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Bushkill, Pennsylvania

The community of Bushkill in Pike County, Pennsylvania, is home to Bushkill Falls, known as the ‘Niagara of Pennsylvania.’ But there’s more to see and do here than explore the great outdoors. Why not search for your perfect Bushkill vacation rental with FlipKey?

About Bushkill

Bushkill Falls was purchased by Charles E. Peters and opened to the public in 1904 – in fact, it’s still owned by the family today. With a series of 8 waterfalls set high in the Pocono Mountains, the falls are home to plants, flowers, trees and a variety of birds and other wildlife including bobcats, raccoons, black bears and coyotes. The spectacular Main Falls cascades from over 100 feet!

Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to keep them happy here, and there are family-friendly activities at the falls and in the surrounding area, no matter what your interests.

Chow down on some authentic Pennsylvanian food while you’re here – the local cuisine has Dutch and German influences. Try Whoopie Pies, Red Beet Pickled Eggs, Philly Cheesesteak and some of the best Chicken Pot Pie around. The pretzels are worth mentioning, too.

What to do

Explore the beauty of the Pocono Mountains with a day out at the falls. It’s an easy, short (15-minute) hike to reach the viewing platform for the Main Falls, and there are three other hiking trails to explore, suitable for varying abilities and levels of fitness. For families, the Green and Yellow Trails are the best. Play a round of mini golf at the 18-hole course, feed the ducks, take a paddle boat ride or take the kids to Nature Nook’s Mining for Gemstones exhibit, where they can pretend to pan for gold!

There are several exhibits to explore, too, from the Pennsylvania Wildlife Exhibit to the life-size longhouse at the Native American Exhibit.

Aside from the falls, you could head for East Stroudsburg for activities like zip lining and year-round snow tubing, or explore Pocono Snake and Animal Farm.

Top Bushkill travel tips

The nearest airports are Lehigh Valley International Airport (51 miles) and Morristown Municipal Airport (64 miles).

Spring and fall in Bushkill can be rainy, making trails at the falls muddy – and it can be chilly too, so pack extra layers. Summer temperatures reach around 83 degrees Fahrenheit, while in winter there’s plenty of snow and average temperatures of around 19 degrees fahrenheit.

Bringing food or drink to Bushkill Falls is not permitted (except for water), but there’s a snack bar and ice cream store on-site, as well as plenty of picnic spots.

This corner of North-eastern Pennsylvania has plenty of natural attractions worth exploring, making Bushkill an amazing destination for an action-packed family trip.

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