Past the rows of towering white oaks and over the rolling hills of the Pocono Mountains, one of Pennsylvania’s best-kept secrets is waiting to be discovered. Bushkill Falls entertains camping, fishing, swimming, hiking, and, most of all, an incredible adventure. Take your next Pocono getaway to new heights by exploring the “Niagara of Pennsylvania.” While you’re here, don’t forget to take advantage of our complimentary Vacation Guide. Our expertly crafted guide is brimming with local knowledge on all of the best restaurants, attractions, and events in the Poconos. With the guide in your back pocket, an unforgettable trip is guaranteed!
What to Do at Bushkill Falls
Bushkill Falls extends over 300 acres of stunning Pocono wilderness. On this expansive landscape, for a small entrance fee, you’ll have access to miles of hiking trails, fishing ponds, picnic areas, an adventure course, miniature golf, a children’s park, nature exhibits, shopping, and more! There are even food vendors, so no need to pack your lunch! Take a look at the Bushkill Falls website to view all of the fun things you can do.
Take a Hike
Watch the rushing water and embrace the beauty of Bushkill Falls up close. There are eight falls to choose from, and they are all accessible by trail. Four hiking trails circle the falls, and each caters to a different experience/ability level. Beginners/walkers might enjoy the Green Trail, which takes only about 15 minutes to complete. The Red Trail provides a challenging two-hour hike, ideal for more experienced hikers. No matter which one you choose, Bushkill Falls hiking trails will not disappoint!
Rent a Paddle Boat
Two-person paddle boats are available for rent at Twin Lakes during the summer. Relaxing and take in a different view of the lake with your sweetheart or best friend by your side. (Bonus: It’s also a great leg workout! You might not mind a few refreshing splashes of water!)
Play a Round of Putt-Putt
Indulge in a friendly game of miniature golf during your day at Bushkill Falls. The course is a fun rendition of the falls themselves; each hole is modeled after one of the eight waterfalls. Take home a souvenir golf ball as a keepsake.
Discover Beautiful Poconos Waterfalls
Bushkill Falls has some amazing cascades, and they are many more in the area as well. After you see the eight falls at Bushkill, venture out to see more of the best Poconos Mountain waterfalls.
Where to Stay on Your Bushkill Falls Camping Trip
Just a short 45-minute drive from the French Manor Inn & Spa, guests will find everything from rugged tent sites to luxurious cabins. A wonderful camping retreat awaits anyone that is looking. While you can not exactly camp at Bushkill Falls, here are some of our favorite nearby places to pitch a tent on a Bushkill Falls camping trip.
Otter Lake Camp Resort
This year-round Bushkill Falls camping location is centered around a 60-acre lake in the Pocono Mountains. Visitors can enjoy water sports like swimming, boating, and fishing. Or, stay on land and play horseshoes, shuffleboard, or softball. Otter Lake is about a 30-minute drive from Bushkill Falls.
Delaware Water Gap KOA
Level tent sites and deluxe cabins make the Delaware Water Gap KOA a wonderful home base for your adventures, only 15 minutes from Bushkill Falls. Delaware Water Gap camping amenities include mini golf, bike rentals, a general store, and a heated swimming pool. The sites are open all year, and winter camping is discounted.
Mountain Vista Campground
Also 15 minutes from the Delaware Water Gap and Bushkill Falls, Mountain Vista Campground offers tent, cabin, and RV camping. A popular place to go camping in the Poconos, it is open from May to October. Recreational activities here include bocce ball, basketball, swimming, volleyball, and hiking. The campground also has a trading post, should you forget anything, and a wide variety of events and programs are available throughout the year.
Treat Yourself to Relaxation at the French Manor Inn & Spa!
After spending a night or two immersed in the natural beauty of The Poconos, a night of blissful relaxation and comfort is exactly what you’ll need. The French Manor Inn and Spa is the perfect place to relax! Our enchanting stone chateau offers one-of-a-kind accommodations and a world-class day spa. Enjoy 20-mile mountain views and the unparalleled luxury of our Pocono resort on your next trip.
For example, our Evian Suite offers a king-size bed, a two-person whirlpool bathtub, and even a gas fireplace. Wake up each morning feeling refreshed and join us for a complimentary breakfast in our gourmet dining room. The getaway of your dreams is just one click away!