Discover eight inspiring waterfalls and lots of options for family fun at Bushkill Falls.
Just outside of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the village of Bushkill, the headwaters of Bushkill Creek and Pond Run make their way from the mountains down to the Delaware River in a series of breathtaking waterfalls. There are eight different cascades to visit in the 300 acres at Bushkill Falls, from the 100-foot drop at the majestic Main Falls to the misty and lovely Bridal Veil Falls.
Known as the “Niagara of Pennsylvania,” Bushkill Falls opened to the public in 1904 and is still owned by the same family. Visitor admission fees support the maintenance of a network of easily-accessible, rustic log boardwalks that cross idyllic streams and lead guests through peaceful forests and ravines.
- The Green Trail is a 15-minute walk to the Main Falls which involves some steps but no climbing.
- The Yellow Trail takes 45 minutes to traverse, leading to Lower Gorge Falls, Laurel Glen and Upper Canyon.
- The Blue Trail comes in at about an hour and 15 minutes, offering visitors a view of Pennell Falls.
- The Red Trail is a good option for avid hikers, who will want to plan about two hours to tackle the trek, which spans almost two miles and includes a view of all eight falls.
There are plenty of activities and family fun on hand at Bushkill Falls, including paddle boats, fishing, miniature golf, educational exhibits, a children’s playground, maze feature, “gold mining” adventure and gift shops. Bring a picnic to enjoy at the pavilion or grab something from the snack bar and fudge kitchen.
Bushkill Falls is open April through November, with hours and admission fees varying by the season and time of week. Pets are welcome but must remain on a leash. Contact Bushkill Falls directly for more information and operating updates.