Written by David Saba

There is a treasure trove of adventure waiting to be discovered in Lehigh Valley. Among the gems are HangDog and Lehigh Valley Grand Prix, each offering a unique blend of excitement and fun for all age groups. Whether you’re keen on tackling thrilling ropes courses, or revving up for some high-speed karting action, these spots have something for every adrenaline-enthusiast in the family.

HangDog Outdoor Adventure

Opening for the season on April 6, 2024

At HangDog, the sky's the limit when it comes to outdoor fun. The facility boasts the title of the largest high ropes adventure course in the Northeast US, presenting a four-story climbing escapade that welcomes different paths for both the novice and the seasoned climber. With 115 climbing elements, a Free Fall Jump, and two 240ft Ziplines, the adventure never seems to end. The kid’s course ensures that little adventurers aged 5-7 aren’t left out of the fun, with a ninety-minute climbing experience tailored just for them. But it’s not just about climbing. HangDog Brewing Co. features craft brews and mixed drinks. The facility is home to live music performances on the weekends and even yard games.

A young climber at Hangdog Outdoor Adventure

HangDog Weekly Happenings:

Mondays: In the Industry Night

Not everyone's weekends start Friday! Every Monday we are celebrating friends in the hospitality and restaurant industries! Come enjoy $6 "You Call It" beverages, at Hangdog Brewing Co. and 1/2 price climbs at Hangdog Outdoor Adventure!

Fridays: Educator's Happy Hour!

Calling All Friends in the Education Industry! As a big thank you from HangDog for all your efforts they are celebrating you every Friday! Until 6 p.m. enjoy $6 "You Call It" beverages at Hangdog Brewing Co. Also, featured is $2 off all food menu items. Hangdog Brewing Co. is the regions newest brewery. Featuring a retro fitted shipping containers and a beautiful beer garden!

Friday - Sunday: Live Music at HangDog Brewing Co.

Head out to Hangdog Brewing Co. every Friday - Sunday for live music and fun! Enjoy inspiring food & beverage in their beautiful beer garden while enjoying the sounds of local artists. Check out the full lineup of live music here!

  • Friday's from 6 - 10 p.m.

  • Saturday's from 5 - 9 p.m.

  • Sunday's from 2 - 9 p.m.

Visitors hang out at the Brewery at Hangdog Outdoor Adventure

Food & Drink 

If you're not climbing or need a little pick me up after the ropes, grab a beer at the Brewery at Hangdog and find a spot at an adirondack chair around a fire pit. Definitely try their brined and fried chicken bites which are *chef's kiss*.

Gluten free pizza at Hangdog Outdoor Adventure

Delicious fried chicken at Hangdog Outdoor Adventure

Lehigh Valley Grand Prix

Lehigh Valley Grand Prix offers a different kind of adrenaline rush. Imagine the thrill of go-karting at high-speed around a professionally designed track, with family cheering you on. The 1⁄4 mile indoor track features gas-powered karts that top out at 50 mph. Catering to all ages, it’s a place where competition and camaraderie go hand in hand. Racers sitting in go-karts wearing helmets at the Lehigh Valley Gand Prix

Axe Throwing at Lehigh Valley Grand Prix

The race track is also home to Go! Axe, Lehigh Valley’s premier axe throwing destination. Go! Axe has revolutionized the game by incorporating digital technology into its throwing boards. By projecting games onto the boards, players can now enjoy a more interactive and diverse range of gameplay options while still using real axes and wood, preserving the authenticity of the experience.

Axe throwing at Go Axe! at Lehigh Valley Grand Prix

Food at Lehigh Valley Grand Prix

Keep the energy up with some bar muchies and drinks at Octane located at Lehigh Valley Grand Prix. Grab some loaded fries, boneless wings, pizzas, and funnel cake for the whole crew to pick on. 

Adrenaline entertainment awaits you at HangDog and Lehigh Valley Grand Prix. Whether scaling new heights or racing down the track, families will find a unique blend of thrilling activities and relaxed, enjoyable atmospheres. So why wait? Plan your next adventure and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones. Discover the thrills that Lehigh Valley has to offer, and let the adventures begin!