On this episode of LivinRvision, we visit leave the the Thousand Trails Hershey RV Resort and make our way to a town called, Jim Thorpe, PA. It is also known as the Switzerland of America and what used to be the second most tourist place in America. Formerly known as Mauch Chunk, a Leni Lenape Indian name which means “Bear Mountain.”
The town is a mixture of Victorian architecture and unique businesses and a graceful blend of yesterday with today. The scenery is breathtaking as the mountains present a new face every season. The steep hillsides, narrow streets, and terraced gardens earned Mauch Chunk the nickname “The Switzerland of America.” We also share some History about the man that this town is now named after, Jim Thorpe.