Pets are always welcome at the Water Gap Trolley and ride for FREE!
This month, I wanted to do something different with Asti and thought it would be fun to take her for a ride ... aboard a trolley! We selected a black and white bandana, jumped in her car (Yes, we bought a Subaru Outback just for her!) and headed off to the pet-friendly Water Gap Trolley located in Delaware Water Gap (exit 310 off of I-80). This is a family owned and operated business and consists of three different trolleys; Mike, Ike and Look-a-Like. The staff are very friendly and dedicated to making you and your pet's time on the trolley fun, entertaining and informative.
Upon our arrival Asti met Harley and Rocket, two beautiful, full-bread Chihuahua's! They just completed their trolley tour with their owners Ann Marie and Tiffany Schofler from Ashland, Pa. Harley and Rocket were vacationing with their owners at Mountain Vista Campground in Marshall's Creek. Harley and Rocket sat on their owners laps during their tour and got the full effects of the fresh mountain air.
The Water Gap Trolley takes you back through history by learning about the Native Americans and the early settlers of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. After the tour, visitors can browse the gift shop, play a round of mini golf, have a picnic or just hang out on a park bench. New this year is the Souvenir Pressed Pennies machine. You can also take a walk through downtown Delaware Water Gap and visit unique restaurants, shopping and recreational attractions.
Please keep in mind that although pets are welcome on this property, smaller dogs are allowed on the trolley and larger dogs can ride on the trolley ONLY if the trolley is not crowded. Owners must clean up after their pets.
Come see what you and your furry friends have been missing. Open seven days a week, rain or shine, April through November. Tour times are 10am, 11:30 am, 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm. Adults are $9.50, children ages 3-11 years are $4 and pets are FREE! Call toll free 1-800-275-1242.
On another note, while we were there we were introduced to the Passport to the Poconos program. This is a discount card that will help you find lodging, camping, restaurants, attractions, shopping and indoor and outdoor recreation.The Pocono Mountains are recognized as pet-friendly destinations so don't leave home without your four-legged family member. There is lots of lodging and attractions that will cater to your pet while you visit!