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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.

  • 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