Lehigh River Gorge Region
- Old-school indie record shop on Main Street. Browse the selection of new and used vinyl, CDs, concert DVDs, and band tee shirts.Above the Poconos Skydivers offers tandem skydiving, instructor-assisted jumps, and advanced freefall training, along with group skydiving parties.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.A 425-acre beauty Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania camp. Recently remodeled, private lake, canoeing, kayaking, and sailing. financial aid available.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.100% real food plant-based juice bar and cafe. Freshly made juices, smoothies, bowls, avocado toast, more. Coffee drinks, including mochas, matchas, and French Press. Lots of outlets, WiFi.From a quirky art cafe to a gastropub to a restaurant serving absinthe in a secret back room, all the hotspots in Jim Thorpe you want to know.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.Ride in vintage coaches pulled by diesel engines. Narrated round-trips begin in Jim Thorpe and follow the Lehigh River over bridges and into the Lehigh Gorge State Park.Nestled in the picturesque Pocono Mountains on a private 400-acre estate, these rustic and charming cabins overlook a beautiful brook with trails to the Lehigh River Gorge.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.Miles of multi-use trails. Boating, hiking, biking, whitewater rafting. Numerous Class II, III rapids. Open year-round.Nostalgic candy store with over 800 sweets. Homemade local chocolates, fudge, penny candies, gift baskets, local artisan products.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.”The story of Jim Thorpe from the formation of coal to the Lenape Indians, mining, Switchback Railroad, to renaming from the original Mauch Chunk.Almost 3,000 acres of hiking, biking, fishing, boating around the 950-acre Beltzville Lake. Picnic areas, pavilions, restrooms.Traditional Irish pub at Hotel Switzerland. Burgers, soup, chili, sandwiches. Daily dinner specials. Beer on tap.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 Shur-Save supermarket. Bakery and prepared foods. Next door to Mason’s Cold Beer.A tiny grouping of secluded cabins and tent sites centered around a beautiful stream with a waterfall. 400 acres perfect for fishing, hiking, and biking.Fine dining. Fresh farm-to-table ingredients, fine wines & craft cocktails, beers from around the world in a Victorian mansion in the heart of Jim Thorpe.Dating from 1849, this quaint hotel is located in the heart of downtown Jim Thorpe’s Old Mauch Chunk Historic District .Gastropub using locally distilled spirits, local beer, small plates. Try Short Rib Poutine, Flash Fried Chevre Salad, Truffle Fries.135 secluded primitive sites in 345-acre county park on lake. Boat, hike, swim, fish. Inexpensive, unplugged camping vacation. Bathhouse, camp store.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.Comfortable booths and a cozy gas fireplace. Burgers, pasta, sandwiches, and snacks. Happy hour, live music.Whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking. 3 state parks and 2 recreation areas. Waterfalls, camping, fishing, swimming, and the 25-mile Rail Trail.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.Friendly neighborhood pub that takes its juke, food, and beverages seriously. Farm-to-table cuisine, craft beer. Daily specials, pool table, live music.Log cabin rentals in many parts of the Poconos. All sizes, from 4 bedrooms to 10 bedrooms. Cabins can accommodate 4 – 30+ people.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.Small-town pizza parlor in the heart of Jim Thorpe. Pizza by the slice or pie, hoagies/heroes, cheesesteaks, calzone, and stromboli. Kids’ menu.Huge comfy dining room serving burgers, chili, sandwiches, wings, fish & chips, pierogies, pretzel bits, onion rings, and weekly specials. Full bar, outdoor seating.Great for hiking and biking. Trail runs parallel to Mauch Chunk Creek, provides easy access for fishing. Shuttle service, bike rental available in Jim Thorpe.Gastropub in renovated firehouse features craft beers, fine wines, a compelling selection of whiskeys and cocktails. Great food.Casual fine dining, steak, seafood, pasta. Eclectic gourmet menu, fresh, seasonal ingredients. Extensive wine and beer lists, cocktails.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?Surrounded by forest, next to Mauch Chunk Lake. Minutes to Jim Thorpe, steps to Lehigh Gorge. Private suites with balcony and fireplace.Family campground, 200 RV/tent/cabin sites available from Apr – Oct. Swimming pool, lots of activities. On Mauch Chunk Creek. Fishing, swimming, pet-friendly.Acoustically, there are none better. This Victorian-era opera house presents a wide range of live music with seating plus a large dance area.Pizza pie, hoagies (subs), calzone, and stromboli, and a full bar. Gets busy during the season.Restored 19th-century Industrial Revolution mining town, tours & museum. Houses, 2 churches, a rectory, company store. “You load sixteen tons, what do you get?”Blue Mountain Ski Resort’s restaurant. Family-friendly. Burgers, wings, scenic view from the dining room and deck.18 miles to Pocono Raceway, close to fishing and boating at Beltzville State Park. RV/tent sites. Don Laine campers are a conservative bunch.Just outside Jim Thorpe in Bear Creek Plaza. Pizza by the slice or pie, hoagies/subs, cheesesteaks, stromboli/calzone, burgers, and kids’ meals.Hand-dipped & soft-serve ie cream. Cones, shakes, floats, ices, sundaes. Waffle & pretzel cones. Spillane’s hot dogs on a toasted New England-style roll.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.Annual indie film festival in April at Mauch Chunk Opera house and venues in town. “Top 100 Reviewed Festivals” by FilmFreeway.1846 factory building houses work of Victor Stabin, often compared to Salvador Dali and M.C. Escher. Cafe Arielle next door. Open Fri-Sun, call ahead.