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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.  A short 70-mile drive from New York City and just 120 miles from Philadelphia, the serene surroundings provide the perfect place to escape from the city, relax, unplug and/or adventure in nature. Whether you want to enjoy a winter weekend getaway or take a full week summer vacation, below are just 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

HIKING

 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

WATERFALLS

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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. 

SHOPPING

Babbling Brook Cottages is just 10 miles from the charming town of Milford, Pennsylvania and 25 miles 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

BEER, WINE, CIDER, & DISTILLERIES

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

GOOD EATS

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

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.   

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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 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
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UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

 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.

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MOUNTAIN BIKING

 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.   

 

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SKI/SNOW/TUBE

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

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 Digital Guidebook Sample

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