246 Route 28. PIKE COUNTY. From New York
from $1V2)) situated at the junction of the Delaware and the Never-
sink, is a village of 9385 inhab., frequented as a summer-resort.
At Port Jervis the Delaware abruptly changes its course from S.E. to
S.W. and runs hence, parallel to the Allegheny Mts., to (42 M.) the Dela¬
ware Water Gap, where it again turns to the S.E. in breaking through
the Blue Ridge. A fine road, much frequented by bicyclists, runs along
the river at the foot of the shaly bluffs on the right bank; and the scenery
of this section of the Upper Delaware, in 'Pike County (Penna.), is de¬
servedly famous and much visited by artists. Numerous picturesque falls
and gorges are formed by the streams descending from the highest part of
the ridge, here known as the Pocono Mts. (comp. above), to the Delaware.
For an area of about 40 sq. M. the region is as yet uninvaded by the rail¬
way. Among the chief points on the road are the following. — 8 M. Milford
(Fauchere, $3; Bluff Ho.), near the mouth of the Sawkill, the beautiful falls
of which are 3/t M. distant. Close by is an experimental station of the
Yale School of Forestry. Otter's or Utter's Cliff (800 ft.), to the S. of Mil-
ford, affords a fine view of the valley, with the blue wall of the Kitta-
tinny Mts. (see below) bounding the view to the S.W. Just below this
point the river is joined by Adams Brook, popular with artists for its wild
scenery. — 12 M. Mouth of the Raymondskill, with a fine cataract, IV2 M.
back from the river. — 18 M. Dingman's Perry (High Falls Ho., $ 2-3), at
the mouth of Dingman's Creek, with an old ferry and a ruined bridge.
There are several small falls near the village, and 3 M. up the creek is
Childs Park, in a lovely little glen with a fine waterfall. Silver Lake is
3 M. farther up, near the headwaters of the stream. — 22 M. New Egypt
(inns), on Tom's Creek, a famous angling stream. — 27 M. Bushkill (Peters
Ho., Riverside Ho.), at the confluence of the Big and Little Bushkill Creeks.
The falls of the latter (2 M.) are the most beautiful in the district. The
Delaware here makes the famous 'Walpack Bend' or 'Fiddler's Elbow',
shaped like the letter S. — At (36 M.) Marshall's Creek, also with a fall,
the highroad to Stroudsburg (p. 244) diverges to the right (inland). —
42 M. Delaware Water Gap, see p. 243.
The Tri-States Rock, to the S. of Port Jervis, marks the meeting of
New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. — Among other picturesque
resorts within easy reach of Port Jervis are High Point (1600 ft.; The Inn,
$4) and Lake Marcia, 4 M. to the E., on the ridge of the Kittalinny or
Shawangunk Mts. (coach).
From Port Jervis the N. Y., Ontario, & Western Railway runs to (24 M.)
Monlicello (1700 ft.; Mansion Ho. $ 2) and via. (22 M.) Summilville (p. 343)
to (55 M.) Kingston (p. 283).
Beyond Port Jervis the train crosses the Delaware into Penn¬
sylvania ('Keystone State') and runs along its right bank, high above
the river. Great engineering difficulties were overcome in making
this part of the line, where the river-gorge is deep and tortuous. At
(111 M.) Lackawaxen (650 ft.) the Delaware and Hudson Canal
crosses the Delaware by an aqueduct. Like most of the other small
stations in the 'Delaware Highlands' this is a summer-resort with
several unpretending hotels and boarding-houses.
At (117 M.) Mast Hope we recross the river and re-enter New
York. About 4 M. to the W. is the domain of the Forest Lake As¬
sociation (1500 ft.). — At (123 M.) Narrowsburg the valley is very
narrow. Beyond (177 M.) Deposit (1010 ft.) we quit the Delaware,
turn to the left (S.W.), and begin to ascend the ridge separating it
from the Susquehanna. Fine scenery. From (185 M.) Gulf Summit
(1375 ft.) we descend rapidly, soon obtaining a fine *View of the
Susquehanna (right). We cross the Cascade Bridge (180 ft. high) and