Located roughly mid-way between New York City and Philadelphia, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is a verdant, mountainous oasis cut by a cooling river that attracts millions every year, with most coming during the summer months to relax and gain a bit of respite from the region's notorious humidity. Those millions, though, can be oppressive when squeezed too closely together.
Spotted Salamanders, Newts, And Other Critters On The Move At Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
You could call it the "Rise of the Amphibians," but at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area it's simply a seasonal event: the rise of spotted salamanders, newts, and other critters that are in an amorous mood and on the move.
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Gains More Than 350 Acres As Mitigation For Transmission Line
More than 350 acres have been added to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in Pennsylvania and New Jersey as partial mitigation for expansion of a transmission corridor across the NRA, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and the Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River.
Winter wonderlands come in many shapes, forms, and temperatures in the National Park System. They can be pine forests shrouded in snow, or turquoise waters swimming with green parrotfish, blue tangs, and silvery barracudas. You can climb ice walls at Acadia National Park, kick-and-glide or skate to an overlook of Half Dome and the Yosemite Valley, or find your way to the 13,159-foot summit of Wheeler Peak atop Great Basin National Park.
Impacts of climate change on the National Park System are such that it is "no longer ecologically viable to manage resources solely within park boundaries," according to a study that found parks "are overwhelmingly at the extreme warm end of historical temperature distributions..."
With the goal of improving visitor safety, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area officials have implemented some new regulations for the Kittatinny Point Area, some of which might not be welcomed by all on a hot summer day.
Appalachian Trail Hikers Suggested To Detour Around Transmission Line Construction At Delaware Water Gap NRA
When was the last time you were hiking down the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and had to detour around a construction project? That scenario will be the case for the rest of February in one section of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Holiday events, and concerns over light pollution from solar power projects, are among the news flowing from around the National Park System.
Construction on a transmission corridor across the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in New Jersey and Pennsylvania is getting under way, and that could temporarily limit some access to the NRA through next spring.
A New York man no doubt seeking some relief from the heat wave that's been baking the Northeast apparently drowned while swimming in the Delaware River at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Boaters at Delaware Water Gap NRA have been ordered to wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device (PFD) in good and serviceable condition while on board any vessel on the waters of the Delaware River within Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Corporate Donation Enables Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area To Open Milford Beach This Summer
Just when it looked like Milford Beach at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area would be closed this summer due to the budget sequestration, a corporation has stepped up with the money to open the beach.
It's not like the swallows returning to Capistrano, but a varied collection of amphibians will be out and about the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in the coming weeks, necessitating the temporary closing of some roads.
With all the winter storms pummeling the nation, it's hard to believe that spring really isn't too far off for many parts of the country. At Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area that will be evident next weekend when the National Park Service and the Millbrook Village Society present a maple sugaring demonstration at Millbrook Village.
In a bid to stop enlargement of a transmission corridor through three units of the National Park System, a coalition of conservation groups has asked a federal judge to halt the project.
Opportunities to experience either a Victorian Christmas celebration or one more attuned to the Old West are coming up in December at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site.
Nearly 70 National Park System units along the Eastern Seaboard were either fully or partially closed due to impacts from "superstorm Sandy," and it could be days before some reopen.
With Hurricane Sandy en route to the Eastern Seaboard, units of the National Park System in her path are preparing for her arrival next week.
National Park Service Sued Over Decision To Expand Transmission Corridor Through Delaware Water Gap NRA
Top National Park Service officials again have found themselves sued by conservation groups over one of their permitting decisions, this time in response to a decision to allow the expansion of a transmission corridor through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and two other units of the park system.
With the Obama administration nearing the end of its first term, it has a track record for its stance on public lands in general and national parks specifically, and it's not as rosy as many conservationists had hoped for when the president came into office.
A swimmer cooling off at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area was bitten by a beaver that later tested postivie for rabies, according to park officials.
A proposal by the Obama administration to run a massive power transmission line across the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and through Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area drew quick condemnation Thursday from the National Parks Conservation Association.
A series of public meetings has been scheduled to discuss a proposal to run a 500 kilovolt transmission line across the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, the Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recrational River, and through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.