Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, PA-209 south. Follow PA-209 south through Milford. After 9.2 miles, make a right at the sign for Raymondskill Falls. 1.5 miles on the left is the signed parking lot for the falls.
In the summer of 1966 I had to go up into the tower to trim the vines. I found that one did not want to be up there when the chimes went off; it was really loud. But it was also beautiful. I was a summer intern from Colorado State University.
The Point of Gap Overlook is on the Pennsylvania side on PA-611 between the towns of Delaware Water Gap and Portland. There is a large parking lot and a gazebo with a view of the Gap (mainly Mt. Tammany). PA-611 is in the foreground and I-80 in the background.
On the Pennsylvania side just south of the town, Delaware Water Gap, there is a pullover called the Resort Point Overlook on PA-611. It is a good place to get a view of the I-80 bridge across the Delaware River and the exit to the Kittatinny Point Visitor Center on the New Jersey side. The video also shows the way you get to Old Mine Road by going under the bridge.
On 2 Jul 1863, Little Round Top was the key point in the Union Army's defensive line, overlooking The Slaughter Pen, Devil's Den, Houck's Ridge and The Valley of Death. With its views of the battlefield, it is easy to see why the position was so important.
The Battle of Gettysburg began around 8 AM on 1 Jul 1863 on McPherson Farm. There are now several statues and memorials at this site where Meredith Avenue intersects the Chambersburg Pike. The day I was there, 2 May 2008, the adjacent fields were awash in blooming yellow wildflowers, making a spectacular backdrop for this historical site.
East Cemetery Hill is across the street from the Baltimore Pike entrance to the Soldiers' National Cemetery. There are many monuments commemorating the battle there at the end of the day on 2 Jul 1863. There are some nice views at the top of the hill and one can see why it was a strategic position.
I got up early and walked to the Soldiers National Cemetery before the crowds arrived. It was quiet except for the birds. The monument is where President Abraham Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address.