Getting out of the house is often hampered by the fact that most houses are located inside a bigger and fancier house. Step outside of the house outside of your house with today's Groupon to Marine Park in Pouch Cove. This Groupon expires on September 11, 2011. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get two park admissions (up to an $8 value) and a round of miniature golf for two (a $12 value; up to a $20 total value).
- For $10, you get one park admission (up to a $4 value) and eight rides on the giant speed waterslide (a $16 value; up to a $20 total value).
Admission is free for children 3 and under.
Spread across 1,000 rolling acres of sylvan parkland and rocky outcroppings, Marine Park delights fun-seekers of all ages with an array of alfresco activities. A sprawling sandy beach along Herring Cove Pond plays host to a looming giant speed slide that propels riders down its waterlogged 40-foot flume before unceremoniously ejecting them into the water below. Aquanauts cascade down the slide atop a fast-flying sled with the speed and grace of a cheetah in a swan costume, using their eight-ride pass to test out eight different ways to stick a watery landing. Alternatively, landlubbing duos can hit the compact links of Marine Park’s lakeside miniature golf course, chasing holes-in-one across bridges and through paddlewheels while trying to fit both sets of knees into teensy golf carts. Enlist argyle-clad Lady Luck to help guide dimpled orbs through a pair of spinning dice, or allow quixotic balls to fulfill their destiny at the mercy of the breeze-stealing windmill.
Happy shrieks drift through the brushy pines of Marine Park’s 1,000-acre estate, wafting from campgrounds and the slate-blue waters of Herring Cove Pond. On the private beaches, warm-skinned guests cut through the afternoon sun on rented paddleboats or scream down 40-foot-tall waterslides. Lodgers park RVs or set up tents on secluded campsites equipped with fresh water from an artesian well, or use a mini-golf course for practice or attempts to trick Tiger Woods into thinking he has become a giant.