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Bushkill Falls

Bushkill Falls Road

Centuries of Natural History :

High in the uplands of the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania, streams of crystal pure water bubble up through rifts in primeval rock. These are the headwaters of Bushkill Creek, a great marsh alive with the call of wild birds.

As the waters begin their descent toward the Delaware River far below, they move ever faster toward Bushkill Falls, rushing over Pennell Falls, then between rocky walls through the Upper Canyon and Laurel Glen.

Suddenly the stream drops over the edge of a 100-foot cliff, the majestic Main Falls. From the deep pool at the bottom, banked by ferns, mosses, and wild flowers, the creek now drops another seventy feet through a long and spectacular gorge strewn with gigantic boulders. Trails and bridges lace the area, affording splendid views.

Nature hikers are enthusiastic about the walk to the Bridal Veil Falls. Here you will follow a nice trail by the Pond Run stream. The stream soon flows into the Little Bushkill where the mountain path leads deep into the forest. Spring-fed waters tumble down the mountain side in a series of three lovely falls, so misty in their appearance they are named for brides of love.

Charles E. Peters first opened Bushkill Falls to the public in 1904, with a single path and a swinging bridge over the head of the main falls. Bushkill Falls is still owned by the Peters family.


William Flynn

Friday, July 27, 2018
A beautiful place! Very relaxing. Make sure to bring your camera for some great photo opportunities. The trail is easy with many steps and walkways that eventually lead to the Delaware Valley overlook. It's a beautiful sight during any Season. Get there early because the parking lot can fill up quick on a good day. Decent ticket prices. Well worth it.

Maria Cerda

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Wear comfy shoes and bring some water and have your camera ready! It's beautiful to see the quiet part of the river turn in to such huge beautiful waterfalls. You could spend all day or one hour here depends how much you want to see. There are some fun activities for the kiddos! There is also a big gift shop and a few other shops. Entrance fee was not to bad because it helps maintain the trails so we can enjoy the beauty of nature. The shops close at 6pm even though the website says 7pm.

Lisa Van Horn

Thursday, July 26, 2018
This place was absolutely beautiful! The wooden trails were just perfect for our little 9 year old with a broken arm. The work that went into putting these wooden paths together was amazing. My whole family loved the trail. We took the long trail which was not very long at all and it was great to see all 8 water falls! To top it all off at the end they have a cute little ice cream place which was a nice treat after out walk.😊 I highly recommend this place to take your whole family even little ones. I promise you won’t be disappointed. It’s very clean and well taken care of.

Materialist Pigeon

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018
Great place! I live right across the street, so I go free, but 25.00 is a bit high, 20 would be more reasonable. The staff do need a lesson in customer service, but that is excusable by the amazing sights! I took the yellow trail, out of the three, green, yellow, and red, and I had to stand for about 1 minute, simply in awe. However, the kids are another story. Only take them here if they are aware of these three things: - The amount of time they will be there, which is about 5 hours. - That they don't moan "I'M TIRED". For this reason, I recommend you take the green trail if you have anyone under 16 in your party. - They don't get bored. If they aren't big nature enthusiasts or just don't like sightseeing, they will get bored. If you can accept these faults, definitely worth your time!

Yvonne Whittaker

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Absolutely loved this place!!! The falls are astounding! Was hesitant to pay the park fees but it's definitely worth it. We did the red trail and it was a great workout. My 12 year old did a lot of complaining, though. I loved that everything was so clearly marked and it felt very safe. Memorable experience! Tip: bring your own water! They charge $3 for water bottles there!

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