Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

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Explore National Parks by Taking the Shuttle

June 16, 2011, 10:21 am
Vacations are meant to be relaxing, not spent in traffic. If you are planning to visit a national park during peak season, consider taking a shuttle. Not only do you avoid the hassle of driving, but you’re helping reduce emissions and noise in the park.   Acadia National Park From late June ...

Free bus service to serve Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

March 18, 2011, 10:22 am
Free bus service from East Stroudsburg to Milford will enhance the way the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is used by local residents and visitors. Monroe County Transit Authority will operate two new routes, Saturdays and Sundays, from April 30 to Oct. 3. The "Riverview Route" will be served by ...

Top Ten: Winter Weekend Getaways from the City

February 18, 2011, 8:22 am
Sometimes living in a big city can make nature seem so far away. In honor of Presidents Day, we’ve decided to compile a list of parks that are located close to major metropolitan areas and perfect for a winter weekend getaway. So strap on your snowshoes and grab your ...

Free Trial Bus Service to Delaware Water Gap

October 5, 2010, 12:22 pm
Free Saturday bus service to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area attractions might become a regular feature some day. During October 2010, the Monroe County Transit Authority is providing bus rides into the national park via River Road from the multi-city Martz bus station in Delaware Water Gap and along ...

Delaware Water Gap: A quiet escape in the bustling Northeast

July 26, 2010, 9:07 am
For those of us who live in urban areas, our outdoor getaway plans are often challenged by the logistics of escaping the city to get to the great outdoors. Do we need to rent a car? How can we avoid weekend traffic to get out of town? If we don’t ...

Centenarian is honored for volunteering at Delaware Water Gap

May 6, 2010, 8:59 am
Leonard Peck first climbed the craggy hills at the Delaware Water Gap 82 years ago, beginning his fascination — and sometimes obsession — with the park’s sweeping views, rugged trails and storied past. The former Sparta resident spent decades preserving the crumbling stone and wooded buildings tucked amid the sloping ...

Environmental groups turn to National Park Service to block N.J. $750M power line project

February 16, 2010, 8:00 am
Having lost their bid to get the state Board of Public Utilities to reject a major North Jersey power line project, opponents of the Susquehanna-Roseland line are turning their sights this week to the National Park Service. Environmental groups and other opponents will speak out at three environmental scoping hearings ...

Park service gets 91 acres for Delaware Water Gap

October 22, 2009, 7:31 am
A 91.5-acre forested property known as the DelGrosso Tract has been transferred from the Nature Conservancy to the National Park Service, expanding the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.In 2008, the Conservancy acquired the Sussex County property just east of the Delaware River on behalf of the National Park Service. The Conservancy held onto ...

Study Outlines Travel in Rec Area

May 19, 2009, 1:04 pm
 Mass transit would extend north along River Road and Route 209 in the national park, under a proposal that includes completing a hiking trail and upgrading park facilities.Those are among a consultant's recommendations in a report expected to be completed in the next couple of weeks. VHB/Jacobs presented its ...

National Park Service Has Several Job Openings

March 31, 2009, 1:46 pm
Good news for job-seekers in a tough economy: The National Park Service has five permanent and several temporary openings in the Poconos.Delaware Water Gap National Recreation is recruiting for a project manager and will begin recruiting soon for several other permanent and temporary positions.Full information on all federal job ...

National Park Service finds human remains in Delaware River

May 15, 2008, 10:21 am
Two National Park Service employees found human remains in the Delaware River this afternoon while on a boat patrol.The remains were found about one mile south of Sambo Island inside the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation area, according to the National Park Service.The Warren County medical examiner and New ...

Tourist finds one angler's remains

April 20, 2008, 5:52 pm
The body of Timothy Panella was recovered today from the waters of the Delaware River near Walpack Bend within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. A park visitor made the discovery at approximately 1 p.m. and called the Monroe County Control Center, which then contacted the National Park ...