Welcome to breathtaking Bushkill Falls, aka 'The Niagara of Pennsylvania'. Bushkill Falls, a true Poconos region treasure, sit high in the uplands of the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania, surrounded by streams, primeval rock, forest, and marshland.
The falls themselves sit about 1200 feet above sea level, with a 300-foot drop from the top of the Main Falls to the shale beds of Lower Gorge. The waterfall from Main Falls sits at a 100-foot drop, itself. The entire area is comprised of about 300 acres, the encompassing area holding 8 waterfalls and over 2 miles of hiking trails, bridges, and walkways. There are two main streams onsite, Little Bushkill Creek and Big Bushkill Creek, the waters brown and foamy due to the high current and sudden displacement of the waters near the falls.
While here your group will be able to hike, observing native trees like hemlock, pine, and evergreen along the way. You may also wish to mine for gemstones while here, play a round of mini-golf, utilize the Twin Lakes paddleboats, fish, enjoy the children's playground, or go through the Bushkill Mining Co. Maze. You must save time to visit the Entrance Building, where you can see 3 different exhibits that will give you more insight into the area's history, geography, and geology: Pennsylvania Wildlife Exhibit, Native American Exhibit, 'Story of Bushkill Falls' Exhibit.
If you work up an appetite during your visit be sure to head to the Snack Bar or Fudge Kitchen for a bite to eat, or perhaps pack your own group picnic and take advantage of the several picnic tables and pavilions available throughout the park area.
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