About the Region

The Scenic, Wild Delaware River region encompasses the river’s watershed within nine counties in three states: Sussex and Warren counties in New Jersey; Delaware, Orange and Sullivan counties in New York; and Monroe, Northampton, Pike and Wayne counties in Pennsylvania. It includes the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and the Middle Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.

The area is united by the river, and also features forests, floodplains, waterfalls, marshes, beaches, and mountains. Opportunities for nature and adventure-based tourism activities are ample. So, too, are historic, community and cultural sites. The Scenic, Wild Delaware River Geotourism Program aims to promote economic stability for communities within the region, as well as a shared identity that encourages collaboration across boundaries to benefit local communities and the natural system in which they exist.

SWDR logoThe Scenic, Wild Delaware River Geotourism Program seeks to sustain and celebrate the health, beauty, diversity, and productivity of the natural, cultural and aesthetic resources of the upper and middle Delaware River. This website highlights the beauty and diversity of these lands and the communities through this informative website that presents the sites and stories of the region through the voices of the people who live here.

map of region

Highlighting the Nature, Culture, and Heritage of the Scenic, Wild Delaware River
National Geographic is working with local organizations, businesses and residents to map the best of the Scenic, Wild Delaware River. We invite you to recommend historic, cultural and natural sites; events, attractions and activities; businesses; trails; artists, artisans and guides—and other people, experiences, and destinations that represent the region’s unique character, heritage and beauty.

Using your recommendations and content, National Geographic has produced this website to promote travel to the region and to celebrate and sustain what is most distinctive about the Scenic, Wild Delaware River, its captivating landscapes, vibrant local communities, diverse recreational offerings, and rich history.

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About the Geotourism Program
National Geographic has worked with partners to develop similar Geotourism websites in other regions around the United States and the world. Projects have been implemented along the Mississippi River corridor, the Gulf Coast states, Sedona / Verde Valley, Greater Yellowstone, the Crown of the Continent (Alberta, British Columbia, Montana), Sierra Nevada, Newfoundland, and other locations.

National Geographic believes in the power of science, exploration, education, and storytelling to change the world. Through the world’s best scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, National Geographic informs, captivates, and entertains a global community through television channels, magazines, children’s media, travel expeditions, books, maps, consumer products, location-based entertainment and experiences, and some of the most engaging digital and social media platforms in the world. 

For more information about the National Geographic Geotourism program, please visit: NationalGeographic.com/Geotourism