Bushkill Falls

“Water is the driving force of all nature.”

                                                    ~Leonardo da Vinci


450px-BushkillfallsChristened “The Niagara of Pennsylvania,” Bushkill Falls features eight waterfalls cascading over the primeval rocks and slate walls that form the uplands of the Pocono Mountains. As one of Pennsylvania’s most beautiful and dramatic natural sights, Bushkill Falls makes an ideal daytrip for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.

A visit to Bushkill is a journey into the beauty, power and grace of nature. Two streams flowing down the mountainside feed the eight tumbling waterfalls. Trails and bridges wind through the area—affording incredible views of the falls—into a lush, emerald-green forest.

The majestic main waterfall drops over the edge of a 100-foot cliff into a pool banked by ferns, mosses and wildflowers. From there, the falls drop another 70 feet through a long gorge strewn with gigantic boulders.

Set on 300 acres, Bushkill also features gift shops, mini-golf, paddle boats, a new mining maze attraction, and a children’s playground.

In autumn, the pristine trails are set ablaze with fiery fall foliage. Public programs such as the traditional Apple Butter-Making Day (September 28) celebrate the season.

When you go: Take I-80 to Route 209 in Marshalls Creek. Bushkill Falls is located on Bushkill Falls Road.

For more information, check out www.visitbushkillfalls.com or call (570) 588-6682.