8 Unbelievable Pennsylvania Waterfalls Hiding In Plain Sight… No Hiking Required
Few things in nature rival the spectacular beauty of a waterfall. The sunlight as it hits the rushing water at just the right angle. The falling water turns to ice in the middle of a cold winter. Such a breathtaking sight surely promises a memorable experience. But, sometimes getting to those waterfalls is simply impossible because of the terrain that must be hiked to get there. Not this time. Here are eight unbelievable Pennsylvania waterfalls that won’t require you to hike difficult and tiring terrain:
1. Cucumber Falls, Ohiopyle
Simply park your car in the parking area of Ohiopyle State Park, near Kentuck Road, where you will get a spectacular overhead view of Cucumber Falls from the observation deck. If you want to get a view from the bottom, you’ll have to walk – and you can still wear your flip flops or sandals – down stairs. Learn more about Cucumber Falls and Ohiopyle by clicking here.
2. Springfield Falls, Mercer County
Springfield Falls in Mercer County poses one major challenge, if you want to go to the base of the waterfall: A rough trek down a trail. However, you’ll get just as an amazing view from the top of the falls. Map your trip to Springfield Falls, here.
3. Bushkill Falls, Bushkill
Known as the Niagara Falls of Pennsylvania, Bushkill Falls is relatively easy to reach. Simply follow the boardwalk and take the stairs to the falls where you’ll be treated to a simply breathtaking site. You’ll also find plenty to do around the falls, including paddle boat rentals, miniature golf, fishing, and mining for gemstones. Bushkill Falls charges an admission fee. Plan your trip to Bushkill Falls by clicking here.
4. Dingmans Falls, Dingmans Ferry
Dingmans Falls welcomes all visitors with its handicap accessible boardwalk that makes it easy for those of all ages and abilities to stroll to the waterfalls. The boardwalk features benches and handrails. Those who want to see Dingmans Falls from the top can climb somewhat challenging stairs. The Dingmans Falls Visitors Center provides plenty of information, including directions to the falls themselves, to make your visit perfect.
5. Fallingwater, Mill Run
Visit perhaps the most famous home architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed – Fallingwater – and you’ll also have the perfect view of the spectacular waterfall that runs directly under the home. Fallingwater offers daily tours. For tour hours, prices, and other information, visit Fallingwater here.
6. Dry Run Falls, Hillsgrove Township
Head to Loyalsock State Park in Hillsgrove to view the beautiful Dry Run Falls. The best thing about Dry Run Falls? You can simply drive through the park and get a spectacular view through your car windows. If you do prefer to get out, pack a picnic and watch the water cascade down as you enjoy lunch. Trekking to the base of the falls will require some effort as you’ll have to go down a steep trail.
7. Adams Falls, Ricketts Glen State Park
Twenty-two waterfalls call Ricketts Glen State Park, the easiest of which to reach – and arguably the most spectacular – is Adam’s Falls. Just off of Highway 118, you’ll come to Ricketts Glen State Park’s Evergreen parking lot where you can park then take the short walk to the falls. Ricketts Glen State Park boasts 22 waterfalls, all of varying heights, although you will have to hike to get to most of them. Check out all that Ricketts State Park has to offer here.
8. Ohiopyle Falls, Ohiopyle
Get a sensational view of Ohiopyle Falls simply by getting out of your car and walking across the parking lot. If you stroll around the area, you’ll be able to see the falls from different views. Find everything you need to know to experience Ohiopyle Falls, including maps, by clicking here.
These eight unbelievable Pennsylvania waterfalls will leave you in awe. Are there any other easy-to-access waterfalls in Pennsylvania that you would recommend visiting?