The Lehigh Valley is full of beautiful natural attractions, many of which make for great activities that the whole family can enjoy. Dutch Springs in Bethlehem is one of our favorite destinations when we’re looking for some active fun in the outdoors with our families. This natural spring-fed lake doubles as a state-of-the-art scuba diving operation and aqua park, which makes it the perfect day trip when you’re looking to cool down and have some fun on a hot summer day. Some of the reasons our Allentown adoption agents like Dutch Springs so much include:
The lake has been converted into a water park, complete with several fun inflatable attractions. This water park is unique because all of the attractions are directly on the water – which means no walking between rides on concrete. You can enjoy all of your thrills here directly in nature. Attractions at the Aqua Park include:
- The Blob – This is the newest attraction at the park and one of the most popular. After one ride here, you’ll be sure to return for several more. You jump from a platform and bounce off of the inflatable blob before launching into the sky and plummeting down into the nice cool water below.
- Iceberg – The iceberg is a 14-foot inflatable, with a climbing wall on one side and a waterslide on the other. Climb up one end and slide down the other into the refreshing lake waiting below you.
- Wibit – Wibit is an inflatable obstacle course which is fun for the whole family. Twist, turn, run, and climb through the various obstacles on your journey to the top. Once you reach the summit, you can either jump off or slide down into the water.
- The Summit – This inflatable features a large climbing wall, a zero-entry slide, and a big cave where you can bounce, climb, swing, play, or just relax.
- Aqua Jump – The aqua jump is a simple, round inflatable where you can bounce around with your family and friends before tumbling into the water.
- Saturn – Shaped like the planet of the same name, this inflatable lets you stand on the ring and bounce from side to side, seeing how far you can tilt it. Spin round and round until you get tired and splash into the water.
- Water Totter – This ride is similar to the see-saws you can find on any playground, but in the water. Up to four participants can enjoy rocking back and forth on the water. Try to keep your balance without falling in!
- Mini Iceberg – If you’ve got little ones who are too young to brave the regular Iceberg, the Mini Iceberg is a great alternative. It stands just 7 feet tall and allows them to build coordination and balance skills without risking too far of a fall.
Because Dutch Springs is a spring-fed lake, the visibility here is crystal clear. This makes for great scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities, as you can plunge down up to 100 feet and catch great views of underwater platforms, vehicles, aircraft, and other unique underwater sights. Of course, there’s also plenty of fish and aquatic life to view down there too, including:
- Rainbow Trout
- Palomino Trout
- Yellow Perch
- Largemouth Bass