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 »
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By Public Transportation
This may not seem like a park for the car-less, but in fact you can spend a day or more out of the city, see the Water Gap from several viewpoints, hike along the Appalachian Trail (AT), and take a canoe trip, all without having to get here by car. | Bus service to the village of Delaware Water Gap.
In addition, in 2013, Monroe County Transportation Authority and the park will provide free public transporation through the Pennsylvania side of the park on holidays weekends. The buses also carried kayaks, bicycles, and small canoes. Bus riders enter the park's beaches for free, and could be dropped off and picked up at various trailheads of McDade Trail, as well as Dingmans Campground. | Details
A long day hike or a canoe trip might require an overnight stay. A motel and a resort hotel are within walking distance of the bus station; for details please link to tourist agencies, or search the web for "Hotels Delaware Water Gap PA." There are backpacking sites on the Appalachian Trail (AT) but these are governed by various regulations: please download and review the park bulletin on Hiking & Backpacking the AT.
Did You Know?
... that Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area includes lands which once belonged to 5 New Jersey boy scout camps. Private and religious camps also flourished along the riverbanks that are now part of the park at sites such as Turn Farm PA, Coppermine Inn NJ, and Coppermine Hiking Area NJ. More...