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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

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Address: River Rd, Delaware Water Gap, PA 18302
Phone Number: (570) 426-2452
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Activities: Canoeing, Camping, Kayaking
Description: This 70,000-acre park is named for the point at which the Delaware River...
This 70,000-acre park is named for the point at which the Delaware River cuts through Kittatinny Mountain.
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Sight seeing and hiking

Great place to hike, fish, and go canoeing or just go sight seeing and camping. Plenty of things to do here. It's whatever you prefer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great place to hike, fish, and go canoeing or just go sight seeing and camping. Plenty of things to do here. It's whatever you prefer.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

We did not enjoy the water sports. The parks is very large with plenty of opportunities for everyone based on their interests.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a large and beautiful park with so many things to do. We were in the area for a week - went into the park on four different days. Did lots of trails with kids and grandparents. Saw lots of gorgeous waterfalls. Park Rangers at both ranger stations we visited very helpful and friendly (there's so much to do... More 

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Depauw, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Beautiful waterfalls. Nice paths. Well marked. Great price. Would definitely recommend for a family.

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Long Beach, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Excellent outdoor activities: camping, bonfire, zip lining, and water rafting. Some activities do have time frames in which they will end so plan prior to arrival.

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Fox River Grove, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is a lovely area, much better viewed within the park rather than just passing through on I-80 (which does pass through the park). We kayaked on the river and found that to be a great way to see the water gap. For those who don't want to get into the water or who travel at a different time of... More 

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a great place to hike. There are many, many trails at all different levels and difficulties. Check in at the Visitors' Center and they'll hook you up with the perfect hike for you.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We day a few days of hiking here and enjoyed it very much. Keep in mind this area is huge and you can enter through NJ and PA. Most trails are marked but the small Hidden Lake trail is not. You can find your way easy enough though. Sadly I found garbage dumped on this trail and that saddens me... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

You can't miss this place. I always stop on my way home from Newark or NYC. Amazing home-made pies, strudels, cakes, chicken pot pies, sandwiches and hot dogs for that long ride home to Cleveland !!! You can even get potted plants for inside and outside your home. The prices are so great, too!

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Analomink, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Took a paddle board trip out of Shawnee Inn through Mauka Nalu paddle boarding. Paddled from Smithfield beach back to Shawnee Inn. My first time and all alone on the river. It was a beautiful, fulfilling excursion. A must try

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