Directions

Address:

18 Church Rd. Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

We are located on the corner of Church Road and State Route 903, 8 miles above down-town Jim Thorpe (across from the Dollar General). We are 1/3 miles South of Pocono White Water Rafting Center.

GPS coordinates: latitude 40.939961 / longitude -75.65624

PLEASE BE AWARE:  a construction project  may impact your arrival into town. Starting Monday, May 6th there will be full closures of Route 209 north and south between Oak Drive (near The Bagel Bunch At Jim Thorpe) and Race Street weekdays (Mondays through Fridays) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. These closures are anticipated to occur every week through the end of the project in May 2020. Expect delays and detours if coming into town from Lehighton and PA Turnpike Exit #74. If traveling PA Turnpike Route 476, take the EZ-Pass only Exit #87 to completely avoid any delays and detours.

The road WILL be open from 3:00PM on Fridays through 8:30AM on Mondays. Weekend traffic should not be affected.

live butterflies at bear mountain butterfly sanctuary

From the Jim Thorpe Train Station

Head west on Route 209 for about 1 block to the light at the bridge. Cross over the river and bear left then turn right on North Street (Route 903). Continue on 903 North for about 6 miles. When you pass the Fire Hall and then the Jim Thorpe National Bank on your left, slow down and look for the butterfly sign on the tree at the corner or 903 and Church Rd. Turn left, then right into the parking lot.

From the PA Turnpike

If you DO NOT HAVE EZ pass, take exit 74 (Mahoning Valley) bearing left. Continue left on Route 209 for a VERY short distance. At the next light , turn left onto Harrity Road. Pass Platz’s restaurant on your right and proceed up the hill (don’t turn right at the restaurant or you will end up at Beltzville Lake). After you have passed Platz’s, proceed up the hill and at the stop sign turn right (sign will direct you toward Pocono Whitewater Rafting). Take your NEXT left. You will pass Seltzer’s Nursery on the right. *The road is very curvy, please observe the safe speed limit signs. At the next stop sign, turn right (sign says to Penn’s Peak). Follow the road around and at the next stop sign, go straight ahead. Pass the HUGE Penn’s Peak sign on the left and keep going. The road you are on will end at Rt. 903, turn right at that intersection. Travel 3.3. miles (pass the Kidder Township Fire House and Jim Thorpe National Bank on your left). Turn left at the first road past the bank (Church Rd.) Make a quick right into our parking lot.

From Split Rock Lodge, Lake Harmony

Head south on S. Lake Dr. toward Birchwood Rd. continue onto Lake Harmony Rd. turn right onto PA-903 S. Travel about 8 miles. Pass the Pocono Whitewater Rafting Center on the right, then Grace St. Paul Church. *Slow down. You will see our building on the right. Just past the building, turn right onto Church Rd. Make a quick right into our parking lot.

From the Scranton Area

Take I-81 North to exit 187 to merge onto I-380 S/I84E toward Mt. Pocono. Continue to follow I-380 S. Take exit 1A to merge onto I-80 W toward Hazleton. Take exit 284 for PA-115 toward Blakeslee. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Pennsylvania 115 S. Turn left onto PA-115 S. Slight right onto PA-903 S. Travel about 10 miles. Pass the Pocono Whitewater Rafting Center on the right, then Grace St. Paul Church. *Slow down. You will see our building on the right. Just past the building, turn right onto Church Rd. Make a quick right into our parking lot.

We are a long 1 story pumpkin colored stucco building with a garden on the end, a front picnic area and banners across the front. (Penn Forest Self Storage is in the rear)