We visit the Gap

Since we have been here in the Poconos, we have traveled Route 209 north through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area many times. Usually we are heading to the Walmart in Milford about 20 miles away. The picture above is one of the Ranger fee collection buildings at either end of Rt. 209.

Yesterday, we decided to travel south to the area of the Delaware River that is the actual “Water Gap.” That highway on the other side of the river is Interstate 80.

Two mountains about 1500 ft. high are on either side of the river at the Gap.

This trail rises about 1300 feet and was too steep for us.

We crossed over and headed west on I-80 where the Appalachian Trail goes alongside the highway until it crosses at a bridge and continues south to Springer Mountain in Georgia. The trail starts in Maine at Mount Katahdin.

This a small section of the AT Kathy and I hiked.

Yes, there are bears up here. These are bear-proof trash containers.

This area is at the Kittitinny Visitor Center, unfortunately closed due to the sequester.

The water in this part of the Delaware is quite clear.
 
Silverthread falls is on a trail behind the Dingman’s Ferry Visitor Center. Dingman’s Ferry was an early crossing of the river and could accomodate horses as well as passengers.


This beautiful waterfall is Dingman’s Falls. It is about a mile down the trail and there is a well constructed walkway along the whole trail.  This was the highlight of our day at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

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Author: John Huggins

John is a retired Navy Electronics Technician Chief. He traded the Navy adventure for a job in manufacturing quality assurance in 1986, and traded the job for the RV adventure in early 2005. Kathy has held jobs in the medical office arena as well as raising two sons. We now have 5 grand children and one great grand child.We have done much volunteer work since hitting the road including working at the Escapees CARE center in Livingston, Texas. We also are registered Red Cross disaster volunteers, and served in a Hurricane Katrina shelter in San Antonio, Texas.Our connection to Sarasota started in 1995 when John was transferred from New Jersey to work for Electro Corporation, later to become a division of Honeywell. He retired in 2004 and we bought our motorhome and hit the road.We are life members of the Escapees RV Club, as well as members of Good Sam Club and Family Motorcoach Association (FMCA). We hold campground memberships in Thousand Trails, RPI, and Passport America. Our home park is Hart Ranch in Rapid City, SD.Lately, we have worked in campgrounds in PA, IL, SD, AZ, and FL.Nowadays, we have become podcasters, broadcasting our show, Living the RV Dream on the internet. We also have this blog we are having fun with. Check out our Books page for our books on RVing and Workamping.

2 thoughts on “We visit the Gap”

  1. Having grown up in New Jersey I can honestly say that the DWG is my favorite place in the whole State. Once you are on the trail long enough you forget that you are even in New Jersey!

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