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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, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing, Camping, Kayaking
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Owner description: This 70,000-acre park is named for the point at which the Delaware River cuts through Kittatinny Mountain.

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Budd Lake, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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Arlington,Tx
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Hiked during fall foliage and it was gorgeous! But the maps provided are terrible! There was a lovely gentleman on the beginning of the trail that gave us better direction. He even said the maps were useless. Part is very steep and may not be good for elderly or small children. Nice views at the top. I suggest getting a... More

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We had overnight canoeing trip in this area two weeks ago. Water is so clean and calm, made the paddling easy and pleasant. Although the foliage is not at the top week, view along the river is still amazing.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Trolley tour was very informative & perfect for a rainy day! We learned a great deal about the history of the Delaware Water Gap area & all the famous people who lived and vacationed there!

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Washington DC
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174 reviews 174 reviews
68 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were driving up to the Hudson River Valley from Washington DC and didn't want to drive through New York City during rush hour. We took the scenic route via the Penn Turnpike, Allentown, Bethlehem, and Stroudsburg up to Port Jervis. I had no idea following the Delaware was going to be such a lovely, lovely drive. The road is... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Such a beautiful park and wonderful trails and view. If you like the outdoors and have a sense of adventure then this is an easy choice to visit (just steer clear of the second parking lot bathrooms lol)

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New York City, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Red dot = more experienced hiker trails Blue dot = beginner hikers; less steep trails I've been here a couple of times. First time was in April, a friend and I hiked up the red dot trail to Mt Tammany. Though the view was simply outstanding, the trees were still bare from winter and so I'd recommend going from May-November... More

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Rochester, New York
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1,474 reviews 1,474 reviews
459 attraction reviews
446 helpful votes 446 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

As usual, I passed through the Water Gap and did little more than look around and sightsee. One of these days, I need to do some of the hiking trails outlined by some of the folks on this website. At the bare least however, I've gotten to see the recreation area and the towering mountains surround the lower routes. It's... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
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430 reviews 430 reviews
188 attraction reviews
1,103 helpful votes 1,103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We've been here before. It's a beautiful, unspoiled area with many recreational opportunities. The Delaware Water Gap NRA encompasses some 70,000 acres of protected federal land that is administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service. It is located along the middle section of the Delaware River in New Jersey and Pennsylvania The Appalachian Trail runs for... More

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