We took a long weekend in the Poconos in Eastern Pennsylvania. Enjoyed a lot of winter activities including hiking, sledding, ice skating, dog sledding, zip line, and a tour on a UTV. The UTV tour took us to the top of a mountain for a beatiful view and to the bottom of the valley and into Indian Ladder Falls.
The “steps” of the ladder allowed native American Indians to escape capture by climbing the”ladder” to the top of the falls. There are steep walls on both sides of the valley and the trail ends at the falls. By the way, in August, the area hits a dry season and the falls dry up. No water flows during that time.
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wow,that looks so peaceful (cold) but enjoyable ! Love to explore…
These pictures are reminiscent of some of our Hudson Highlands hikes, save for the waterfall pics, which remind me of my hometown, Ithaca. How is the challenge level of Pocono hikes in general?
As most, it depends on which hike you choose. We took the UTV up the mountain, that was easy but would have been a steep climb on foot. Then we hiked around a more moderate level couple miles where we encountered beaver and porcupine. Nice area.
Thanks! I’m always in search of a steep climb, so one way or another, looks like a nice addition to the list.
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The serene atmosphere along with the water looks like a dance floor to me….. Doesn’t that waterfall appear like a transparent curtain to this dance stage…..??
Very cool observation. Thanks!
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Where are these falls located? I have been to an Indian Ladders Falls that are in the Dingmans Ferry, PA area of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area. They are different falls and would like to visit the ones in your photos too.
In the Poconos in Eastern Pennsylvania. We stayed at a place called Sky Top Lodge.
Sky Top Lodge is over $400/night. Is there anywhere else to stay — or camp?
There are others places in the area but not the same, in my opinion. Also, this price includes your meals.
Here are a couple websites I found to help you:
Skytop has special packages as low as $200-$300 per night and include all meals and use of recreational vehicles.