A visit to the Poconos brings opportunities for scenic and serene moments with nature, but it also promises dramatic thrills if you know where to look. When you’re passing through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Raymondskill Falls is an essential stop to experience. Giant and majestic, Raymondskill Falls is an example of nature’s power and precision at its best.
Raymondskill Falls is a triple tiered cascade that comes in just under the likes of Niagara Falls in height! It proudly holds the title of Pennsylvania’s highest waterfall, definitely the biggest of waterfalls in the Poconos, and visitors come in the hopes of experiencing both its exquisite beauty and overwhelming grace. The Raymondskill Creek Trail is only a short walk for hikers of all abilities and leads directly to the falls for exciting viewing opportunities.
While swimming and wading are not permitted at the falls, this doesn’t mean visitors won’t get an up-close look at the wonder of this watery icon. Two separate viewing areas are built near the falls offering visitors a chance to change perspective and enhance photo opportunities. An upper viewing area delivers a bird’s eye view of the top fall and includes a look at a cascade-top pool. Moving down to the lower viewing deck completes the picture with a head-on look at the falls in its entirety!
Raymondskill Falls is part of a beautifully designed ecosystem that includes several other water-based attractions. As visitors walk the trail to the falls they will be thrilled to find themselves surrounded by scenic woodlands, colorful flowers and hopefully some exciting encounters with local wildlife! Once the falls have been experienced, a trail directly off Raymondskill Falls leads to Raymondskill Creek. Continuing the visit in this manner gives visitors an opportunity to appreciate just how cohesive nature truly is. When planning your fun visit, do note that the Dingmans Falls Visitor Center staff will be your primary resource when checking on weather-related updates or gathering in-depth information related to your specific adventure!
Even though you may find yourself wishing you could sit and stare at the beauty of the falls for the entire day, eventually you may grow a tad bored. But that is ok; there is plenty to do and see during your visit to Milford! Take a tour of the Grey Towers National Historic Site, located at 151 Grey Towers Drive. It is one of our largest and most beautiful historic mansions. Offering self-guided tours year-round under normal circumstances, the tours of the mansion itself have been suspended during the pandemic, but the grounds are still open for private explorations! Construction started on this impressive structure in 1884 and was complete in 1886, and a walking tour of the area will take you to all the spots that were important to the former owners. It’s definitely worth a visit, as is a tour of the Milford Historic District. Over 82% of the homes in the historic district are of historic and cultural significance, amounting to over 255 buildings and 13 different sites. The beauty of the area will have you pulling your camera out repeatedly!
Personally we can never get enough, but we understand that children have a lower tolerance for scenery and the history that accompanies many of the places in Pennsylvania, so a visit to the Have a Hoot Family Fun Center may be the perfect way to show you appreciate their patience! Located at 290 Route 6 and 209 in Milford, this amusement center is the center of all the fun that can be had. Offering indoor batting cages, ropes courses, laser tag, and a variety of other games, parents who don’t want to join in the fun can enjoy a sweet snack at Uncle Owl’s Fun Bar.
Although the ice cream you enjoyed at Uncle Owl’s was a tasty treat, chances are you will need a little more sustenance before getting in your car and heading back to your Lake Harmony getaway, and these spots are designed to fill empty stomachs as they feed your soul! The multinational goodies found at the Waterwheel Café, Bakery and Bar are only topped by the refreshing beverages they serve. Comfort food is the phrase of the day at Apple Valley Family Restaurant, located at 104 US-6, and hearty servings are to be expected! From gigantic pieces of deep-fried haddock to the sweet taste of their Pulled Pork Quesadilla Platter, every dish is guaranteed to be your favorite.
Whether you’re an avid hiker looking for some truly spectacular trails and destinations, or simply looking to enjoy the view of water tumbling from thrilling heights from waterfalls in the Poconos, Raymondskill Falls has something for everyone to enjoy. When you come to the Poconos on your next getaway, make some time to experience the best of the best when it comes to nature’s heights and vantage points. Raymondskill Falls brings the beauty and the breathtaking experience every time. Contact us today to start planning your next adventure with a view in Pennsylvania and book your vacation rental today!