Bushkill, PA is a small village in Pike County. The village is surrounded by dense forests and grassy areas that make excellent homes for wildlife. Bushkill is a peaceful community that is untouched by the noise of car horns, slamming doors, and the smell of gutters and trash, making it the ideal getaway spot for travelers looking to get away from the city without going too far away from civilization.
Being such a small community with an even smaller permanent population, Bushkill’s primary sources of entertainment involve the great outdoors. Travelers visiting the village can expect to spend a lot of time outside, perhaps at Bushkill Falls -- a series of 8 large waterfalls nestled deep in the Pocono Mountains. Bushkill Falls not only offers great waterfall views, but is also a popular spot for fishing, birdwatching, hiking, and nature photography. Milford Beach is Bushkill’s most infamous beach, offering a great place to have a picnic and relax. Visitors looking to get up close and personal with horses will enjoy visiting Sugar Mountain Stables, as the stables offer guided horseback riding with a number of calm horses. The Pocono Indian Museum takes visitors through the small museum while educating them and introducing them to authentic items and displays with the help of a portable electronic guide.
Bushkill vacation homes offer impeccable mountain views and all the modern amenities that make for a relaxing Bushkill vacation. Many of the homes feature a hot tub, full kitchens, and updated appliances, while others, although simpler, offer large bedrooms and 1 or 2 full bathrooms and a fireplace. Most visitors prefer booking a vacation rental in the area of Milford Beach or Sugar Mountain Stables.
The best time to visit this small community is spring and fall, as tourists flock to Bushkill to visit Bushkill Falls during the peak summer months.
When it comes to jungle-themed bars, Jungle Bar is everything a customer could ask for. The tiki-themed jungle bar is decorated with authentic tiki masks and torches, and serves a variety of meals and alcoholic beverages, while giving customers a great view of the horses across the road. Cousin’s Pizza & Deli offers delicious pizza that’s loaded with fresh cheese, while Top of the World Restaurant serves traditional American food.
Nearby in Philadelphia, the Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival draws in many residents of Bushkill. The festival features baked goods from both professional and amateur bakers and samplings of local wine and craft beer, as well as boxes of baked goods being sold. The Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention is very popular as well, as guests from all over Pennsylvania gather in the city to take part in live tattooing sessions, human suspension displays, sideshow acts, and tattoo artwork on display.