The Pump House in Jay, Vt.
The Pump House, Vermont’s first indoor water park, opened in 2011 as part of Jay Peak Resort’s ongoing expansion. The park features four water slides, including the thrilling “La Chute,’’ as well as a lazy river, and a surfing pool. It is clearly unlike anything else in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.
Great Wolf Lodge, which owns properties in 11 other locations, opened a hotel/water park in Fitchburg in June. The new lodge features a water park that’s more than 68,000 square feet, with a wave pool, slides, lazy river, a bowling alley, motion thrill ride, and more.
But there are other places around New England that offer indoor water parks as well. We tell you where to go.
Admission to The Pump House is $35 for adults, $25 for juniors ages 4-14. Children under three are free.
830 Jay Peak Rd, Jay, Vt.
Kahuna Laguna in North Conway, N.H.
Kahuna Laguna, located at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, features a three-story slide that lands visitors in a 43,000-gallon pool.
Admission for the water park is $40 for adults and children, but be aware that rates apply only to registered guests at the Red Jacket.
2251 White Mountain Highway (Route 16), North Conway, N.H.
Cape Codder Resort and Spa in Hyannis, Mass.
The Cape Codder Resort and Spa, located in Hyannis, features a “wave pool,’’ but it’s really a lot more than that. Guests will find waves up to 2 feet, and also two water slides, waterfalls, and dancing water fountains. The pool is free for all resort guests.
The Cape Codder has plans to expand the wave pool into a full-blown 30,000 square-foot water park that will feature a retractable roof for the summer months.
1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis
Coco Key Water Resorts in Danvers, Mass. and Waterbury, Conn.
Coco Key Water Resorts, a national chain with eight locations in all, boasts two New England franchises in Danvers and Waterbury, Conn. If the constant temperature of 84 degrees doesn’t make you feel like you’ve gotten away, the Key West-theme at each location certainly will.
Full day pass costs vary by location. See website for details. Annual passes may also be purchased.
50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, and 3580 East Main St., Waterbury Conn.