Bushkill Falls

School is finally out and summer has officially started for us, so we took a day trip with the family to a place we had never been before. Bushkill Falls is referred to as the Niagara Falls of Pennsylvania, so we decided that was a place to check out.  We love hiking, so we headed to our destination this past week.

The drive to the Poconos is very pretty, but we had no idea what we would find once we got to Bushkill Falls.

At the entrance to the trails, there are shops and museums, ponds for paddle boating, mini golf, and snack shops.  You actually have to pay to get into the park, which seems strange until you go inside and see the upkeep the money goes towards.  It was really worth the entrance fee.

Very clean and well maintained trails are found throughout. There are a couple of different trails you can pick, we chose the red trail, advanced for hikers.  There are stairways taking you down to the falls and back up again.  Be prepared for your legs to get sore! We spent about 3.5 hours hiking, enjoying the gorgeous scenery.  At times, it felt as if we were in a rainforest.  On the trail we picked, we saw over 10 different water falls.

Our entire family loved the trails and would definitely come back to visit again.  It was a fantastic day trip to kick off summer!

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48 comments

  1. the waterfall looks amazing. I can hear the sounds of the water crashing down while I read this.

  2. I’m in love with these photos. I love the lush green and the falls, AMAZING. I’d love to do more like this with my kids. I think I need a baby hiking backpack, oh and it would be nice to have hub come along. Sooo pretty.

  3. Wow! Such a neat place to travel. Great photos. The one of the bed, is pure art! I would frame that!

  4. WOW! I’m going there in a few weeks now. We live in Lancaster, PA and love visiting all of the beautiful and natural places around the area from DC to NY. I didn’t even know this place existed!!! Thanks for sharing.

  5. How GORGEOUS! We are within 2 hours of the Poconos and I would definitely make the trip to see this park. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.

  6. Nature tripping is it and also this is a perfect activity to free our mind from online stress, I like the bigger falls to jump onto it but I love more the smaller one because it is so perfect for staying cool in the water but is the place allows swimming on the water?

  7. Beautiful pictures! We have a falls around here we like to visit! I love the hike up!

  8. This looks beautiful! We just went on vacation, but we went south to the FL Keys. Our next vacation will be up north and I love waterfalls. This could definitely be a place for us to vacation!

  9. I love going on nature walks and this place looks gorgeous. I’d love to go there one day!

  10. That place looks amazing. I love the waterfall. I cannot wait to go on vacation again and find someplace fun to take the family. Glad you had a nice time.

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