Delaware Water Gap

A Pocono Weekend: Photos From A Hike

Tumbling waters trail vista overlooking national recreation areaSee that hawk? Was about the size of a Cessna! ;)


Happy Earth Day!

No matter where you live or stay in the Poconos, you aren't far from outdoor adventures. And now that the weather is breaking, it's time to get out and enjoy it! This weekend I checked out Tumbling Waters Trail, one of six trails at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC). Getting there is easy as it is a short and lovely drive north on 209 toward Dingman's Ferry from Bushkill. My hiking partner and I have been slowly building up the difficulty of our hikes, using the rich outdoor resources of the Poconos as our personal gym. This is one exercise I actually look forward to doing and do regularly! Had to take a break about half-way through the three mile excursion though:

Resting up for the rest of the hike
If you're interested in seeing the route, check out the PEEC Trail Map. Tumbling Waters is the orange trail, and offers a little bit of all of the best Pocono scenery: breathtaking views of the mountains, ponds and streams, waterfalls, woods with foliage and wildlife, and even some ruins:

Old fireplace remains with a view of the parkChimney ruins: Quite an amazing homesite, no?

Weathered tree delaware water gap national recreation areaOld and weathered but still standing!

Beware, though...there is one section of the trail called Killer Hill, aka Cardiac Hill. Luckily, you can rest up before you tackle this climb and take in some negative ions at the spot that gave the trail its name, Tumbling Waters Falls:

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Can't wait til next weekend!


Water Gap Home Is Not Sold...Yet!


45 Minsi Road, Delaware Water Gap

Situated on a corner lot with mature plantings and a rockin' chair porch from which to enjoy it all, this home has remarkably spacious rooms despite it's seemingly small stature. There are some wood floors under the carpeting, and the dining room has built-in curios, typical of the craftmanship found in homes built in the 1950's. There is also a nice big kitchen which opens to a sun room facing the back yard.

There are lots of bonus features here including a basement, a carport and outside storage sheds. And, the walk-up attic could easily be finished in to a studio, home office or an extra bedroom.

A Poconos Walkable Community

Water Gap is a unique location, much-loved and well-known for it's small town atmosphere. It's famous for it's yearly jazz festival and other cultural activities. Additionally, most homes, including this one, are within walking distance to the town's main attractions, the post office, places of worship, stores and restaurants and more. Also, hike the Appalachian Trail from the access point a few blocks away!

Commuting And Traveling Are Easy From Here

Located just over the border from New Jersey, this town offers great access to Route 80 for those who need to commute to that state or to New York City. Travel options include commuter bus service which serve most of the major stations. If you prefer scenic driving, follow route 611 south along the river and be inspired!

Priced under $200,000, this home is ideal for 1st time homebuyers, retirees looking to downsize or anyone looking for a modest home that is a good value.

Other Pertinent Property Details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
1,135 square feet, plus basement and attic
Lot size: .28 acre
Oil heat
Affordable taxes: $2,737.49/year

For more information on this home or for any other Pocono real estate need, contact me via email info@lisasanderson.com or by phone 570.421.8950


Fall Activities in the Poconos

Pocono_fall_foliage_whitetail_deer_ There's always something going on in the Poconos

But fall is especially spectacular because the beauty of the fall foliage creates a stunning backdrop for festivals, hiking and all other sorts of outdoor activities. Check out the Pocono Fall Foliage Report here.

Whether you are looking for a low- or no-cost outing for the family, are in to theater and the arts, or want to explore and learn about history and nature, we got it goin' on!!

But when all else fails, just take a walk or a drive!

Some highlights of things going on this fall in Monroe, Carbon & Pike Counties:

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10/11 Stroudsburg Autumn Festival
10/11 Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Weekend
10/18 Shawnee Mountain Timer & Balloon Festival
10/18 Bowfire at Sherman Theater
10/18 Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Weekend
10/19 "PEEC" of Autumn with John Serrao
10/25 PEEC-a-Boo Halloween Trail
10/25 Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Weekend
10/31 Rocky Horror Picture Show at Sherman Theater

Activities all month long at Jim Thorpe include haunted train display, ghost walk and more.

The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau has an ever-updated calendar of things to do here in the beautiful mountains of northeastern Pennsylania.

Things to Do at Penn Estates

(Private Community - Members & Guests Only)

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Highlights for Fall:
10/11 Oktoberfest
10/18 Breast Cancer Walk-a-thon
10/24 & 25 Haunted House
11/15 Comedian Dave Reilly

Things to Do at Arrowhead Lakes

(Private Community - Members & Guests Only)

View Arrowhead Activity Calendar Here
Highlights for Fall:
10/11 Fall Fest/Flea Market
10/19 Sunday Breakfast Buffet
10/25 Haunted Clubhouse
10/31 Tailgate Trick or Treat


Small Pocono Town - Big American Spirit

The Gap Honors our Flag in its Own Special Way

You gotta love the Water Gap - even the fire department in this little town in the Poconos is artsy!
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Delaware Water Gap Fire Co.
Chemical & Hose Co. #1
Route 611, Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327
Chief Howard Ike
Emergency: 911
Firehouse: (570) 476-0092

Pocono Fire Departments Need Your Support

Fire departments in our area are all Volunteer Departments and depend greatly upon donations from the residents they serve. Please consider donating to your local fire department.

Helpful Links Related to this Article:

Monroe County in the Poconos Fire Departments include departments in the Townships of Jackson, Stroud, Coolbaugh and Tunkhannock Townships, the four Boroughs, and others. Find the fire company closest to you and donate whatever you can!

Demographic information for the Borough of Delaware Water Gap

Today, Patriot Day, we will hear about expressions of national pride in towns big and small from coast to coast and beyond. How will you show your American spirit?

EDIT 6:57am 9/11/08: Check out this link to "Remembering September 11" for a list of victims' names, a powerful reminder to Never Forget.


Home in Water Gap for Sale

Commuting from the Poconos doesn't get any more convenient than this, folks!

Check out this excellent location, minutes to the Delaware Water Gap Bridge on Route 80, minutes to the Martz Bus station, minutes to downtown Stroudsburg, and convenient to all of the Pocono Mountains' best offerings.

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The Quaint little Borough of Delaware Water Gap

Those who live here tend to stay. And their families tend to stay too. Charming shops, cultural activities centered around music and the arts, and gorgeous tree-lined streets make this place different than most other locations in Monroe County. Also nearby are access points to hiking on the Appalachian Trail and the Water Gap Country Club golf course.

This Rare Home Offering is Under $200,000 !!

Main2 Sure, it's small. But this two bedroom, one bath home makes up with character what it lacks in size. Plus, there is a full basement which offers the opportunity to double the living space by finishing it. Wood flooring flows through most of the main living space and in to the bedrooms. The kitchen is large enough to accomodate a breakfast table. And the garage is ultra-convenient with a mudroom/laundry area to the rear, as well as an door to the backyard.
And speaking of the yard...beautiful and park-like is the only way to describe it. It is full of mature plantings and trees and can best be enjoyed from the large screened-in porch which is just waiting for your rocking chair or chaise lounger.

For more information on homes and properties in Delaware Water Gap and other nice neighborhoods in the Poconos, please contact me via email at info@lisasanderson.com, IM PoconoBuyersRep, or toll free phone 888.794.5589.