ACTIVITIES & ADVENTURES
Babbling Brook Cottages is situated on the edge of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania. Only 70 miles from New York City, 100 miles from Stamford Connecticut, 120 miles from Philadelphia, & 150 miles from Harrisburg, the serene surroundings provide the perfect place to unplug and/or adventure in nature. Below are just a few of the activities and adventures you can experience in our area.
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Each guest who places a booking will receive a FREE in depth digital guidebook and paper map providing detailed information and links to the best of local restaurants, hiking and waterfalls, attractions, events, dog friendly options and more. Guidebooks are sent approximately 3 weeks prior to check in but can be requested sooner.
With hundreds of miles of hiking trails starting a few miles from our front door, BBC can suggest a trail that is just the right fit for your desired distance and fitness level. Amazing views? A walk along the water? A challenging uphill climb? Dog Friendly trail? We have them all within a few minutes drive of your reserved cottage.
Are you a waterfall chaser? Babbling Brook Cottages is a great spot to stay as your "home base" if you want to chase waterfalls around our area. Babbling Brook Cottages and Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area are next door neighbors. Here are just a few of our local gems and the distance from BBC. Dingmans Falls/Silver Thread Falls - 3 miles, Raymondskill Falls - 8 miles, Bushkill Falls - 15 miles, Pocono Environmental Education Center - Tumbling Waters/Indian Ladder Falls - 8 miles, Shohola Falls - 16 miles - Desire planked paths and stairs? Dog friendly? Challenging rocky terrain? We have it all.
Are you looking for locally made or grown goodness?
Want to browse through interesting eclectic mixes of unique gifts? Find a fabulous new outfit? Want to pick up a souvenir? Stroll along quaint buildings and purchase from awesome people? Our area is brimming with small businesses that you will want to write home about.
BEER, WINE, CIDER, & DISTILLERIES
The region is exploding with new cideries, microbreweries, wineries, and distilleries. Over 20 options within 30 miles of your reserved cottage.
YES – 20 options!!!
Are you a foodie? A short drive from your reserved cottage there are many unique restaurants. Do you want upscale cuisine? Authentic Mexican? Fabulous Italian? All Plant Based? Farm to Table? Gluten Free? We can give you our local recommendations.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
Our location offers you the best of three states! A quick jaunt over the historic bridge into New Jersey and you can experience everything Sussex County and its State Fairgrounds has to offer. Head north into New York for unique festivals and markets. Stay in PA for one of a kind events in Stroudsburg, Shawnee on the Delaware, Milford, Port Jervis, Hawley, Honesdale and more.
HISTORY IS EVERYWHERE
Nearby historical attractions include the Columns Museum with the famous Lincoln Flag, Grey Towers National Historic Site and home of Gifford Pinchot, Dingmans Bridge - one of the last remaining privately owned bridges in the USA (and the sweetest toll takers!). Milford's National Historic District has galleries and boutiques housed in stunning buildings, and just wait until you see it lit up for the holidays. You will think you are in one of "those" Christmas movies.
Want to capture a moment that will invigorate your soul? Create memories that will last a lifetime? Learn something new? We know of unique experiences less than 30 minutes from your reserved cottage.
Looking to ride on a flat trail or challenge yourself and your bike to a mountain? Ride with friends or ride in a big group? We know THE BIKE GUY!
BBC is open year round - Enjoy all that winter has to offer too! Shawnee Mountain is 20 miles/30 minutes from BBC, Big Bear at Masthope Mountain is just 30 miles/45 minutes. Camelback Mountain is 40 miles/1 hour away.