While the French Manor Inn feels peaceful and remote, there are lots of quick day trips in PA to love! You and your special someone can spend time together at a variety of restaurants, galleries, wineries, museums, parks, and more. Just a short drive from The French Manor Inn & Spa, these Pennsylvania day trips will help you create memories that will last a lifetime!
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6 Incredible Day Trips in PA
Endless opportunities about for day trips in PA, but here are some of our favorite places to explore.
1. Bushkill Falls
Bushkill Falls, named for its eight spectacular water falls, offers a mecca for outdoor recreation in the heart of the Pocono mountains. Often referred to as the Niagara of Pennsylvania, it remains a top scenic destination for hiking, fishing, paddleboats, and other activities.
2. Grey Towers National Historic Site
The Grey Towers National Historic Site is chock-full of history. The 1886 mansion served as the the primary home of Gifford Pinchot, founder of the USDA Forest Service. Today, the 102-acre site hopes to educate the public about the importance of conservation through interpretive tours of the mansion and grounds, school programs, and events.
3. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is surrounded by 114 acres of beautiful pastures, woodlands, peaceful streams, and a wide variety of farm animals typically found in the 1800s. Historic buildings dot the farm: an 1850s barn, original farmhouse, cabin, and more.
4. Poconos Waterfalls
With so many beautiful Poconos waterfalls, this list could be infinite. Our lush, mountainous region provides a perfect habitat for all kinds of waterfalls. If the sound of bubbling water helps you wash your troubles away, you’ll want to visit these Poconos waterfalls! We recommend: Bushkill Falls, Raymondskill Falls, Dingmans Falls, and Shohola Falls!
5. The Mohegan Sun
The 400-acre Mohegan Sun in Plains, PA, offers visitors a one-stop-shop for all their entertainment needs! Here you’ll find two concert venues, three casinos, shopping, dining, golf, spas, conference centers, and comedy clubs. Many of the concerts are free as well!
6. The Roebling Bridge
History buffs will love the Roebling Bridge in PA, a one-lane historic suspension bridge. John Roebling, the bridge’s engineer, would later become famous for his design and construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. The Roebling Bridge in PA is the oldest of Roebling’s work that is still in existence today. It is also the oldest wire suspension bridge in the nation.
Come Home to The French Manor Inn & Spa!
No matter where you want to end up in the Poconos, be sure to book your stay at our luxurious bed and breakfast! Situated in the heart of the Pocono mountains, our stone chateau has a close proximity to the best area attractions and activities. Relax in one of our beautiful rooms or suites for the evening. In the morning, join us for a delicious gourmet breakfast. And remember, you don’t have to travel at all to enjoy our many amenities, like our incredible spa, indoor salt water pool, hot tub, and sauna.
For more information on wonderful Pennsylvania day trips and tips for touring Pennsylvania,
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