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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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Raw, spectacular beauty as a scenic river cuts through the mountain range between eastern Pennsylvania and far western New Jersey. Trails, canoeing/kayacking, or drive along with pit stops to view and photograph. Some of nature at its very best.

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Beech Island, South Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

this was a good fun hike, tho a bit on the moderate to strenuous level for hiking. but the views were well worth the work! Enjoyed it a ton. was one of the hottest days for the year in that area but it was still good.

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Massachusetts
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165 reviews 165 reviews
33 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Lack of good signage made visiting more difficult than it had to be. We'll have to come back another time to find all the falls we missed. This is a large well maintained area with park rangers in various locations to answer questions. Bring a lunch and enjoy the scenery.

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Allentown, PA.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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