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“A great way to connect with nature and each other”
Review of Bushkill Falls

Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Bushkill
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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. Closed November - April.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed August 24, 2013

We spent the day this past Tuesday at Bushkill falls and hiked the rugged red trail, it is simply beautiful, and not just the falls. There are various types of naturally growing ferns, moss, rhododendron and other plant species to see. We did leave the trail a bit and found tranquil spots to sit, be still and meditate. Simply put this is a great way to spend the day with loved ones, and nature. There is no cell phone reception, no way to be distracted other than yourself, so relax and get ready to connect. I had not been to the falls since I was a small boy, as an adult I loved them just the same. Bring water and a hiking stick. This is a day well spent.

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Reviewed August 23, 2013

Spent Monday afternoon at Bushkill Falls. Beautiful woods, waterfalls and hiking trails. There are 4 levels of trails. We opted for the red trail (most rugged). It took us 3 hours to do the trail. There ate 4 levels of trails,....easy, low medium, high medium, and tough. the red trails offers Excellent cardio vascular and lower body workout. Lots of rocks, tree roots, and stairs to climb. Red trail Not recommended for the timid or out of shape hiker. But if you have the time, and strength, I highly recommend it. Note....there are no out houses, portapotties on the trail. Use the restroom before you start.
Also note, this is private property, so there is a fee. If you want to see free waterfalls and hiking, go 25 miles up,the road to Dingmans Falls. This is federal park land, no charge, free.

3  Thank SteveM1
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

Let me just say that I've been to Niagara Falls, and this is not Niagara. However it is a great place to hike through the woods and see nature in a tranquil way. There are eight different falls to see, and the scenery in some of the clearings and lookouts are excellent. Bring along comfortable shoes with support as well as your endurance should you decide to take the Red Trail as we did. You do get to see everything this way, but it does take about 3 hours to complete if you stop to enjoy the falls and other scenery. Pay attention to some of the wooden trails as they do become wet and sometimes slippery. Also, along the Bridal Veil Falls Trail, there are many rock laden paths where you need to watch your footing. During our trip, one person lacking the best of judgment decided to go out onto some of the rocks in the creek, and eventually fell in. He did not get hurt, but I'm sure soggy cedar water soaked clothes do not feel comfy on a long hike. There is plenty to see, but I suggest staying away from the maze and mining for gems, as they are a tad overpriced. If you want gems, you can choose your own in the gift shop and fill your own bag for less. This is a really nice experience with nature.

1  Thank raw729
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

I visit this attraction every summer with my family and we just came back from this year's hike. For $12.50 adult admission, you gain access to 2 - 4 hours of hiking along well-maintained natural paths through the beautiful woodlands of the Pocono Mountains.

The highlight is the section of the Red Trail along a series of connected waterfalls. This trip was especially spectacular because of all of the rain we have had this year.

There are four marked trails to provide whatever length of walking that you desire. Even the longest trail should only take about 2 hours. This is a relaxing walk, not a strenuous hike, and it is meant for all ages.

If you have an open weekend in the Fall, make sure to take advantage of the colorful scenery. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Kirk W
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Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Let me start off by saying this place was great. They built these wooden bridges and stairways over 100 feet above the water and rocks. A little bit hairy because of the slippery wood. If you get out of breath easy or are pregnant, I would not recommend. Now that being said, this place is overpriced being 12.50 to get in, and not getting anything else but be able to see natural things. The employees were very rude, especially the lady taking the tickets in the animal room before you walk onto the trail. I like to keep my ticket stub for a momento and she rips it in half and gives me a little sliver of paper. They could at least make it like a movie ticket or something. Anyway, it's very busy and the gift shop is okay as well. 7 bucks for a key chain, I mean come on, it's absurd. Glad we seen it but wouldn't do it again. Go to dingmans falls north of this place on route 209. It's free

1  Thank Matthew M
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