Bushkill Falls, PA

July 20, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

~ Buskhkill Falls ~

A quick trip to Pennsylvania can provide the opportunity to photograph a number of accessible waterfalls.

DSC5118DSC5118Bushkill Falls

 

Bushkill Falls, known as "The Niagara of Pennsylvania," has eight accessible waterfalls.  Several falls are accessible via a well constructed and well maintained boardwalk system, making it possible for those of limited ability (assuming a long staircase is not an issue) to see and photograph a sample of what the park has to offer.  More strenuous hiking can take you to the remainder of the falls.

In addition to the falls there are many other photo opportunities along the hiking paths ranging from interesting flora to small cascades.

The park is open from March through November, so varied seasons can be experienced, and there is the possibility of seeing some snow and ice.

The best time to visit is, as usual, before the crowds arrive and outside of holidays.  Weekdays are better, and arrival when the park first open sat 9 AM is a must.  Most of the falls are in deep gorges or in the woods, so good light remains fairly late into the morning.  

Bring along a polarizer and some neutral density filters to slow the water down and to dampen harsh light.

DSC7792DSC7792Main Falls at Bushkill

This is a privately owned park that has an admission fee of $14.50.  If the family comes along and gets tired of standing around while you wait for the perfect image to materialize, they can be entertained with miniature golf, paddle boat rentals, and fishing.

Another plus is that Dingman's Falls is about twenty minutes down the road.

See images from this location at http://www.dougweldon.com/p1004661637

 

DSC8046DSC8046Dingman's Falls

 


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