Starting at Milford Beach, the McDade Recreational Trail extends most the length of the park and provides views of the river, charming streams, open farm fields, forests and historic landscapes. The trail offers hikers, bikers and cross-country skiers areas of varied difficulty, from easy to strenuous.
Milford Beach is located at the north end of the park just south of Milford, Pennsylvania. This area offers a grassy beach complete with picnic areas, a pavilion, restrooms, a boat launch, a canoe launch and access to the Joseph M. McDade Recreational Trail.
Grey Towers National Historic Site is located just off US 6 west of Milford, Pennsylvania. It is the ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, first director of the United States Forest Service (USFS) and twice elected governor of Pennsylvania. Guided tours of the mansion and grounds share the story of the Pinchot family and the role Grey Towers played as they advanced their social, political and conservation ideals.
The Columns Museum
This magnificent building in the Historic District of Milford was originally built for Dennis McLaughlin, a Jersey City business mogul. The Columns is a 22 room mansion built in the neoclassical style and is home to the Pike County Historical Society and the Columns Museum. The Columns is home to the Lincoln Flag.
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
The Delaware Water Gap has been a vacation destination for more than a century and visitors have spent many overnights close to nature. The park offers many recreational activities that range from hiking, boating, fishing and camping reliving the past through period celebrations to the park’s birth during the conservation and environmental movements of the 1960’s and 1970’s. There are many experiences on both sides of the Delaware River in New Jersey and Pennsylvania that provide glimpses into the rich history of this region.
Hiking and Biking
Hiking and biking trails are abundant in the Milford area. The Cliff Trail System has three trailheads close to Milford and encompasses the Knob, which overlooks Milford Boro, Raymondskill and Hackers falls.
A trip to Milford and Pike County, in general, is not complete without a visit to one of our spectacular waterfalls. This blogger has laid it all out for visitors.