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Description - This beautiful river which was carved into the Kittatinny Mountains millions of years ago flows along Pennsylvania's eastern border touching New York, New Jersey and Delaware. It flows southward for approximately 300 miles to reach the Delaware Bay. The Schuylkill and Lehigh Rivers are main recreation and industrial tributaries. This important river serves as one of the East Coast's major waterways serving Philadelphia, Trenton and Camden, New Jersey. The river eventually connects to the Chesapeake Bay via two major canals. Public and private recreation opportunities abound including canoeing, camping, fishing, swimming, hiking, viewing wildlife, viewing geologic features and photographing natural scenery.

Attractions - This beautiful river which was carved into the Kittatinny Mountains millions of years ago flows along Pennsylvania's eastern border touching New York, New Jersey and Delaware. It flows southward for approximately 300 miles to reach the Delaware Bay. The Schuylkill and Lehigh Rivers are main recreation and industrial tributaries. This important river serves as one of the East Coast's major waterways serving Philadelphia, Trenton and Camden, New Jersey. The river eventually connects to the Chesapeake Bay via two major canals. Public and private recreation has been established around this waterway.

Recreation - This gorgeous river that flows between lush forests and granite landscapes offers canoeing, camping, fishing, swimming, hiking, viewing wildlife, viewing geologic features and photographing natural scenery. Surrounding private and public facilities offer direct access.

Climate - Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. This area stretches through several climates. Generally the winters are quite cold with temperatures averaging around 24 to 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-4 to -2 degrees Celsius). The area's average summer temperatures range around 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 22 Celsius). However, it is not unusual for summer temperature to reach into the 80's and 90's.

Location - Delaware National Scenic River follows the eastern PA state line from the state of Delaware reaching north up to the New York line.


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Contact Information:
Delaware National Scenic River , Bushkill, PA, 18324, Phone: 717-588-2435

Additional Information:
Pennsylvania Lakes and Reservoirs - Pennsylvania boasts as having more flowing water than any other state in the "lower 48." Whether you're looking for limestone streams, famous for trout fishing or whitewater rapids for an afternoon thrill ride, this state can fulfill that desire. The keystone state offers over 2,500 lakes and 300 streams. Ricketts Glen State Park is famous for its 30 waterfalls, the highest being a 94 foot tumble. In addition, Pennsylvania is home to the Allegheny National Forest known for its lush hardwoods, rich wildlife and a 12,000 acre lake considered ideal for catching trophy walleye, pike and muskellunge.
Pennsylvania National Forests and Parks - The National Park Service boasts of having over 16 designated historical sites, battlefields, monuments, memorials, rivers and trails within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Each is significant within itself deserving the protection and maintenance from the Park Service. The National Forest Service maintains and manages one of America's finest hardwood producing territories, the Allegheny National Forest, located in the northwestern region of the state.
Philadelphia, Country-Side, Lehigh Valley Area - The Philadelphia area is historically rich and diverse in natural resources. This beautiful area beacons as a vacation destination.
Pocono Mountains / Endless Mountains Area - The Pocono Mountains abound in natural wonders. The Glens Natural Area has 22 named waterfalls in a scenic gorge with old growth timber. You can also try whitewater rafting on the Lehigh River.

Links:
Delaware National Scenic River - Official agency Website

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