Bushkill Falls

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Waterfall at Bushkill Falls.
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Main Falls in the Spring of 2010

Bushkill Falls is a series of eight waterfalls, the tallest of which cascades over 100 feet (30 m), located in Northeast Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains in the USA. Beginning at the headwaters of Little Bushkill Creek, the water descends the mountain, toward the Delaware River, forming Bushkill Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Bridesmaid Falls, Laurel Glen Falls, Pennell Falls, and three additional, unnamed falls. [1]

Bushkill Falls is a popular spot for hiking and birdwatching. The area features a variety of trails and bridges that vary in length and difficulty.

On August 13, 2011, one person died after falling 150 feet into the falls. Two teenage boys walked off marked trails and one of the boys lost his footing and fell into the falls. He was pronounced dead on the scene. [2]


Bushkill Falls is nicknamed "Niagara Falls of Pennsylvania." It was opened to the public in 1904 by Charles E. Peters, and is still owned by the Peters family.[3]

There is an admission fee for the park of $12.50 for adults per day, $11.50 for seniors per day, and $7 for children ages 4-10 per day.[4]

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  1. ^ Brown, Scott (2004). Pennsylvania waterfalls : a guide for hikers and photographers. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. pp. 22–25. ISBN 0811731847. 
  2. ^ Stevenson, Keith. "One Person Dead After Fall at Bushkill Falls". Pocono Record. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Kitsko, Jeffrey. "Bushkill Falls". Pennsylvania Highways. pahighways.com. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Park Admission Fees". Retrieved 19 May 2012. 

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Coordinates: 41°07′03″N 75°00′36″W / 41.1174°N 75.01°W / 41.1174; -75.01