Sunday, March 13, 2011

National Park Service to Launch Del. Water Gap Bus Service

From the Pocono Record:

Free bus service from East Stroudsburg to Milford will enhance the way the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is used by local residents and visitors.

Monroe County Transit Authority will operate two new routes, Saturdays and Sundays, from April 30 to Oct. 3.

Full Article

Buses will accommodate bicycles, the Riverview Route (South) will connect East Stroudsburg with Bushkill falls and will have a bike rack. The Mcdade Mover (north) will connect Bushkill Falls and Dingman Boat Launch with Milford and will have a trailer to carry bikes and canoes. The routes will connect with commuter bus services to NYC in Stroudsburg and Milford (unfortunately neither connection is bike friendly). The 32 mile long McDade Recreational Trail is nearly complete - with only about 4 miles of gaps (the gaps can be bridged by the bus or riding on narrow but truck-free US 209). The path is mostly stone dust or packed gravel.

View Delaware River Bridge Bike Ped Crossings and the new bus routes on a larger map

The toll collector stands in the center lane for the Dingmans Ferry Bridge connecting Pike County PA with Sussex County in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

The MacDade Trail in Delaware Water Gap, PA - Image Friends of DEWA

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