Many routes lead to the Scenic, Wild Delaware River. Though we’re just a two-to-three-hour drive from New York City, and a similar distance from Newark and Philadelphia, we’re a world away.
International airports are located in Newark, New Jersey, New York City, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Regional airports are located in New Windsor, New York, and Allentown and Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.
ShortLine Bus provides daily service from the New York City area to Port Jervis, Middletown, and Monticello, New York. Seasonal service is available to Honesdale, Milford, and Matamoras, Pennsylvania.
Martz-Trailways provides bus service from New York City to Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania.
The Monroe County Transit Authority provides regular bus service in Monroe County with stops located in the towns of Delaware Water Gap and Bushkill, Pennsylvania.
On weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Monroe County Transit Authority provides free bus service to select beaches, trailheads, and river access points on the Pennsylvania side of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and the Kittatinny Point visitor center in New Jersey. The shuttle also transports bikes, canoes, and kayaks. See more information about schedules and stopshere
New Jersey Transit provides passenger train service from the New York City area to Port Jervis, New York. By Car
Three interstate highways cut across the Scenic, Wild Delaware River area: I-78 runs through Easton, Pennsylvania, and Phillipsburg, New Jersey near the southern end of the region; I-80 runs just to the south of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area; and I-84 passes through the northern end of the national recreation area, near Port Jervis, New York, and Milford and Matamoras, Pennsylvania. New York Highway 17 provides access to the Upper Delaware. New York Scenic Route 97 parallels much of the eastern side of the Delaware River above Port Jervis, New York. U.S. 209 is the main north-south route along the western side of the river through Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. On the New Jersey side of the river, Old Mine Road, New Jersey Route 94 and U.S. 206 provide access to the area. Further downstream, US 46 and Pennsylvania Route 33 are among the main access highways.
Two national parks lie at the heart of the Scenic, Wild Delaware River region: the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River in the northwestern part of the region, and Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area to the southeast. The maps below will help you easily get directions to these anchor points for the northern and southern parts of the region.