It is such a beautiful time of year here in the Pocono Mountains. It’s time to shed those winter coats, lace up your hiking shoes and hit the outdoors. Outdoor activities are booming in the springtime in the Pocono Mountains. One of our favorite things to do is to explore the area’s many waterfalls. If you have never experienced the views of a Poconos waterfall, you are in for a real treat!
Here Are 3 of the Best Waterfall Tours in the Poconos We Know You’ll Enjoy
Start your journey right here at The Settlers Inn with our very own Wonderful Waterfalls Tour. Shohola Falls is located in State Game Lands 180. There’s a parking area along Route 6 near the town of Greeley for those who wish to explore. Then it’s a short walk along a forest trail to two stone-walled observation points.
One of our favorite must-see waterfall tours is Bushkill Falls. Known as “the Niagara of Pennsylvania,” Bushkill Falls is a series of eight waterfalls. Bushkill Falls has been welcoming visitors since 1904. The trails surrounding the falls are labeled by color and all vary in difficulty. There is an observation deck and there are 3 additional trails offering varying views. The Main Falls has an impressive drop of about 100 feet. The park opens at 9 a.m. and there is an admission fee to enter the area, but it is well worth the amount for the number of falls you will experience. Be sure to bring your camera and binoculars as the area is full of wildlife and birds.
The Delaware National Water Gap Recreational Area is home to Raymondskill Falls, the tallest waterfall in Pennsylvania. The hike to the falls is an easy one. It’s just three tenths of a mile one-way. The trail is, however, steep and uneven in areas, so hikers should be cautious. There is an upper and a lower viewing area, so be sure to check out both spots. Please note that there is no swimming or wading in the falls.
Start Planning Your Pocono Mountains Getaway!
During your visit to the Pocono Mountains, come and kick up your feet at The Settlers Inn. We are the perfect place to unwind after a day exploring the local scenery. You can rest in one of our 23 guest rooms with most rooms featuring a seasonal fireplace and Jacuzzi tub. Pull up a chair at our award-winning restaurant on the property or enjoy a drink on the terrace. Chef Ben Sutter has created a menu that revolves around the seasons and features local ingredients. We also have an award-winning wine menu and serve local craft beers. The restaurant is open for breakfast, dinner and brunch on the weekends.
While you’re here, the area offers plenty to do. From outdoor recreation to shopping, there is never a dull moment in the Pocono Mountains. Our free Delaware Highlands Vacation Guide is the perfect way to travel the area like a local, and it shows up in your inbox instantly! Be sure to visit the Hawley Silk Mill. before heading out on your waterfall tour. Cocoon Coffee House and Bakery is a great spot to grab freshly made cookies, sandwiches and artisanal bread and pastries to take along on your waterfall hikes.