If there is a place in Pennsylvania that you want to see, it is Bushkill Falls located in the Pocono Mountains. I have been there before the lockdown forced us all indoors and it is truly the most fascinating place to see nature at its best. The hike down to the bottom of the falls is clearly easy, but remember, you have to come back up and that hike is the hardest hike you will ever encounter for a novice. Thankfully there are stops to sit down along the way up and down. You will be using those stops on your way back up.
The “Niagara of Pennsylvania”, Bushkill Falls is amongst Pennsylvania’s most popular spectacular attractions. This unique series of eight waterfalls, found deep in the woods of the Pocono Mountains, is accessible through a variety of hiking trails and bridges with incredible views of the falls and the forest that encircles it. The best part of the falls is the cool mist that you feel as you get closer. This mist will cool you off in the hot summer weather. The sun does shine through small openings in the trees as you hike up and down the trails. You can see 8 falls if you have the strength and stamina to go up and down to each one. Just seeing one of the falls is enough for anyone. You will be speechless upon your arrival.
Hiking the trails and seeing the oh so ever tall main falls are not the only activities on the grounds of Bushkill Falls.
The Pennsylvania Wildlife Exhibit, located at the entrance of Bushkill Falls, features fascinating displays about the area’s indigenous wildlife. From the mighty black bear to the timid chipmunk, the exhibit is an exceptional place to learn more about these creatures that are so integral a part of the Bushkill Falls natural environment.
You can take a paddle-boat ride, or enjoy a round of miniature golf.
You will see excellent streams of crystal pure water coming up through rock. You will see a blend of wild birds, birds that you don’t see anywhere else. It is home to a wide species of local and migratory bird species including songbirds, ducks and geese, wild turkey, and birds of prey such as owls, hawks, and eagles. Other area wildlife involves the black bear, white-tail deer, bobcat, red and grey fox, coyote, raccoon, skunk, opossum, rabbit, squirrel, woodchuck, and chipmunks.
It is truly a nature experience you will never forget.
The waters from the falls dip towards the Delaware River far below which you can see from one of the checkpoints along the way. You will see hawks hunting and flying high over the falls.