Jim Thorpe is a quaint historic mining town that’s located right in the heart of the Pocono Mountains.
This is the perfect place to step back in time as you walk down the main road and see some of the town’s beautifully maintained buildings and homesteads, including the 1861 Asa Packer Mansion Museum.
You can catch up on your history at the Old Jail Museum and Mauch Chunk Museum. Or, if you’re feeling a bit more on the adventurous side, you can have some ghoulish merriment on a ghost tour thanks to Walk this Way Tours.
For a different kind of experience, you can go canoeing, white water rafting, kayaking with Jim Thorpe River Adventures, or take a picturesque train ride via Lehigh Gorge State Park. Hikers should try the grueling but rewarding Glen Onoko Falls Trail.