New England Is Home To One Of The Best Water Parks
With winter upon us and outdoor activities become a bit more limited, now is this time we seek creative indoor adventures. Both to keep the kids busy, and ourselves. National Education Association compiled a list of the best water park locations in the country, and a New England spot made the list.
“Get ready to splish, splash, twist and turn at these epic indoor water parks,” they say, and for good reason. The Pump House in Vermont allows you to do just that, as it is part of an adventurous resort.
Many water parks struggled to remain open during the pandemic. However, there were those that made it through, and also a decent number of new parks across the country. That begs the question, what is the main reason people frequent an indoor waterpark? Typically, they are seasonal. Especially in the northeast when the peak seasons are the winter and spring months when those outdoor pools are closed.
Adding the indoor water park option to a resort and hotel facility allows guests to plan their trip around the experience. Meaning that you travel to this resort knowing you can stay onsite for as long as you like because there is something thrilling right there outside your door.
Jay Peak, Vermont
In the winter months, this Vermont area is very popular for skiing trips. Furthermore, there is an ice rink in Jay Peak that often attracts hockey tournaments. In fact, youth hockey programs from all over the country travel to Jay Peak so kids can skate and compete. What do you do with the five hours of downtime in between games, however? That is not quite enough time to justify a lift ticket.
The Pump House is the only indoor water park in Vermont. Of course there are epic slides, activity pools, and lazy river. However, the Pump House also has an indoor surf wave called the Double Barrel Flowrider. The Pump House describes it as “A cross between skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding (minus the kneepads, sharks, and snow).”
If you feel you will need a rest break after all the thrilling adventure, cabanas are available to rent here as well.