Travel: Jim Thorpe, PA

Back in May, Dan and I took a trip to Jim Thorpe, PA, a beautifully restored Victorian-era town in the mountains of southeastern Pennsylvania. Dan had been there a couple of times before with friends, to go kayaking on the river, but this was my first time there. Here are a few pix of the trip; one of these days, I’ll get a bunch of them put into an online photo album, but here are some for now:

Overview of the town of Jim Thorpe, PA
Jim Thorpe, PA

This is an overview of the town from the top of a nearby mountain. The mansion in the upper center, with the red roof tiles, is the Asa Packer Mansion, now a museum; to the right of it is his son’s house, the Harry Packer Mansion, which is now a bed and breakfast inn that hosts murder mysteries, and to the right of that, with a cupola on top, is the carriage house, where we stayed.

You gotta read the story of Mary Hannah Packer Cummings (1839-1912), Asa’s daughter. She was a feminist before her time :-)

The Carriage House
The Carriage House.

The Falls
The Falls (can’t remember the name – Dan?)

Sample of the gorgeous Victorian architecture and Painted Lady paint job.
Sample of the gorgeous Victorian architecture and Painted Lady paint job of a house in downtown Jim Thorpe.

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5 Responses to “Travel: Jim Thorpe, PA”

  • Dan says:

    JT is one of my favorite places year round. You should come up for the fall leaves or even at Christmas the town shines.

  • Dan Lewandowski says:

    The falls were located at the trail head in Rockford. So, lets call them the Rockford Falls?

  • KimL says:

    Ooooh, it would be great to see fall color there! I dunno if I want to go to the mountains in PA for Christmas, though. I don’t have the right clothes!

    Rockford Falls works for me!

  • Correction…Rockport, not Rockford.

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