244 Route 28. SCRANTON. From New York
Walks (comp. Map supplied at the hotels). To Eureka Falls, the Moss
Grotto, and Rebecca's Bath, by the carriage-road through the Gap to p/sM.)
the first creek. — Hunters' Spring, '/s M. farther up the "Eureka Glen, is
also reached by a white-marked path diverging to the right from the Mt.
Minsi path (see below). — The Silvan Way, beginning at the small lake
near the Water Gap House and indicated by white marks, leads via Cooper's
Cliff and Table Rock (500 ft. above the river) to 0/2 M.) Caldeno Falls, the
Moss Cataract, and Diana's Bath. — By turning to the left 200 yds. farther
on we can descend to the (*/* M.) Ridge Path (red marks) and follow it
to the left, pa-t the Lovers' Retreat, back to O/2M.) the hotel. — To ascend
Mt. Minsi (1500 ft.; 11/2-2 hrs.) we follow the Ridge Path (see above; red
marks), passing the Lovers' Retreat and Winona Cliff, and making a slight
digression (path with yellow marks) to "Prospect Point (1 M. from hotel;
700 ft. above the river; view). The top, 2 M. farther on, commands an
extensive 'View. The summit is also known as the Sappers' View, from
the Honourable Corps of Sappers and Miners, an association of New Yorkers
and Philadelphians, which had about 100 officers of various grades to
command a single individual known as the 'High Private'. This body
made many of the paths and roads in the vicinity. — On the top of
Winona Cliff is the Lovers' Leap, reached by a blue-marked path diverging
from the Ridge Path. — To ascend Mt. Tammany (1480 ft.; iy2-2hrs.) we
cross the river and start below the slate-factory.
Among the favourite Drives are those to Stroudtburg (4 M.), Deer Park
and Cherry Valley (a round of 10 M.), Buttermilk Falls (3 M.), Falls of
Winona (12 M.), Marshall's Falls (7 M.), and Castle Rock (4 M.).
A small Steamer plies on the Delaware, and Boats may be hired for
rowing or fishing. Among the places visited along the river are the Indian
Ladder Bluff, Mather's Spring, and the Point of Rocks.
From Philadelphia (p. 259) the Delaware Water Gap is reached by the
Pennsylvania R. R. in 3V2 hrs., via Trenton (p. 258).
In leaving the Water Gap the train crosses Brodhead Creek and
penetrates Rock Difficult by a narrow cutting. -— Beyond (93 M.)
Stroudsburg (400 ft.) we soon begin to ascend the steep slope of
Pocono Mt., passing through a tunnel near the top (view). At (119 M.)
Tobyhanna (1930 ft.) we begin to descend the W. slope of the
Allegheny Mts., at places very rapidly. —145 M. Scranton(1060ft.;
Jermyn, $3-6 ; Terrace, $ 2-3), with (1900) 102,000 inhab., at the
confluence of the Roaring Brook and the Lackawanna, owes its im¬
portance to the vast adjoining fields of anthracite coal. Its iron
industries are extensive. — Beyond Scranton we pass several small
stations and enter New York State ('Empire State').
207 M. Binghamton (845 ft; Arlington, R. from $ 1; Hotel
Bennett, $2y2-4), a manufacturing town of 39,647 inhab., is the
junction of railways to Albany (D. & H. R. R.; p. 202), Richfield
Springs (p. 234), Syracuse (p. 235), Utica (p. 233), etc, and ol
the Erie Railway (R. 28 d). — Our line here turns to the W. and
follows the same course as the Erie Railroad (p. 247), the one on
the right and the other on the left bank of the Susquehanna. 228 M.
Owego (815 ft.; Ahwaga, $ 2), at the confluence of the Owego and
the Susquehanna, is the junction of a line to Ithaca (p. 236).
264 M. Elmira (855 ft.; Rathbun, $ 21/2-5, R. from $ 1; Frasier,
Delevan, $2; Gleason Sanitarium, $2-31/2)) an industrial town with
35,672 inhab., contains large rolling mills, the car-shops of the
Erie Railroad, a Female College, and an Academy of Science. The