Pennsylvania September 09, 2017
The One Pennsylvania Town Everyone Must Visit Come Fall
Adieu, summer! We’re ready for those crisp, colorful days of fall. To climb aboard hayrides to the pumpkin patch. To drink fresh apple cider and hear the sounds of the leaves crunching under our feet. Autumn also provides the perfect backdrop for a impromptu day trip. If there’s one place you visit this fall, make it this charming Pennsylvania town.
Painted across the Northeastern Pennsylvania landscape, the enchanting town of Jim Thorpe has been called "The Switzerland of America." Journey to this photographers' paradise, especially in the fall, and you'll quickly see why.
Hugged by the Lehigh Gorge, the historic town - with its Victorian architecture, quaint streets, and towering clock atop the Carbon County Courthouse - could easily pass for an artist's painting.
While Jim Thorpe, a town of just over 4,600, promises quaint beauty and plenty to do all year around, the town's annual celebration of fall makes it a must visit during the colorful season.
Start your visit to the picturesque Pennsylvania town with a trip aboard the Lehigh Valley Gorge Scenic Railway. Admire the fall foliage as the train travels from Jim Thorpe to Lehigh Valley Gorge State Park and back.
Train rides typically last 70 minutes, except in October when the journey shortens to 45 minutes to meet the public demand.
Click here for the daily train schedule.
After your train ride, head to Mauch Chunk Lake Park. Hike the leave carpeted trails, picnic, or boat around the lake.
Carve out time to dine at one of the town's charming restaurants. The Broadway Grill and Pub, for example, offers outdoor seating, perfect for people watching.
Visit Haunted Jim Thorpe on September 21, 2017 for the monthly Third Thursday. Feel shivers of terror slide down your spine as you join a ghost walk. Afterwards, stroll through the town's shops and restaurants, many offering special discounts.
Jim Thorpe leaps alive the first three weekends in October as townspeople and visitors celebrate the annual Fall Foliage Weekends.
The Fall Foliage Festival features entertainment, family-friendly activities, a scarecrow contest, and scrumptious food.
Click here for more information.
Jim Thorpe isn’t the only idyllic Pennsylvania town to visit in the fall. You’ll also want to check out the charming towns of
Wellsboro and Bedford.