Lehigh River Gorge Region
- 3-story 1860 Italianate Victorian mansion. Industrial Revolution opulence built by titan Asa Packer. Park at Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway lot and walk up the hill. Harry Packer Mansion next door.LGBT camping resort. Adults 18+. Sites with full amenities include cable TV, up to 50 amps electricity. Cabins+ trailer rentals, tent camping. Lots of fun.Restored 19th-century Industrial Revolution mining town, tours & museum. Houses, 2 churches, a rectory, company store. “You load sixteen tons, what do you get?”Old gas station by railroad tracks converted to ice cream shop. Walk up serving windows, outdoor seating. Ice cream and coffee.Handmade artisanal donuts with quality coffee. Beans from La Colombe and Stumptown coffee roasters. Hot drip coffee and cold brew nitro.Huge comfy dining room serving burgers, chili, sandwiches, wings, fish & chips, pierogies, and weekly specials. Full bar, outdoor seating.Sand Spring Lake at Hickory Run State Park. Wide, sandy beach. Crowded on weekends. 400-table picnic area, playground, disc golf. Mid-May – Mid-Sept. Small $ to park.Red, white, and rosé wines made at Big Creek’s family-owned, limited production vineyard. They serve cheese platters, wine by the glass, and seasonal cocktails.At The Hofford Mill in Weissport, just 5 miles from Jim Thorpe. Cheese curds, nachos, drunken shrimp, and Cajun crab dip. Tacos, buttermilk chicken sandwiches, hand-cut fries.Old-school indie record shop on Main Street. Browse the selection of new and used vinyl, CDs, concert DVDs, and band tee shirts.Mason’s Cold Beer is a beer distributor that has got a friendly staff selling cold beer and slurpies. Located next door to Jim Thorpe Market.Miles of multi-use trails. Boating, hiking, biking, whitewater rafting. Numerous Class II, III rapids. Open year-round.Book lover’s paradise located at 65 Broadway in historic downtown Jim Thorpe. New and used books in an inventory of current “eclectic fiction and non-fiction.”Ice cream stand with pick-up counter. Hard ice cream, sundaes, shakes, and soft-serve. Dipped waffle cones. Quick eats like hot dogs, fries. Bring your dog for a doggie sundae.Annual indie film festival in April at Mauch Chunk Opera house and venues in town. “Top 100 Reviewed Festivals” by FilmFreeway.Tiny storefront breakfast place in an old Victorian. Daily from 6 am – 1 pm. Omelets, pancakes, french toast, country-fried steak.Turn your rafting trip into a mini-vacation by staying before and after your trip at Whitewater Adventures campground. Wooded tent sites, bunkhouses. Tent rental available.16,000-acre natural area. Public beach, campground, 44 miles of hiking trails. Trout fishing, swimming, disc golf, winter sports. Waterfalls, lake.A 425-acre beauty Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania camp. Recently remodeled, private lake, canoeing, kayaking, and sailing. financial aid available.Trail biking and rafting on Class 1, 2, and 3 whitewater rapids on the Lehigh River. Seasoned guides. 25 acres includes camping, trail biking, recreation fields.Acoustically, there are none better. This Victorian-era opera house presents a wide range of live music with seating plus a large dance area.18 miles to Pocono Raceway, close to fishing and boating at Beltzville State Park. RV/tent sites. Don Laine campers are a conservative bunch.Great location, spectacular views. Each room has a deck with mountain views, 1 mile from Asa Packer Mansion and 3 miles from Glen Onoko Falls, a wooded path with waterfalls.Trip Advisor “Hall of Fame” 2018. Heart of Jim Thorpe on Race Street, the most romantic street in the Pocono Mountains. Walk to to shops, pubs, restaurants, and hiking/biking trails.Pennsylvania-roasted coffee, espressos, teas, baked goods, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, and crepes Located inside Hofford Mill, open daily.Wild Elder Wine and Cider Co tasting room.. Black elderberry wine, hard elderberry cider, hard apple cider. Charcuterie plates.Sophisticated, upscale cafe with sandwiches, soups, and salads. Full bar. Kids’ menu and play area. Part of the Stabin Museum. Open Fri, Sat, Sun.Basic sites in 2021 are $35 and include access to bathrooms, showers, and firepits; no RV hookups. Glamping sites start at $169/night. Are we missing something here?Blue Mountain Ski Area’s restaurant. Family-friendly. Burgers, wings, scenic view from the dining room and deck.Victorian townhouse in the heart of Jim Thorpe. Authentically restored, equipped with modern amenities. Comfortably fits up to 8 adults.1888 Queen Anne Victorian mansion with truly great breakfasts, exquisite period decor, and impeccable service. 5-star experience.Whitewater rafting on the Lehigh River. All skill levels include beginners, kids. Trip options include hiking/paddling combo trip. Rail-Trail biking and paintball.165 sites, friendly, and great for kids. Lots of activities, tons of amenities. Swimming pool, camp store, cable TV, WiFi, stocked fishing pond.Small-town storefront pizza parlor in the heart of Jim Thorpe. Pizza pie, hoagies (subs), calzone, and stromboli, and a full bar. Gets busy during the season.Casual fine dining, steak, seafood, pasta. Eclectic gourmet menu, fresh, seasonal ingredients. Extensive wine and beer lists, cocktails.Beautiful mountaintop entertainment venue comfortably hosts 1,800 concertgoers. Dance floor, lofty ceilings, concert bar/concession area, restaurant/bar.Old-fashioned county farm fair in August. Live music, food, booze, fireworks, amusement rides, live animals, a baking contest, demo derby, and the Coal Cracker Cornhole Tournament.Elegant B&B in a restored 1874 mansion. Gilded Age opulence with modern-day conveniences. Suites and rooms. Less than a mile from downtown. $$$$Comfortable booths and a cozy gas fireplace. Burgers, pasta, sandwiches, and snacks. Happy hour, live music.Modest rooms are clean, some with shared baths. Suites with sofa beds, minifridges, coffee makers. WiFi, TV. Close to biking and hiking trails.Friendly neighborhood pub that takes its juke, food, and beverages seriously. Farm-to-table cuisine, craft beer. Daily specials, pool table, live music.Family ski area, PA’s highest vertical, 5 terrain parks. 39 trails and 16 lifts. Summer activities include mountain biking, scenic lift rides, archery, disc golf, more.Vintage soda fountain serves ice cream, coffee, tea, and candy. Manning Dairy Farm’s homemade ice cream. Tons of penny candy and French press coffee.Boat rental and water ski school. Boat rental, wakeboarding, water skiing, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and multiple-person tub rides on glacial Lake Harmony.1846 factory building houses work of Victor Stabin, compared to Salvador Dali and M.C. Escher. Cafe Arielle next door. Open Fri-Sun.Dating from 1849, this quaint hotel is located in the heart of downtown Jim Thorpe’s Old Mauch Chunk Historic District .Their slogan is “Partying Naked Since 1945.” Camp, grab a cabin, a hotel room, or bring your RV. Their activities calendar is jam-packed throughout the summer.The Switzerland of America and the center of the East Coast bicycling scene, surrounded by two state parks. Miles of hiking and biking trails. Gastropubs, lakeside dining.16,000-acre state park. 300 tent, trailer, RV sites, a few walk-in sites, camping cottages. Lake, hiking, trout fishing, waterfalls, streams. Apr – Dec.2020 © Go Pogo Inc. All Rights Reserved.