Hiking Tour of the Pocono Mountains Along the Delaware River

View the Pocono Mountains on this three-day hiking tour in the Scenic, Wild Delaware River region.

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Day 1

Santosha on the Ridge - East Stroudsburg, PA
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Santosha on the Ridge - East Stroudsburg, PA
Accommodation | Bed and Breakfast

Santosha on the Ridge Bed and Breakfast, overlooking the Delaware River valley, is a hidden treasure surrounded by nature in all of its glory. Plan your getaway to relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit in the Delaware Water Gap National…

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Portland-Columbia Footbridge - Portland, PA/Columbia, NJ
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Portland-Columbia Footbridge - Portland, PA/Columbia, NJ
Outdoor Adventure | Scenic Viewpoint
Offers magnificent scenery and a breathtaking view of the Delaware Water Gap. Great place to enjoy a summer sunset or leisurely stroll.

The Portland-Columbia footbridge spans the width of the Delaware River between the towns of Portland, PA and Columbia, NJ,  allowing for a scenic view of the southern edge of the Delaware Water Gap.  Originally erected as a four-span timber bridge,…

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Appalachian National Scenic Trail - Various Entry Trails NJ/PA
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Appalachian National Scenic Trail - Various Entry Trails NJ/PA
Natural Area | National Park or Protected Area
Challenging treks with tremendous rewards. Access the famed Appalachian Trail at points along the Delaware River and hike to scenic overlooks.

Near the Delaware River, the Appalachian Trail offers magnificent mountain views from both sides of the river. A hike up Mount Minsi, just outside the Borough of Delaware Water Gap in Pennsylvania, offers a stellar view of Mount Tammany in New Jersey.…

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Village Farmer and Bakery - Delaware Water Gap, PA
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Village Farmer and Bakery - Delaware Water Gap, PA
Food or Drink | Cafe, Deli, Coffee House or Bakery
Some of the best pies created on the planet. Traveled over an hour to get their homemade apple pies for the holidays! You can watch bakers make them right before your eyes.

Operating in the town of Delaware Water Gap and family owned since 1976, the Village Farmer and bakery is a local landmark and a staple of the community. Sitting just moments from route 80, the Appalachian Trail, and the Delaware Water Gap…

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Deer Head Inn - Food, Jazz, Lodging - Delaware Water Gap, PA
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Home to jazz in the Pocono Mountains, you don't want to miss one of their evening jazz jam sessions.

The Deer Head Inn is the oldest continuously running jazz club in the country with live music Thursday through Sunday. Thursdays are a jazz jam, with no cover charge; Friday, Saturday, and Sunday music hosts new and upcoming jazz musicians as…

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Day 2

Edge of the Woods Outfitters - Delaware Water Gap, PA
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Edge of the Woods Outfitters - Delaware Water Gap, PA
Outdoor Adventure | Guide or Livery
Your outdoor adventure starts here. Find information and equipment for hiking, biking and river trips in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Located in Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania, just two blocks from the Appalachian Trail, only minutes from the Delaware River and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. We specialize in

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Scenic Bike Trail at Smithfield Beach - East Stroudsburg, PA
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The 32-mile McDade Trail is perfect for bike riding with the entire family. The wide trail – mostly compact gravel – takes you along farm fields and the Delaware River.

The Joseph McDade Trail is a 30 mile bike trail that parallels the Delaware River in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The traffic free , gravel trail has small rolling hills, some challenging hills, and offers outstanding scenery…

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The Gem and Keystone Brewpub - Shawnee on Delaware, PA
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The Gem and Keystone Brewpub - Shawnee on Delaware, PA
Food or Drink | Brewery or Brew Pub
It’s a great place to dine after a day out on the trails or the golf course. The menu has something to offer everyone. If you are into craft beers, then you don't want to forget to sample some handcrafted ShawneeCraft beer.

The Gem and Keystone Brewpub offers casual dining in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our wood-fired grill, house made dressings, dips and sauces perfectly complement the Gem’…

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Day 3

Bushkill Falls - Trails - Bushkill, PA
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Bushkill Falls - Trails - Bushkill, PA
Outdoor Adventure | Hiking Trail or Trailhead
Hiking the Blue Trail, which takes about an 1 hour and 15 minutes to explore, you’ll see some of the most beautiful sights that you never knew existed. The trails lead from waterfall to waterfall and you’ll be amazed by it all. We were so impressed with all that Bushkill Falls had to offer from hiking to shopping to miniature golfing.

Bring comfortable shoes for a walk over natural pathways. It's a short distance to view the Main Falls from the primary observation deck. Three additional hiking trails provide numerous viewing angles of all eight waterfalls. The trails are…

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Pocono Environmental Education Center - Dingmans Ferry, PA
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Pocono Environmental Education Center - Dingmans Ferry, PA
Natural Area | National Park or Protected Area
Take a pleasant hike overlooking the scenic Delaware River Valley. See tranquil waterfalls, fossils from thousands of years ago, learn about the local wildlife, and do some bird watching. Bring along a small lunch, sit on the log adjacent to the waterfall, and take in the beauty while you eat. So peaceful! There is so much to do, see, and learn at PEEC!

Where Learning Comes Naturally! 

The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is the perfect place for learning, exploring, getting away, and connecting. With 7 hiking trails, weekend educational programs, and summer camp,…

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Childs Park (George W. Childs Recreation Area) - Dingmans Ferry, PA
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Childs Park (George W. Childs Recreation Area) - Dingmans Ferry, PA
Natural Area | National Park or Protected Area

A few miles upstream from Dingmans Falls and Silverthread Falls, Childs Park is a picturesque hemlock forest along Dingmans Creek within Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area. Three cascading waterfalls, a family-friendly trail, and…

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Dingmans Falls - Dingmans Ferry, PA
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Dingmans Falls - Dingmans Ferry, PA
Natural Area | Lake, River, or Waterfall
Just a couple hundred feet from the parking lot is Silver Thread Falls! The boardwalk traverses through Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel for 1/4 of a mile until you see the larger Dingmans Falls. Take the stairs to the top for a better view of the falls.

There are multiple views of the approximately 130 ft high Dingmans Falls. You can reach the Falls viewing platform after traversing a 1/2 mile boardwalk. While walking along the boardwalk and only a 100 yards from the beginning, you will get a…

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Patisserie Fauchere - Milford, PA
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Patisserie Fauchere - Milford, PA
Food or Drink | Cafe, Deli, Coffee House or Bakery

Patisserie Fauchere is a classic French patisserie that is also a coffee house and cafe, serving fresh quiche, sandwiches and soups daily. Located adjacent to the Hotel Fauchere in downtown historic Milford, Pennsylvania.

We use produce…

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1 Santosha on the Ridge - East Stroudsburg, PA
2 Portland-Columbia Footbridge - Portland, PA/Columbia, NJ
3 Appalachian National Scenic Trail - Various Entry Trails NJ/PA
4 Village Farmer and Bakery - Delaware Water Gap, PA
5 Deer Head Inn - Food, Jazz, Lodging - Delaware Water Gap, PA
6 Edge of the Woods Outfitters - Delaware Water Gap, PA
7 Scenic Bike Trail at Smithfield Beach - East Stroudsburg, PA
8 The Gem and Keystone Brewpub - Shawnee on Delaware, PA
9 Bushkill Falls - Trails - Bushkill, PA
10 Pocono Environmental Education Center - Dingmans Ferry, PA
11 Childs Park (George W. Childs Recreation Area) - Dingmans Ferry, PA
12 Dingmans Falls - Dingmans Ferry, PA
13 Patisserie Fauchere - Milford, PA