The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is a beautiful, 70,000-acre park spanning two states and thousands of years of history. With hiking, camping, rafting, and more available, there is plenty to keep you busy when you visit the Delaware Water Gap. Many visitors to the Poconos love to take a trip to this park after they visit our town for Hawley Earth Fest. Come celebrate the Earth during this amazing festival. Keep the fun going when you join us for Wild Week, an ongoing culinary event at Glass emphasizing unique, “wild” menus. (Cocoon Coffee House at the nearby Hawley Silk Mill will feature a special vegan menu as well.) Then, make a day of exploring this expansive natural asset, and come away having experienced a natural beauty and rich history you’ll never forget.
Visiting the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is a great way to enjoy the gorgeous environment near historic Ledges Hotel. If you’re searching for amazing activities to add to your calendar, make sure to download our Complimentary Vacation Guide. It’s everything you need right at your fingertips! The guide brings together the area’s best outdoor recreation, arts venues, restaurants, and events into one convenient document. Download the Vacation Guide today, and get ready for the memorable Poconos vacation of your dreams!
4 Activities to Enjoy at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
1. Delaware Water Gap Fishing
There is plenty of opportunity for wonderful fishing in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The park contains several streams and lakes in addition to the Delaware River. You must be at least 16 years of age to get a fishing license in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Once you have your license and check the park’s regulations, grab your rod and line and prepare for an amazing catch!
2. Delaware Water Gap Hiking Trails
The Delaware Water Gap has scores of hiking trails for nature enthusiasts to enjoy during every season. Everyone from novice hikers to the more experienced set has several trails to accommodate them. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll or a rugged challenge, each section of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area has plenty for you to do.
3. Delaware Water Gap Rafting, Kayaking, and Boating
A trip to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area wouldn’t be complete without spending a little time out on the water. Fortunately, the park offers several ways to access the Delaware River for water recreation. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon kayaking or rafting in the river’s calm waters when you rent a vessel from one of the authorized liveries. Or, you can opt to bring in your own state-registered boat for the day.
4. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Camping
There are several options for camping at the Delaware Water Gap. If your priority is being out on the water, try one of the river campsites for easy access. Experienced hikers on extended trips may prefer backcountry camping instead. Group camping and developed sites are also available. If you do decide to camp, be sure to schedule time after your adventure to unwind at our luxurious hotel. You can continue to connect with nature as you relax with a good book or enjoy a drink on our expansive deck overlooking the Paupack High Falls.
Relax in Style at Gorgeous Ledges Hotel
After a day at the amazing Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, come back to Ledges Hotel to relax. This gorgeous, historic hotel is the perfect way to inject a little luxury into your trip after some outdoor adventures. Our beautiful accommodations and top-tier amenities are the perfect way to rejuvenate and pamper yourself in the Poconos. We pride ourselves on our customer service and look forward to helping you have an amazing vacation. Contact us soon! We look forward to helping you plan your next incredible getaway!
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