9 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

9 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pocono Mountains Region sightseeing planner

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Bushkill
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Jim Thorpe
— 5 nights
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Bushkill

— 3 nights
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. Take a break from the city and head to Bushkill Falls and Lacawac Sanctuary. Step off the beaten path and head to Pocono Environmental Education Center and Tobyhanna State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bushkill: Mount Airy Casino (in Mount Pocono), Spas (in Hawley) and Grey Towers National Historic Site (in Milford). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, admire the sheer force of Resica Falls, and stop by Country Kettle.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Bushkill road trip app.

Newark to Bushkill is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Newark in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bushkill, with lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Jim Thorpe.

Things to do in Bushkill

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Trails

Side Trips

Jim Thorpe

— 5 nights
Jim Thorpe is a borough and the county seat of Carbon County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Visiting Hawks Falls and Austin T Blakeslee Natural Area will get you outdoors. Visit Asa Packer Mansion and Episcopal Parish of St. Mark and St. John for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Jim Thorpe side-trips: Mohegan Sun Pocono (in Wilkes-Barre), Frances Slocum State Park (in Wyoming) and Blue Ridge Estate Winery (in Saylorsburg). The adventure continues: stroll through Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, appreciate the history behind Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall, take in the dramatic natural features at Boulder Field, and admire the majestic nature at Hickory Run State Park.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jim Thorpe travel planner.

You can drive from Bushkill to Jim Thorpe in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Jim Thorpe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.