This Charming Town In Pennsylvania Is Perfect For A Summer Day Trip

Nestled among towering trees in Carbon County lies a charming town that conjures images of a simpler, more innocent time. Patrons have been checking books out of the Dimmick Memorial Library since 1890 and the horse drawn carriages that once transported townspeople now appear at the town’s annual Fall Festival.

The breathtaking town of Jim Thorpe is steeped in rich history, starting with its namesake. Considered by many to be the top athlete of the 20th century, Jim Thorpe’s athletic resumé is second to none: He won Olympic gold medals for his performance in the decathlon and pentathlon in 1912 (which were revoked then restored nearly a century later), and played professional baseball, professional football, and professional basketball. He capped his career accomplishments as the president of what is now the National Football League (NFL).

Visitors to Jim Thorpe will have a full itinerary with all the town has to offer. Take a scenic trip on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway or visit the Mauch Chunk Museum, the Old Jail Museum, or the Big Creek Vineyard. Of course, make plenty of time to visit the unique shops and restaurants throughout town.

Let’s take a virtual tour of Jim Thorpe, the charming town in Pennsylvania that is perfect for a summer day trip:


In the mood to travel beyond Jim Thorpe and to explore other charming towns in Pennsylvania? Start planning your journey with the help of this article on small but beautiful towns in Pennsylvania.