Unlike with shooting fish or aging wine, replacing the barrel with an inflatable raft greatly improved white-water rafting. Enjoy innovations in extreme sports with today’s Groupon: for $85, you get a white-water rafting day trip on the Lehigh River from Dynamic Outdoors (a $129 value).
Dynamic Outdoors sends flotillas of rafters wending down the Lehigh River equipped with the necessary gear, tackling Class III rapids during the summer dam release. River gurus scoop up boaters in Manhattan at 7:30 a.m. and shuttle them to the Lehigh River Gorge to embark on the four- to five-hour guided paddle-thon. Propel the schooner through frothy white water, or take a dip in a peaceful eddy while perfecting otter mating calls. River runners should pack picnic lunches for a midday break on the picturesque banks, held before casting off to finish paddling and talking smack to passing rocks. Dynamic Outdoors replenishes vessel rowers’ electrolytes with complimentary Gatorade, beer, water, and snacks for the shuttle ride home, plopping paddlers back in Manhattan by 6:30 p.m., depending on traffic.
Dynamic Outdoors requires rafters to wear sandals with straps or water shoes, and to bring towels, swimwear, and mermaid repellent. Over the summer, Dynamic Outdoors hosts 12 weekend dates of white-water rafting expeditions, so check the schedule, or Dynamic Outdoors' events page before making a reservation.
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Trekking across the Sinai Desert in Egypt. Following the Inca Trail in Peru. Dynamic Outdoors specializes in helping New Yorkers escape their environment and see some of the natural world's majestic sights instead of the urban world's majestic chewed-gum mosaics. Not every trip visits such exotic locales, though. The highly experienced, professional tour guides also lead trips throughout the surrounding area. Whether this means going hiking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, or skiing, the guides invite groups to explore the region alongside like-minded adventurers.