Areas closed or newly opened
Childs Park opens Thursday, May 23. Dingmans Falls, Blue Mt Lakes/Skyline and unpaved Old Mine roads open. STILL CLOSED PA: Mt. Minsi spur trails closed due to falcon nesting; Hornbecks & Adams Trails closed; McDade Trail closed trail miles 24.5 to 27.5 More »
Junior Park Ranger
After becoming a junior naturalist, kids can move up to being a Junior Park Ranger by working through a Junior Ranger Activity Booklet. The full-page booklet is 20 pages long and has activities about plants, animals, fossils, geology, water resources, sounds, and stargazing, as well as ranger duties, cartography, and a map exercise for Millbrook Village.
Kids who finish the Junior Ranger Activity Booklet get an iron-on cloth patch (above left), a pencil, and an Junior Park Ranger badge.
To become a Junior Park Ranger
Did You Know?
... that the reservoir of the proposed Tocks Island Dam would have inundated 30 miles of the Delaware River and 30,000 acres of its river valley (now part of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.) The defeat of the dam was an early victory of the environmental movement in this country. More...