The Kittatinny Point Visitor Center is in the Delaware Water Gap just off Interstate 80 in New Jersey. Both the visitor center and boat ramp were closed when I was there in early May 08. It said closed for the season but maybe it is permanent. I heard that New Jersey was having to close many of their state parks due to budget shortfalls. Officially, the canoe launch, parking, and picnic area are open for 2008. However, for some reason (the website does not say why) only the outdoor toilets may be available. That was the case when I was there. The boat launch is closed until repaired. Boats may not use the canoe launch.
The Van Campen's Glen Trail starts at the Van Campen's Glen Picnic Area and follows Van Campen's Brook north one mile, crossing the brook on a small footbridge just before a good-sized waterfall. I only went as far as the waterfall. However, from there I could see that the trail then climbs a staircase beside the waterfall. Evidently it continues one-half mile farther, crossing (not following) the dirt Cutoff Road to reach the Watergate Recreation Site. Hiking north around the ponds at Watergate one-half mile leads to the dirt road to Millbrook. The trail climbs about 100 feet per mile northbound. It is marked with yellow blazes.
The online Reader's Digest Advice and Know-How about the Delaware River Loop scenic drive tells us:
"The first [Europeans] to settle the Delaware River valley in the early 1700's were Dutch farmers from New Amsterdam (now New York). The Van Campens, descendants of one of the families, sold their land so that a mill could be built beside a stream that came to be known as Van Campen's Mill Brook. This mill spawned Millbrook Village, a living museum and the first "town" inside the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area. An adjoining glen makes a fine picnic spot, and while the brook isn't stocked, it boasts a healthy population of wild trout, which thrive in its cool waters and seem to exist solely to tempt anglers drawn to its waters."
The 40 miles of the Delaware River attract people who enjoy canoeing, tubing, and rafting. Access points to the river are located every eight to ten miles, and may be by way of dirt roads. This is the canoeing area at Eshback, 5 miles from Bushkill Visitor Center.
For those on overnight trips, camping is allowed at designated sites along the river.
The Appalachain Trail on the New Jersey side offers breath taking views. On a clear day, you can see for miles. Also, there are many deep water ponds along the trail. These ponds are popular for fishing.
Antiques and Collectibles:
The Marketplace 40+ Shops Antiques Flea [Mall] will stroll you thru times gone past, when craftmen took pride in their whimsical work & things were made to last. Lots of variety & reasonably priced. They've been right on Main Street (rt.611) for almost 20 yrs. Open Fri.Sat.Sun.Mon. yearound. I've found many a decorative accent for my home.
Great source for affordable antiques & collectibles!
Between Exit 12 and Exit 4 in New Jersey, there is a scenic overlook on I-80 westbound. In my opinion, this is the best view of the Delaware Water Gap.