The Delaware River Highlands is the area on either side of the upper Delaware River valley, encompassing parts of three states and five counties: Pike and Wayne counties in Pennsylvania, Sullivan and Orange in New York and Sussex in New Jersey.
Named, literally, for the "high land" on either side of the Delaware River, the region is densely forested and features many waterfalls, as every stream flowing into the Delaware River must cut through the escarpment on either side of the river. A number of large parcels of state and federal property, including two large National Park Service properties, the 69,000 acre Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the 75,000 acre Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.
A wide range of outdoor recreational activities—including eagle and birdwatching, hiking, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, hunting, fishing, camping and boating—brings visitors from all over the world to this remarkable river valley. Along the shores of the river are a number of historic villages, hamlets and towns, many of which offer great antiquing, shopping, country markets, historic inns and Bed and Breakfasts, and other attractions.
This site is funded in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania State Department of Community and Economic Development and is managed by the Pike County Visitors Bureau. At present, the Pike County section of the site is most complete, but in time we hope to have participation and links to many attractions and activities in the greater Delaware River Highlands region.