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What's the best place for rock climbing in the Northeast?
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Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Bouldering, Rock Climbing
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As you might imagine, this is a question with a lot of answers depending on who you ask.
 
"The Gunks" (short for Shawangunk Mountains) in New Paltz, NY are widely regarded as the most approachable and lively climbing area in the region, with literally hundreds of climbing routes, many more than 200 feet high.  There’s something everyone -- including non-hikers, with miles of trails, vistas, etc.  Mountains and cliffs around North Conway, NH and Eastern Maine (see Acadia National Park http://www.ohranger.com/acadia/things-do) are also very popular. 

One very good site to research for climbing routes, directions and feedback would be TheCrag.com

Enjoy, and let us know what you find along the way!

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Has the "Trail Closed" sign for the Ledge Trail in Yosemite National Park been buried by the recent Curry Village rockfall?
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Yosemite National Park, Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Geology
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Horsetooth Reservoir

Horsetooth Reservoir, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, furnishes the main water supply for the Poudre Valley. The reservoir is 6.5 miles long, and is formed by four large earthfill dams. Horsetooth Dam closes the northern end of the valley, and Soldier Canyon, Dixon Canyon, and Spring Canyon Dams close ...

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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
John J. Donahue
Did you know the Delaware watershed provides water for 10% of the nation's population? The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is home to the Middle Delaware River, which passes for over forty miles between low forested mountains with barely a house in sight. The river then cuts through the mountain ridge to form the famed "Water Gap." Exiting the park, the river runs 200 more miles to Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean at Wilmington, Delaware. Swim, fish, boat, canoe, kayak, raft and tube at the park. The Middle Delaware is one of the cleanest rivers around!
Park Acreage: 
68714
Highest Point: 
Mt. Tammany
Highest Point Elevation: 
1527 feet
Visitor Count: 
5254216
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Delaware River; Historic Wallpack Center; Dutch Mines; Delaware Valley; Old Mine Road; Dingman's Falls; Silver Thread Falls; Raymondskill Falls; Historic Millbrook Village
Endangered Species: 
Bald Eagle
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Stroudsburg, PA
Gateway Communities: 
Stroudsburg, PA
Nearby Airports: 
Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)

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Middle Delaware National Scenic River

Superintendent Name: 
John J. Donahue
Did you know the Delaware watershed provides water for 10% of the nation's population?! The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is home to the Middle Delaware River, which passes for over forty miles between low forested mountains with barely a house in sight. The river then cuts through the mountain ridge to form the famed "Water Gap." Exiting the park, the river runs 200 more miles to Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean at Wilmington, Delaware. Swim, fish, boat, canoe, kayak, raft and tube. The Middle Delaware is one of the cleanest rivers around!
Visitor Count: 
5052264
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Delaware River; Historic Wallpack Center; Dutch Mines; Delaware Valley; Old Mine Road; Dingman's Falls; Silver Thread Falls; Raymondskill Falls; Historic Millbrook Village
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Stroudsburg, PA
Gateway Communities: 
Stroudsburg, PA
Nearby Airports: 
Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)

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Lake Chelan National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Palmer "Chip" Jenkins, Jr.
Lake Chelan National Recreation area is marked by jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and magnificent glaciers. United together with Ross Lake and North Cascades National Park by a contiguous overlay of Stephen Mather Wilderness, the beauty of Lake Chelan provides a rich tapestry for visitor experiences of all abilities and interests. The trails and vast undeveloped wilderness allow visitors to experience nature with minimal human-caused intrusions.
Park Acreage: 
59341
Highest Point: 
Mount Rainier
Highest Point Elevation: 
14410 feet
Visitor Count: 
35151
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Diablo Lake
Endangered Species: 
Northern Spotted Owl; Bull Trout; Gray Wolf; Grizzly Bear; Canada Lynx; Marbled Murrelet; Bald Eagle; Western Gray Squirrel; Fisher
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Wenatchee, WA
Gateway Communities: 
Stehekin, WA; Chelan, WA
Nearby Airports: 
Pangborn Memorial Airport (EAT)

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New River Gorge National River

Superintendent Name: 
Don Striker
The New River Gorge National River, which encompasses more than 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is designed to protect and maintain the New River Gorge in southern West Virginia, an area rich in cultural and natural history. Established in 1978, this national river stretches for 53 miles from Hinton, West Virginia in Summers County to Hawks Nest State Park at Ansted, Fayette County.
Park Acreage: 
72185
Visitor Count: 
1124688
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Historic Coalmines; Thurmond; Glade Creek Railroad Bridge
Endangered Species: 
Peregrine Falcon
Entrance Fees: 
No Entrance Fee
Nearest Major City: 
Beckley, West Virginia
Gateway Communities: 
Harvey, WV; Glen Jean, WV
Nearby Airports: 
Raleigh County Memorial Airport (BKW)

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John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway

Superintendent Name: 
Mary Gibson Scott
The John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway provides a natural link between Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks containing features characteristic of both areas. In the parkway, the Teton Range fades to a gentle slope at its northern edge, while rocks born of volcanic flows from Yellowstone line the Snake River. The late conservationist and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. made significant contributions to several national parks including Grand Teton, Acadia, Great Smoky Mountains, and Virgin Islands. In 1972 Congress dedicated a 24,000 acre parcel of land as John D.
Park Open Info: 
Late May to September 23rd, call for hours
Park Closed Info: 
Closed in winter to automobiles
Park Acreage: 
23777
Visitor Count: 
1137117
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Jackson Hole; The Colter Stone; Grand Teton National Park; Menors Ferry Historic District
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle Pass (valid for both Grand Teton and Yellowstone): $25.00 (valid for 7 days); Individual (hikers, bicyclists): $12.00; Motorcycle: $20.00; Winter Day Use (mid-December through April 30): $5 (Grand Teton only)
Nearest Major City: 
Jackson, WY
Gateway Communities: 
Jackson, WY; Cody, WY; West Yellowstone, MT
Nearby Airports: 
Jackson Hole Airport (JAC); West Yellowstone Airport (WYS); Cody Airport

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Great Falls Park

Superintendent Name: 
Audrey Calhoun

A town. A canal. A trading post. A fishing hole. An amusement park. A discovery place. Great Falls Park of the Potomac has a varied history dating back more than ten thousand years. At Great Falls, the Potomac's speed quickens and force strengthens as it gushes over a series of steep, jagged rocks and flows through the narrow Mather Gorge. Great Falls Park has many opportunities to explore history and nature, all in a beautiful 800 acre park only fifteen miles from the Nation’s Capital.

Park Acreage: 
800
Highest Point Elevation: 
350 feet
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Chain Bridge; Mather Gorge; Patowmack Canal
Entrance Fees: 
Individual (on foot, horseback, bicycle, motorcycle): $3.00 (valid for 3 days); Vehicle Pass: $5.00 (valid for 3 days); Annual Pass: $20.00
Nearest Major City: 
McLean, VA
Gateway Communities: 
McLean, VA
Nearby Airports: 
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD); Reagan International Airport (DCA)

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Baltimore-Washington Parkway (affiliated area)

Superintendent Name: 
Gayle Hazlewood
Opening for traffic in 1954, the Baltimore-Washington Parkway is a 29-mile road running between the eastern boundary of the District of Columbia and Baltimore, Maryland. It resulted from the collaborative efforts of federal and state governments. The cooperation linked the two metropolitan areas along the "fall line" where the Atlantic coatal plain meets the Piedmont region. Initially, the parkway crossed undeveloped land, though it has stimulated considerable suburban growth since its establishment.
Park Acreage: 
29
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Greenbelt Park; NASA Visitor Center; City of Greenbelt; Greenbelt Museum; The Greenbelt City Hall; National Wildlife Visitor Center
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C.
Gateway Communities: 
Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C.;Washington, D.C.; Arlington, VA; Alexandria, VA; Bethesda, MD; Silver Spring, MD
Nearby Airports: 
Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

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