HOLIDAYS and HISTORY!
Holiday weekends at Foster Armstrong House in Montague (11/30 through 12/15); Victorian Christmas at Millbrook (12/7 & 8); holidays at Rosencrans Museum in Walpack Center (12/7, 12/8 & 12/14) More »
Closures of earlier this month HAVE ENDED. Hotline: (570) 426-2492 More »
With 297 recognized species, North America supports the world's greatest diversity of freshwater mussels (bivalves in the superfamily Unionacea). However, freshwater mussels are among the most imperiled animals in North America. Approximately 70% of these freshwater mussel species are considered endangered, threatened, or of special concern. Habitat destruction from dams, stream channel modification, erosion and siltation, and the introduction of alien species threaten continued decline and loss of freshwater mussels.
Did You Know?
... that a century before this recreation area was formed, the Delaware Water Gap was touted as a Wonder of the World, and drew vacationers via rail lines from Philadelphia and New York City. There were trails to stroll, verandas for viewing the gap, and a steamboat for moonlight cruises. More...