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Upper Delaware River Region

About Pocono Mountains - Upper Delaware River Region - Spring/Sumemr 2014
Jeff Greenberg

(Pike & Wayne Counties)

What does combining two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen give you? In the Pocono Mountains, that is the recipe for nearly limitless recreational opportunities. When you head towards the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, you'll be headed towards fun. Stretching over 73 miles, the river courses along the Pennsylvania and New York border. This region is rustic and full of the great outdoors that the Pocono Mountains is known for. Learn to raft on its Class I and II rapids or watch for a bald eagle in winter.

The region offers gorgeous scenic roadways, surging whitewater rapids and plenty to do for the outdoor enthusiast with countless areas for cross-country skiing, camping and hiking, snowmobiling, bird and eagle watching, biking or just sight-seeing and relaxing. Villages, historic buildings, remnants of a once-busy canal, the nation's oldest existing wire cable suspension bridge and home of author Zane Grey are some of the river valley's sights. Part of the Anthracite coal region, the Upper Delaware River Region was strategic for transporting coal from the area by rail and canal to southern states. The Upper Delaware River Region is a diverse blend of nature, history and culture that yearns to be explored.

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Sep
5

CALENDAR

9/05/2014
COTA Jazz and Arts Festival

The 37th Annual Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts packs several sets of ensemble jazz performances, plus theater and arts, into a three-day festival in the scenic Borough of Delaware Water Gap. More

Sep
12
9/12/2014
Revolution3 Pocono Mountains

The weekend is nestled at the magnificent Shawnee Inn, a historic lodge established in the early 1900s. The weekend will include multiple events including a Friday evening Rev3 Glow 5K, a USARA sanctioned sprint adventure race and a family adventure race on Saturday. Sunday's highlights are an Olympic distance triathlon as well as a Half REV. The race feature a lake swim, and then a point to point bike where the athletes plunge 400 vertical feet over the first four miles of the bike into the scenic Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The run is a hilly out and back passing the Shawnee Mountain Ski Area and back into the National Recreation Area before coming back to finish at the Shawnee Inn Resort. More