The Delaware River Highlands in which Milford is almost at the center, has lots to see and do. Harrington House keeps a great deal of information but you may want to explore some of these web sites to get an idea of all there is to do and see. Milford is destination within a region of destinations.
Named, literally, for the “high land” on either side of the Delaware River, the region is densely forested and features many waterfalls, as every stream flowing into the Delaware River must cut through the escarpment on either side of the river. A number of large parcels of state and federal property, including two large National Park Service properties, the 69,000 acre Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the 75,000 acre Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.
A wide range of outdoor recreational activities–including eagle and bird watching, hiking, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, hunting, fishing, camping and boating–brings visitors from all over the world to this remarkable river valley. Along the shores of the river are a number of historic villages, hamlets and towns, many of which offer great antiquing, shopping, country markets, historic inns and Bed and Breakfasts, and other attractions.
Enjoy the natural Delaware River by canoeing, rafting or kayaking. Kittatinny Canoes (800-352-1852) is conveniently located just minutes from Milford. Or bring your own and catch a ride on the Pocono Pony. Hike the McDade Trail or take a breathtaking sightseeing tour in your car along the Delaware River and visit the Delaware Water Gap National Park including the scenic Hawks Nest, High Point State Park, the Zane Grey Museum, Dorflinger Glass Museum and the Roebling Delaware Aqueduct.
Plan to visit the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, (866-781-2922) an outdoor performing arts center and museum located approximately 45 minutes from Milford at the site of the original 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY. Or enjoy a visit to the Pocono Environmental Education Center (570-685-1400) just minutes from Milford in Dingmans Ferry. PEEC advances environmental awareness, knowledge, and appreciation through hands-on experience in a natural outdoor classroom and is the perfect place for learning, exploring, getting away and connecting. Two additional things not to miss are Peters Valley Craft Center (973-948-5200) and the The Eagle Institute (570-685-5960).
Where to Go
Milford is host to many festivals and activities throughout the year including the Milford Music Festival in the summer, the Black Bear Film Festival in the fall and the Winter Lights Festival in January. Interesting local sites include the Historic Milford Theatre, Upper Mill Historic Grist Mill and the Pike County Historical Society, home of the Lincoln Flag.
Don’t forget the shopping! A complete listing of Milford businesses, services and calendar of events can be found at www.milfordpa.us.
Cliff Park Golf Course North East PA golf course enthusiasts know Cliff Park golf course offers a great value among the tri-state golf courses at a remarkable price. Cliff Park golf course is located in the heart of Pocono Mountains. The “Park” is a championship length, nine hole public golf course that is perfect for the novice or the seasoned veteran. 570-559-1CPG
High Point Golf Club Located in Montague, NJ High Point Golf Club is just 10 minutes from Milford and has 18 picturesque holes that are surrounded by crystal lakes and are a challenge to play for both professional and amateur golfers. With scenic views of Holiday Lake, the Blue Heron Bar & Grill offer diners a wide variety of dishes as well as a full bar. 973-293-0180
Great Bear Golf & Country Club Visitors are welcome at this exclusive, private golf club, boasting the only Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course in the region. 570-223-4653
Fernwood Golfing in the Poconos is an ideal way to relax surrounded by the natural beauty of the Pocono Mountains. 570-588-9500
Woodloch The Country Club at Woodloch Springs is nationally recognized by GOLF Magazine as “one of the finest courses in America” and rated “4.5 Stars” by Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play. 800-966-3562
The Lynx Golf Club Visit The Lynx at River Bend and experience a great historic golf course enhanced with a few modern touches, like our state of the art in-cart GPS yardage system. 845-856-GOLF
Country Club of the Poconos When you golf at The Country Club of the Poconos, you’ll play on an 18-hole, Fazio-designed course that is rated #4 in the county by Golf Card members, according to Golf Traveler Magazine.
OTHER OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Action Bikes and Outdoor 570-296-4009
Canoeing/Kayaking/White Water Rafting/Zip Line
Kittatinny Canoes 800-352-1852
Horse Back Riding
Malibu Dude Ranch 570-296-7281
Fishing and Boating
Fishing Fun Charters http://www.fishinfuncharters.com/
Lake Wallenpaupack Boat Rentals 570-226-6276