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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

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Address: River Rd, Delaware Water Gap, PA 18302
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This 70,000-acre park is named for the point at which the Delaware River...

This 70,000-acre park is named for the point at which the Delaware River cuts through Kittatinny Mountain.

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I go there often for hiking and also to the turtle back beach with is nice for picnic. Hiking some of the trails there is very safe and relaxing I would definitely recommend it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I go there often for hiking and also to the turtle back beach with is nice for picnic. Hiking some of the trails there is very safe and relaxing I would definitely recommend it. Plenty of parking spaces too

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Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The hiking, swimming, boating, and civil war era village are all delightful! Are refreshing day in nature with my family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Love this place! We visit at least once a year. I would recommend checking out the towns around this area, you can find a few gems if you look hard!

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We planned to visit Bushkill Falls in the summertime, but upon arriving found an overcrowded parking lot and a park full of people. Not the quiet nature hike we were looking for....so we got back in to our car and traveled some miles north along the DWG recreation area and found sings to Dingmans Falls. Not only was there no... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

fishing, tube rafting, canoe rafting, swimming, hiking, kayaking..so many things to do that I had no idea. Wish I knew what a water gap was earlier, regret did not come here much earlier for a family vacation...very relaxing

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Nordman, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

the waterfall trails and sites are awesome yes, especially the raymondskill falls trail which the trails crew their has put some mighty front country work into, it really rivals some of the more national sites,, if you want to experience some real nice secluded hiking thats both scenic and peaceful, hike the cliff trail, beautiful overlooks, or the conashough trail,... More 

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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The Delaware Water Gap is such a beautiful place in the fall with all the colorful foliage and the mountains and river in the background. It is such a nice place to relax and drive through. It is a nice place to drive through for the afternoon and relax. It is the best way see nature at its finest.

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Belvidere, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Great place for a nice hike, the trails are well groomed and marked. The hike can be as strenuous as you want it to be. If your visiting the Poconos or Northern NJ this hike us a must.

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great family trip with young children. A of trails to hike from easy to hard. Going yo have to come back in the summer to go tubing,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a delightful drive during the spring, summer, and fall (especially if you catch the leaves changing). You need to be aware that part of the River Road may be closed for repairs which involve a detour. There appear to be numerous bike/hike paths along the river as well as some commercial places that are great (such as Bushkill... More 

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