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Discover Jim Thorpe, PA
The town of Jim Thorpe is nestled in the Pocono Mountains and is home to a number of historic attractions, unique shops, and restaurants. It truly is a unique destination, offering both the charms of a quaint European village and the adventure of a mountain destination. Jim Thorpe was originally known as Mauch Chunk, and is rich with history, with the buildings dating back to when the coal miners called the area their home. The buildings today are all popular entertainment venues and museums, and it is these attractions, coupled with its close vicinity to the great outdoors, which keeps visitors coming back year after year.
Adventurers young and old will have a great time on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, while the World’s Largest General Store is sure to keep you entertained for hours. Although the town is set in the mountains, it is easy to reach many of the nearby towns such as Allentown, Wilkes-Barre, and Scranton. Both New York and Philadelphia are also reachable if you are up for a bit of a drive.
The Great Outdoors
In the foothills of the Poconos lies Beltzville State Park, covering 3,002 acres. Running through the park is Pohopoco Creek, which feeds into the huge Beltzville Lake. Both the lake and stream are a popular destination for anglers and boaters, plus the sand beach and picnic pavilions are a lovely spot for families to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Lehigh Gorge State Park is known for its beautiful river views, rocky outcroppings, and dramatic waterfalls. The most striking feature of this park is the steep-walled gorge that is carved by the Lehigh River, and the park spans the expanse of this gorge. Why not take your travel trailer rental from Jim Thorpe into the park to see what natural wonders it has to offer? There are famous sights in the park such as the Buttermilk Falls, Glen Onoko Falls, the Lehigh Gorge Trail, and the Turn Hole Tunnel. Summer visitors can enjoy the many recreational activities like white water rafting, biking, hiking, and fishing.
To the north of town is Hickory Run State Park, which is ideal for those that love a hike. Overall the state park has more than 40 miles of hiking areas to enjoy, with one of the most striking areas being the Boulder Field, which is a Natural National Landmark. The area has remained relatively unchanged for the past 20,000 years, and the boulder area, which covers around 300 feet is almost completely flat with no sign of vegetation. Some of the biggest boulders measure up to 26 feet long and is well worth making the journey in your motorhome rental from Jim Thorpe.
When you book a motorhome rental from Jim Thorpe, consider parking it at Jim Thorpe camping resort, as not only is it located close to town with a range of amenities, but also offers a pool, wine and cheese tastings, a DJ and so much more. The campground covers 28 acres, with every modern convenience that a camping family could possibly want. Each space is level and wooded, and set well back from the road so you can enjoy a peaceful night’s rest.
The Poconos and the Lehigh Valley are a great place to unwind and just enjoy being in the great outdoors, and a good place to base yourself to explore the area is StonyBrook RV Resort. The resort is open throughout the year, with full-hookup sites. and There are a number of facilities to keep the whole family entertained such as a heated swimming pool, a well-stocked fishing pond, playground, GaGa pit, and a paved baseball court. This would make an excellent location for your Jim Thorpe camper rental.
Another good nearby option is Lizard Creek Campground; a private, family-owned campground. The campground has many large, flat sites with a picturesque creek running through the property which offers some good fishing, while the large swimming pool is perfect for cooling off in the summer months. All RV sites have water, electric, a picnic table, and a fire ring, as well as TV hook up.
Exploring the Town
A cool place to visit in the town of Jim Thorpe is the Old Jail Museum, a stone structure that was built in the late 1800s. There are 27 cells inside the jail, as well as some rooms that were used for solitary confinement. Today, you can take a tour of the museum and learn a little more about those that resided there, including what the jail was best known for, the Molly Maguire trials.
For an insight into the unique culture of the town, one of best venues to visit is the Mauch Chunk Opera House. This lively arts house has a busy calendar of events, with local artists and musicians putting on a range of shows. When there is not a show on, you can take a tour of the venue where you can learn about the history of the huge performance hall. An art gallery and historical exhibits also make up part of the tour.
For a great, family friendly day out in your Jim Thorpe RV rental, Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary is prime spot. Although butterflies are the main attraction here, the sanctuary also has a number of frogs and fish. In the Flutterarium you can learn more about the different butterfly species, and even hand feed them.
Should it be a charming Pennsylvania town tucked away in the mountains you are seeking to explore, consider a motorhome rental in Jim Thorpe. Take a hike along a trail, relax by a campfire, and take in the landscape. Rent a luxury motorhome in Jim Thorpe, PA and see what all the area has to offer.
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Nearby to Jim Thorpe are a number of National, State and Local parks. Travelers can easily rent RVs and motorhomes near Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Hudson Highands State Park, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Great Falls Park, and Bear Mountain State Park.
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