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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Hiked Mt. Tammany and Sunfish Pond Trail a total of about 12 miles combined. Started Tammany of the red trail and it is steep from the start. This trail is not easy, if you want a less steep trail take the blue path up! . The trail is very very Rocky we did not wear boots and by mile 3... More

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Bordentown, New Jersey
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I've lived in NJ most of my life, and somehow I'd never explored the area until just recently. DWG is well worth the time it takes to head here. I first came on a 2-day camping and hiking journey with a friend in 2012 and then returned late 2013 with my now-fiancé. Both sets of groups had an incredible time.... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We hiked part of the McDade Trail a short drive from Stroudsburg. The trail is part of the longer Appalachian Trail System which makes its way through a few eastern states. We hiked a southern portion from Riverview Trailhead to Owens Trailhead - a distance of 1.3 miles.. The trail made its way along the scenic Delaware River for the... More

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NY,USA
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We rent the canoe, and we had the best time ever : just mother nature no phone no electronics. Dislike : for the first time canoing we didnt know that we need some water and some food ,and the ride was like 3 hours ...

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

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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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39 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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6 attraction reviews
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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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