• 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 »

  • Dingmans Falls Area and Road Closed

    Dingmans Falls Visitor Center, the boardwalk trail to the falls, and the access road will be closed through September as repairs to the road are made. We anticipate the area reopening in October.

Stories: The Arts

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Water Gap by James Fuller Queen

Detail of the Water Gap in 1856 by James F. Queen

Painting the Gap

 
Copper bowl by Marie Zimmermann

Copper bowl with green patina, model 89

Marie Zimmermann (1879-1972).

The pre-eminent figure in Fine Arts in this area, Zimmermann moved away from the New York art scene in 1944 to her family's vacation home near Milford, Pennsylvania. She was in her 60's, a nationally acclaimed metal crafts artist with a half-dozen employees, coverage in national arts magazines, and exhibitions from coast to coast. For the next 20 years, she would alternate her residence from her house and farm in Milford in the warm months to Florida in winter. Her home, the Marie Zimmermann house, is under restoration by the park and the Friends of Marie Zimmermann.

 
The Water Gap in 2005 by Karl Merchant

The Water Gap in 2005 by Karl Merchant

Profession and Recreation

Stroudsburg artist Penny Ross has offered her reflections on al fresco painting in the park, and professinal photographer Clyde Butcher documents his visit to the park.

 

A World of Music

Did You Know?

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... that the Appalachian Trail (AT) runs more than 25 miles through Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The AT crosses the Delaware River and the Water Gap on a walkway on the Interstate-80 bridge. With bus service to New York and Philadelphia nearby, a hike on the AT is only a ride and a backpack away! More...