"The Delaware Water Gap" Delaware Water Gap by Geoff_Wright

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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Having spent the previous night in Southeastern Pennsylvania we were now on our final leg of our journey to Rhode Island. Not wanting to get too close to New York (City of) we decided to travel a little farther north, and follow Highway 209 through the Delaware Water Gap. The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Centre stretches for 40 miles, from Stroudsburg to the South, to Milford, in the north.

Having studied our road map it looked as if our trip along the highway would afford us some spectacular views of the Delaware River, but this was not the case. True, the scenery was spectacular, but we couldn't see much of the river for the trees!

The Visitor Centre, located at Kittatinny Point, should be your first port of call. Unfortunately it is located at the Southern end of the Gap, so if you intend visiting from the Milford end you may not have the benefit of the Park's free guides. Actually, we missed out the Kittatinny Centre, and headed to the Center at Bushkill, which is shown in this photo. The staff were very helpful, and the Centre has a vast array of books and other items of interest to the visitor. You can buy your VT Post Cards here too, LOL!

Having secured our free brochures, we were now able to follow the route plan and find the various off-main highway routes to see the River. We were also told about the work of the Pocono Environmental Education Centrre, which sadly we didn't have time to visit, and of Pennsylvania's highest waterfall at Raymondskills Falls, towards the northern end of the Park.

The photo is of Mary and our Rental Car, down by the Delaware. The dirt road leading from the highway was a little rough in places! The first picture is of the Delaware at this location, so well worth a detour.

  • Last visit to Delaware Water Gap: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated Nov 18, 2003
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  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2004 at 11:10 AM

    Nice photos of your little excursion here! I too always enjoy a walk in the woods beside a babbling brook or a gushing waterfall - it's hard to beat for relaxation!

  • Easty's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2004 at 10:19 AM

    You were in my neck of the woods. Great information!!! I never knew that Raymondskill Falls existed (A great idea for a day trip). Canoeing down the Delaware is definitely relaxing.

  • JudyinPA's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2004 at 6:12 AM

    The many times I traveled route 80, i never took the exit to see the Water Gap. Always in a big hurry to get somewhere else. Need to quit working to have more travel time but then again no money.

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2004 at 4:55 AM

    Always wondered about the Del. Water Gap. See the signs when visiting friends and family in Jersey.

  • annk's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2004 at 4:14 PM

    Happy New Year Geoff!!! Passed thru this area on the way to the Poconos just a few days ago. Met up with Judy as well.


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