Closed apart from a waterfall due to Irene

Trip Start Sep 23, 2010
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Trip End Jul 13, 2012


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Thursday, September 22, 2011

22nd Sept.

Awoke to another slightly misty morning after a downpour in the night. Left Walmart around 9am heading towards the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area along Route 209. As we drove through the park, we considered crossing over into New Jersey and back but decided against it when we saw that each bridge was a toll bridge, so we satisfied ourselves with just a peak towards New Jersey. Maybe next time! Our first stop in the park was at Raymondskill Falls, a short, slippery walk to the upper & middle falls, but worth it. The falls were beautiful. A tone view point, you could see down the river valley and watch the river wind its way to the top of the falls. After this little trip, we were looking forward to seeing more. However, every road we took to get anywhere was closed off. We did manage to find a campground store and ask what was going on. Unfortunately, this park had been hit quite hard by Hurricane Irene a month ago and was still trying to recover from the damage. Never mind, it will just have to be a drive through visit! After passing through the park, we stayed on Route 209 and headed towards Harrisburg, enjoying the scenic drive rather than interstate. We stopped for lunch in Lansford at the JFK Memorial Park, which had monuments to the local fire crews and miners. We then continued on Route 209 and managed to by-pass Harrisburg heading on to Gettysburg.
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