Jim Thorpe, PA

Nicknamed the 'Switzerland of America', the Pennsylvanian town of Jim Thorpe is nestled in the Pocono mountains. The alpine-esque town, with winding streets and Victorian architecture, also sits along the Lehigh Gorge, a spectacular state park with thick woodlands and dramatic waterfalls.

STAFF TOP PICKS

If you are tight on schedule, these  are the attractions we recommend going for in a 1 to 2 day stay. 

Old Jail Museum

Tour of the historic Old Jail’s and Cell 17 with its mysterious hand print on the wall

Mauch Chunk Lake Park

Picturesque park for seasonal activities, including fall hayrides, camping & warm-weather swimming.

The Lehigh Gorge Trail follows over 20 miles of abandoned railroad grade along the river, providing opportunities for hiking, bicycling, sightseeing and photography

Year-round of fun at Blue Mountain Resort! Ski or ride PA’s Highest vertical featuring 39 trails and 6 Terrain Parks

Sightseeing biking suitable for every fitness level or exciting mountain biking for the adventurers

Enjoy a mild to wild whitewater rafting trip. 

Have fun with the thrilling action in the wood.

Relax and ride comfortably in the vintage coaches built as early as 1917 pulled by diesel engines

The Mansion was the home of philanthropist, railroad magnate, and founder of Lehigh University, Asa Packer

The downtown area of Jim Thorpe is packed with many great boutique shops