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Rafting, tubing, hiking, canoeing, fishing and camping are top activities at popular Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Feb 3, 2014

Enjoying the outdoor is always fun and exciting, more so when you are on a holiday. If you are planning a trip to New Jersey, you should take some time to spend time at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Located along the Delaware River, this recreation area features the Water Gap, lakes, streams and waterfalls.

Known as a vacation haven, this river valley is popular with mini bus rental visitors for activities such as tubing, rafting, hiking, canoeing, fishing and camping.

Tubing the River

This recreation area is considered one of the best places for tubing during summer as there is a 10 mph speed limit on boats and any personal watercrafts. Should you want to have a hassle-free tubing experience, just book one of the Delaware River outfitters that offer tubing trips. Although most of the outfitters for Delaware River recreation activities focus more on canoeing, some, such as Chamberlain Canoes and Kittatinny Canoes also offer tubing outfitting services.

Hiking at Delaware Water Gap

There are more than 100 miles of hiking trails at this recreation area. Some of the most popular ones that bus charter visitors enjoy are:

  • Trails on the Gap: A moderate to difficult trail, that includes a steep, switchback scramble over boulders. Offers the finest view of the Gap and surrounding park areas. Children, pets and those with chronically stiff joints will have difficulty.
  • McDade Trails: A 32-mile trail along the Pennsylvania side of the park, the McDade trails passes through forests and farm fields, with views of rivers and cliffs. Open to hiking, biking and cross-country skiing, this trail varies in terrain offering rugged foot trails as well as wide gravel paths.
  • Coppermines Trail: This is a 2 mile trail that climbs steadily up Kittatinny Ridge, passing two old abandoned copper mines. Coach bus visitors will enjoy hemlock ravines and mixed hardwood forest, as well as some modest cascades.

Camping Grounds

There are two major camping grounds at Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area. One is at Worthington State Forest where rental bus visitors can enjoy lots of activities such as a visitor’s center, trails for hiking and biking, and access to water activities like canoeing, boating, tubing and rafting. The other camping ground is at Dingman’s Campground where campers can also access camping and hiking facilities as well as river trips.

To get to this fun outdoor recreation area, why don’t you rent a bus? Call 1-800-304-1993 for a quote or to reserve the bus of your choice.

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