Wisp Resort in Western Maryland and Bear Creek in Pennsylvania are two mid-Atlantic resorts that have a strong line-up during the summer months.

The man-made white water facility at the top of Wisp is unique in the region. Beginners and experienced paddlers can enjoy white water rafting and kayaking on the re-circulating water course. The venue hosts the Open Canoe Slalom Nationals and North American Championships will take place Aug. 6 - 8.

The Adventure Sports Center International runs the water facility. The group also offers rock climbing, bouldering, mountain biking, hiking, and geo-caching on a 550 - acre forested reserve. 

The Wisp Resort features a championship 18-hole golf course, fly fishing, paintball, disc golf, and boating on nearby Deep Creek Lake.

Farther north, the Inn at Big Bear in Pennsylvania is an ideal location for a wide range of recreation activities albeit on a smaller scale. The resort offers 6.5 acres of wooded biking and hiking trails. Some of the rugged single and double tracks have rocks.  There is a five acre pond for fly fishing that is stocked with Bass and home to Sunnies.  Single and two tandem kayaks are available. Inn guests have free access to these amenities.

Twelve nearby golf courses are part of the Inn's Golf Package that starts at $135 per person per night including an overnight, cart and greens fees, a drink voucher, and a breakfast voucher.

More Information: Wisp or call 301-387-5581; Bear Creek or call 866-754-2822