• 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.

  • River Road Closure

    Starting on Monday, September 8, River Road will be closed from Park Headquarters to Smithfield Beach while contractors complete pavement repairs. Access to Smithfield Beach will still be possible. More »

Features: Cultural Hikes and Driving Tours

Most of the features below were first published in the park's newsletters, Spanning the Gap (STG, 1985 to 2007) or Guide to the Gap (GTG, 2011 - ), or appeared in the National Park Service's CRM (Cultural Resource Management) Magazine (CRM). For related page in this website for each feature, look up the feature under
NEWS: Park Newspaper>Archive of Back Issues, by year (STG or GTG), or under
NEWS: Park Newspaper>CRM Magazine, by topic

Railroads (under Stories) | Roads, Bridges, Ferries (under Stories) | Millbrook Village NJ


Cultural Hikes and Driving Tours
Old Mine Road (under Stories)
"Drive-thru" History: A Self-Guided Auto Tour (under Stories)
History along McDade Trail:
I: Hialeah to Turn/Owens Trailheads (on River Road) (STG: Fall 2002 Vol. 24 No. 3) Sketches of history along the initial 5+ mile segment of McDade Recreational Trail.
Lime Kilns near McDade Trail
II Hogback to Hornbecks
III Dingmans Campoground to Millford (STG: Fall 2003 Vol. 25 No. 3, revised September 2012) Sketches of history along the northern 10 miles of McDade Recreational Trail.
The "AT" Experience (under People: Recreating)
River Road Rehab: An Update (under Places: Cultural Landscapes)
Additional material
A Historical Narrative of River Road and Freeman Tract Road
A Chronology of River Road and its Ferries
Military Trail. A guide to numbered signposts on this historic one-mile trail
Millbrook Village Map & Guide

Did You Know?

Sketch of a shiny, silvery, oval shaped fish with smallish fins

... that shad have made a comeback in the Delaware River, due to pollution control. This member of the herring family lives its adult life in the ocean, but travels up rivers and streams to spawn. Each spring, anglers follow the "shad run" up the Delaware River to catch these hard-fighting fish. More...