A day trip to Pocono waterfalls ! RaymondSkill Falls

Afterwards Dingmans, we went to another waterfall, that was even better – RaymondSkill Falls – http://www.discoverpikepa.com/places/features/Raymondskill_Falls

Raymondskill Falls is the tallest waterfall in the state, and only 4 feet shorter than Niagara, Raymondskill Falls has always been a tourist attraction. The 100-footlong rectangular mound surrounded with weeds near the turn off from US 209 is all that remains of the former Hotel Schanno. To get to the falls, exit the parking area to the right of the restrooms, and walk down the gravel path and stairs about 400 feet. There are two viewing platforms: one near the head of the falls, and one at a large step that divides the upper two drops from the lower. Each divide in the falls indicates a harder sandstone layer that separates softer layers below. Adjacent to the lower drop is a thin horsetail cascade exiting from a ledge surrounded by rhododendron. This cascade flows only during and after a good rain.

What a joy this place was, with the view from the upper and middle falls, and then a swim in the basin at the bottom…. So great.


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