Park Headquarters

New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania

The main park headquarters includes an expansive visitor center with lots of interactive exhibits, plus helpful ranger staff who can fill you in on trail conditions, nature lectures and guided activities in the Water Gap.

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Nearby New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania attractions

1. Milbrook Village

2.82 MILES

Milbrook Village, composed of about two dozen buildings, some original, is meant to evoke a late-19th-century farming community. From a peak of 75…

2. Bushkill Falls

3.24 MILES

The 'Niagara Falls of Pennsylvania' is a bit ambitious, though we suppose the two locations do share the quality of being highly developed tourist…

3. Worthington State Forest

4.88 MILES

An especially rugged section of the water gap where the Appalachian Trail passes through, dotted by 14 rock-basin lakes. Campsites are available. The area…

4. Sunfish Pond

5.51 MILES

Despite the name, this is really more of a glacial lake than a pond, located 1000 feet above sea level and only accessible by hike – we prefer the…

5. Pocono Environmental Education Center

8.79 MILES

This nature center has a good exhibit on the flora and fauna of the Delaware Water Gap, plus several trails looping out from the main building. A touch…

6. Antoine Dutot Museum & Gallery

8.83 MILES

This former 19th-century schoolhouse is now the site of a small museum dedicated to local history in and around the Delaware Water Gap. A gallery also…

8. Buttermilk Falls

10.48 MILES

Turn right down a dirt road after the Walpack Center cemetery, then navigate a steep wooden stairway to the top of the spectacular Buttermilk Falls, one…