Best Reason to Live in the Poconos Series – Paintball in the Pocono Mountains

By: Don Hannig

In all of us, there remains a little bit of the child we once were. It’s a small flame that can’t be extinguished, even with the advance of time and the duties of adulthood. So if the term “paintball” causes your eyes to roll or the thought “that’s just for teens – too much for me!” to pop into your head, you may want to reconsider. The child in you would love it – and you don’t have to be brimming with youthful vigor to have fun with this great activity.

There are many paintball and outdoor adventures to be had in the Pocono Mountains, on any given weekend. The truly great part is, with the advance of technology and the addition of many wonderful amenities, paintball/outdoor adventure can be a fun and pleasant experience for entire families – of all age groups. Even if you own a business, corporate team building events or rewards are an excellent way to experience fun in the Poconos.

Pocono Mountain Paintball

Pocono Mountain Paintball is a family owned and operated facility, located just a short drive from the historic town of Jim Thorpe, in Pennsylvania’s beautiful Pocono Mountains, and has been offering paintball and other outdoor adventures for over 15 years. Their goal is to make sure that you and your family has a fun, safe and memorable day in the fresh Pocono air. In addition to their many acres of high quality playing fields, Pocono Mountain Paintball has more features and amenities that keep players coming back again and again – check them out.

1. They have 12 paintball fields including 3 scenario fields offering acres of terrain that includes streams, thickets, oak flats, hollows, hills, buildings, forts, trenches, and sand bag bunkers.
2. They limit their fields to a maximum of 100 players per day. This means MORE play time and LESS wait time!
3. Their fields are on-site. This means you don’t have to endure a long bus ride to get to the action.
4. In addition to their great playing fields and top of the line rental equipment they offer a complete facility with amenities such as hot showers, changing rooms, cafe, picnic pavilion, and gift shop.
5. There is a FREE Hot Dog BBQ after play.
6. They offer group, student, and Military discounts, making it an ideal locale for birthdays, bachelor parties, or any group/business organization event.
7. Other outdoor activities are available: such as rafting, biking, and kayaking down the Lehigh River Gorge. Some great packages are offered so that you can experience several activities.

In Addition

There are several other reputable paintball facilities located in the Pocono Mountains Region:

1. The Paintball Asylum in Tannersville offers a thrilling array of playing fields and adds a special high-intensity thrill to the sport. Angler’s Cove Fish & Pay is located on the same property as the Paintball Asylum. While the paintball players fight it out on the fields, other family members can sit back and relax next to one of the four fully stocked trout ponds.

2. Kittatinny Paintball features exceptional mountain top playing fields overlooking the beautiful Delaware River.

3. Skirmish Paintball in Albrightsville is open seven days a week, year-round. Skirmish offers over 50 paintball fields on 700 acres of gamelands. Perfect for weekend fun, team building, bachelor or birthday parties. Skirmish’s “Invasion of Normandy” game was voted one of the “Most Manly Man Adventures” by the Travel Channel.

So if you do not want to miss out on a heart-thumping way to have fun and act a bit like a kid again, take a gander at some paintball this season. You may be pleasantly surprised. Paintball has been around for over a decade for a reason… it’s a big-time rush of fun, now with all the modern amentities!

 To find out more about the Pocono Mountains, please call us at 570-646-4646, email us at or visit our website at

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