Milford rentals in Pennsylvania are just a short drive away to the majestic Delaware River. Discover nature at its finest as you make your way down the river and the Delaware Gap National Recreation Area, covering 40 miles of the Delaware tributaries and approximately 70,000 acres of hiking and biking trails. Go out from your own Milford rental and take in the breathtaking views of the lush greens and granite cliff faces that make up the river's scenic backdrop and vibrant countryside feel. There's never a dull moment while discovering both the West and East branches of the river, you'll come across Class I and II rapids, placid pools, camp grounds, sand bars and riffles.
1. Eagle WatchingBald eagles can be spotted the whole year round in the Delaware River Highlands. However, winter is the best season to spot these eagles and learn more about their habitats. There are many large bald eagles that return during the months of December to February at the Highlands to look for mates and build their nests. The river and its surrounding tributaries is the perfect habitat for the eagles during the winter due to its ample fish population and undisturbed waters.
The Eagle Institute volunteers can help you spot bald eagles around the area and answer your questions. Guided tours in heated vans during the winter are also offered so you can join volunteers as they collect data and monitor our national symbol's living conditions.
Look forward to catching your own American shad, walleye, bass or trout in the Delaware River. The river provides a lot of fishing opportunities to boaters, fly fishermen, shoreline anglers and ice fishing enthusiasts.
If you're into trout and small bass fishing, make your way to either the Lackawaxen or the Delaware Rivers. Largemouth bass and deep-water walleyes can be found in Lake Wallenpaupack and Peck's Pond. There are around 11 ponds and lakes around the Delaware River Highlands. You can choose smaller watercraft and powerboats for the ultimate fishing experience. Licenses are required for fishing enthusiasts and anglers above 16 years old. You can obtain them at several town halls and sporting goods stores near your Milford vacation rental.
You don't have to wait for winter to enjoy discovering the Delaware River. Summer is also the best time to take part in tubing trips along the river, in between the Bucks County area in Pennsylvania and Hunterdon County in New Jersey. All you need to tube down the river is a life preserver and an old tire tube. However, tubing alone is not recommended, particularly in the river's secluded areas and dangerous wig dams.
You can take route stops while doing single, double or triple tubes. You'll come across antique shops, campgrounds, restaurants, museums and specialty shops along tubing stops in Frenchtown, Lambertville, Frenchtown and New Hope. Single tubes can easily be joined with other tubes with a rope when you want to do group tubing.
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