Park Partners

A white house with an open sign and a flag out front. There are people milling around on the front porch.
The Foster Armstrong House is maintained by the Montague Association for the Restoration of Community History and the NPS.

NPS Photo/A. Grismer

Supporting Your Parks

Park partners support national park sites by providing educational experiences, preserving historical or cultural resources, and assisting with natural resource maintenance.

Through history, nature, and education, park partners support the mission of the National Park Service and provide experiences for visitors of all ages.


Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Park Partners

The organizations listed below work with the park to provide various opportunities that enhance the visitor experience, protect natural and cultural resources, and preserve the history of the area.

Click on each box to dropdown a description of the organization and to find a link for more information.

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Appalachian Mountain Club, and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail all work with the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area's trails team and outdoor recreation planner to coordinate projects and meetings between the park and their organized volunteer groups.

For more information on the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, please visit the Appalachian Trail Conservancy website.

For more information on the Appalachian Mountain Club, please visit the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC)  website.

For more information on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, please visit the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (U.S. National Park Service).

Park partners since 1998, the Friends of Delaware Water Gap NRA support the cultural, historical, natural, and recreational resources of the park. By increasing awareness of the park and the Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River, this group promotes community connection, advocacy, expertise, and inspiration.Through fundraising, this group enhances the park's education and stewardship programs for which park funds are not available.

For more information on the Friends of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, please visit

This volunteer group assists the Interpretation and Education Department with the Marie Zimmermann Day in June, held at the Marie Zimmermann House.

For more information on the Friends of Marie Zimmermann, please visit Friends of Marie Zimmermann.

The Millbrook Village Society is a volunteer group that focuses on Millbrook Village, an interpretive village located in the southern New Jersey side of the park. This group of volunteers are dedicated to demonstrating 19th-century life skills and pioneer craft within the village on certain days of the year, promoting education on the lifestyles of those living in the area during the 1800s.

This group also provides general maintenance and upkeep of the buildings and surroudning area.

For more information on the Millbrook Village Society and to view any events or programs, please visit Millbrook Village Society | Facebook.

Since 2010, the MCTA has been in cooperation with the park to support fee-free shuttle systems throughout the park during the summer months. These shuttle systems alleviate overcrowding in parking areas, allow for planned river trip transportation, and more. 

For information on MCTA and shuttles within the park, please visit Pocono Pony Home Page (

Formed in 1979, the Montague Association for the Restoration of Community History (M.A.R.C.H.) is a volunteer-led group that manages two historic structures in Montague, NJ. The organization's goals are to preserve and to educate the public about the unique history of Montague, New Jersey. 

At the Foster-Armstrong House, M.A.R.C.H. operates a museum in a house that was built in 1790. They display a variety of historic artifacts from the Montague area. In November and December, special seasonal exhibits are created from donations made by residents of the area for their Old-Fashioned Holiday Weekends events. During open houses held throughout the year, visitors can browse handmade items and local souvenirs. The Foster-Armstrong House is located at 320 River Road, Montague, NJ.

At the Nelden-Roberts Stone House , visitors can tour this former schoolhouse that was built circa 1820. M.A.R.C.H. has taken care of this building in partnership with the National Park Service since 1981, and the house is often open during open houses at the Foster-Armstrong House when the number of docents available permits. The Nelden-Roberts House is located at 501 US-206, Montague, NJ.

Throughout the summer M.A.R.C.H. regularly opens these buildings to offer tours and historical lectures. Past events include spinning and weaving demonstrations, chair caning demonstrations, concerts, and book presentations and signings. Visit their website ( and Facebook page ( to learn how to get involved and check for future events.  

A partner of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area since 2007, the Montague Grange is a local chapter of the National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, a social organization dedicated to bringing together rural communities through agriculture, service, and citizenship.

The Montague Grange offers insight into the farming history of the region as well as education and programs for all ages. Events hosted by the Grange include sewing classes, monthly potluck dinners, harvest festivals, informational seminars, open mic nights, and more.

Alongside hosting their own, open-to-all events, the Montague Grange provides a valuable influx of volunteers who dedicate their time to supporting the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

For more information about the Montague Grange, members meet on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM at the Grange Hall at 280 River Road, Montague, NJ or visit their Facebook page (

This volunteer-powered organization builds, maintains, and protects public trails. Striving to ensure that trails and natural areas are sustainable and accessible for visitors, the park partners with this group through the trails team.

For more information on the New York - New Jersey Trail Conference, please visit

Partners since 2000, the PA Fish & Boat Commission works with the park to support research to study the waters and fisheries within the park.

For more information about the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission, please visit Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission - Homepage (

The Peters Valley School of Craft is a non-profit organization located within the historic village of Bevans. Founded in 1970 in partnership with the National Park Service, the mission of Peters Valley is to promote and encourage education and excellence in craft.

The school offers a range of online and in-person activities and events, including workshops, youth programs, opportunities for artists, special studio programs, public exhibitions, demonstrations, outreach events, and more.

They maintain studios in eight disciplines: blacksmithing, ceramics, fiber surface design, fiber structure, fine metals, photography, woodworking, and special topics. Nationally and internationally acclaimed experts offer instruction in the different mediums.

The Peters Valley Gallery is open year-round, with a selection of pottery, jewelry, glass, wood, wearable fiber arts, photography, toys, books, and more available for purchase.

For more information about Peters Valley School of Craft and the programs offered, visit the campus at 19 Kuhn Road, Layton, NJ 07851, call (973) 948-5202, or visit Peters Valley School of Craft website (

The Pocono Environmental Education Center (P.E.E.C.) is a private non-profit that promotes environmental education, sustainable living, and an appreciation for nature through hands-on experience in a National Park Service site.

As an education partner of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, P.E.E.C. offers its own independent programs while collaborating with the National Park Service on events, activities, and trail maintenance. This unique public/private partnership has served the community for over fifty years, providing education opportunities for all.

Some of the programs offered by P.E.E.C. include school field trips, conferences and retreats, summer camp, Boy Scout and Girl Scout trips, and more. Workshops and activities open to the public focus on topics like birding, photography, and fiber arts.

For more information about the Pocono Environmental Education Center and the educational and public programs offered, visit the campus at 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328, call (570) 828-2319, or visit their website (

Formed in 1985, the Walpack Historical Society raises awareness and interest in the rich history of the 19th century village of Walpack Center and the surrounding region. Their mission is to educate the public while protecting and maintaining artifacts and buildings, such as the Rosenkrans House and the Van Campen Inn.

The Rosenkrans House serves as the museum and headquarters for the society. It is one of the oldest buildings within Walpack Center.

The Van Campen Inn is located on the nearby Old Mine Road and is connected to Walpack Center via the Military Trail. The building is considered a "yaugh" house, offering travelers shelter within the home during the colonial era. 

These building are open to the public during events publicized by the Walpack Historical Society. Events are typically scheduled between Memorial Day Weekend and Van Campen Day in October. During these events, members interpret these sites for visitors, offering informative tours, performing as a colonial-era marching band, and dressing in period clothing.

For more information or a schedule of events, call (973) 552-8880, visit Walpack Historical Society – Sussex County, New Jersey (, or check out their Facebook (


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Last updated: January 5, 2024

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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
P.O. Box 2

Bushkill, PA 18324


570 426-2452

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