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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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Vistas galore!

Take the AT south of the village of DWG and take in the great vista of the gap without having to slog up a mountain or walk for more than about 20 minutes. Well worth it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
JeffinNJ
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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92 reviews 92 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Take the AT south of the village of DWG and take in the great vista of the gap without having to slog up a mountain or walk for more than about 20 minutes. Well worth it!

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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

While not far from the large urban areas of New York and Philadelphia, this Recreational Area is still a natural oasis teeming with wildlife that offers camping at many public and private campgrounds; excellent hiking including the Appalachian Trail and the strenuous climb up Mt. Tammany which provides an exceptional bird’s-eye view of the Gap; kayaking, canoeing or tubing the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Incredible view, once you get to the top! Once at the top, it allows you for a great walk surrounded by pine trees! (took us about 1+ hr to get to the top, with difficult climbs at times)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The visitors Center at the riverside is closed on two days a week. You better check the website first before you plan your trip. Info material and maps are available at many places. The trials are well signed and provide an extraordinary experience. Hiking two mountains / hills (Mt Tammany, 1527' and Mt Minsi, 1463' are of interest because of... More 

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Plympton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had a limited amount of time to spend at the Water Gap so we focused on the northern section of the park, which we entered through the New Jersey side. We spent one day there and hiked 4 different trails. We chose the trails that were rated Easy - Moderate, were fairly short, and had waterfalls. We were there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It's a good place for outdoor activities, like climbing and hiking. I can image how beautiful it will be in spring, summer or fall. Not a very good time to visit since no many leaves on the trees. Many centers and restrooms were closed at this time. However, it was fun.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Although they have hiking trails, canoeing and kayaking at this tranquil spot, I only had a short stop here this time. It' my mini Grand Canyon. The waterfalls, rocks and trees are gorgeous....I love it here!

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 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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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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