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Things to do near Babbling Brook Cottages

Babbling Brook Cottages is situated in the heart of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania.  90 minutes' drive from New York City and 2 1/2 hours from Philadelphia, the serene surroundings provide the perfect place to escape from the city, relax, unplug and/or adventure in nature. Babbling Brook Cottages is open year round  and the scenery is ever changing.  Spring waterfalls, Summer shade under tall trees, Fall foliage, and Winter Snow. Whether you want to enjoy a quick weekend getaway or take a full week vacation, below are a few of the activities you can experience in our area. 

Each guest who places a booking receives a FREE in-depth digital guidebook and paper map providing detailed information and links to the best of local restaurants, shops, hiking and waterfalls, attractions, events, dog friendly options and more.  Guidebooks are sent approximately 10 days prior to check in but can be requested sooner. 

Delaware River View from McDade Trail, Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania


 With hundreds of miles of hiking trails just outside your front door, Babbling Brook Cottages can suggest a trail that is just what you are looking for.  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 cottage. 

White Tail Buck in a wooded area with ferns in the Pocono Mountains Dingmans Ferry


Bushkill Falls | Places to Stay near Bushkill Falls | Babbling Brook Cottages
Dingmans Falls - just 3 miles from Babbling Brook Cottages

Babbling Brook Cottages is the perfect place to stay as your "home base" to see the best waterfalls in Pennsylvania.  Here are your bucket list waterfalls that happen to be our neighbors. Waterfalls & distance from Babbling Brook Cottages: Dingmans Falls and Silver Thread Falls - 3 miles; Raymondskill Falls - 8 miles; Bushkill Falls - 15 miles; Pocono Environmental Education Center - Tumbling Waters/Indian Ladder Falls - 8 miles; and Shohola Falls - 16 miles. 

Childs Park - just outside our door - is set to reopen to the public - Late Summer, 2024. 


Babbling Brook Cottages is just 10 miles south of the charming town of Milford, Pennsylvania and 25 miles north from East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.  Are you looking for locally made artisan 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 business owners?  Our area is brimming with small businesses that you will want to tell your friends about.  

Better World Store Milford Pa
Sul Lago Milford PA
Ghiggeri's Fine Olive Oils and Balsamics, Milford PA


The region is exploding with microbreweries, and wineries. Over 20 options within 30 miles of your reserved cottage. With 2 options just a few miles from Babbling Brook Cottages. 

YES – 20 options!!!   

Log Tavern Brewing Co. Milford Pennsylvania


Are you a foodie? A short drive from your reserved cottage there are many unique restaurants.  Do you want upscale cuisine?  Fabulous Italian? All Plant Based?  Farm to Table?  Gluten Free? We can give you our local recommendations.   

Apple Valley Restaurant Milford Pa


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.   

US Forestry Service Festival of Wood | Places to stay near Grey Towers Milford
Black Bear Film Festival Milford Pennsylvania | Places to stay near Milford Pennsylvania
Wally Lake Fest | Lake Wallenpaupack | Places to stay near Lake Wallenpaupack | Babbling Brook Cottages
Kayaking | Edge of the Woods Outfitters Delaware Water Gap
Milford Readers and Writers Festival | Places to stay near Milford | Babbling Brook Cottages
Milford Music Fest | Places to stay near Milford Pennsylvania | Babbling Brook Cottages


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 a Hallmark Christmas movie. 

Dingmans Ferry Bridge, Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
Abraham Lincoln Assassination Blood Stained Flag Milford Pennsylvania
US Forestry Service - Grey Towers Milford Pennsylvania
Pottery Instruction Classes in the Poconos | Babbling Brook Cottages


 Want to capture a moment that will invigorate your soul? Create memories that will last a lifetime? Canoe the Delaware River? Live your "Ghost" movie moment and learn to throw pottery on a wheel? See the largest Sunflower Maze in New Jersey? Enjoy horseback riding through the forest? We have it all within 30 minutes from Babbling Brook Cottages.

Kayaking Canoeing Rafting in the Poconos | Stay at Babbling Brook Cottages
Sussex County Sunflower Maze | Babbling Brook Cottages | Places to stay near a sunflower maze


 Looking to ride on a flat trail or challenge yourself and your bike to a mountain? The McDade Trail is just a few miles from Babbling Brook Cottages and offers a variety of terrain and scenery.   


Mountain Biking in the Poconos | Action Bikes in Milford Pennsylvania


 Babbling Brook Cottages is open year-round so you can enjoy winter too! Take We are just 20 miles north of Ski Shawnee Mountain. You can take a ski or snowboarding lesson, enjoy a day on the slopes, or tube your way into awesome memories.   

Ski Shawnee Snowtubing Snowboarding Babbling Brook Cottages

 Digital Guidebook Sample

Babbling Brook Cottages Digital Guidebook to Milford Dingmans Ferry
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