• Fulmer Falls at George W. Childs Park

    Delaware Water Gap

    National Recreation Area NJ,PA

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  • Hornbecks Creek Trail Partial Closure

    The trail is closed between the first and second waterfall; a portion of the trail has sloughed off, causing a hazardous condition. The first waterfall is accessible from the 209 trailhead and the second waterfall is accessible from Emory Road.

  • Dingmans Falls Area and Road Closed

    Dingmans Falls Visitor Center, the boardwalk trail to the falls, and the access road are closed through while repairs to the road are made. We anticipate the area reopening in mid-November.

Plan A Field Trip

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area provides a great platform to teach concepts related to culture, history, nature, and recreation. Bring your class for a self-directed trip or arrange for custom facilitated programs.

Self-Directed Field Trip
With over 50,000 acres, the opportunities to see evidence of natural processes and the area's rich cultural resources abound. Popular locations include the Dingmans Creek Trail and Millbrook Village. The boardwalk trail at Dingmans Falls can offer a variety of learning opportunities, including forest ecology, geology, water quality, and invasive species. Millbrook Village offers opportunities to glimpse into an 1800s village and the environmental movement during the mid-1900s.

Facilitated Field Trips
Rangers, park partners, and volunteers can help bring educational concepts to life for your students. These opportunities can be quite varied. At Millbrook Village, volunteers provide demonstrations about life-skills of the 1800s. Various park partners will provide guided tours of historic homes located in the park. Rangers can custom design special programs around the key concepts students will be studying.

Historic Activities Day is a special day at Millbrook Village for educational groups with advanced reservations. This educational event is held on a school day in mid-May, and is only open to educational groups. Students will be able to experience 19th-century rural life through a variety of tours, programs, demonstrations, and hands-on activities.

The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is one of the most respected and recognized residential environmental education centers in the northeastern United States.PEEC is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is the education partner of the National Park Service in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.PEEC advances environmental education, sustainable living, and appreciation for nature through hands-on experience in a national park.

Additional Information
For more information about arranging a facilitated trip by park staff, volunteers or partners (including Hands-on-History), contact the park's education coordinator at (570) 426-2452 (email).

To arrange a facilitated trip at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), visit their website at www.peec.org or call (570) 828-2319.

Did You Know?

A bear peeking out from cornstalks.

... that Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is home to hundreds of black bears. The bears are usually peaceful, but they are still large, wild animals that can maul a person. Don't approach or annoy bears! Don't let your dog chase a mother bear or her cubs! NEVER FEED A BEAR! More...