Images from Jim Thorpe Pa.

February 04, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Jim Thorpe ( originally known as the town of Mau Chunk ) is one of my favorite photographic destinations and with the Lehigh Gorge Trail running right into the center of town it is one my favorite places to ride a bicycle. With all its picturesque scenery and mountainous surroundings Jim Thorpe has been called Switzerland of America. Approximately an hour and a half drive north of Philadelphia Jim Thorpe offers a plethora of outdoor activities which include mountain biking, white water rafting, fishing, hiking and paint ball skirmish, just to name a few.

 

 

This beautiful little town tucked in the hills along the Lehigh River and gateway to the Pocono Mountains is a must stop destination. It not only attracts those craving outdoor adventures but those also interested in Jim Thorpe' rich history. A history that goes back to its roots as a thriving coal mining town.  Victorian landmarks such as the Inn at Jim Thorpe, the Switzerland Hotel, Harry Packer and Asa Packer Mansions and the Jim Thorpe train station are a true step back in time. At the train station you can hop on the Lehigh George Scenic Railway and travel along the beautiful Lehigh river.

Start of the 26 mile ride back to Jim Thorpe.

One of the many scenic stops along the trail.

Indian Run feeder stream at the Rockport.

 Riders heading from White Haven to Jim Thorpe.

A pleasant day to paddle on the Lehigh River.

Kayakers shoving off on their trek down river.

 

 

As a photographer Jim Thorpe is a never ending, ever changing canvas. With each season and each visit the backdrop is constantly in motion, you can experience a quiet serene travel through time, or be awakened by the shear vibration of connecting to nature and the great outdoors. You can also experience an explosion of color that occurs as summer bids adieu and winter slowly creeps in.

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I have been visiting and capturing images at Jim Thorpe for many years and will continue to do so, it's simply a great place to ride a bike, take a walk or take some photos.

Thanks for viewing.


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