The Delaware Water Gap is the best known feature of the park, a distinct notch cut into the Kittatinny Ridge by the Delaware River. Once touted as a scenic Wonder of the World, it is an impressive site when motoring through on Interstate 80 or viewed from the overlooks along PA 611. The Gap is about a quarter mile wide at river level and nearly a mile wide from the top of one mountain to the top of the other.
The spectacular Delaware Water Gap has inspired and fascinated people for centuries. From the mid-19th through the early 20th century, Delaware Water Gap was one of the most popular summer resorts in the eastern United States; dozens of hotels served thousands of summer visitors.Viewing Locations
- The Point of the Gap Overlook is located in the heart of the Gap along PA 611.
- Arrow Island Overlook offers a view of the Gap from a downstream vantage point along PA 611.
- Resort Point Overlook offers a view of the Gap from an upstream vantage point along PA 611.
- Kittatinny Point offers a view of the Gap from an upstream vantage point along I-80.
- The Red Dot Trail offers views into the Gap from atop Mt. Tammany in New Jersery.
- The Appalachian National Scenic Trail offers views into the Gap from atop Mt. Minsi in Pennsylvania.