With its historic shopping streets nestled in a terraced mountain ravine, Jim Thorpe has the romantic charm of a European hill town with a twist of Wild West!
There's rafting, hiking and biking in the scenic Lehigh Gorge; swimming at nearby lakes; fine dining, pubs with local flavor, an absinthe bar; an old historic opera house hosting live music every weekend; and a bunch of great shops including rare relics like a record store that sells vinyl and CD's, a cozy well-stocked bookshop, and other unique stores selling jewelry, handmade soaps, antiques, vintage-wear, natural and nutritional products and fashions by local designers.
Museums, historic mansions, art galleries, train rides, carriage rides, evening ghost tours, murder mystery weekends, a butterfly sanctuary and a haunted jail tour round out the activities in this extraordinary fun town!
Jim Thorpe is well served by charming BnBs, a historic inn, guest lodgings, nearby campgrounds and motels. Proximity to NYC, Philadelphia, and the Lehigh Valley as well as Harrisburg, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Washintgon, DC/Baltimore, make it a great destination for romantic getaways, affordable staycations, reunions, weddings and daytrips!