It’s summer vacation, the sun is out, and you’re dying to get outdoors…
Look no further. From its acclaimed bike park to its thrilling water park, there’s no shortage of activities at Mountain Creek.
Here are four of our top picks on things to do this summer.
1. Plummet Down Thrilling Waterslides
Situated on a mountainside, Mountain Creek Waterpark uses the area’s natural topography to build its attractions. Yes, you’ll walk uphill, but the ride down will be VERY much worth it.
The waterpark offers 22 rides ranging from mild to extreme thrill levels. Those seeking an adrenaline rush can plunge down the world’s tallest double looping thrill slide or leap off a 23-foot ledge above spring water in front of dozens of spectators. If there’s one ride NOT TO MISS, it’s the Colorado River Rapids, a supercharged raft ride that shoots you through tunnels, wild rapids, and waterfalls.
Mountain Creek Waterpark will be open 7 days a week from 11am – 6pm until September 4. Please note, Waterpark will be closed 7/10, 7/18, 8/7 and 8/15.
2. Challenge Yourself At The Downhill Bike Park
Mountain Creek Bike Park offers a network of 51 trails built to challenge riders of EVERY level, from beginners (even first-timers) to World Cup racers. A high-speed, open-air gondola services the Park’s 1,040 vertical feet.
For beginners, cruise down the Park’s easiest route, Greenhorn. It’s a long, fun introduction to downhill with variations if you choose to step your game up. The staff is incredibly helpful to new riders, offering tips on how to navigate the trails and load/unload your bikes on and off the lift.
For more experienced riders, there’s no shortage of rocky and rugged technical trails, rolling flow zones, jumps and features. There’s a reason why Mountain Creek’s Bike Park was voted #1 bike park in the Mid-Atlantic region on mtbparks.com in 2013-15.
See our Rider’s Guide for recommended trails and routes and be sure to check Mountain Creek’s site for the bike park’s operating schedule through summer.
3. Fly High Over The Tri-State Area
Ever dream of flying over a mountain-top lake? It’s pure magic.
This tour will take you down a series of ziplines ranging from 200ft to 1,500 ft in length, where you can soak in breath-taking panoramic views of the tri-state area.
4. Climb Through The Treetops On A New Ropes Course
Opening later in the summer is a brand, new ropes course where you can climb, glide, and swing through the forest. Built high in the trees, this obstacle course consists of rope walks, climbing elements and ziplines.