• 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.

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?

A ranger in the uniform of the French and Indian War.

... that in the 1750s, the northwest border of New Jersey (now Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area) was a frontier of the English colonies. In the French & Indian (Seven Years) War, a string of forts protected these settlements. The sites of seven of these outposts are in the park. More...