Tri-State Trip Plan

Explore the three states that border the Delaware River; Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey, in a weekend full of fun-filled activities and history!

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Day 1

High Point Monument - Sussex, NJ
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High Point Monument - Sussex, NJ
Historic or Prehistoric Place | Historic Site
Start this trip in Sussex, New Jersey. The High Point Monument is the highest point in the whole state at 1,803 feet above sea level. The monument itself is located in High Point State Park. The monument is accessible by driving to a nearby parking area. There are also many hiking trails to explore within the park. As you continue with this trip plan, keep an eye out for this monument, as it is visible from many other stops along the way.

The granite obelisk, similar to one at Bunker Hill, stands at the highest elevation in the state of New Jersey at 1803 feet above sea level - within High…

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Tri-States Monument - aka Tri-State Rock - Port Jervis, NY
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Tri-States Monument - aka Tri-State Rock - Port Jervis, NY
Historic or Prehistoric Place | Historic Site
Now head up to New York! The second monument and second stop of this trip is the Tri-States Monument, also known as Tri-State Rock. This monument is accessible through Laurel Grove Cemetery. Once you enter the cemetery, follow the one-way road to a small parking lot. Walk down towards the river and there you will see the Tri-State Rock! You may also notice people kayaking and fishing in the river.

Stand on the Tri-State Rock and be in three different States!

This Monument was placed in 1882, and serves as the northern end of New Jersey's boundary with Pennsylvania, and the northwest end of the Read more

Upper Delaware Scenic Byway - Port Jervis to Hancock, NY
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The Scenic Byway begins in Port Jervis. As you leave town and drive along Route 97, be sure to pull over in the designated viewing areas to see amazing views of the Delaware River below. This brief stretch of road, known as Hawk's Nest Highway, is just four miles north of downtown Port Jervis. Travel as far as you would like on this byway before returning to town.

The Upper Delaware Scenic Byway consists of a beautiful 70-mile stretch of New York State Route 97 traversing three counties and largely paralleling the nationally-renowned Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.

The route is…

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Riverside Creamery - Port Jervis, NY
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Riverside Creamery - Port Jervis, NY
Food or Drink | Restaurant
Enjoy a light lunch or cool off with some delicious ice cream from Riverside Creamery! Riverside Creamery is well known for their deep-fried ice cream, but other options include classic sundaes, frozen drinks, ice cream floats, and more!

Riverside Creamery is an old-fashioned ice cream parlor, opened originally in 1950 under the ownership of Flo-Jean Restaurant. It ran as an ice cream shop until the Flood of ‘55. We opened Riverside Creamery in 1999 and restored it to the ice…

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The Cottage in the Pines - Sparrow Bush, NY
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The Cottage in the Pines - Sparrow Bush, NY
Accommodation | Bed and Breakfast
Spend your night at The Cottage in the Pines, a restored Bed and Breakfast that sits on over 100 acres of land. Choose from a variety of rooms inside of two different buildings. The "Old Victorian" house, built in 1895 offers a shady back porch overlooking the Old Mill Pond. The newer craftsman style "Bungalow" house is equipped with new furnishings but still has a vintage feel. Do not forget to grab breakfast before you checkout and begin your second day of this trip plan.

Welcome to the Cottage in the Pines in Sparrow Bush, NY. We are located only 100 miles from NYC and just a 10 minute ride from the Port Jervis train station, with frequent service by New Jersey Transit. Our historic home is newly restored to…

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Day 2

Delaware River Walking Trail - Port Jervis, NY
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Delaware River Walking Trail - Port Jervis, NY
Outdoor Adventure | Hiking Trail or Trailhead
Before leaving New York, begin your morning with a walk along one of the Delaware River Walking Trails in Port Jervis.

The Minisink Valley Historical Society worked with the City of Port Jervis to help create this walking trail.

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Historic Milford - Milford, PA
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Historic Milford - Milford, PA
Community | Historic Site or District
As you enter Pennsylvania, the last state of this trip, stop in Historic Milford. There is so much to do downtown! Grab a bite to eat, explore local museums and admire the architecture.

A visit to the Borough of Milford is a must for the visitor interested in history and architecture.  Perched above the Delaware River at the confluence of US Routes 6, 209 and 206, the village was established in 1796 and laid out by Judge John Biddis.…

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Grey Towers National Historic Site - Milford, PA
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Grey Towers National Historic Site - Milford, PA
Community | Historic Site or District
Take a guided tour of Grey Towers National Historic Site, previously the summer estate of James Pinchot and the primary residence of Gifford Pinchot, former Governor of Pennsylvania and the first Chief of the US Forest Service. This area is composed of 102 acres that has been donated by the Pinchot family to the US Forest Service.

Grey Towers, located in Milford, Pennsylvania, was originally the summer estate of the James Pinchot family and later the primary home of Gifford Pinchot, America’s first forester and founder of the USDA Forest Service.

Grey Towers was…

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River Beach Campsites - Milford, PA
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River Beach Campsites - Milford, PA
Accommodation | Campground or RV Park
If you want to feel close to nature, pitch your tent and spend a night at River Beach Campsites. River Beach is conveniently located near major highways (I-84, Route 209, Route 6). If you are traveling by RV, feel free to spend a night here as well! In addition, there are many features such as a bathhouse, laundromat, arcade and more!

http://kittatinny.com/camping/river-beach-campground/

Location: Scenic & Historical Milford, PA.

River Beach Campsites

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Hotel Fauchere/Relais & Chateaux - Milford, PA
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Hotel Fauchere/Relais & Chateaux - Milford, PA
Accommodation | Hotel or Motel
If camping isn't your style, stay at Hotel Fauchere instead! Hotel Fauchere was recently restored and reopened in 2006 after a 30-year closure. Inside of Hotel Fauchere, there are 16 guest rooms, the Delmonico Room for fine dining, Bar Louis, a casual bistro-style bar, Patisserie Fauchere cafe, and an art gallery for guests to explore.

The Hotel Fauchere is an historic 16-guest-room boutique full-service hotel, with three food and beverage options:  the elegant Delmonico Room for classic fine dining, the bistro-style Bar Louis, with innovative world cuisine, and the Patisserie…

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Day 3

The Roost Deli & Market - Bushkill, PA
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The Roost Deli & Market - Bushkill, PA
Food or Drink | Cafe, Deli, Coffee House or Bakery
If you plan on continuing down Route 209 into the heart of the Delaware Water Gap, be sure to stop at The Roost for a good meal.

The Roost Deli & Market serves breakfast, sandwiches, salads, pizza, ice cream, coffee and espresso, fresh bakery goodies, and more in the historic Turn Store and the Tinsmith's Shop in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in Bushkill, Pennsylvania.…

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In This Trip Plan

1 High Point Monument - Sussex, NJ
2 Tri-States Monument - aka Tri-State Rock - Port Jervis, NY
3 Upper Delaware Scenic Byway - Port Jervis to Hancock, NY
4 Riverside Creamery - Port Jervis, NY
5 The Cottage in the Pines - Sparrow Bush, NY
6 Delaware River Walking Trail - Port Jervis, NY
7 Historic Milford - Milford, PA
8 Grey Towers National Historic Site - Milford, PA
9 River Beach Campsites - Milford, PA
10 Hotel Fauchere/Relais & Chateaux - Milford, PA
11 The Roost Deli & Market - Bushkill, PA