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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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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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Hiking Mt Tammany

We were not sure what to expect, as the trail is rated difficult and we could not find any detailed reviews. The trail had lots of rocky, uneven terrain, but no rock climbing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Oswego, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were not sure what to expect, as the trail is rated difficult and we could not find any detailed reviews. The trail had lots of rocky, uneven terrain, but no rock climbing involving pulling yourself up or boulder hopping. We ascended the Red Dot trail and it took us about 1.5 hours to the summit (moderate pace with a... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was not a destination of ours, but instead a bit of a break when driving from western Pennsylvania to Connecticut. It was scenic, peaceful, and well worth the time to stop. We did pick up brochures of local attractions and activities for a future stay. Looks like there is plenty to do in the area.

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South Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's hard to believe this incredible National Recreation Area is only an hour and a half drive from NYC. For hiking, try the Appalachian Trail from the Dunnfield Creek trail head to Sunfish Pond, then back on the Dunnfield Creek Trail. Or, take the blue blaze trail from the same trail head and take the red dot trail back. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Follow the Red dots that looks like Japanese Flag. The trail is not hard with 3-4 hours to compete, and the way down is nice and long which won't hurt your knees too bad. There are a few little falls at the end of the trails while crossed with green and blue trails, pretty cool place for a relax. Parking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delaware Water Gap offers many hiking trails. If you have three hours, you can hike to the mountain top to enjoy the great scenic view.

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Murphy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hiked the Red Dot Trail along Mt Tammany in late August with family. It was steep and humid, but very scenic. There's a entrance to the Mt Tammany trailhead at a parking lot area just off Hwy 80 (by Mine Rd). There are picnic tables by the parking lot too, but no restrooms. Still, take plenty of water.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the area from the UK. It was pretty hot so that restricted our plans a little bit, but one our first day we drove to Dingmans Falls. The visitor centre is in a beautiful old building. There are toilets outside, of the hole-in-the- ground type. The walk to the falls is short (.25 mi I believe) and involves... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

This summer we discovered the Mcdade biking trail which is awesome! It is a little more than 30 miles of trail, and we did most of it! It is clean and well kept. Some parts are a little too steep, though. The rangers at the visitor's centers are so helpful and can advise you about all details.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

We were driving north to NY and decided to "cut" through the Delaware River Gap. We got off of Rt 80 and took Old Mine Road from the south to the north. We used an online guide that told us the history and what to watch for (be aware that there are signal dead areas.) We stopped for views and... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

My first visit to the Delaware Water Gap was a great one. I drove for miles stopping along the road to see scenic vistas. The road take you through such beautiful stops that give you view of the New Jersey side of the river and park. I drove by little towns that look like they belong on post cards. In... More 

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