Delaware Water Gap Loop + ADD NEW ROUTE
34 in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania150 Miles Miles
on July 1, 2005
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Start your route in Easton, PA. From US 22 at the NJ border take state route 611 north along the Delaware River. About 7 miles up the road, look for Martins Creek Belvidere Highway and turn right (east). Take Martins Creek Belvidere Highway and take the iron bridge and over the Delaware River into Belvidere, NJ. Make a left on Market (1st Light) and make a right on Manunkachunk Rd, then make a left on state route 46. Take this to I-80, get on I-80 west toward Delaware Water Gap. Take exit 1, and make a right on Old Mine Rd. (Note: Several routes go through De Water Gap Recreational area, some parts of Old Mine Rd can be in poor shape. I saw very few bad spots, but use 640 (Wallpack Flatbrookville Rd) as an alternate if you're concerned.) Stay on Old Mine Rd for about 27 miles and you'll intersect state route 560 where you make a left and head west on 560 and cross Dingman's Ferry Bridge ($.75 toll I think). After that get on 209S (south) and take it all the way down to Stroudsburg (about 24 miles). From Stroudsburg getting back to Easton is easy as all you have to do is follow the pretty route 611S all the way back to Easton PA ... doing this will complete the loop (total about 150 miles).
Follows the Delaware River from Easton, PA to Dingman's Ferry. River scenery, rolling hills, mountains, forest. It has it all!
Note: The abandoned town of Wallpack Center has an interesting story behind it, park at the Post Office and check out the Historical Society next door if you'd like to hear it.
It's a fairly slow scenic route with lots of twists. Roads vary from excellent to fair depending on route and recent weather. Watch for gravel if it's rained recently.
Many scenic stops, parks, campgrounds, river access points, and museums on the route, a few interesting restaurants as well. You'll pass by/through the Worthington State Forest and the Delware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
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