When you come to the Pocono Mountains, you will most likely want to spend your time outside. It’s hard not to want to since our area here is so beautiful and there is so much to explore. We at Ledges Hotel have many tricks up our sleeve when it comes to finding the perfect activity for our guests, whether it is something outdoorsy or not. For our adventurous travelers, one of the best places to explore is the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. There are many acres to explore and just as many activities to do within the borders of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Come check out our top ways to enjoy a few hours at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
The first way to explore the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is to grab a bike and hit the McDade Recreational Trail. While there may only be one trail, it is 32 miles long and will give you plenty of opportunities to see many of the flora and fauna of our area. The trail at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is mainly packed gravel and runs parallel to the Delaware River on the Pennsylvania side. The McDade Recreational Trail is perfect for those who have mountain bikes or hybrid bikes. If you like to do road biking, be sure to check out the Old Mine Trail that runs on the New Jersey side for 34 miles. Need to rent a bike? Pick one up at Edge of Woods Outdoor Outfitters at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Another wonderful way to enjoy the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is to enjoy the water. The Delaware River is right there, how could you not want to spend a little time on it? The first way to enjoy the water on the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is by boat. This is a great way to enjoy a lot of the area without tiring yourself out trying to see it all. Be sure to check out the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area’s site on boating. This will provide you will all of the regulations you will need to know about before putting your boat in the water as well as all of the river access points on both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey shores.
If you are wanting to enjoy the water at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area at your own pace and by your own hand, then check out renting a kayak and enjoying the motion of the river. This area is perfect for those who like a slow and easy paddle as well as just a few bumps to make it interesting. The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area has a great page on kayaking as well as the river access points on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey sides. If you are looking into something a bit more inclusive for rentals and transportation, then check out one of the many liveries that are located around the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
If you are looking for a quick dip at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, then you will be pleased to know that there are 3 beaches for you to choose from. Two are in Pennsylvania and one is in New Jersey. All of them have a grassy beach, many amenities, and lifeguards. This is a great place to bring the family and enjoy a wonderful day outside.
Having wonderful outdoor spaces like the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area close by makes the Pocono Mountains a logical choice for many vacationers. When you do decide to come to our area, we hope you will consider staying with us at Ledges Hotel. Our modern hotel is set inside an old glass factory and you can still see many remnants of its past in Ledges. Many visitors love coming to Ledges for not only our top notch service but our spectacular views. Enjoy views from your room or on our decks. Want to learn more about popular activities in the Pocono Mountains? Request your Vacation Guide! Contact us to start planning your trip to the Pocono Mountains today!
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