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.
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.
Family Fun Day Highlights Butterflies
Contact: Kathleen Sandt, 570 426 2429
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue announces that the Friends of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the National Park Service will sponsor Butterflies of the World, a Family Fun Day program, on Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m. until noon. The program will be held at Bushkill Meeting Center off Route 209 in Bushkill, PA. It is free of charge and open to the public. The presentation will run from 10 to 11; crafts, activities and light refreshments will follow.
Rick Mikula, owner and operator of Hole-in-Hand Butterfly Farm in Hazelton, PA, returns to the park by popular demand. “Mr. Mikula offers a lively and entertaining presentation on butterflies that is sure to be a hit with the entire family,” said Donahue. “After attending his program, you will notice more butterflies out there than you ever did before.”
For more information, please call park headquarters at (570) 426-2452, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or visit our website at www.nps.gov/dewa.
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...