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“Great Day Trip From Metro Area”

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 11 May 2014

I highly recommend this as a day trip (or an overnight if you're so inclined.) To learn about the area get off I-80 at the LAST exit BEFORE the bridge. Make a left and visit the welcome center, it just reopened today! There was a young girl there and a man as well. They were both very helpful. Make sure you ask them for maps. REVIEW the maps with them and circle the areas you want to visit/make notes, so you remember!

I highly recommend "Dingman's falls" - it's a mostly easy hike w/some steep areas, paved boardwalk type path with railings and two waterfalls (one small.) There are porta-potty type restrooms there but they were actually very clean! There is NO FEE for this attraction.

My favorite area was "George W. Childs Park" (GREAT easy to moderate loop w/a couple of steep climbs as well - has 4 to 5 waterfalls! Bring your water shoes so you can creek walk here, and a picnic lunch - they have the cutest private little picnic sites here! (like mini campsites!) I wrote a review on this park as well. There is no fee for this amazing park, another reason to visit!

Go a bit further into the cute town of Milford. Visit the "Watermill general store" it's HUGE, and the woman and her father who run it are so AWESOME. Have lunch at Patisserie Fauchere cafe/bakery. If it's a nice day you can sit outside on the porch and if not - go inside and find a cozy nook in this great Victorian house. Enjoy, and God bless! :)

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Wonderful area to view raptors soaring and nesting. Early spring brings heavy amount of water cascading down steep hills to swift pure water below. Come off season for heavily used area.

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

We stopped into a park in the recreation area today, and spent some time just looking around at the spectacular scenery, including the towering mountains, the soaring hawks, and the inviting trail heads. This is a great place to launch a spur hike of a portion of the Appalachian Trail, if you are of that spirit. The rock walls that surround the region beckon the climber and the hiker alike, and the entire area is just perfect for the simple picnic lunch. Come for the afternoon, or just stop as you pass through on the highway. Either way, it's a wonderful way to lose yourself in the scenery and admire nature's work.

1  Thank Larry W
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

It is best to visit Buttermilk Falls (Walpack area of NJ) during the Spring thaw but they're beautiful anytime of the year. The falls are one of the tallest in NJ and are very picturesque. The falls are located somewhat off the beaten track. The dirt road to the falls.is in itself beautiful and during our drive we saw a Black Bear crossing the road! Great photo ops at base of fall but of course you will want to venture to the top. Rough hewn stairs allow you to walk up along the left side of the falls. There is a platform towards the top that gives you another opportunity for more pics. Follow the trail past the top and you will find a small cave to explore. Continue on and eventually you will come to the Appalachian Trail! A nice excursion if you include the other waterfalls in the Delaware Water Gap area. There is no fee to visit falls.

3  Thank Nicemeany
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Pack your lunch and take a ride there. A lot of trails to hike. The Delaware River is right there so if you have a canoe you can drop it in. The water in most places when we were there was only a few feet deep but at times fast moving.

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