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Bushkill Group Launches Pocono Mountain Adventures with Aerial Ropes Course and Summer Tubing Attractions

Thursday, July 4, 2013

BUSHKILL, PA (JULY 2013) – Bushkill Group Inc., owners of The Villas at Tree Tops and Fairway® and Fernwood Resort, announced today the launch of Pocono Mountain Adventures with the building of two new attractions, Pocono TreeVentures, an aerial challenge course with dual racing zip lines, and Blue Lightning summer tubing the only summer tubing park in the Pocono Mountains. Gina Bertucci, spokesperson for the Bushkill Group, said, "We are very excited to be adding two new major attractions to our property and have now made it easier for our owners at Tree Tops and Fairway Villas, Fernwood Resort guests and visitors from throughout the Pocono Mountain region to use many recreation options all offered through Pocono Mountain Adventures."

Pocono TreeVentures offers a family friendly outdoor aerial forest adventure with dual racing zip lines. There are five courses of varying levels of difficulty from beginner to expert. Each course consists of "bridges" between tree platforms that are constructed of rope, cable and wood configurations that create over 60 unique challenges offering fun for the entire family. It is located with easy access off Route 209 on the Fernwood Resort property surrounded by Tree Tops and Fairway Villas, one of the largest independently owned timeshare vacation ownership resorts in the Mid-Atlantic region with almost 18,000 owners.

The TreeVentures course was designed and constructed by Outdoor Ventures Group LLC, builders of successful aerial ropes parks throughout the world. Unique to Outdoor Ventures, the company designs parks using the award winning SAFE LINK Smart Safety "intelligent belay" System with double-connected safety clips that help guests stay connected to a safety line. Sited on 14 acres, the course takes guests through a series of challenges that allows them to move through the trees at varying heights and difficulty levels. Bertucci continues, "The popularity of ropes adventure courses and zip lines is on the rise with our timeshare owners and guests looking for more nature oriented outdoor experiences. The addition of the ropes aerial adventure course was a logical next step for our company." Tickets are $44 for a two hour session during prime summer season with junior rates available for children ages 7 – 11 years. Discounts are also offered for Tree Tops and Fairway Villas timeshare owners, resort guests and groups of 12 or more. Reservations are recommended.

The Blue Lightning summer tubing lanes are constructed on the slope that in winter becomes the Fernwood Winter Fun Center which is known as one of the best snowtubing parks in the region. The new summer lanes allow guests to experience the thrill of tubing year round. Made of a blue synthetic turf like material, customers glide down for an exhilarating experience much like sledding but in a tube and without snow or water. In addition to the summer lanes, a new year-round Magic Carpet lift will be built. The Magic Carpet makes it possible to ride to the top of the hill by standing on a moving conveyor carpet. The cost for a two hour Blue Lightning summer tubing session is $21 per session with timeshare owner, guest and group discounts offered. Reservations are not required.

Bertucci said, "In total, Pocono Mountain Adventures will now feature eleven on-site and nearby outdoor attractions that include: the Pocono TreeVentures aerial ropes course with dual racing zip lines; Blue Lightning summer tubing; horseback riding; canoeing and rafting on the Delaware River; paintball; biking in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area; hiking at Bushkill Falls; winter tubing at the Fernwood Winter Fun Center with a Tiny Tot Play Area and 100% snowmaking; hot air balloon rides; bumper boats and skydiving." Bertucci continues, "Pocono Mountain Adventures is the perfect complement to our full array of traditional Fernwood Resort amenities like golf, indoor and outdoor pools, outdoor tennis and Wintergreens Patio Grill. We have had many owners and guests who want to incorporate a variety of experiences in their trip to the Pocono Mountains. Now, with the launch of the new Pocono Mountain Adventures, it can all be done with one toll free call whether you are staying at The Villas, Fernwood Resort, live nearby or are coming to the Pocono Mountains for the day."

For information and reservations call 800-446-0231 or go to Pocono Mountain Adventures is located in Bushkill, PA on Route 209 adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the 400-acre Fernwood Resort property. Overnight accommodations and special stay and adventure packages are offered through the website. Anticipated opening of the two new attractions is slated for late July with all other attractions now available for immediate booking.

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