Day Trip Guide: Jim Thorpe, PA

Looking for a random spot near NJ with some cool views, good eats, and things to do?

On Sunday, Thomas and I took a road trip to Jim Thorpe, PA. I heard some good things, and I wanted to see it for myself. We spent the day in this town and did some exploring. Here is a little day trip guide for you adventurers!

We left around 11:00 AM (when Thomas woke up). I drove as my car gets better gas milage than his truck. The route was pretty- lots of trees and fall foliage.

As we drove closer, we both became hungry (…typical). We decided to look up some places, and saw a billboard for Bonnie and Clyde Restaurant. It was National Sandwich Day, so we HAD to get sandwiches. I had the “Smoking’ Gun” and Thomas had the “Tall Stack Club.” Both were very tasty. The best part of the restaurant- 36 beers on tap! I had the At Water Dirty Blonde (like my hair and Thomas enjoyed a Yuengling as usual. With full bellies, it was adventure time!

We purchased tickets for the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway. Tickets are $15 each, and the ride lasted around 45 minutes. We saw some pretty views, even though we were a little late in the season for the fall foliage.



After the train ride, we explored downtown.


I loved the Alice in Wonderland themed places! So cute!

Unfortunately, the Glen Onoko waterfall trail is closed. I was looking forward to some hiking too!

While we did not do the tours, there are apparently a few must do museums in town.

  1. Old Jail Museum
  2. Asa Packer Mansion Museum (second picture above)

After a long day of exploring, we headed home. Jim Thorpe, PA definitely makes a fun fall day trip! I enjoy seeing new places and stepping outside the box on days off. 


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