Bushkill Travel Guide

  • The Main Falls
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Bushkill Highlights

  • Pro
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     great scenery, nice hike 

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     Crowds of people. 

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     A must see for someone looking for something to do on a weekend on the NorthEast 

Bushkill Things to Do

  • DINGMANS FALLS

    On my drive back to New York, I saw a small sign on the side of the road for Dingmans Falls. I decided to stop and check it out since I knew I wouldn't be back in the area anytime soon. I am so glad I took the extra time to stop and see see beautiful water fall. It isn't a challenging hike to the falls. The entire walk way like a giant deck or dock...

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  • SILVER THREAD FALLS

    Silver Thread Falls is located at the same location as Dingman's Falls. As you walk the boardwalk to Dingman's you come across Silver Thread Falls. The falls cascade 80 feet in a small thread, hence the name. One can't help but notice the cool breeze and mist coming from these beautiful falls. There is a bench for one to sit and enjoy the beauty.

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  • BUSHKILL FALLS-PENNSYLVANIA'S NIAGARA

    The hike through Bushkill Falls was just the thing I needed to clear my thoughts and get back on track with my life. Granted the parking lot is terrible and crowded, but the trails are beautiful and peaceful. There are plenty of benches along the way for one to stop and take in the scenery. One of my favorite views here was the view of the Deleware...

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  • Bushkill Falls Waterfalls

    A really nice place to come for the entire day and have a picnic. This is from their website and it describes the place perfectly:"The 'Niagara of Pennsylvania', Bushkill Falls is among the Keystone State's most famous scenic attractions. This unique series of eight waterfalls, nestled deep in the wooded Pocono Mountains, is accessible through an...

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  • Bridal Veil Falls Trail

    The Bridal Veil trail or red trail, is the most difficult trail at Bushkill. Still it's really not that hard. It's about 2 miles long. The handbook says it takes 2 1/2 hours to complete. But if you are a photographer (like Lou and I are ) it might take longer:) it took us about 5 hours, but we stopped....a lot! The most "difficult" part of the...

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  • Bridal Veil Falls is the...

    Bridal Veil Falls is the waterfall in Bushkill Falls that you have to hike to see. I do not suggest doing this if you are faint at heart. But it is a good workout for anyone.

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    Tom X Inn

    by kazander Written May 30, 2004

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    We stopped by the Tom X inn on our way home. They were having a big party with live music and a wood carver who used a chainsaw to make animals, in this case an eagle, out of a huge log. The party was outside with a big buffet and Coors and Birch Beer on tap. We only stopped in for a minute to have a birch beer and sit by the lake. But the staff was very friendly and our time spent there was enjoyable.

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Bushkill Transportation

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    Main Falls

    by kazander Written May 21, 2004

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    Here are some directions taken from the Bushkill Falls Website

    From New York City and Northern New Jersey:
    Interstate 80 to Exit 309, Rt. 209 north.
    Turn left onto Bushkill Falls Road at the blinking light in Bushkill, PA.

    From New England and Northeastern Pennsylvania:
    Interstate 84 to Rt. 209 south.
    Turn right onto Bushkill Falls Road at the blinking light in Bushkill, PA.

    From Philadelphia:
    North East Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike north to Exit 33.
    Travel Rt. 22 east to Rt. 33.
    North on Rt. 33 to Interstate 80.
    East on I-80 to Exit 309. Rt. 209 north.
    Turn left onto Bushkill Falls Road at the blinking light in Bushkill, PA.

    From Central New Jersey:
    Interstate 78 into Rt. 33 north.
    Follow the directions from Philadelphia.

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Bushkill Shopping

  • Flea Market

    The Pocono Bazaar is a year round flea market that is open every weekend from 9-5. It's just down 209 from Bushkill Falls, so you may want to stop by if you have the time. They have the usual goodies as most flea markets do, cheap clothes, books, those boxes and boxes of $1 items, jewlery, tin signs, and a smattering of antiques. There are also...

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  • Souveniers Galore!

    There is an entire little village of log cabin styled buildings at the entrance of the trails in Bushkill falls. There are a couple of snack shops, with outside picnic areas. A museum or 2, and a plethora of souvenier shops. They offer all kinds of items, from Native American "artifacts" to blankets and t-shirts and weird little knick knacks with...

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Bushkill Local Customs

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    by kazander Updated May 19, 2004

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    Please remember that Bushkill Falls is a natural place to be enjoyed by everyone. Please do not litter! There is no need to, there are trash receptacles along the trail, so you won't have to carry anything for TOO long. Please keep the park as beautiful as you found it.
    Also, and I can't believe I even have to write this, but I saw some kids doing just this when I was there. Please do not deface the trees or rocks with carvings and graffitti. If this is your "thing" then you're in the wrong place. So get out!

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Bushkill Warnings and Dangers

  • Lack of Service

    Not really a danger or warning, but you might have trouble finding cell phone service and if you absolutely need to use the phone on regular bases, make sure your room has a phone or there is a landline nearby because cell phones are not reliable In Poconos because of the mountains and lack of cell phone towers. Keep that in mind!

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  • Be Careful Walking

    The wood walkways can get wet from the waterfalls spraying. The tend to get a little slippy, so be careful walking.

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  • Slippery Walkways at Bushkill Falls

    Bushkill Falls is not really a dangerous place, but there are a few things to be wary of. Some of the wooden platforms and staircases can get slippery. the water drips of the rocks and mist sprays from the waterfalls, can keeps them consistantly damp. Be careful and grab the railing if you need to.Mosquitos. Not terrible here, at least not in...

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Bushkill Tourist Traps

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    by kazander Updated May 30, 2004

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    On your way to Bushkill Falls, there are signs pointing you in the direction of Resica Falls. Do not be fooled! (as I was) This is not the name of another beautiful park, It's the name of a town and a boy scout camp! There is nothing to do there, but at least the ride was pretty.

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Bushkill What to Pack

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    Bridesmaid's Falls

    by kazander Updated May 19, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: good hiking shoes or boots. For the easier trails, sneakers would probably do.

    Photo Equipment: Lots of photo equipment! We brought 2 cameras, about 6 lenses (don't forget your wide angle!) Film or media cards, ND filters and a TRIPOD!

    Miscellaneous: Bugspray would be a good idea, I forgot ours but luckily had not one bite on me!

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Bushkill Off The Beaten Path

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    by Easty Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The views of the nearby Delaware Valley can be spectacular. This view was taken from the Bushkill Falls park.

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Bushkill Sports & Outdoors

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    by kazander Updated May 19, 2004

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    Besides the great hiking trails, Bushkill Falls also offers paddle boat rentals and mini golf on the property. The paddle boats are located right near the entrance of the park. We did this on our first trip here. I beleive you rent them for about a half hour. It wasn't more than $10.
    The mini golf we did not try. It's located behind the Paddle boat pond. Ask at the front desk for rates.

    Equipment: Everything is provided

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Bushkill Favorites

  • Beautiful Area

    There seems to be a good amount of things to do in the Bushkill area. On our way to Bushkill Falls we noticed a Huge flea market along RT 209. We didn't have time to stop on our last trip, but the sign said that it was open every weekend, so I returned 2 weeks later with my friend Erin. We also noticed signs for other attractions, such as a animal...

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  • The main waterfall is probably...

    The main waterfall is probably the most spectacular. It is approximately 100 to 150 feet in length. There is an admission fee to Bushkill Falls. It cost me $8 to get in. Well worth it though.

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Comments (2)

  • Aug 26, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    We will be staying in Bushkill, and therefore, rent car to go to Manhattan. It is really very difficult to drive and park in New York?

  • Aug 26, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    We will be staying in Bushkill, and therefore, rent car to go to Manhattan. It is really very difficult to drive and park in New York?

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      Aug 26, 2013 at 9:51 AM

      Welcome to VT. Far, far more people will see your question if you re-post it on the Bushkill and/or the New York VT travel forum. Either use the 'Instant Answers' box directly above your comment to post in the Bushkills forum or go straight to it here:

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