A visit to the Poconos is nearly incomplete without experiencing some of the region’s waterfalls. In fact, you’ll find some of the largest and most beautiful waterfalls in the eastern U.S. within a short drive from Hawley Silk Mill! Lace up your hiking boots and get ready to discover a captivating waterfall tour that you won’t soon forget.
After enjoying a waterfall tour in the Poconos, return to Hawley for some much-deserved relaxation at Hawley Silk Mill. We’re home to some of the best shopping, dining, and entertainment in the region!
4 Places for a Fantastic Waterfall Tour
People from all over the world flock to the Poconos just to get a glimpse of our stunning waterfalls. No matter what time of year it may be, you’ll want to add a waterfall tour to your Poconos itinerary. Or better yet, why not add them all? Here are some guest favorites that you’ll want to consider!
Also known as the “Niagara of Pennsylvania,” Bushkill Falls is one of the Poconos’ most famous and beautiful attractions. After hiking deep into the woods, you’ll discover a series of 8 majestic cascades. There are several hiking trails to choose from and they cater to all skill levels. Aside from admiring the falls and embarking down the trails, you’ll also find a wide variety of family-friendly activities in the park including gem mining, paddle boating, mini-golf, and much more!
This 45-foot waterfall’s composition is unique from all other waterfalls in the region. Unlike most cascades, the layers of rock are made of sandstone and shale instead of more resistant stones. Buttermilk Falls is found in a 48-acre natural area that protects the unique plant and animal species of the Poconos. Therefore, most of the park is still left in its most natural state, granting visitors the opportunity to enjoy nature in its purest form.
Towering at more than 130 feet, Dingmans Falls is the second highest waterfall in the state. The ledge spreads out across the entire rock face, causing the water to tumble in different directions. This creates a series of lovely cascades for you to see. The trail to the falls is open for hiking, birding, and nature trips and welcomes guests from May to September.
Raymondskill Falls is a three-tiered waterfall and also one of the tallest in Pennsylvania. In fact, if you were to add the length of all tiers together, it is just a few feet shorter than Niagara Falls! After a fairly brief and easy hike, you’ll be able to view the falls from two platforms! The upper viewing area provides a fantastic view of the upper pools and drops while the lower viewing area is the perfect place to take pictures of the falls.
Springtime Waterfall Tour
Visiting the Poconos this spring? The Settlers Inn and Ledges Hotel have put together a springtime waterfall tour itinerary just for you! The Spring Waterfall Tour Tour Lodging Package is the perfect way to experience all of the best nearby waterfalls while staying in accommodations that offer luxury and comfort during your Poconos getaway. Be sure to book today!
Don’t Forget to Visit Hawley Silk Mill
Since its construction in 1880, Hawley Silk Mill has been an integral part of the Hawley community. Although its operation as a mill ended many years ago, it continues to attract visitors and locals as a lifestyle center! With a quaint coffee shop, unique shopping, a fresh market, an art gallery, and so much more, Hawley Silk Mill is truly a one-of-a-kind destination. It’s also a great place to meet and interact with locals and visitors just like you. Add Hawley Silk Mill to your Poconos “must do’s” and we look forward to welcoming you soon!