Things To Do in Jim Thorpe

You will never hear "I'm BORED" from the kids. There is so much to do at the house and around the area. Many of these activities are within walking distance of the house.

Glen Onoko Falls in Winter

Glen Onoko Falls in Winter

Hiking the falls can be beautiful year round

Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater Rafting

Tour the Harry Packer Mansion

Tour the Harry Packer Mansion

"Little Switzerland"

"Little Switzerland"

Take a train ride

Take a train ride

Go Antiquing

Go Antiquing

Old Mauch Chunk Jail

Old Mauch Chunk Jail

Tour the Old Jail's cold hallways, past Cell 17 with its mysterious handprint on the wall, under the gallows on which seven of the accused Molly Maguires were put to death, and down into the eerie dungeon.

Numerous Ski Areas

Numerous Ski Areas

Plenty of variety around the area.

Famous Switchback Trail

Famous Switchback Trail

Biking on a Trail

Biking on a Trail

There are numerous biking trails, some of which you can ride to right behind the house.

Enjoy Nature

Enjoy Nature

Mauch Chunk Lake

Mauch Chunk Lake

Sandy beach with swimming, fishing, boating, camping, kayaking.

Kayaking

Kayaking

  • Walk, hike or bike the Switchback Trail

  • Whitewater rafting

  • Kayaking on the river or nearby lakes

  • Fishing and hunting

  • Shopping downtown Jim Thorpe

  • Tour the Old Jail Museum

  • Swimming at Mauch Chunk Lake

  • Bird watching

  • Visit the Asa Packer and Harry Packer Mansions

  • Eating at numerous restaurants

  • Lots of great pubs and bars

  • Fall foliage at its best

  • Yoga

  • Mountain biking

  • Paintball (Skirmish)

  • Ghostwalks

  • Train rides

  • Entertainment and live music

  • Year-round festivals

 

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