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Magical Trip to Bushkill Falls PA (The Niagara of Pennsylvania)

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If you are looking for great views of the falls and also picturesque trails for hiking, visit Bushkill Falls in Poconos. It will make a perfect getaway for families, couples, groups of friends, hikers, fishermen, birdwatchers, and those who treasure nature’s beauty.

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Booking Info

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Getaway Description

Bushkill Falls, or "The Niagara of Pennsylvania," is located in the wooded mountains of Pennsylvania. It encompasses about 300 acres and is one of the PA’s most popular outdoor destinations. ⁠⁠

There are eight waterfalls and over two miles of picturesque trails of four different difficulties, bridges, and walkways. The majority of visitors suggest taking the Red Trail because this way you will hit all the astonishing 8 waterfalls.

In addition to hiking, Bushkill Falls offers its visitors such activities and amenities as mini-golf, paddle boats, play areas, a gift shop, several drinking fountains on the territory, plenty of resting places, several museums, and a Zen Rock garden to enjoy.

Another interesting option for people of all ages (kids especially) is “Mining for Gemstones.” It will give you the possibility to become a gold miner for a day!

Dining spots include a snack bar and a fudge kitchen with ice cream.

Bushkill Falls is open from April through October/November weather permitting.

🐶 Pets Allowed: yes

Cost

The entrance fee for adults is $14-15 on weekdays and $17-18 on weekends, $9 for children aged 4-10, and 3-year-olds and younger visit the falls for free. 

Where To Stay

The Poconos area has lots of accommodation options. ⁠⁠

Otter Lake Camp Resort, located 30 minutes drive from Bushkill Falls, is year-round camping on the lake. It offers 328 rooms, including pull-thru sites, lakefront sites, tent sites, and deluxe restrooms with separate showers. You can enjoy resort-quality amenities at affordable camping rates.

There is an outdoor lakeside swimming pool with a diving area, heated indoor pool, hot tub, heated kiddie pool. Other amenities include four tennis courts, two racquetball courts, a basketball court, a sandy beach for swimming, four playgrounds for kids, evening family entertainment, boating, fishing, hiking, and much more! The cost range is very reasonable – $53 – $89 per night for 1 site. Good 4.0 TripAdvisor Reviews.

Location

Located in the Pocono Mountains, Bushkill, Pennsylvania. Great for a trip from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Pittsburgh

• 1.5-hour drive from
New York City
, NY
• 2-hour drive from
Philadelphia
, PA
• 3-hour drive from
Baltimore
, MD
• 4-hour drive from
Washington
, DC
• 5-hour drive from
Pittsburgh
, PA

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