Beautiful Waterfalls in Pennsylvania Along the Delaware River
There are no real waterfalls right along the Delaware River but along the tributaries of the Delaware River in northeastern Pennsylvania there are many beautiful waterfalls. As water drains down the Poconos and other mountains in the area on the way to the Delaware River the water falls over many cliffs, ledges and escarpments creating some tall and magnificent waterfalls that are all great tourist attractions in Pennsylvania.
Visitors to northeastern Pennsylvania along the Delaware River who go hiking in the area cannot help but to come upon waterfalls along their hike. These are the most well known and beautiful waterfalls in Pennsylvania along the Delaware River Tributaries. There are many hotels, motels and camping areas in this area of Pennsylvania to accommodate overnight tourists and visitors.
Bushkill Falls drops lovely 100 feet along Bushkill Creek in the Pocono Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania and is sometimes called the Niagara of Pennsylvania. Bushkill Falls is privately owned and along with 7 other waterfalls along Bushkill Creek is a very popular tourist attraction in the Poconos. There is a hiking trail that goes right along the waterfalls at Bushkill Falls providing great views that tourists love. To reach Bushkill Falls take Route 80 to Exit 309 and take Route 209 North to the blinking light and take a left onto Bushkill Falls Road. Plenty of signs in the area and visitors cannot miss it. Bushkill Falls is a popular destination with tourists staying at the grand hotels and resorts in the Poconos.
Dingmans Falls drops 130 beautiful feet along Dingmans Creek in northeast Pennsylvania. Unlike Bushkill Falls the waterfall at Dingmans Falls is publicly owned by the National Park Service which maintains a visitor center at the falls and there is a boardwalk leading from the visitor center to the base of Dingmans Falls. Then there is a 240 foot step staircase that leads to the top of Dingmans Falls and a hiking trail at the top. To reach the Dingmans Falls Visitor Center take Johnny Bee Road which intersects Route 209 near milepost 14 just south of the Routes 209 and 739 traffic light intersection in Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania.
Resica Falls is a wide 45 foot high waterfalls that splits around a jutting rock along Big Bushkill Creek in northeast Pennsylvania. Resica Falls is located on the Resica Falls Scout Reservation which can be reached right along Resica Falls Road/Route 402 north of where the road intersects with Route 209 in Marshalls Creek, Pennsylvania. Another great waterfall for tourists staying at the resorts and hotels in the Poconos to visit.
Deer Leap Falls
Deer Leap Falls drops some 30 feet through a gap in cliff wall along Dingmans Creek in the George W. Childs Recreation Site in northeastern Pennsylvania. Dear Leap Falls is located upstream from Dingmans Falls. To reach Deer Leap Falls from Route 209 take Route 739/Dingmans Turnpike west and then turn left onto Old Silver Lake Road and after about 1.5 miles look for the entrance to the George W. Childs Picnic area. Head towards Dingmans Creek and there is a trail that will take you past all three waterfalls in the area and see below for the other two falls.
Fulmer Falls drops 55 feet along Dingmans Creek in the George W. Childs Recreation Site in northeastern Pennsylvania and is located just upstream from Dear Leap Falls and just downstream from Factory Falls.
Factory Falls is a 20 foot high waterfall located along Dingmans Creek in northeast Pennsylvania and is located just upstream from Fulmer Falls. There is a hiking trail that leads visitors right past all three waterfalls along Dingmans Creek from the George W. Childs Picnic area.
Silverthread Falls is a really beautiful waterfalls that drops 80 feet along a tributary of Dingmans Creek near Dingmans Falls in northeastern Pennsylvania. Silverthread Falls can be seen right along the boardwalk that leads to Dingmans Falls from the visitor center. Silverthread Falls is best viewed after rain or during the Spring runoff as it can dry to a trickle during dry times especially in the summer.
Raymondskill Falls is a 105 foot high waterfalls along Raymondskill Run located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in northeast Pennsylvania. To reach Raymondskill Falls from Route 209 take Raymondskill Road west and look for the parking lot for Raymondskill Falls after about 1.5 miles. Raymondskill Falls is located north of Dingmans Falls and south of Milford, Pennsylvania where there are motels and restaurants.
Bridal Veil Falls
Bridal Veil Falls is one of the eight waterfalls located along Bushkill Creek at the privately owned Bushkill Falls tourist attraction in Pocono Mountains in northeast Pennsylvania. Though not the tallest of the waterfalls at Bushkill Falls it may be the prettiest.
For more see Beautiful Natural Wonders in Pennsylvania