8 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

8 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

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Jim Thorpe
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bushkill
— 3 nights
Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

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Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe is a borough and the county seat of Carbon County in the U.S. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eckley Miners' Village and Big Creek Vineyard. Popular historic sites such as Episcopal Parish of St. Mark and St. John and Lehigh Tannery Historic Site are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jim Thorpe: Blue Ridge Estate Winery (in Saylorsburg), Austin T Blakeslee Natural Area (in Blakeslee) and Francis E. Walter Dam (in White Haven). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Boulder Field, learn about winemaking at Nimble Hill Vineyard & Winery, admire the sheer force of Hawks Falls, and admire the majestic nature at Frances Slocum State Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Jim Thorpe route planning tool.

Detroit to Jim Thorpe is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July in Jim Thorpe, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Bushkill.

Things to do in Jim Thorpe

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Bushkill

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pocono Environmental Education Center and Spas. Museum-lovers will appreciate Dorflinger Glass Museum and Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bushkill: Zane Grey Museum (in Lackawaxen), Wayne County Historical Society Museum (in Honesdale) and Antler Ridge Winery (in Hawley). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Lacawac Sanctuary, look for gifts at Country Kettle, and admire the sheer force of Resica Falls.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bushkill trip planning tool.

You can drive from Jim Thorpe to Bushkill in 1.5 hours. July in Bushkill sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bushkill

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

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.