Dingmans Falls

Dingmans Falls

Dingmans Falls

Dingmans Falls

As I get more and more settled in, and as the weather improves, I’m looking for local hikes that aren’t too long or too difficult.  Dingmans Falls fit that description – a short 1.4 mile out-and-back trail if you leave from the center, which is not yet open for the season, so it becomes about 3.6 miles total from the parking area. The road to the center is paved, and the trail to the falls is mostly a wood walkway, handicap accessible.

Dingmans Falls Center

Dingmans Falls Center

At the falls, you can climb the steep wooden steps to the top of the falls, the second largest falls in Pennsylvania. (I did not go to the very top this time!)

I returned a few days later to sit and sketch Silver Thread Falls, located along the trail to Dingmans Falls. They are just lovely, like a narrow ribbon of flowing water, punctuated by the fallen trees across it.  I thought they were deserving of a sketch, although not too pleased with the result, here it is.

Silver Thread Falls

Silver Thread Falls

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