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.
Work Slated for U.S. Route 209
Contact: Chiara Palazzolo, (570) 296-6952, ext. 16
BUSHKILL, PA: Superintendent John J. Donahue announced today that work will begin next week on U. S. Route 209 through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Work will consist of pavement patching, crack sealing, and a slurry seal application between mile markers 17 and 21, at the north end of the park. A slurry seal is a pavement preservation treatment consisting of fine aggregates and asphalt that seals and extends the life of the pavement. The project also includes improved lane markings with reflective centerline markers and centerline rumble strips. Motorists should expect lane closures and some traffic delays during the project which should be completed within 2 weeks.
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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...