Lehigh Gorge State Park in Luzerne and Carbon Counties is a great place for outdoor recreation. The park spans miles of the Lehigh River and surrounding gorge.

One of the main recreation activities is whitewater rafting. Depending on water conditions, the Lehigh River can be rated as high as a class III on the International Scale of River Difficulty. Several outfitters operate in the Lehigh River.

The Lehigh Gorge Trail, which runs along the river and an abandoned railroad, provides opportunities for hiking and biking. The trail is 26 miles long and is part of the 125-mile D&L Trail.