Heat wave 2012 is here!Is it warm enough outside for ya? If your fam is feeling a bit overheated, take to the slides, thrills, and spills of some nearby water parks.
Splash your heart out at Water Slide World in Lake George, NY, where there are 2 kid-friendly play areas for youngsters and plenty of thrilling adventures for adrenaline-seekers. This park is particularly accommodating to little ones, so no one will be left on the sidelines. Enjoy 12 curling slides, play volleyball, or float in the sun—no matter how you and your family play, everyone will have a splashing good time.
Zoom Flume Water Park is a drenched getaway set in the scenic Catskill Mountains that is sure to be a hit with the whole family. Daring visitors can explore twisting water slides like the “Black Vortex,” a pitch-black tube which takes you for an unpredictable thrill ride. For pint-sized visitors, the park has a playful “Lagoon Activity Pool” and relaxing Lazy River. Located about 2 hours from the city, the park could make for a fun day trip or a weekend escape.
Sitting at the top of a mountain in Vernon, NJ, you’ll find a winter ski resort turned warm-weather waterpark at Mountain Creek. The adventure-seeker will find plenty to do: jump off a cliff, swing among the trees and free-fall into the water, or plummet 99-feet on the H2-Oh-No’s vertical drop. Tamer guests can try the River Runner Slide or the Junior Rapids–both great for the timid rider. For those who would prefer to sit and watch, you can splurge on a cabana for around $100–fully equipped with Wi-Fi and shade.
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