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.
With hundreds of miles of hiking trails starting just outside of 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? We have them all within minutes of your reserved cottage.
BBC and Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area are next door neighbors. Secluded hidden gems, privately owned “touristy” waterfalls, and DEWA preserved beauties are all within minutes of your reserved cottage. Desire planked paths and stairs? Dog friendly? Challenging rocky terrain? We have it all. Sadly catastrophic weather events have caused closures in recent years - BUT many are BACK and better than ever.
Shawnee Golf Resort, Great Bear Golf Club, Cliff Park Golf Course, & Hidden Acres Golf Course are all within a 30 minutes of your cottage. Contact the courses directly for reservations and course specifics.
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 looking for a piece of history for your living room? Love to browse through interesting eclectic mixes of goodies? Want to pick up a unique item as a souvenir? Stroll along quaint buildings and purchase from local artisans? Visit our local farmers markets? Both PA and NJ as each season allows for special events - ask us for more information.
Whether you are a beginner fisherman looking for a quiet stream or an avid angler wanting a unique experience on the Big River, we know “a guy”.
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.
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.
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.
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 less than 30 minutes from BBC, and Blue Lightning Year-Round Tubing is 20 minutes away. Camelback Mountain is just 1 hour away. Ask us about cross country skiing opportunities.