Activities & Features
Childs Park Trail is an easy family friendly hike in Delaware Water Gap that features truly spectacular scenery. This hike is located in the northern section of the park. This trail follows Dingmans Creek through a lush ravine. Along the way hikers can expect towering hemlocks, ample wildlife, a look at the history of the area and three beautiful waterfalls. At the cascading Factory Falls hikers can see remnants of woolen mill that prospered from 1823 to 1832. A short distance down the trail hikers come to Fulmer Falls which tumbles about 56 feet and the largest of the three waterfalls along this trail. A CCC built pavilion makes for a wonderfully scenic place to enjoy a snack. Next hikers come to the incredibly beautiful Deer Leap Falls. Dogs are prohibited on this trail. There is camping available nearby.
Wealthy Philadelphia publisher and philanthropist George W. Childs purchased the Childs Park area in 1892. Childs’ vision was an area for everyone not just the wealthy to enjoy the outdoors. In 1912 his wife Emma deeded the land to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and in 1983 it became apart of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Entrance & Camping Fees
Contact: Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area 1978 River Rd Bushkill, PA 18324