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Visit Bushkill Falls, the Niagara of Pennsylvania

September 10, 2018

Our backdrop here at Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts is that great green province of the Allegheny Plateau known as the Pocono Mountains.

Our backdrop here at Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts is that great green province of the Allegheny Plateau known as the Pocono Mountains: aka the Land of Love, aka the Honeymoon Capital of the World. The romance that plays out here does so against rich natural scenery: towering forests, skylines of rolling hills and knobs, and a multitude of foaming rivers and streams, many of which take some impressively tumbly courses.

Two of those careening streams—the Little Bushkill and Pond Run—produce a series of eight waterfalls that rank as some of the most celebrated in Pennsylvania: Bushkill Falls. And this wild-water wonder is just a stone’s throw from Pocono Palace, and easily reached from Cove Haven and Paradise Stream a bit farther away. What a destination for a daytrip date out of our Land of Love pleasure-scapes!

Introducing Bushkill Falls

Bushkill Falls is widely known as the “Niagara Falls of Pennsylvania,” and though these drops can’t exactly compare in size and volume to that namesake giant of a cataract, they’re certainly breathtakingly beautiful. The tallest single plunge, the Main Falls, is the better part of 100 feet. Whitewater curtains and horsetail streamers, moss- and fern-spangled gorges, noble hemlocks and white pines: This is certainly one of the defining beauty spots in the Poconos!

The land around Bushkill Falls is owned by the estate of Charles E. Peters, who began welcoming the public to this grand natural spectacle back in 1904.

A number of hiking trails ranging in length and difficulty access overlooks of the various Bushkill Falls, from Bridal Veil and the Bridesmaid’s Falls to Pennell, Lower Gorge, and the Main Falls.

Museum Exhibits at Bushkill Falls

The cascades and striking gorges are the main attractions at Bushkill Falls, of course, but spare some time for the interpretive exhibits on the grounds. You can get to know Pocono critters—including that mighty acorn- and berry-scarfer the black bear—in the Pennsylvania Wildlife Exhibit and delve into the region’s indigenous heritage at a reconstructed American Indian longhouse. The “Story of Bushkill Falls” Exhibit, meanwhile, displays a treasury of archives and memorabilia documenting the early years of tourism at the site.

Marvel at the “Niagara of Pennsylvania” on a Cove Haven Couples-Only Getaway

Take in one of the most awe-inspiring sights in the Poconos with a daytrip to Bushkill Falls on your next stay at Pocono Palace or our other Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts: some unforgettable sightseeing in the midst of a luxurious romantic getaway in the Land of Love!