such as the weapons program. There, participants learn how to wield a bo staff or?sword?skills that come? in handy while fending off an opponent or trying to open a birthday gift in memorable fashion. In addition to this traditional martial arts training, the studio also hosts fitness-oriented kickboxing classes that help students shed fat through cardio-friendly sparring and strike work.
Reservations/Appointments: Not offered
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: No
Recommended Age Group: Adults
Pro Tip: Keep an open mind.
The Freak and Funhouse's haunted interior contains gruesome sets, terrifying monsters, and gory special effects. Broken into a series of scenes and skits, the rooms of the haunted house tell stories, recreating disturbing urban legends or scenes from favorite movies. The creators of these attractions fill their vignettes with cutting edge props, and animations. Some foretell dark fortunes for visitors, others coax madness from their audience, and still more delight in old fashioned scares, raising hackles with moans, and shouts.