Explore Waterfalls, Mountains, And Rivers When You Visit Pennsylvania's Lehigh Gorge State Park
How lucky are we to have 121 Pennsylvania state parks, all ready and waiting for us to explore pretty much any time of the year? Even better, none of the state parks in Pennsylvania charges a fee, which makes exploring them a fun and an inexpensive day out. Lehigh Valley Gorge State Park in Pennsylvania is just one of the many parks brimming with natural beauty, including waterfalls and a river with rapids, that’s worthy of a mention on your bucket list.
Did you come across Leigh Gorge State Park in Pennsylvania when you looked up “waterfalls near me?” Have you been to this Pennsylvania gem? What did you think? Share your experience in the comments! On the lookout for another hidden gem state park? Plan a visit to Salt Springs State Park in Susquehanna County.
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Where is Buttermilk Falls in Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania is home to several Buttermilk Falls, both in Western Pennsylvania. Buttermilk Falls Park in Beaver Falls features a cascade of the same name, which sits at the end of a short path that takes between five and 10 minutes to walk. You can view the waterfall from above or from the base. If you’re up for it, you can also walk behind the waterfall. On those hot summer days in Western Pennsylvania, visitors often cool off in the pool into which the waterfall drops.
The second Buttermilk Falls is hidden in Buttermilk Falls Natural Area in New Florence, Indiana County, and has a connection to one of the area’s favorite sons: Fred Rogers. Mister Rogers’ grandfather used to own the land on which Buttermilk Falls tumbles. A winding trail – Mister Rogers Pathway – leads to Buttermilk Falls. Before you walk down the stairs to the waterfall, which you can also walk behind, look for two smaller waterfalls that are tiny but mighty. As you make your way along the trail, you’ll likely notice wooden posts, each with a number. Pull up the number to read an inspirational quote from Mister Rogers. The natural area also features picnic tables and bathrooms. Your best bet is to put the address into your GPS as the natural area is hidden in the middle of nowhere.
Where can I find the Niagara of Pennsylvania?
Did you know that we have our very own Niagara Falls? Yep, Bushkill Falls boasts eight waterfalls that you can reach by one of several trails, which total two miles. The privately-owned park sprawls across 300 acres, brimming with waterfalls, boardwalks, and wooden stairs. Because it is privately owned, the park charges an admission fee and is open seasonally. The fee is charged to help with the upkeep of the park. After exploring the waterfalls, check out the rest of the park, which features a variety of family-friendly activities – mini golf and gem mining, for example.