Town & Country 3: Historic Tour & Snowshoe Trip


What better way to experience the winter wonderland of Jim Thorpe than by learning the area's background and then going out to play in the snow!  This packaged tour includes the historic walking tour of the downtown, followed by a couple hours of snowshoeing on the historic Switchback Trail and out near Mauch Chunk Lake. Highlights of the day may include navigating some great snow drifts (fun!) or breaking some new trail in the woods, or trying to run across some wide open fields.  Whatever we find, we will have a good time out on the snow, get some good exercise, and see the natural world in a new light.

This package includes equipment, guide, snacks, water and (most likely) transportation - participants will need to wear sturdy winter boots (insulated & hopefully waterproof), snowpants if you have them, hat & gloves, and a couple layers of clothing that can be unzipped if you get hot. 

Note: This tour is dependent on having at least 8" of snow on the ground, and must be started by 12:00 to be sure we finish by dark.


** Note that although times are flexible, there is one tour given per day – the first reservation is what determines the day’s tour. Call to find out what tour is going on a specific day, or if you’re planning ahead reserve the trip you want to take!


The woods just outside of town offer all kinds of beautiful scenery.
Downtown provides great views, highlighted by the snow.
The dam at Mauch Chunk Lake sometimes resembles Arctic tundra!
We can go for some 'cardio' in the open fields.
The history of the Switchback Trail is an amazing part of Americana, and a big part of all JTX tours.
Snowshoeing is a great couples' activity (and fun for groups, too)!
4+/- miles
$70 per person
4 hours

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The Jim Thorpe eXperience
37 West Broadway,
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

Phone: 484.225.1209

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Tour Features

  • Moderate Tour
  • Moderate Hiking
  • Walking
  • Architecture
  • History
  • Snack Included