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“A Bi-State treasure in New Jersey & Pennsylvania!”

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
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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.
Reviewed June 19, 2013

On both sides of the Delaware River, lies a swath of preserved land that protects a fragile and highly picturesque ecosystem. Wildlife abounds, waterfalls, rivers, nature trails meandering through thick forests, access to public beaches along an untouched stretch of river - all maintained by the National Park Service and State Forest Services make this Park a treasure beyond compare within driving distances of urban areas.

Thank dunndesi
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

This waterfall is part of the Delaware WaterGap Recreation Area and is the tallest waterfall in PA . The AAA tourbook says it is only 4 feet shorter than Niagara. It was easy to find, on Raymondskill Falls Rd (couldn't get easier than that) off 209 in PA. Go past the first parking area on left (not marked) to the designated lot (with signage) then it is a short hike to one of the three overlooks. You can hike down a trail from there to the lower falls. The view from the lower overlook is worth the extra hike. None of the hikes are long, but are muddy and rocky so they do take concentration and effort (hand rails are provided on the tricky parts). It is a loop, so from the lower falls you can hike back out to the road, then up the road to the designated parking lot (if you choose not to go back thru the woods) We came right after rains and couldn't believe this gem, absolutely beautiful yet so easily accessible for the general population and best of all IT'S FREE!!!!

4  Thank cinfin
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

This was our second visit to the area (this time with our 2.5 month old, niece, & my mother). There's a variety of things to do: hike, falls, drive, raft, shop, golf, etc. We drove most of the old road(s) on the NJ side - lots of interesting things to see (Buttermilk Falls, Millbrook Village, Van Campen Inn, and more - we even saw a bear). In PA, we took what we thought would be a nice easy walk along Hornbeck's Creek (Indian Ladders). We parked at the top to follow the falls downhill. Falls were very nice, however we were unaware that there were numerous (15+) blowdowns on the trail that made the walk rather difficult. We made it (w/ the baby) but it wasn't easy (even a little dangerous in a few spots). Would have been nice to have a notice posted to inform us of the conditions. One other "blah" point(s) of interest are the 3 overlooks - can't really see anything.

Thank doughboysigep
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Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful and easy to navigate on our own. As novices this was an ideal first time experience; perfect!!
waters were calm with islands along the way..that made for a lovely impromptu picnic.

Thank skilletandprincess
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

The Watergap offers a broad range of hiking / waling opportunities that is great for the photographer, I keep saying I will go back again soon, as 2 or 3 times per year is never enough. The Van Kamppen gorge is my favorite part due to the streams and photo opportunities. Worth a return in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Thank RDCononver
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