Category Archives: Parks

Appalachian Trail video contest

Hiking options abound in Pike County, and the granddaddy of all hikes, the Appalachian Trail, is close enough to sample on any day.Pike County hikers wishing to get on the Appalachian Trail can go either to Delaware Water Gap in Pennsylvania or to High Point State Park headquarters in New Jersey , on N.J. Route [...]

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Free ice cream to mark Gifford Pinchot’s 148th birthday

Observe Gifford Pinchot’s Birthday at Grey Towers during a re-creation of a community ice cream social at his Milford home. To mark Pinchot’s 148th birthday, the US Forest Service will offer free admission to the 19th century mansion, on Sunday, August 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Visitor films will be shown throughout the [...]

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Free bear show Friday at Promised Land may include bear in live trap

A wildlife conservation officer has been trying to catch a bear at Promised Land State Park in Greentown, Pike County. If caught, the bear will be the star of a free show Friday at 7 p.m. at the park’s amphitheater behind the park museum. Mark Kropa, Wildlife Conservation Officer for the Pennsylvania Game Commission will [...]

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Gas check is in hands of National Park Service

A giant sized check is usually part of the deal when a large donation is officially handed over. You can’t cash the big check, it is just for show, and usually ends up in the trash. But gas pipeline company Kinder Morgan used the real thing, a regular sized check suitable for cashing, when it [...]

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Upper Delaware River clean up for teens planned

The annual Paddle and River Clean Up for high school students happens June 8, on the Upper Delaware River. Students will earn eight community service hours for graduation while experiencing the beauty of the river and learning about the local watershed, wildlife, and recreation.  This year’s clean up trip is limited to the first twenty [...]

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Remote control lawn mower could cut near you soon

  A robotic, remote control grass cutter, trimming local road side ditches, may be the strange result of a tragic death in North Carolina. In May, 63-year-old Dana Bruce, a National Park Service maintenance worker, died while cutting grass along the Blue Ridge Parkway when his riding mower fell more than 140 feet down a [...]

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Why the National Park Service tweets

When Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Superintendent John Donahue advised the public to follow the park on Twitter at a recent Delaware Township supervisors meeting, Supervisor Tom Ryan blurted out what a few people were probably thinking. “We’re paying the federal government to tweet?” Ryan asked. Donahue explained that Twitter use by the National Park [...]

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Protest planned for gas pipeline route through in Milford, Westfall

If a public notice about a gas pipeline is published and nobody understands it, was the public really notified? Legally, yes. But in reality many people don’t even realize they should be looking for public notices. When they do, it is not always clear that the notice is relevant to them. For example, in November [...]

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Still time to register for Delaware River Sojourn

  Paddlers may still register for The 18th Annual Delaware River Sojourn, held from Sunday, June 24 through Saturday, June 30. The early bird registration discount of $10 per day has been extended through June 22. The Delaware Sojourn is a guided paddling, learning, and camping adventure on and along the  wild and scenic Delaware [...]

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No lease deal, no golfing at Cliff Park Inn

  The National Park Service has not received any proposals in response to the request for proposals for a 10-year lease for the Cliff Park Inn hotel, restaurant and golf course. The lease holder would pay a dollar a year and fund an estimated $1 million in repairs to the Inn. “We continue to make [...]

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