If you’re anything like me, you spend all spring making lists for all of the exciting things you want to fill your summer agendas with and then have a hard time checking them off as summer cruises through so fast! We’ve made this one easy for you with 10 ways that you can elevate your summer all right here in picturesque Vernon, New Jersey. Let’s get right to it, with our first activity.

This one’s a no brainer for someone looking for some easy fun paired with great views of the tri-state area. Take a trip to the top of Vernon Peak with a Scenic Sky Ride on The Cabriolet. Travel over 1,000+ feet up and check out views of the rolling hills of Northern New Jersey into New York and Pennsylvania. Fun Fact – on a clear day you can even see the Shawangunk “The Gunks” Ridgeline off in the distance.

The next step up in thrilling adventures is right at the Mountain-Top with Mountain Creek Zip Tours. Travel up to the top and enjoy a 2-hour zip line experience where you’ll soar over our mountain top lakes effortlessly with a fun adventure across our bridge to cap off your trip. This one’s fun for anyone looking to step into the world of ziplining for just $49.99 per person.

Zip Tours at Mountain Creek Resort
Ziplining across our mountain-top lakes. 

If golf is your thing, then you’re going to LOVE a round of golf at Great Gorge Golf Course. Formerly known as the Playboy Club, Great Gorge has made its return and boy are you going to thoroughly enjoy your round of 18. Mountain views, iconic scenery on Quarry, Rail & Lake, and lush fairways are waiting and with rounds starting at just $35 you don’t want to wait another minute to book your round. Grab a tee time, a Triple Play Card ( 3 anytime rounds) for just $119 or even a membership! After your round, head into the clubhouse and enjoy a bite to eat at Mulligans with delicious sandwich, salad and burger options. Pair that with a craft beer and you’ve got yourself a great day!

Golf at Great Gorge in Vernon, New Jersey
Scenic views, great golf, our iconic course at Great Gorge. 

Next on our list is Mountain Creek Waterpark. You’ve watched the videos, you’ve heard stories and your waterpark experience is a only a few clicks away. Online tickets start at the super reasonable price of $29.99 when you grab them online in advance and are your ticket to our iconic rides like the Colorado River Rapids, H2Oh!No!, Zero-G, High Anxiety, Canyon Cliff, Bomb’s Away and the Wave Pool. With over 20+ rides, slides and attractions you can visit for the day or even visit multiple times this summer with a season pass for just $64.99 

Speaking of the Waterpark.. our next activity is for those party goers who are 21+. Waterpark After Dark gives anyone 21+ exclusive access to the Waterpark every Friday night so you can enjoy H2Oh!No!, Zero-G, High Anxiety, the Wave Pool, Surf Hill and more while partying it up with a drink in your hand from one of our 8 bars, drink specials by Hennessey & Stoli and live DJ’s throughout the park. This is a “don’t miss” opportunity and you can grab your tickets online now to ensure you’re ticket to the party because these special events sell out. 

Waterpark After Dark Adult Nights at Mountain Creek Waterpark
Mountain Creek Waterpark After Dark - Wave Pool hangs!

The next way to elevate your summer is for our adrenaline junkies and risk takers alike.  Mountain Creek Bike Park boasts 50+ trails of some of the best downhill mountain biking terrain on the east coast and even the country.  For those who have never tried it before, it might seem intimidating but don’t fret, our Experience Downhill Package is the perfect way to get started with a bike rental, lesson and ticket to ride for 2-hours while you feel it out and get comfortable riding downhill. We also host a variety of camps throughout the summer for kids and women who want to get started and learn the fundamentals! It’s just like riding a bike, because that’s what it is. So if you think you’re ready to take a trip down the mountain via 2-wheels, the time’s never been so right. 

Another fun activity for all ages is now open for the summer. On your way out of the park, play a round of Mini Golf with us in Cobblestone Village. This unique mini golf course is set into the mountainside and waiting for you to enjoy a game with your friends and family for just $5 per person!

Mini Golf at Mountain Creek Resort

 

One of our newest attractions is next and goes by the name of Treescape Aerial Adventure Park. This adventure is one that you surely won’t want to miss out on and can be enjoyed by everyone ages 4+. Located in the rolling hills of Vernon is a high ropes course boasting 10+ courses filled with 110+ obstacles, ziplines, bridges, and challenges. With different levels of courses, you’re in control of the thrill. Looking to conquer a fear of heights? Start small and work your way up to our intermediate courses. Looking for a challenge? Our Intermediate and expert courses will challenge you both physically, mentally and are a great work out. Visit Treescape with your friends, as a date night, with family, a team, or even just because you want to do something exciting!

Take on the mountain in a new way with our Alpine Mountain Coaster. Strap in and hold on tight because this speedy coaster ride brings you up to the top and you control the entire way down. Go fast, go slower.. whichever you prefer. But if one thing’s for sure, take in all of the views because you’ll venture up the mountain and through the waterpark on the high-flying ride!

Have you been to the Biergarten recently? If not, this is a sign that you should. With a newly updated menu, your options are endless and work for many palettes. You’re bound to find something you’ll enjoy. Pair that with one of our 50+ varieties of craft beer and you’ve got yourself a great option for lunch whether you’re just stopping by or dining with a group! Some of our favorites include the Chipotle Bison Burger , Southwest Chicken Salad, Mac & Cheese Egg Rolls, vegan Bratwurst and so much more! Plus - live entertainment on Saturday's and Karaoke on Thursdays are the perfect reasons to check it out!

Biergarten at Mountain Creek Resort

With so many ways to elevate your summer, you’re bound to find something exciting for you , your friends and your family to take part in here at Mountain Creek where you can #livelifeoutdoors.