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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

River Rd, Delaware Water Gap, PA 18302
(570) 426-2452
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Parks, Bodies of Water
Activities: Canoeing, Camping, Kayaking
Traveler Description: About 50 years ago there was a project known as the Tocks Island Dam. This project would have created a dam in the Delaware River about 5 miles north... more »
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Allentown, PA.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Try to make out our indian chief head, top of mountain, facing right. Most can; make sure you look very top, & to right. Rent Kayaks & canoes, form Shawnee, PA. side

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I've been going here every year for the past 20 years its beautiful clean free its my favorite place I go every year easy hikes nice nooks.. just pick up after yourself please

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Northampton, Pennsylvania
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The PA side of the Delaware Water Gap is known as Mt Minsi and features some cool hikes. The Mt Minsi trail is part of the Appalachian Trail which then crosses a traffic bridge to the Jersey side. There is an old-growth Hemlock stand near the base of the mountain behind Lake Lenape. There is a nice vista at the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I am not a hiker but one day my boyfriend convinced me to join him on a hike to the top of mount Tammany at the Delaware Water Gap. I absolutely loved it. I was scared of seeing wildlife, such as bears, on the trip but we ended up seeing nothing but little insects. The hike up to Mount Tammany... More

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Mt Pocono
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My family loves to hike and swim this area. It is well maintained and clean. The ranger presence is a plus...They are friendly and diligent. It's perfect for all ages and ability levels.

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

the Delaware Water Gap is a quaint little town with unique shops ,interesting restaurants ,a trolly ride and beautiful views. recently we were there for the founderday event it included a car show ,entertainment and vendor show.we could walk around all the quaint shops ,ice cream shop ,antique stores the deer head in which is a fine eatery and jazz... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We rented a canoe to take the 10 mile down river ride and really enjoyed it. The water was nice and calm with just enough of a flow to keep us moving down stream. Only once did we hit any sort of rapid and it was extremely mild. We paddled through it just fine.

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New Bern
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Interesting tour in trolley-bus. Was disappointed that it did not take us all the way to the scenic pedestrian bridge.

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369 attraction reviews
529 helpful votes 529 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The park extends on both sides of Delaware river and do not forget the attractions on Jersey side. New Jersey side is somewhat less crowded and has pleasant hiking trails.You can also walk parts of Appalachian trail there. Many ponds and lakes have small beaches and even informal places to swim. The trails are rather poorly marked unfortunately and overall... More

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ottawa canada
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65 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a very popular hike. We came in from New Jersey on hwy 80. Access to the Dunnfield parking lot is just before the toll plaza to enter into Pennsylvania. If you get to the parking before 9:30 am you might get into the lot. If not go under the highway and park at the Kittatinny Point Visitor Center.... More

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