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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area by National Park Service

Operating Hours Seasons

Park grounds, trails, roadways, and the Delaware River are open 24 hours a day, year-round, unless closed due to heavy snowfall, ice, or other hazardous conditions. Day use areas and river accesses are open dawn to dusk daily.

Getting There

Plane

Lehigh Valley International Airport, Allentown PA, 65 miles southwest: (888)FLY-LVIA, (610) 266-6000

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, Avoca PA, 65 miles west: (570) 457-3445

Newark International Airport, Newark NJ, 70 miles east: (973) 961-6000

Car

New York City NY is 70 miles east;

Philadelphia PA is 90 miles south;

Pennsylvania Dutch Country is 120 miles southwest of the south end of the park.

Scranton PA is 50 miles west.

The north end of the park is at Milford PA, 5 miles from the NY/NJ border at Port Jervis NY. From points northeast, north, and northwest, take Interstate 84 to PA Exit 46. Follow Route 6 east 2 miles to Milford, and take Route 209 south to enter the north end of the park.

The south end of the park is along Interstate 80 at the town of Delaware Water Gap PA. From points southeast, south, and southwest, connect to Interstate 80. ($.75 toll westbound)

To enter the Pennsylvania side of the park, from Interstate 80 take PA exit 309 and Route 209 north 10 miles to Bushkill PA. Dingmans Falls Visitor Center is 14 miles farther north on Route 209 from this point. Please check the hours for this visitor center first, as it is closed in off-season.

From the west, PA Route 739 south from Interstate 84 PA Exit 34 reaches Dingmans Ferry PA in 14 miles. For Dingmans Falls Visitor Center (closed in off-season), turn right onto Route 209 south and 1/10 mile later turn right again onto Johnny Bee Road.

From the east, it is 25 miles from Interstate 80 NJ Exit 34, via NJ Routes 15 north and 206 north and Sussex County 560 west, to the recreation area just west of Layton NJ. From Layton, it is 2 miles farther along Route 560 west to the bridge at Dingmans Ferry PA, or 2 miles south on Kuhn Road to Old Mine Road at Peters Valley NJ.

To reach Millbrook Village from Blairstown NJ, take NJ Exit 4C on Interstate 80 and follow NJ Route 94 north 9 miles to the traffic light in Blairstown NJ for Route 521/Stillwater Road. Turn left as if to follow Route 521 north but immediately continue straight onto Route 602 east and north through Blairstown. A few blocks later, at the stop sign part way up a hill, turn right, then follow Route 602 as it bends immediately left towards Millbrook. Mileage from the traffic light to Millbrook Village is 7.3 miles.

Bus

Martz and Greyhound bus lines from Port Authority NY to Scranton and Wilkes-Barre PA stop at the "Stroudsburg/DWG" terminal in the town of Delaware Water Gap PA. This terminal is one mile from the Appalachian Trail southbound in the town of Delaware Water Gap. The terminal is 3 miles from Dunnfield trailhead of the Appalachian Trail northbound via the pedestrian walkway on the Interstate 80 bridge over the Delaware River into New Jersey.

Martz (570)424-3639, 421-3040 Greyhound (800) 231-2222

Limited seasonal bus service is available from the New York City area to Milford and Matamoras PA. Regular daily service is provided to Port Jervis, NY on Shortline Bus.

Shortline Bus Service: (800) 631-8405

Limited daily passenger train service is available from Hoboken NJ to Port Jervis NY. MTA Metro-North Railroad: (800)638-7646

Public Transportation

There is no public transportation through the park. The Water Gap Trolley out of the historic resort village of Delaware Water Gap PA travels through the Water Gap on Route 611 in Pennsylvania, and north along River Road to the scenic village of Shawnee-on-Delaware PA.

Getting Around

This may not seem like a park for the car-less, but in fact you can spend a day or more out of the city, see the Water Gap from several viewpoints, hike along the Appalachian Trail, and take a canoe trip, all without having to get here by car.

Buses run to the south end of the park at Delaware Water Gap PA. With planning, the car-less who are capable of walking from 2 to 5 miles can bus to the Gap

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