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Wondering about where to visit in your next vacation? Then let me clear up that confusion for you. Visit Dingmans Ferry, PA located on the Delaware River and is a part of Delaware Water Gap National Area. Now you might’ve guessed what to expect there. Yes, Dingmans Ferry is a prime tourist destination in PA packed with adventures, gorgeous nature, historical significance and much more. 

I’ve never missed a chance to visit the enchanting township whenever I plan to visit the Pocono Mountains, because of its diverse seasons, historical society, waterfalls and the list keeps goin on. Furthermore, Dingmans Ferry is such a peaceful and beautiful place to live and the communities of the region are so welcoming. Not only that, the natural beauty of the region allures the visitors even more than ever. 

Furthermore, in this blog, I’ll write about my experience and what you could expect in the charming town of Dingmans and help you make your next adventure getaway as an unforgettable one. 

Historical Background of Dingmans Ferry, PA

Just like its natural beauty and attraction, the region is rich in its history too. The history of Dingmans started as Dutchman Andrew Dingman settled in Delaware River Naml in 1735 and he established a ferry in 1750 when he noticed a possible potential for growth in the region. The ferry was used for more than a century for traveling westward by pioneers and the business around it also grew simultaneously. 

The Dingmans Ferry Bridge is a key historical monument which marks the place in the map with its popularity. The Dingmans Bridge is the last of the privately owned toll bridges on the Delaware River which has been carrying people over the river for more than 130 years and it still carries around  150 vehicles a day.  

Moreover, the Dingmans Ferry Delaware Township Historical Society still gathers and preserves data for keeping the historical significance as it is. 

Exploring The Natural Attractions of Dingmans 

Now, let’s dig deep into the natural beauty and attractions of the region which makes it one of the most notable tourist destinations. Some of the places are my personal favorites which I would love to visit again. 

1. Dingmans Falls

One of the most fascinating and gorgeous waterfalls I’ve ever seen. It is  located in the Delaware Water Gap and is a 130 foot waterfall making it the second highest of the state. I would say that the best time to visit the waterfalls would be in July or August where you could witness the full bloom of rhododendron thickets. 

The Dingmans Falls Hiking trails could be a great way for you to explore around the regions and the fall hemlocks makes the experience more beautiful. This waterfall is one the must-visit spots in Pennsylvania without a doubt and is one of the top waterfalls in the region. 

Before you head out to see the stunning falls, make sure you remember that:

  • Pets are not allowed in the falls
  • Swimming in Dingmans Fall is prohibited 
  • Fishing is also not allowed in the falls
  • Bus and RV parking is prohibited on weekends and federal holidays
Height of the falls 130 feet
Entry Fee Free
Location 224 Dingmans Falls Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328

2. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

You just can’t miss the most blissful region of Pennsylvania, Delaware Water Gap is definitely a top-tier destination which is super close to Dingmans Ferry. There are so many hidden gems and experiences in the Delaware Water Gap which you could explore once you visit the spot. 

Once you visit the charming recreation area you can go for scenic drives, witness historical and cultural spots, and hike on the Evergreen Mount Minsi. Experience the most serene, tranquil and beautiful nature which will enhance your peace and happiness in life.  

Location 1978 River Road, Bushkill, PA 18324
Hours 9am to 5pm 

Outdoor Recreation & Adventures 

If you are a person who craves new experiences and adventures like me, then you’ll definitely love the recreational activities provided in the regions of Dingmans Ferry, especially at Delaware River. Lemme brief you through the most popular activities there.

1. Exploring the Nature and Wildlife with Hiking

Everyone loves exploring nature, and viewing the wildlife and photographing is definitely a golden perk in it. For me hiking is the best way to do it. Explore the most beautiful Dingmans Falls Trail via Dingmans Creek in Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area and view the diverse wildlife, gorgeous waterfall, rolling hills and more. 

The hike in Dingmans Falls would take almost 40 mins to complete and it is one of my favorite activities in the whole region.  Now,  here are the details about the hike:

Difficulty Easy
Length 2.3km
Route Type Out & Back
Elevation 76 m
Location Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area

2. Water Recreations at Delaware River

As we always say, there is something for everyone at Dingmans Ferry. If you are an aquatic adventure enthusiast like me, then Delaware River is available just for you. You may experience exciting activities like canoeing, rafting, river tubing and kayaking anytime you wish to, they are available just for you. 

Moreover, boating in these lakes near Dingmans Ferry, PA offers such stunning views of the surrounding and makes you feel much relaxed. Here is the best spots in Delaware River for you to get the ultimate aquatic escapade:

Delaware River Tubing 778 Frenchtown Road, Milford, NJ 08848
Edge of the Woods Outfitters 129 Main Street, Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327
Adventure Sports 398 Seven Bridge Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Exquisite Delicacies in Dingmans Ferry

We all crave great cuisine after an adventure packed day don’t we? In Dingmans Ferry, there are some really alluring restaurants which will make you feel blissful and packed up. Now, I’ll list out some of my favorite picks and best eateries in Dingmans Ferry:

Name Highlights Location
Christ & Ginas Cafe Burgers, Sandwiches, New American 1831 Route 739, Dingmans Ferry, PA, 18328
Pickerel inn Deli 1524 Route 402 Rd, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328-7743
SideStreet Bar & Grill Bars, Chicken Wings, Wrap 124 Dingmans Ct Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
Failte Irish Pub and Steakhouse Irish, Pub, Bar 1492 Route 739, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328-3405

Tips & Suggestions For Your Vacation

If you are traveling to Dingmans Ferry from NY, follow these steps:

  • Fastest Route is via NJ-15 N which takes almost 1 hr and 37 min (68 miles).
  • Take the route Church St and Hudson St to I-78 W/Holland Tunnel
  • Then take I-280 W and I-80 W into NJ-15 N in Morris County. 
  • Take the exit 34B from I-80 W
  • Onward to NJ-15 N
  • Follow US-206 N
  • Follow on Tuttles Corner Dingmans Rd, Drive into US-209 S in Delaware Township
  • Turn left on to US-209 S and you will reach Dingmans Ferry. 

The best time to take part in the aquatic adventures would be spring, autumn and summer. Make sure you carry all the necessary equipment for hiking and river trips

Wrap Up

Dingmans Ferry is the gateway to Poconos yet offers many amazing attractions and activities for everyone. The township does not compromise in the quality of the recreation and the beauty of the landscapes are just phenomenal. From sightseeing, waterfalls and hiking to river adventures and exquisite dine-ins, Dingmans Ferry is a paradise for every travel enthusiast. 

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