EDC-Economic Development Committee
Eileen Noelle Photography Studio is located in the historic and art infused town of Delaware Water Gap and only one hour from New York City.
Our professional scope spans from Commercial Campaigns, Magazines, Events and Weddings, Portraits, Political Campaigns, Musicians, Fine Art, and Professional Sports.
Located within the HIstoric Castle Inn
20 Delaware Avenue, Second Floor
Delaware Water Gap, Pa. 18327
Hours: By Appointment
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. With trailheads distributed between ½ and 5 miles apart, this trail offers a section for just about any visitor. Additionally, most trailheads are along the park's free bus route that operates summer weekends.
From Hialeah to Owens trailheads, the trail is mostly flat as it traverses former settlements and farms. From the Owens Trailhead on Freeman Tract Road, the trail switchbacks sharply up the side of the Hogback, or ridge, to the park's headquarters. Observation decks on the side of the headquarters facility provide wildlife viewing areas.
Between park headquarters and Bushkill Access, the terrain becomes rolling hills. Numerous structures, foundations, and other traces remain from the once thriving community of Bushkill.
North of Bushkill Access, the trail follows a narrow ribbon of land between US 209 and the river and then continues nearly level through agricultural fields and forests to Schneider Farm.
The next several miles of the trail are dominated by the river to the east and the cliffs to the west, with the trail and US 209 squeezed between in places. From Raymondskill Creek to Milford Beach, the Raymondskill Cliff parallels the nearly flat trail.
The northern terminus of the McDade Trail is Milford Beach, a popular recreation site for local residents since 1945. Whether you start from this end, Hialeah, or a point in between, you are sure to find something to fit any mood.
Many hikers seek places to get away from it all – to go deep into the woods or high up a mountain and escape civilization. But there’s nature and peace to be found in busy places, too.
Cherry Creek Loop is a shining example, as it links woods, creeks, wildflowers and sidewalks in Smithfield Township and the village of Delaware Water Gap.
Cherry Creek Loop is easily accessible to the public looking for a quick commune with nature, and it offers a rich habitat for animals, too. Laid out right along Route 80, the trail passes over and under the busy highway. Yet the trail is cool, shady and dense with sycamore and other deciduous trees.
Elderberry, fox grape, May rose, and bittersweet grow here, along with native goldenrod and jewel weed, Joe Pye weed and Turk’s cap lily. Goldfinches feast on thistle. The fruit of pokeweed, though poisonous to us, is a staple for foxes, raccoons, mice and possums.
One stretch of the trail leads to the junction of Cherry Creek, Brodhead Creek and the mighty Delaware River, where, on a recent visit, the fishy remains of a river otter’s meal were found. There, the rippling creek’s music masks the ruckus on Route 80. It is easy to let your mind wander and imagine generations of Lenni-Lenape living off summer’s bounty here while preparing for winter.
Today, this 28.5-acre park is proof that modern humans can use land wisely. Lying in the floodplain of two creeks and the wild Delaware, it should come as no surprise that the land will flood from time to time. Houses and businesses would be regularly devastated — at huge human and financial cost — but the soccer fields and walking trails built here take it in stride. Instead of racing away over hard roads, roofs, and driveways, causing erosion and polluting the streams, floodwater is slowly absorbed. This protects drinking water not just for us, but for millions of people downstream.
The 2.6-mile loop includes concrete stepping stones that take you across Cherry Creek. The path leads to an overpass above the Route 80 toll plaza — a unique perspective and panorama! Next is the village of Delaware Water Gap, a friendly place, where Appalachian Trail hikers from all over the country are welcomed with good food, great music, and supplies for the next leg of their journey.
According to Smithfield Township Supervisor Brian Barrett, in 2008, Smithfield and Delaware Water Gap Borough started working with the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission to create the park. The commission also funded construction of the trails, soccer fields and a playground for children. Many benches, information kiosks, and covered picnic tables are available, and trails are suitable for walking, jogging, and even smooth enough for strollers. Future plans include making a mile of the trail fully wheelchair-friendly and adding Braille to the information kiosks.
A cool place on a hot day, easy to find, accessible to all, water views — and did I mention a sighting of three eagles there recently? — get outdoors on Cherry Creek Loop and see for yourself!
Hobo Chic puts an au courant spin on conventional antiquing and orthodox rummaging.
Antiques and vintage wares are not just... for your lovely Grandmother’s home anymore. They are for the curious teen’s bedroom, the hipster’s dorm, the man’s cave, the crafter’s nook…
Whether you are plumping the collection, erecting a new, or just embellishing your modern home with shades of the old, you will find something you’ve never seen before or at least something you haven’t seen in decades.
Vintage goods are not alone, just as we can not have Hobo without the Chic, we can not have the old without the new. Current clothing hangs amongst the antiquities… “Like what?” you may ask, well, you will just have to come in and see.
Hobo Chic is set at the heart of Main Street in a 100 year old carriage house. If you are in no mood to shop, at least stop in to admire the historic qualities of the building, who knows, you may find something you can not live without.
History of the History
Ivory Moore is the proprietor of Hobo Chic and to dub it a labor of love would be oh so very cliché but oh so very apropos. For her boyfriend, whom she loves very much, is a little bit Hobo and a little bit Chic, and had a collection of collections far too large for two. So, an inventory was born!! Thirty years worth of her domestic partner’s hoarding is for sale!!
But really, it’s not all his fault. Their “real” jobs require hours upon hours upon hours of driving for miles and miles and miles up and down and back and forth across the County’s side. And on their gypsy ventures, to mix a little pleasure with business, plisness or bleasure, what have you, they go rummaging, hunting and, yep, you guessed it, collecting! Sometimes their Chic station wagon comes home looking awfully Hobo as the back is brimming with treasure and the roof is strapped with goods.
They aim for the unusual and unusual, on the Main Street, in the Delaware Water Gap, you shall find.
Art gallery and museum of local history housed in a charming brick school house (circa 1850).
Open Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 pm, May to October (Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day weekend). Groups of ten or more people who want to visit the museum when we are closed can be accommodated. Use the "Contact Us" form on this website.
Donation $2.00 Children under 12 Free.
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Built By Dimmick Drake in 1906, Castle Inn was the last of the great hotels to be built in Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania. Tourists flocked to the Gap to escape the summer heat and enjoy the beauty of the Delaware River.
Designed by German architect Robert Brueckner, Castle Inn was constructed of poured concrete and timber beams, a European construction technique unusual in the United States at the time. The Castle boasted all the latest amenities such as an ice cream parlor, “1600 electric lights, mosaic floor and running spring water in every room… bowling alleys, pool and billiard parlor.”
Enrico Caruso sang at Castle Inn and John Phillip Sousa performed there. Gene Tunney, who defeated Jack Dempsey in 1926 for the heavyweight championship of the world, trained at Castle Inn in 1927 for the controversial “long count” fight in which he successfully defended his title against Dempsey.
Castle Inn continued to function as an Inn until 1952, when it was purchased by Big Band leader Fred Waring, of Waring and the Pennsylvanians, and Waring Blender fame. Mr. Waring ran his music empire from the site.
In 2005, Castle Inn was purchased by Theresa Veltri and Frank Paccione, who, through their loving restoration of the building, have preserved and protected this wonderful part of American History.
Today, Castle Inn is home to a colonnade of unique shoppes including an antiques auction house, a day spa and victorian era ice cream parlour. The latest addition includes the newly restored event space.
The Village Farmer and Bakery is a family- owned and operated bakery right in the heart of Delaware Water Gap, PA. Over 30 years ago we opened as a farm market and have and added the bakery and food items as the years went on. We are excited about the future and cant wait to see what is next.