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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Delaware Water Gap, PA
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: National Parks
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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Blackwood, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Pack your lunch and take a ride there. A lot of trails to hike. The Delaware River is right there so if you have a canoe you can drop it in. The water in most places when we were there was only a few feet deep but at times fast moving.

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Freehold, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

the views are excellent and there are plenty of hiking/off roading trails to do ;) It was very desolate the more you drove into the park, but then again we were driving for 3 hours or so just exploring. If you have time to kill this is definitely worth a stop

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82 reviews 82 reviews
58 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I routinely stop at the Delaware Water Gap on my drive into New York from Toronto. If you do go to the Delaware Water Gap, be aware that there is a terrific outlet mall in Tannersville, about ten minutes by highway away, off exit 299 on the 80--and Pennsylvania has no tax. I had to write this review, though, because... More

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I took a friend to the Water Gap for a hike recently. He had driven along Route 80 through the park uncountable times, yet he had no idea of the wonderfully accessible beauty to the sides of his car's windshields. If you just have a half hour, I'd recommend taking the Red Trail out of the Dunnfield Creek lot -... More

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New York, New York, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Hiking, Camping, Biking, Paddling, Hunting & Fishing, are just some of the activities you can expect to do here. Its located about 2 hours from NYC and Philly and is on the border of Pennsylvania and Jersey. Will make a great weekend getaway during Summer/Fall. Stop by the visitors center / headquarters to get some very helpful info on the... More

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New York City, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

If you like water, scenic beauty and the great outdoors the us for you. You can flat on the river, swim in the water, fish, camp out, barbecue and gave fun with a group all close to New York City, less than 2 hours. You can spend little or a lot bt the great outdoors is gorgeous. When the light... More

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Rochester NY area
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Stopped at park headquarters for hiking information..the female ranger on duty was most friendly and helpful..it is not a history's center, so just a few maps and her help.. Since it's winter, we just wanted to hike and see the river...nice hike along the mcdade trail, down towards the water...we are told that in warmer months, there are many opportunities... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Seriously, what's so special about this? Not scenic enough if you ask me and rather sad that it apparently is such a big deal in the area.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

Escaping to DWG is a great way to spend a weekend. We stayed in the Shawnee on Delaware area and would recommend. The views are lovely and there are tons of hiking trails in the area. We loved the quaintness of the town and the small town feel. If you want more options head over to nearby strousborgh. All in... More

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South Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The 'park' is very well maintained with any number of trails and easily accessible waterfalls. The Rangers at park headquarters were exceptionally helpful but finding the headquarters is a challenge. Some places were closed due to the sequester (not the shutdown) such as the Dingmans Falls Visitors Center. Public toilets were exceptionally clean. Great main roadway on the Pa side... More

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