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Tour 56 - Delaware Water Gap Explore 2
(New Jersey & Pennsylvania)

 

 

We will start our tour at 7 am in midtown Manhattan, 8th Avenue between 33rd and 34th Street on the East side of 8th Avenue, across the street of 5 Penn Plaza (Google Street address is 460 8th Ave. New York, NY10119. It is written 470 on the building) (Old Duane Reade building, we are not sure what it will be in 2024) DON'T BE LATE! Please 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.

 

On this tour you will experience 6 different beautiful places around the Delaware Water Gap, which is a National Recreational Area. We will indulge ourselves in 3 shorter hikes, visit one historic Village, a stop by the Delaware River and experience the tallest waterfall in New jersey.

 

Hornbecks Creek Trail. (2.2-Mile RT 100 ft elevation)

This is the longest hike that we will do today, a hike on a relative flat trail through a beautiful forest. The path is very well groomed and has several of water crossings by way of well-constructed bridges & walkways.

 

At the end of the trail, we will find a beautiful cascade falling into a pool of crystal-clear water.

 

Tillman Ravine Trail (1-Mile RT 200 ft. elevation)

This is another nice, pristine and very tranquil trail by a creek. The hike is overall easy with some slightly steep sections.

 

Buttermilk Falls

Buttermilk Falls is the highest waterfall in New Jersey at 85-ft. There is no real hiking involved to visit this waterfall.

 

 

Next to the waterfall there is a staircase that you can ascend to a viewing platform to experience a different viewpoint of the falls.

 

 

   

 

We will enjoy an outside picnic lunch on this tour.

 

 

 

 

 

Millbrook Historic Village 

Millbrook Village is an original and re-created historic village. It started when local farmers who took their grain to the grist mill that began operating in 1832, a few years later a blacksmith shop and general store had been built near the mill, and soon other tradesmen opened businesses as well and Millbrook was born. Just after the Civil War the village reached its peak of 19 buildings and approximately 75 residents.

 

You will have ample time to stroll around in the village and stepping back in time. Sometimes volunteers bring the town to life by demonstrating different workman’s skills.

 

Van Campen Glen Trail 1.1 mile 164 ft to Upper Glen Falls

This is an easy to moderate out and back trail that winds closely next to a section of the Van Campen Brook.

 

The trail features several cascades and waterfalls, we will hike to the nicest one.

 

Delaware River

We will stop at a grassy day use only recreational area in the Delaware Water Gap, even though it probably will be too cold to take a swim, you can enjoy the nice views of the river.

 

Do you suffer from Portaphobia? (An insurmountable fear of portable toilets)

In the area that we will travel on this tour and many of the stops that we will make for the day, the only toilet options will be porta potties. If you suffer from portaphobia, this tour might not be for you.

 

We will drive back to NYC.

Arrival back to NYC at approximately 6:30 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

TOUR CONFIRMATION: Either on your phone or printed out.

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

CLOTHES: according to the weather.

FOOTWEAR: We will hike in a rocky mountaineer terrain which gets very slippery when wet. Hiking Boots is the ideal or if you do not own hiking boots sneakers with good traction will do as well. Do not wear sandals, dress shoes or high heels for the hike.

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

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

MOSQUITO REPELLANT 

SMALL BACKPACK: or fanny pack for your water, extra clothes, snacks etc. You will need both hands to be free during the hikes.

CAMERA/PHONE: With extra battery/memory 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.

INSURANCE: Even if this is just a day tour, if you are concern about losing money due to illness (including Covid-19) or other unpredictable matters, we highly recommend you buy a travel insurance. We can recommend www.insuremytrip.com or www.squaremouth.com (Hines Tours is not affiliated with either of these sites in any form). We do not give tour refunds or tour credits if you are not able to make the tour for any reasons.

   

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