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 hemlock groves in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area are threatened by a non-native insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid. Hemlocks provide shade for spectacular rhodondenron, for trout streams, and for native wildflowers. As hemlocks weaken and die, they are cut down for your safety. More...