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Things to do at the Delaware Water Gap

Last updated on November 20, 2019 at 09:45 am

Located on the border of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is 67,000 acres of forest ready to be explored. It’s a great place to visit all year round.

The Delaware River itself offers canoeing and kayaking, boating, fishing and swimming. Additionally, the recreation area offers more than 100 miles of hiking trails, including more than 27 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Hunting is permitted in most parts of the recreation area.

Looking to make a long vacation out of your visit? There are a number of campgrounds throughout the area, some private and some operated by the National Park Service. For true adventurers, there’s also the option of river camping. What is river camping? Grab a canoe or kayak and set up shop at one of several overnight campgrounds accessible only on the Delaware River. Make sure you bring plenty of food, water, and rain gear if you plan to stay overnight. Also, don’t forget to make sure you pull your canoe completely out of the water and secure it. You don’t want to wake up the next morning and find your boat has left without you!

If you’re looking for a real roof over your head, there are a number of hotels, bed and breakfasts, and cabins available in the area. Find reviews on sites like Trip Advisor to see what might be available.

So whether you’re looking to cruise down the Delaware River in the summer, check out the foliage in the fall, or go skiing in the winter, there’s always something to do!

If you’ve had a fun experience, unique hike, or “secret” camping spot, Plymouth Rock would love to hear about it!

Image courtesy of Mountain Rescue Blog.

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