3 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

3 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

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Bushkill
— 1 day
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Jim Thorpe
— 2 nights
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Bushkill

— 1 day
Bushkill is an unincorporated community in Pike County, Pennsylvania, United States.Portions of Bushkill were seized by the United States government during the controversial Tocks Island Dam project and are now part of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Dingmans Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bushkill Falls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bushkill day trip planning website.

New York City to Bushkill is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in October since evenings lows in Bushkill dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jim Thorpe.

Things to do in Bushkill

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Jim Thorpe

— 2 nights
Jim Thorpe is a borough and the county seat of Carbon County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Episcopal Parish of St. Mark and St. John and then browse the exhibits of Asa Packer Mansion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a splash at Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark and then try to win big at Mount Airy Casino.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jim Thorpe attractions planning site.

You can drive from Bushkill to Jim Thorpe in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Jim Thorpe are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Jim Thorpe

Historic Sites · Casinos · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Pocono Mountains Region travel guide

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Water Parks · Waterfalls · Casinos
Taking up the better part of northeastern Pennsylvania, the Pocono Mountains Region contains more than 6,200 sq km (2,400 sq mi) of rolling mountains, waterfalls, lakes, forests, and streams. A year-round vacation getaway, the region once attracted mostly honeymooners. Today, the Poconos draw adventure-seekers from around the globe, arriving in throngs to explore one of the southernmost ski areas in the United States. Famous for its pristine nature teeming with native wildlife, the region is a quick car ride from New England or New York. The Pocono Mountains do not encompass any major cities--the wilderness area dotted with small towns and natural attractions makes this one of the least polluted portions of the region.