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Tips for Hiking Bushkill Falls

Tips for Hiking Bushkill Falls

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How to enjoy a beautiful day at the “Niagara of Pennsylvania” – Bushkill Falls.

When I was younger, I felt like I could do almost anything. If you asked me to do something or go somewhere, I was always down. Somehow over the years, my self confidence has seriously wavered and I am often less likely to try new things – like hiking waterfalls.

My family hiked Bushkill Falls and  I won’t lie, I was nervous! But how do you show your kids that mom feels like she is not up for the task for hiking and seeing these beautiful falls?

Bushkill Falls is known as the “Niagara of Pennsylvania”. I pressed on and did it and boy was it rewarding! There are 8 different water falls on a 2 mile trail to hike.

Bushkill Falls is a popular destination for New York since it is about an hour and 45 minutes away. It is also a popular destination for those visiting Great Wolf Lodge or the other waterparks in the Poconos as well.

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What should you have with you on your hike at Bushkill Falls?

  • Sturdy Sneakers or hiking boots
  • Bottle of water
  • Camera
  • Money for admission and the other activities such as mini golf, mining and paddle boats.
  • Since the trails are not accessible to strollers, plan ahead if you have little ones.
  • Dogs are welcomed to hike the trails too so be sure to bring their leash, water and a way to pick up their waste.
  • Bring bug spray and sunscreen.
  • Trail mix for a quick snack on your hike.

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What is there to do at Bushkill Falls?

  • Besides hiking the falls, Bushkill Falls is over 300 acres wide, so you could do a lot of hiking,
  • fishing,
  • enjoy the adventure course,
  • play miniature golf,
  • have a picnic,
  • See the nature exhibits,
  • Check out the trading post

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girl sitting in a tree

Somethings to Keep in Mind While Visiting Bushkill Falls

  • Bushkill Falls does have an admission fee. Adults are $15 weekdays and $18 weekends and holidays. Seniors are $14/$17, Children ages 4-10 are $9 and under 3 are free.
  • The average visitor takes about 2 hours to hike through the trails and see the falls.

boy sitting in a tree

I have to say it was quite a liberating feeling to get to the falls and something my family and I will always remember.

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Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

I grew up in Bushkill, we used to go to Bushkill falls and run through all of those trails. I miss it and often think of going back. Unfortunately now I am scared to death of heights bwahaha omg

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Wednesday 24th of February 2021

Funny how things change when we get older LOL.

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Saturday 11th of November 2017

I would love to visit Bushkill Falls with my family. Anytime that we have the opportunity to spend more time together outdoors is a good time.


Friday 10th of November 2017

What a gorgeous hike! Your children are growing up with so many incredible memories from family adventures. We don't have hiking trails like this where we are but we should definitely venture out because my daughters would love the experience.