Fun Things to Do
Rafting on the Lehigh Gorge
Jim Thorpe River Adventures
Located in Downtown Jim Thorpe, Pa across from the entrance to Lehigh Gorge State Park
Opens March 2016 for rafting tours
Dam Release Dates for 2016 Announced
- May: 14, 21, 28, 29
- June: 11, 12, 25, 26
- July: 8, 10, 23, 24,30,31
- August: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27*, 38*
- September: 3*, 4*
- October: 8, 9 **
*Dependent on additional water accumulation in reservoir
** BIG RELEASE !
Mountain and Trail Biking in Jim Thorpe
Bike on the Lehigh Gorge Trail or on one of our many mountain bike trails. Some of the best in the east.
Blue Mountain Sports
Asa Packer Mansion
Wonderful Asa Packer Mansion open Mansion will re-open for tours in April
Victorian Splendor at it best
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway
Seasonal Train rides into the Lehigh Gorge
Trains start running Memorial Day Weekend through October
Trains leave from the station in down town Jim Thorpe, pa
The Old Jail Tour
Fantastic tour of our old Carbon County Jail, located in Jim Thorpe, Pa
See the world famous "Hand Print on the Wall"
Located on Broadway in town. Guided Tours Noon to 4:30
Open Memorial Day to Labor Day
Harry Packer Mansion
Wonderful Packer Mansion open Friday Saturday and Sunday 1 to 4 each day for tours
Libations Lounge open Friday , 1 to 9 Saturday and Sunday 1 to 4:30
Murder Mystery Get Away Weekends
Mauch Chunk Museum
Located on Broadway in Jim Thorpe, Pa
Great place to learn the history of our area and Jim Thorpe
Open Saturday and Sunday
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2017 Special Events
in Jim Thorpe Pa
Earth Day Activities
Earth Day Activities in the Park
Lehigh Gorge Train Rides
Horse Carriage Rides - B and B Specials
Great Opera House Shows
earth day web page
Saturday April 22th 2017
Jim Thorpe Birthday Celebration
May 20 & 21, 2016
New Gift Shops and Places to Eat On Historic Race Street
Everything Nice Gift Shop
One of the oldest gift shops in Jim Thorpe has a new home
Stone Row Pub & Eatery
45-47 Race Street
Great new eatery for lunch or dinner
Unique Shops and Restaurants
- 13 Gift Shops
- 10 Restaurants
- 8 Drinking Establishments
- 10 Specialty Stores
- 3 Craft Stores
- 3 Historic Churches
- 2 Historic Mansions
Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary
Butterfly exhibit with a teaching and learning focus.
Great for the Family and Kids
Opens for the Season Memorial Day Weekend.
40 Story Radio Tower
Monthly show at the MCOH
Great Music, Stories and Poetry
Doors open at 7:30 show starts at 8 am
Fall Foliage Festival
First 3 weekends in October
Events all over town, great Fall Foliage train rides into the Lehigh Gorge.
Food , Arts and Crafts downtown at the train station.
Jim Thorpe, Pa does the fall like no other town in the Poconos
Holiday shopping and dining season begins. Shops and dinning open all weekend.
Olde Time Christmas in Jim Thorpe Pa
First 3 weekends of December
Shops are open, train is running and the town is decorated for the holiday !