Some of the finest views and vistas within the park are provided those hale and hearty souls that brave the Appalachian Trail along the ridge of the Kittatinny Mountains on the park's New Jersey side. In the late summer and early fall with the leaves turning colors and large birds of prey migrating south through the valley, a marvelous view-scape of nature awaits those who wish to climb these rocky trails.
Did You Know?
... 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...