Distance from Pleasant Acres: approx 15 miles
The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area consists of 70,000 acres of protected lands in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Although many park patrons utilize the Pennsylvania side of the park, there are many recreational opportunities on the New Jersey side, not too far from Pleasant Acres. Old Mine Road, often considered America’s first highway, runs along the NJ side of the Delaware and is dotted by historic buildings and sites that showcase the areas rich mining and agricultural history. The New Jersey side also boasts Buttermilk Falls, an easy accessible road-side waterfall, 20 miles away, whose beauty is unparalleled in times of peak flow. The Dingman’s Ferry Visitor’s Center is just a half hour drive through Stokes State Forest.
Many Pleasant Acres guests find the DWG-NRA a great place to adventure and explore with scores of hiking trails and prime canoeing and kayaking, not too far from their campsite.
(Photo: Seasonal Camper, Carol Stauss. All rights reserved. Used with Permission. Thank you.)Visit www.nps.gov/dewa/index.htm for more infomation.