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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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Great Outdoor Experience

We went kayaking and canoeing on the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area for the first time during the summer. Man, it was a great experience! The water was so clear in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We went kayaking and canoeing on the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area for the first time during the summer. Man, it was a great experience! The water was so clear in some areas that you can see the bottom of the river. We enjoyed the beauty and the tranquility of the river. Be sure to bring sandwiches and drinks.... More 

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NY
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328 reviews 328 reviews
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246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Time to stop and smell the roses and take in God's beauty. Rocks and water and trees and waterfalls and..... It goes on and on. Love it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a great place to visit for those who like the outdoors. However be careful with younger children as some of the trails can be steep. If hiking Mt. Tamany on the NJ side, there is plenty of parking on the east bound side of I-80 along with the very small parking lot on the west bound side that... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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65 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is a slice of the, Appalachian trail, 2,179.1 miles. from Georgia to Main...This trail if taken take most about 6 months.. The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is a nice snap shot of the Trail, for those who only have 1-2 weeks for vacation. The most important part of the hike on... More 

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Budd Lake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Water Gap was a Government project to dam up the Delaware River. Lucky for us the area was not suitable for the project. Very unlucky for the displaced people who lived there. The area had suffered during recent storms but as money becomes available it is being repaired. This is an area for outdoor enjoyment, hiking fishing wildlife watching... More 

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Brookhaven, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Incredible views, trails for all levels. Wonderful area with friendly locals and equally nice fellow tourists. The type of place where you greet people on the trail.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My son and I decided to hike this loop one weekend during the fall after I mentioned that I’ve been driving by this landmark for 40 years and it’s about time I made it to the top. This is a very popular hike on the weekends so get to the parking lot early. The trail immediately rises steeply from the... More 

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Vienna, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Well marked hiking trails and spectacular view make this a wonderful day trip! I've also been here in the fall when the leaves are changing - gorgeous!

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Budd Lake, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We hiked portions of the Cliff Park, Hackers, Pond (Loop) and Buchanan trails. The elevation change for the Cliff Park trail is a little steep; 390 feet according to the National Parks Service map. The views of the Delaware River and of the bridge are excellent and made the trip worthwhile. I recommend printing a NPS map before you go... More 

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Lancaster
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

There are many places to stop and view the water but like we experienced at a couple of scenic areas, there is so much tree and brush overgrowth that we didn't get to see the water at certain points. I kept seeing the gorgeous photo of the gap (like the thumbnail from Tripadvisor) but found that view only accessible from... More 

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