Rt. 6 – The Arts, Waterfalls, and a Whole Lot More!
Once again, season 3 of Explore PA begins with a trip to discover the talent of our local artisans along Rt. 6, but we also admired and enjoyed the absolute beauty of nature that surrounds this region.
While our anniversary-celebrating couple, Amy and Grant, learned about the wonderful works of local Pennsylvania artists, I had the opportunity to discover the wonderful art of Mother Nature herself at the breathtaking “Niagara of Pennsylvania” known as Bushkill Falls. If you haven’t yet made the trip to this breathtaking spot, you should certainly consider doing so – it’s phenomenal. Located about 30 minutes south of Milford, the falls were discovered over 100 years ago by Charles E. Peters and his family continues to run the popular tourist spot today. There are trails that visitors can hike which bring you right up to the falls and the sounds and sheer beauty of nature is undeniable.
I also had the chance to learn about the French Azilum Historic Site which was built during the French Revolution by refugees escaping to the U.S. from France. Perhaps the most enlightening part of this historical spot was the fact that the “Le Grande Maison” which translates to The Large House was built by the refugees as a place for Queen Marie Antoinette to live after she escaped the Revolution. It wasn’t until weeks after the house was built that the refugees learned that the Queen had already been beheaded and that she would never inhabit the grand house built in her honor.
Finally, I was able to discover the wonderfully quaint town of Milford. A main point of interest here is the Dimmick Inn which is a historic home which today continues to operate as a restaurant and inn. They have live entertainment, wonderful food, and a great wrap-around porch for dining and enjoying the wonderful surroundings.
All in all, our trip along Rt. 6 revealed that there is so much to see and do in this wonderful area – and it’s another place I will add to my list to re-visit once again.