There is nothing more serene than watching a waterfall. People come from all over the world to watch water move and fall and drop and move on again. One such town that visitors love to flock to for its waterfalls is Milford, PA. The combination of the natural beauty of the countryside of PA and the rush of the majestic waterfalls can leave you speechless while visiting Milford. Locals as well as visitors love to spend our time outdoors when the weather is good. Any season can be waterfall season and each time you visit you will see something different. We at Ledges Hotel love recommending activities for our guests to do while they are staying with us. Here are our top 3 Milford, PA waterfalls.
The first in our list of Milford, PA waterfalls is Buttermilk Falls. Buttermilk Falls is a 45 foot waterfall that is housed inside a 48 acre park. This waterfall is different from other waterfalls in how it is composed. Most waterfalls are made by a stream eating away at an easily erodible layer of rock and then underneath it, it faces a more resistant layer. This resistant layer then erodes at a slower rate which then forms the waterfall. Buttermilk Falls is different in that the resistant layer is sandstone and the erodible layer is shale. While visiting, the park is kept in its most natural state with only a few picnic tables. This is to ensure that visitors will enjoy the beauty of the area. Be sure to also enjoy the nearby trails and viewing areas.
Next stop is Dingmans Falls. A flat boardwalk trail makes this distinctive waterfall accessible to everyone. Located in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Dingman Falls is the second highest waterfall in Pennsylvania. The trail traverses a hemlock-lined ravine. Keep an eye out for Silverhead Falls. Measuring 80 feet in length, Silverhead Falls is a worthy preview to the main attraction. The boardwalk continues through dense rhododendron bushes before arriving at the base of Dingman Falls. Gaze at the falls from an observation deck as it crashes 130 feet to the base of the ravine. Take the staircase to get a birds-eye-view from the upper falls, which are spectacular during the spring thaw!
The last in our top 3 Milford, PA waterfalls is Bushkill Falls. This area is not to be missed. The entire park is about 300 acres and houses 8 waterfalls as well as about 2 miles of trails that will lead you to the most amazing views of each of the falls. Out of the 3, this is the only park that is privately owned so be sure to check their website for hours of operation. Besides admiring the falls and hiking the trails, the kids will have a ton of fun with the children’s playground as well as mining maze and paddle boating and gem mining.
As you can see, Milford, PA waterfalls attract a lot of visitors to our area. While they stay here, most love calling Ledges Hotel their home away from home. We love doing our part to help conserve and protect PA by opting to include environmentally friendly fixtures in our rooms and donating a portion of our reservations to helping conserve our fantastic state. Give our amazing staff a call today to book a room as well as help with recommendations for not only Milford, PA waterfalls but for other fun activities as well.
Photo by: visitbushkillfalls.com