Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
4.5
Bodies of Water • National Parks • Parks
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This 70,000-acre park is named for the point at which the Delaware River cuts through Kittatinny Mountain.
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Nancy H
Bedford29 contributions
Very pretty area
Oct 2021
We drove through this area several days and explored. Really pretty! We hiked Mt Minsi which was delightful!
Written October 11, 2021
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Hola4876
Lansing, MI899 contributions
Mt. Minsi Loop
Sep 2021
This is a very pretty area. We did the Mount Minsi Loop; we thought we were doing the fire road loop; nope, got on the hard one somehow. Be smarter than we were: wear hiking boots, long pants, a backpack to keep your hands free, and a walking stick. The trail we got on had white markings; these markings might be on a tree or up on a rock you need to climb. Pay attention! If you want to look around, stop first. Highly recommend downloading AllTrails prior to doing these trails.
Written October 4, 2021
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Jonathan Chan
New York City, NY149 contributions
delaware water gap
Aug 2021
An absolute gorgeous place to raft on the river and hike. So many peaceful spots to enjoy quality time with family. The air is so fresh and water is so clean!
Written September 20, 2021
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flipper95
New York City, NY370 contributions
Pretty quiet respite
Sep 2021
I was looking to bike the trail along the river on the PA side and it was good for a bit then became a steep hiking trail in parts not far out of Milford, unless you have a lot of time and a mountain bike id stay on 209 which is a good road to bike with light to moderate traffic and some shoulders in parts better than others.
Written September 7, 2021
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Bobbi S
Lido Beach, NY4,203 contributions
Hiking Up Mt. Minsi
Aug 2021
We parked at the Lake Lenape Trailhead off of Mountain & Lake Roads & hiked the Appalachian Trail as it winds through the Gap, and climbed Mt. Minsi. The trail is well marked and, except for where it breaks off to start going up Mt. Minsi, it is well maintained & clear. The side visit to the cliff offers a bird's eye view of the Delaware River (&, unfortunately, I-80) & the hills beyond. There are a few unique aspects of this trail, one being the "rhododendron alley" (you walk under and through a tunnel of rhodies), another being the boulders to climb & scramble over, also the rock cairn area (make sure to add a flat rock of your own!) & then the easy-walking fire road that many folks take to make the loop & walk back down to the parking lot; totaling about 5,5 miles. You can see Mt. Tammany off to the left just before reaching the top of Minsi & then the view from the top (walk past the antenna tower & you will see signs for "the vista") is better than average. The Park itself has lots more to offer, but we enjoyed this little slice of it for now. Walk around the hiking-friendly village of Delaware Water Gap once you come down off the Trail.
Written August 9, 2021
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Andrea
4 contributions
So many thngs to see- that you can't see.
Jul 2021
Not much more to do than drive through it, unless we missed something. Lots of corn and soybeans. We thought we'd be able to see the cliffs that we knew were to one side, but they were hidden by foliage. We didn't do any of the hikes because by the time we saw the pulloffs, they were either full or we'd driven past.
Written August 1, 2021
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Randall D
Louisiana12 contributions
Nice views & cool environment but there’s no such thing as a “Catfish Pond”, only a locked reservoir at Mt. Tammany.
Jul 2021 • Friends
Hiked up Mt. Tammany. Loved the area. The wind was blowing super cool and met some amazing people during the hike. The site seeing was great. One thing I wouldn’t recommend is for people to walk along the fire trail (Appalachian trail) too far . There was nothing to see there. Walked an extra 2 hours (there and back) for no reason. Saw a bunch of ferns and a snake. That was all. The Catfish Pond was actually a private reservoir.
Written July 6, 2021
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duck8to
Montville, NJ6,678 contributions
Winter Hiking
Jan 2021
The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation area encompasses 70,000 acres of diverse landscape. Rolling streams, beautiful falls and cascades hemlock and deciduous forest, towering granite cliffs, along with the Delaware River. There are 150 miles of trails ranging from (Easy, Moderate, Difficult).

In the spring you can enjoy the blooming bushes and trees, as well as, wildflowers, albeit not as many as years gone by. The summer offers the river, ponds and streams to cool off. The fall is a time of year that boasts a full palette of colors. I am visiting the National Recreation Area to enjoy the quite, white wonderland of ice and snow. This visit was to Mt. Tammany and the nearby visitor center and Delaware river. Access is right off of Route 80 north, Dunnfield Creek Appalachian Trail, the last exit before crossing the bridge to Pennsylvania. You can pick up the Appalachian trial from here. The hike up to the top of Tammany Mountain is considered difficult and with snow and ice somewhat more hazardous. The top offers vistas of the gap, the Delaware river and the forest.

There is considerable wildlife in this area compared to other New Jersey areas. Bears, foxes, coyotes, bob cats, raccoons, owls, and bats can be seen. During the winter months many of these animals are sheltering and less visible.

The visitor center is located on route 80 East. You can walk from Mt. Tammany parking lot on a paved road which takes you under route 80 to the visitor center. It is about a 5 minute walk. There are trail maps, a Guide to the Gap, and rangers to help you plan your visit. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the visitor center has been closed periodically. The visitor center is near the banks of the Delaware so a short walk will take you down to the river. There are restrooms available in this area. This entire experience is free so skip the spin classes.
Written January 31, 2021
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Richard P
Easton, PA311 contributions
Nice place to hike
Oct 2020
Plenty of good hiking trails. Some of them lead you to steps that allow you to climb right next to the numerous water falls. Coming from Colorado, I've seen more beautiful scenery, but this is a very pretty area.
Written November 22, 2020
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Empty Nesters
Louisville, KY307 contributions
Beautiful View
Sep 2020
We stopped at the visitor center and hiked the Mt. Tammany trail for an incredible view of the Delaware Water Gap. The trail was very rocky and moderately difficult. The actual visitor center was closed due to COVID.
Written October 19, 2020
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