Details Tour  27
Delaware Water Gap Explorer

 

Appalachian Trail Boardwalk, Grey Towers Mansion and Waterfalls

We will start our tour at 7 am in midtown Manhattan, 8th Avenue between 33rd and 34th Street (by Duane Reade) DON'T BE LATE! Come 15 minutes early to sign in.

You will be greeted by your tour guide for the day. You will sign our liability waiver, and after departure a light breakfast will be served on board the van.

 

 

Pochuck Boardwalk. Start the day with hiking part of the famous Appalachian Trail (From Georgia to Maine). Enjoy a stroll on the mile long Pochuck Board walk. Walk over freshwater marsh wetlands without getting wet.

 

The trail offers an expansive view of the Vernon valley and you can view marsh critters like turtles and water snakes and vast amount of wild flowers.

 

 

 

Grey Towers.
Next stop is Grey Towers National Historic Site. This is the ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, the first director of the United States Forest Service and twice elected governor of Pennsylvania.
 
 
 

In 1963 his family donated the estate and the surrounding 102 acres (41 ha) to the Forest Service and in 1966 the Department of the Interior designated it a National Historic Landmark.

 

 

Receive a guided tour of the mansion and garden.

 

 

 

 

We will eat lunch.

 

 

 

 

 

Raymondskill Falls
After lunch we will explore the tallest waterfall in Pennsylvania, Raymondskill Falls. It is a series of three cascading waterfalls with a combined height of approximately 150 feet/46 meters. The falls are easy accessible by a short hike to a couple of viewing platforms.

 

 

Dingmans Falls
We will also visit the second highest water fall in Pennsylvania, the 130 foot Dingmans Falls.
 
 
 
 
 
The falls is easily accessible by a wooden walkway through a pristine forest. On the way to Dingmans Falls you will also see the smaller Silverthread Falls.
 
 
 
We will drive back to NYC.
Arrival back to NYC at approximately 7 pm.

Hines Tours reserves the right to alter the itinerary, plans and arrangements for the tour, if in the judgment of Hines Tours it becomes advisable to do so.

 

 

WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR ON THE TOUR:

ID: Please bring a valid government issued identification. (Adults only)

CLOTHES: according to the weather. 

FOOTWEAR: Hiking shoes, good walking shoes or sneakers with good traction will do as well. Do not wear dress shoes or high heels.

RAIN GEAR: Even with no rain in the forecast, we recommend you to bring some rain gear.

WATER: In a plastic bottle, especially on hot days. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

MOSQUITO REPELLANT containing deet

CAMERA: With extra memory/film is highly recommended. You will experience breath taking scenery.

CASH: Although our tour is classified as an "all inclusive". It is advisable to bring some cash for snacks and gratuities for the guide which is left to your discretion.

AN OPEN MIND: Although this is a recreational/leisure tour, you will also learn about history.

   

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