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“Tourist trap--go to free waterfalls!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Bushkill Falls

Bushkill Falls
PO Box 151, Bushkill, PA 18324
888-628-7454
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Bushkill
Type: Waterfalls
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Bushkill Falls, a series of eight cascading waterfalls, is one of the state’s most popular outdoor destinations. Nestled in the Pocono Mountains, the Falls – known as the Niagara of Pennsylvania –are a favorite of hikers, fishermen, birdwatchers and all those who treasure the nature’s beauty.
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Clifton Park, New York
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“Tourist trap--go to free waterfalls!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

This attraction costs $11-it's not worth it. All along the Delaware water gap and throughout the Poconos there are numerous state and federal parks with free waterfalls! Go to those...don't spend your money--these are actually not as nice.

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New York City, New York
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“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Couldn't think of a better way to spend a fall day. Breath taking views! We visited 25 years ago on our honeymoon and came back to celebrate our anniversary! Just as beautiful as I remembered!

Visited September 2012
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Dix Hills, New York
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“1200 STEPS”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Had an enjoyable and vigorous hike at Bushkill Falls, touted as the Niagara Falls of Pennsylvania. Took the RED trail which is a 21/2 hr - 3hr hike, encompassing many of the lovely falls and at least 1200 steps. The trails were rocky and many were filled with fallen tree limbs that you had to walk over or around. The one criticism is that in the event some one gets hurt or cannot complete the hike there is no way to communicate to get assistance. There is a need for some sort of telephone system (there is limited or no cell phone service) to get help in the event it is necessary.
There are shops and food vendors as well as picnic tables at the arrival area to the falls.
It is a good way to spend a day in the great outdoors. There are other trails available from 15 min. to 3-4 hr trails. So the choice is yours and depends on your conditioning and ability to walk stairs and rocky trails.

Visited September 2012
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Rockville, Maryland
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“Rewarding Hike”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Very nice, scenic and pleasant trails. We took the red trail and it turned out to be quite easy. Yes, there are some steep stairs but they are equipped with rails and the rest of the paths are pretty even. The waterfalls are beautiful. Definitely worth the trip.

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Macomb, Michigan, United States
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“AMAZING !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

A must see. memories of a lifetime. Get your walking shoes on and enjoy every
breath taking experience this place has to offer. WE LOVED IT !!!!!

Visited September 2012
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