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).