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What to   Do   and   See

  • Antiquing

    Milford is home to numerous antique stores. Two other towns noted for antiques - Lafayette, NJ and Hawley, PA - are only 30 minutes away.
  • Beautiful Vistas

    Experience the greatest outdoors Pennsylvania has to offer. Enjoy picturesque gardens, stunning parks, and astounding wildlife. Take a look at the scenery and greenery that only Pennsylvania offers.
  • Canoeing

    Paddle down the Delaware with Kittatinny Canoes, an outfitter with two nearby base camps.
  • Cross-Country Skiing

    Enjoy a day of cross-country skiing this winter on one of the many trails in the Delaware Water Gap National Park.
  • Hiking

    With many miles of trails, the local parks offer routes ranging from simple strolls to challenging hikes. Or, take the short drive to Promised Land Trail System - offering more than 50 miles of multiple use trails open for mountain biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing.
    Hiking the Appalachian Trail offers unparalleled opportunities to explore, experience and connect with nature. Start planning your adventure today.
  • Historic Pursuit

    Visit The Columns, located in Milford, to see the blood-stained Ford's Theater flag which cradled the head of a dying Abraham Lincoln, the centerpiece of the Historical Society's collection. Or, take a tour of Grey Towers National Historic Landmark.
  • Performing Arts

    The unique Mountain Laurel Center for the Performing Arts in nearby Bushkill offers a variety of venues for experiencing arts and culture of various kinds, most notably Black Bear Film Festival.
  • Scenic Drive

    Drive through the serpentine Hawk's Nest road, high above the Delaware, famed as a site for filming BMW commercials.
  • Swimming

    Swim in the 20-acre spring-fed lake at New Jersey's High Point State Park.
  • Walking Tour

    Stroll the historic town of Milford and enjoy more than 50 interesting sites. The Historic Preservation Trust of Pike County has prepared a guide to assist you on your tour and is available to guests of Cliff Park Inn.
  • Water Falls

    Climb down to the brink of Raymondskill Falls, perhaps the most impressive of Pike County's waterfalls.


Attractions

Grey Towers

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Grey Towers National Historic Site, also known as Gifford Pinchot House or The Pinchot Institute, is located just off US 6 west of Milford, Pennsylvania, United States, in Dingman Township. It is the ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, first director of the United States Forest Service (USFS) and twice elected governor of the state. The house, built in the style of a French château to reflect the Pinchot family's French origins, was designed by Richard Morris Hunt with some later work by Henry Edwards-Ficken. Situated on the hills above Milford, it overlooks the Delaware River. Pinchot grew up there and returned during the summers when his later life took him to Washington and Harrisburg. His wife Cornelia made substantial changes to the interior of the home and gardens, in collaboration with several different architects, during that time. In 1963 his family donated it and the surrounding 102 acres (41 ha) to the Forest Service; it is the only U.S. National Historic Site managed by that agency. Three years later the Department of the Interior designated it a National Historic Landmark. Today it is open to the public for tours and hiking on its trails; it is also home to the Pinchot Institute, which carries on his work in conservation.

High Point State Park

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The mountain is located inside the 14,193 acre (57 km²) High Point State Park. Route 23 skirts the park and provides access for visitors from the New Jersey suburbs and from points in New York State. The park is administered by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry. Entrance fees are only charged from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day: $ 5.00 on weekdays and $10.00 on weekends. The land for High Point State Park, donated by Colonel Anthony R. and Susie Dryden Kuser, was dedicated as a park in 1923. The pleasant landscaping was designed by the Olmsted Brothers of Boston, a prominent landscape architectural firm of that time. The brothers were the sons of Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Central Park. To the south, the Appalachian Trail follows a rocky ridge which offers many scenic views of the valleys and mountains surrounding the area. To the north, the trail drops off the ridge through hemlock gorges into former agricultural fields with a view of the surrounding countryside and the High Point Monument in the distance. Plans had been made to close the park as of July 1, 2008 under Gov. Jon Corzine's budget plan for 2008. Veterans groups, who have held an annual memorial at the site, expressed their opposition to the proposal, which was ultimately removed from the final budget. High Point, New Jersey is the host "highpoint" of the 2009 Highpointers Convention, scheduled for July 29, 2009 through August 2, 2009. Hundreds of highpointers will conclude their group hike at the High Point Monument on August 1, 2009.

Delaware Water Gap

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For 40 miles the Middle Delaware River passes between low forested mountains with barely a house in sight. Then the river cuts through the mountain ridge to form the famed "Water Gap." Exiting the park, the river will run 200 miles more to Delaware Bay at Wilmington, Delaware, and then to the Atlantic Ocean.
The Water Gap is a geological testament to the power of flowing water. On the Pennsylvania side, streams tumble off the Pocono plateau and rush through dark hemlock groves to the river. Watch the watershed in action at Dingmans Falls Raymondskill, or Childs Park.

Bushkill Falls

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The "Niagara of Pennsylvania", Bushkill Falls is among the Keystone State's most famous scenic attractions. This unique series of eight waterfalls, nestled deep in the wooded Pocono Mountains, is accessible through an excellent network of hiking trails and bridges which afford fabulous views of the falls and the surrounding forest.
Hiking the trails and viewing the towering 100-foot Main Falls are not the only activities possible on the expansive grounds of Bushkill Falls. Check out the Pennsylvania Wildlife Exhibit, Native American Exhibit, fish Twin Lakes, visit our variety of gift shops, stop at the Fudge Kitchen for delectible sweets in the Wagon Wheel Pavilion, take a paddle-boat ride, or enjoy a round of miniature golf. At Bushkill Falls there's plenty for the entire family to see and do!

Child's Park Waterfalls

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The George W. Childs Recreation Site is a former state park that is the site of a number of cascade waterfalls along Dingmans Creek. It is located in Dingmans Ferry in Delaware Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania and is part of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area . The site is named for the late newspaper publisher George William Childs, whose widow deeded the land to the commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1912. The site contains three main waterfalls: Factory Falls, Fulmer Falls and Deer Leap Falls and is a few miles upstream from Dingmans Falls and Silverthread Falls.
The site is also host to the ruins of Joseph Brooks' 19th century woolen mill. About 1826 Joseph Brooks, a Welshman who had immigrated to Philadelphia, built a woolen mill of stone, 3-1/2 stories high. He employed about 80 workers.
His sheep, though, were devoured by wolves or died from eating poisonous Sheep Laurel. Supplies, operatives, and materials such as expensive raw wool, had to be brought in from Philadelphia, and the finished products shipped down to this city by wagons, a trip which took 10 days. Brooks died in 1832 and the mill was abandoned, the ruins are still visible.

Malibu Dude Ranch

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Malibu is the oldest working dude ranch in the Eastern USA, offering a variety of activities, such as archery, petting ZOO, rifle range, hayrides and bonfires, row boats, fishing, arcade, horseback riding, tennis, valleyball, basketball and more! When staying in or near Milford, you just must visit Malibu Dude Ranch!

Mountain Creek Ski Area and Water Park

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Mountain Creek Ski Area and Water Park offers snow skiing, snowboarding, tubing, mountain biking, a water park and more. Mountain Creek Waterpark is a seasonal water theme park located at Mountain Creek Ski Resort in Vernon Township, New Jersey. They are open from about Memorial Day through Labor Day. The water park and ski resort are owned by Intrawest, a major North American ski resort operator. During the summer season, Intrawest contracts with Palace Entertainment to operate the water park. Palace Entertainment has been acquired by Parques Reunidos, which manages and owns many other parks globally as of 2007. A majority of Mountain Creek's attractions were built as part of "Waterworld" at Action Park, where they were notorious for their poor safety record, including several deaths. Intrawest and Palace have closed some of the worst, opened some new ones and in general vastly increased the park's focus on safety.

The Columns Museum

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The Columns Museum, operated by the Pike County Historical Society, is housed in a Neo-Greek Revival mansion and showcases a fine collection of art, artifacts and ephemera from generations of ancestors, with a special focus on Pike County and the surrounding areas.
The museum showcases exhibits related to The bloody Lincoln Flag, Chief Thundercloud, Charles Sanders Peirce, Gifford Pinchot, The Hiawatha Stagecoach, 18th and 19th century Vintage Clothing Collection, The Schocopee Schoolhouse archive, Genealogy – Extensive catalogue of Pike County residents, Books, Art, Artifacts & Photograph Collections

Kittatinny Valley State Park

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Kittatinny Valley State Park is located near Andover, New Jersey. Glacial lakes, limestone outcroppings, former railroads, and a small airport are just some of the features of the park. Lake Aeroflex and Gardner's Pond form part of the headwaters of the Pequest River and are excellent for fishing and boating. The park is home to a variety of wildlife such as whitetail deer, wild turkeys, a variety of songbirds, beavers, muskrats, and squirrels. The park is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.

Black Bear Film Festival

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Black Bear Film Festival is a celebration of independent film and filmaking. Join us for some of the most thought provoking and innovative films from around the world shown right here in Milford, PA.
Support of innovative and independent films, artistic expression, education, diversity, and cultural enhancement... promotion of the region’s clean air and water, abundant wildlife, natural beauty and the entities that protect them... Recognition of the area’s history as the birthplace of the American conservation movement and as a popular filmmaking location...

Pocono Snake and Animal Farm

Pocono Snake and Animal Farm

Pocono Snake & Animal Farm has been delighting kids of all ages for over 35 years, with everything from lizards to lemurs. A perfect "starter zoo" for the little ones, who can bottle-feed the deer, goats, and pot bellied pigs, or feed the monkeys and pet the rabbits, all in an area they can visit within an hour’s time. From the huge 23 foot python to the tiniest cotton-top tamarin, our "pets" will thrill the entire family. Our family-owned and operated facility began over 30 years ago. Many of our animals and reptiles found their way here by "donation", because their previous owners were unable to properly care for their exotic pets. These animals now lead happier, healthier lives, getting the attention they deserve, some have been even made appearances with such celebrities as Jack Hanna and Steve "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin! Some of the animals we provide homes for are Max and Dillie, the timber wolf and black bear who grew up together and share the same cage, lots of fun and playful monkeys who catch food from delighted visitors, darling fennec foxes (tiny animals with huge ears), sloths, Madagascan ringtailed lemurs, bobcats, servals, a porcupine, fruit bats, chinchillas, lepards, and a mountain lion. Our reptile collection will please even the fussiest herpetologist, who will fully appreciate the 14 foot King Cobra, 100 year-old Alligator Snapping Turtle, Green Mamba, and our large outdoor pond equipped with plenty of big gators and couple of crocs to boot! The display inside includes various exotics, from Gaboon Vipers to Sidewinder Rattlers and lots in between. Tips and Hints: Low heeled shoes only. No outside food or drink allowed. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Hand sanitizing available on premises after feeding and petting. Don't forget your camera! Fees: Adults: $7.50 Seniors: $6.50 Children 2-12: $5.50 Under 2: FREE

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