A visit to the Poconos is nearly incomplete without experiencing some of the region’s waterfalls. In fact, you’ll find some of the largest and most beautiful waterfalls in the eastern U.S. within a short drive from The French Manor in South Sterling, PA! Lace up your hiking boots and get ready to have all your worries washed away by these captivating Poconos waterfalls.
With so much to explore the Poconos, the options for exciting outdoor excursions during your getaway is nearly limitless. Find even more of the most beautiful Poconos waterfalls and other exciting things to see when you download your free copy of our Vacation Guide! This handy planning tool is all you’ll need to find only the best local attractions, dining, entertainment, and more that you won’t want to miss.
4 Incredible Poconos Waterfalls to See on Your Next Hike
1. Bushkill Falls
Often called “The Niagara of Pennsylvania,” Bushkill Falls is one of the most popular scenic destinations in the area. With eight waterfalls and miles of hiking trails on its 300 acres, Bushkill Falls is ripe for exploring.
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. Bushkill Falls also has lots of different activities for families, as well as with picnic areas, gift shops, and food.
2. Raymondskill Falls
Raymondskill Falls is the tallest waterfall in Pennsylvania. In fact, it’s just a few feet shorter than Niagara Falls! This three-tiered cascade is located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The trail to the Raymondskill Falls is short, making it an easy hike. You’ll find two viewing platforms. The lower platform provides a perfect full view of the waterfall. The top platform is a great spot to see the upper pools. We recommend using both platforms to experience the enchanting cascades from different vantage points.
3. Dingmans Falls
Dingmans Falls, the second tallest waterfall in the state, cascades down the mountainside at 130 feet. The route to the falls is one of the most frequented Poconos hiking trails and winds through beautiful hemlock ravine. It is good for all skill levels, so everyone in the family can enjoy the adventure. You’ll even pass an 80-foot cascade known as Silverthread Falls on the way! Dingmans Falls is open from May – September, so plan accordingly!
4. Shohola Falls
Shohola Falls is a popular waterfall and lake accessible by a moderate 0.8-mile loop. Hikers, fishermen, bird-watchers, and nature lovers frequent this area year-round. Come here to admire Shohola’s numerous cascades, deep fishing holes, and steep ledges.
Experience the Perfect Mountain Escape at The French Manor
Whether you’re exploring the stunning Poconos waterfalls or simply relaxing at our beautiful stone chateau, The French Manor is the perfect home base for your next mountain getaway. You’ll find open porches and gorgeous mountain views to help relax the mind and soul. And our excellent spa services make sure the body is relaxed.
All our luxurious suites ensure a comfortable night’s rest. The gourmet breakfast in the morning will refresh you for the day ahead. We also offer excellent on-site dining options, as well as many amenities you can’t get at the average B&B.
Book your next vacation with us and we look forward to seeing you soon!
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