The Pocono Historic Trolley Tour, offered by Pocono Day Tripper, is now operating from The Historic Castle Inn in Delaware Water Gap, marking the first time in 94-years that trolley services have returned to what was once an original stop along a busy tourism route.
Now in its second season, the hour-long, narrated tour takes riders to local landmarks from Shawnee on Delaware to Portland and places in between. Guests are picked up and dropped off at The Historic Castle Inn, a once critical stop along the Stroudsburg/Water Gap/Portland trolley route, which ran through 1928.
In its heyday, Delaware Water Gap was the country’s second most popular inland tourist destination, hosting 500,000 visitors annually. While the nearby train station transported tourists from major metropolitan areas, the trolley line ran locally among dozens of hotels and inns. The Historic Castle Inn was the last grand resort built in Delaware Water Gap, and the area’s first with running spring water and electricity.
“The Pocono Historic Trolley Tour provides a ride down memory lane, all from the comfort of a recently-restored, open-air trolley dating back to the 1980s,” said Peter Luck, owner of Pocono Day Tripper. “This effort to bring history full circle was a collaboration between two local businesses, whose shared mission is to preserve the Poconos’ past, as well as the borough of Delaware Water Gap. I am thankful to all who saw the vision and helped bring it to life.”
Tours are offered mid-week and weekends, April-October. Tickets are available for purchase at The Historic Castle Inn and online at PoconoDayTripper.com.
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Don’t be surprised if you find yourself being escorted by Peter himself. Peter takes pride in being a hands-on owner, so getting behind the wheel and exceeding your expectations is all in a day’s work. We at Pocono Day Tripper sincerely hope you enjoy your adventure trip as much as we enjoy serving you.