Pike County

Two presidents, one governor and a cast of movie stars – Pike County has some pretty interesting stories to tell. The eastern starting point of your Route 6 adven­ture will take you back in time and to the heart of the Poconos’ natural treasures.

Pike County 

Mile Markers:  370-400

Tourism Region: Upstate PA and the Pocono Mountains Region


“Do 6” things to do in Pike County:

 

1.View the extensive collection of artifacts including an American flag used to cushion President Abraham Lincoln’s head after he was shot at the Column’s Museum on Milford.


2.Visit the100-acre estate of former Pennsylvania Governor and the first chief forester for the U.S. Bureau of Forestry, Gifford Pinchot. His dedication to preservation and conservation may be seen in the design and decor of the National Historic Landmark, Grey Towers.


3.Canoe down the Delaware River. Paddle beneath cliffs and spectacular rock formations as you take in the breathtaking panorama of the Pocono Mountains.


4.Explore the life of Zane Grey, the father of the American Western novel at his home in Lackawaxen.


5.Discover why in the early days of film, a number of silent movie were filmed around Milford. Named one of the state’s “Prettiest Painted Places,” the charming setting has been attracting tourists and movie stars for decades.


6.Hike into Shohola Falls or one of the other falls in the Pocono Mountains to enjoy the beauty and sounds of nature.


Heritage Communities:

Milford

Contact:

Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (link to www.800poconos.com)
1004 Main St.
Stroudsburg PA 18360
800-POCONOS

www.poconomountains.com