Get fed and then get exploring.
Along with your visit to The Walpack Inn, our surrounding landscape and fellow businesses have a lot to offer.
Walpack is located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, which encompasses 67,000 acres of stunning landscape protected by the National Park Service. Stokes State Forest also borders Walpack and contains many more natural sites to explore. In both areas, visitors enjoy rafting, canoeing, hiking, camping, swimming, cycling, fishing, horseback riding, and picnicking. We have compiled a list of some of our favorite local spots to visit in and around Walpack. We hope you come to enjoy the area as much as we have over the years!
There are many scenic hiking trails throughout the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Each season of the year provides different views and a renewed appreciation for the natural beauty of the area. The hiking trail at Buttermilk Falls is one of our favorites, located just three miles from the Inn. You can drive your car right to the base of the stunning waterfall, which offers some flexibility in the length of your hike. Click herefor directions from the Inn. Childs Park and Dingmans Falls also have some impressive waterfalls. Both are about 20 minutes from Walpack, located on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River. Exploring the falls and surrounding areas is a favorite activity for nature-lovers of all ages. Click here for a complete list of hikes within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. You can also visit National Geographic’s Nat Geo Tourismwebsite for a travel guide outlining favorite places along the scenic Delaware River.
The Delaware River
The scenic Delaware River offers a variety of activities for those seeking an outdoor adventure. Some favorite activities include kayaking, rafting, and fishing along the river. There are also many local beaches, such as Milford Beach in Pennsylvania. The MacDade Trail, which runs parallel to the river for 31 miles, provides excellent views of the river and surrounding area on a well maintained hiking and biking trail. Throughout the summer, MCTA partners with the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area to offer a free public bus service along the Pennsylvania side of the river each weekend. It makes stops in Dingman’s Ferry and Milford, which are about 20 minutes from the Inn. The river’s natural banks are sure to provide a cool escape from summer heat and a striking view any season of the year!
There are more than 33 miles of scenic trails in Stokes State Forest, as well as a variety of sites for outdoor activities. Some of our favorite trails are in Tilman’s Ravine. The ravine is about 1.5 miles from the Inn, located in a Hemlock forest. Alongside the trails you will see an abundance of greenery and small cascading waterfalls. Hikers also enjoy visiting the crest of Sunrise Mountain; the main parking lot is just over 10 minutes from Walpack. At the top, you will find a pavilion built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, not to mention, a very impressive view from 1,653 feet above sea level! Stokes State Forest also offers tent and cabin camping. Click here for a list of additional outdoor activities and camping rates on the Stokes State Forest website. Click here for a trail guide outlining all trails in Stokes State Forest.
Kittatinny Canoes (River Adventures & Ziplining)
Sussex County Sunflower Maze (for August-September visitors)