Lehigh River Gorge Region

Visit Historic Jim Thorpe, the home of Asa Packer, the founding father of the Lehigh Valley Railroad and Lehigh University.

Jim Thorpe, formerly called Mauch Chunk for its' original meaning, "Mountain of the Sleeping Bear," was later named after the native American Hero of the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. Jim Thorpe is the perfect destination for the avid historian or recreation seeker and known best for its history, fabulous views and recreational activities. Unique shopping boutiquesantiquingdining and more await visitors and are sure to satisfy all members of the family. Find more information on Jim Thorpe things to do while visiting including maps of the town and surrounding areas.

Whether you're looking for a small, private bed and breakfast located in an authentic, Victorian home or the luxury of a beautifully restored 19th-century downtown hotel or inn, you'll sleep in comfort and style in Jim Thorpe.

A perfect getaway for the weekend or day-trip:

Bike, Wine & Dine on Broadway... in Jim Thorpe that is.

A day-trip filled with spectacular scenery, exceptional food, fine wine, laughter and great shopping. This trip is a one-stop event to soak in the adventures and highlights of Jim Thorpe.

  • Day-trip includes:
  • 9-mile downhill bike trip on the Switchback Trail leading to the picturesque Broadway in Jim Thorpe.
  • Grab a bite at Marion Hose Bar, a newly renovated historic firehouse.
  • Stroll and browse the charming shops and galleries of the historic district of Jim Thorpe and stay awhile.