Delaware River Region
Delaware River Region - Getting Back to Nature and then some!
Familiar to many as the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, the key word here is recreation. This region offers something for everyone, in particular, a chance to unwind, naturally. Containing approx. 67,000 acres of valley, 40 miles of river adventure, 100 miles of trails and 200 miles of scenic drives, you are sure to not just spend time outdoors with family and friends, but experience being in the midst of a natural, pristine environment. Activities, such as, canoeing, rafting, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, bird watching, eagle observation, hunting, golfing, skiing, snowshoeing and horseback riding are all available from the Delaware Water Gap, north to the town of Milford. Too much to see and do in a day, or a week, this area will have you coming back time after time.
Stay in any variety of comfortable accommodations from nationally recognized hotel chains to charming resorts, hotels, B&Bs and country inns that can be found nowhere else. In addition, cottages and camp sites are available to suit your outdoor pleasures.
Dazzle your taste buds with an array of dining options from exclusive, romantic fine dining establishments to cozy coffee shops and café's.
A Day of Sights:
- Start the day at Grey Towers National Historic Landmark, former home to Gifford Pinchot, Father of American Conservation and twice Governor of Pennsylvania in the 1920s. Pinchot Falls can be found off the beaten path from the grounds of Grey Towers. The viewing-point is situated almost close enough to reach out and touch the falling water.
- Visit Milford, a historical town developed by the milling industry, now a growing center of arts, dining and music.
- Shop in Milford's many art galleries, quaint stores and shops.
- Plan your visit around one of Milford's annual festivals, perhaps the Music Festival in June or the Black Bear Film Festival in October.
A Day of Nature:
- Hike the many trails along local waterfalls such as
- Resica Falls
- Winona Falls
- Bushkill Falls, the "Niagara of Pennsylvania"
- Dingmans Falls
- Silverthread Falls
- Raymondskill Falls
- Deer Leap Falls
- Factory Falls
- Fulmer Falls
- Shohola Falls
- Stop at Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) for activities and nature talks that tell you about the flora and fauna of the Pocono Mountains region. Experienced guides can offer group tours to explore the local eagle population or other local bird species or educate about the local ecology. Team building events and lodging also available
- Visit the Pocono Indian Museum and shop at some of the small antique, craft or Native American Indian shops in the area.
Day on the Water:
- Plan a day of canoeing or even tubing on the Delaware River. Enjoy the serene waters of the Middle Delaware --you can choose the length of your trip.
- Consider fishing on the Delaware River for pike, bass, perch, walleye, shad, bluegill, catfish and trout. Guides are available to find the best locations.
- Hit the streets of downtown Stroudsburg for unique shops and restaurants.
- Take advantage of the discounted finds at The Crossings Premium Outlets in Tannersville, featuring over 100 name-brand factory outlets with savings of 25% to 65%.
- End your day with a dining experience at a local restaurant or micro-brewery pub and restaurant.
Jazz It Up:
- Hear the soulful sounds of jazz music surrounding the Pocono Mountains, especially the Delaware Water Gap.
- Visit local restaurants that provide live jazz entertainment, such as the Deer Head Inn, which features numerous national, regional and local performers.
- Make it a jazz weekend with the Annual Jazz and Arts Festival held in September in the Delaware Water Gap.