Town & Country: Historic Tour & Waterfall Hike
A fully-packed 3/4-day of local history including a historic tour of downtown Jim Thorpe followed by a beautiful but strenuous hike to the waterfalls of Glen Onoko. Hear unique facts and stories about Mauch Chunk/Jim Thorpe, some of which are only told by the JTX, as you enjoy the historic downtown’s amazing architecture and European feel. We’ll visit Broadway and West Broadway, plus Race Street and a couple lesser-known spots in town. Much of what you hear will surprise you, as Jim Thorpe has a very checkered past. Since this is an overview, we’ll also visit a beautiful vista for a huge mountaintop view, and then head over to visit the memorial to the town’s namesake while learning some recent history. Finish up this aggressive afternoon by learning the legend of Glen Onoko: you’ll undertake a challenging hike to the beautiful waterfalls and discover more unique history and find some spots only the JTX will show you.
"[my favorite part was] the challenging aspect of the climb, the views from/of the falls and learning the history..." SF - SE PA
"[the JTX tour was] excellent service for the price of the package..." TM - Doylestown PA
EQUIPMENT: All hikers are expected to wear appropriate clothing and (most importantly) sturdy footwear such as hiking shoes or sneakers with lugged soles. Tennis or basketball shoes, or any flat-soled shoes, are NOT recommended. Please also plan to bring a pack with water, snacks, sunscreen, bug repellent, camera, any necessary medical supplies, etc. Tell your JTX tour guide if you need to borrow a pack - we have several sizes available.
** 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!