Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Active Learning

Delaware Water Gap is a terrific place for exploring and learning. You can learn about nature in a residential campus, see objects produced by skilled craftsmen, or visit a re-created 19th-century village. Junior ranger and junior naturalist programs are available at park visitor centers.

Peters Valley Craft Center
Skilled artists live here working on their specialty. They teach beginning and advanced courses, demonstrate techniques, and sell their wares. One-day workshops and short courses are offered in the summer.

For information, write:
Peters Valley Craft Center
19 Kuhn Road
Layton, NJ 07851-9702

Millbrook Village
In 1832 Abram Garris built a mill here, and it came to serve as the nucleus of a village. Millbrook flourished during the middle years of the century, but by 1900 the village was in an irreversible decline. Today Millbrook is the stage for a re-creation of a late-19th-century rural community rather than an exact restoration of the original. A self-guiding walking tour of the village tells you about the buildings and life here 100 years ago.

Pocono Environmental Education Center
Located in a former Pocono honeymoon resort, PEEC offers study programs in a residential environment. PEEC is ideal for schools, churches, and youth groups, offering weekend workshops, including family vacation camps. Several Elderhostel sessions are held throughout the year. The center has 12 miles of hiking trails through its grounds and has access to 20,000 acres of public lands nearby.

For information, write:
R.R. 2, Box 1010
Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328-9614

Mohican Outdoor Center
This facility of the Appalachian Mountain Club offers recreational programs and educational workshops for members and non-members. The camp is located along the Appalachian Trail on the banks of catfish Pond in New Jersey and serves as a base of operations for trail work projects within the recreation area.

For information, write:
Mohican Outdoor Center
50 Camp Road
Blairstown, NJ 07825-9655

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication



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