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Steamtown Excursion - Delaware Water Gap: Fall Foliage

Steamtown Excursion - Delaware Water Gap: Fall Foliage

Steamtown Excursion - Delaware Water Gap: Fall Foliage

  • October 19, 2024
  • 350 Cliff Street, Scranton, PA 18503
  • (570) 445-1898
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Delaware Water Gap: Fall Foliage and Slateford Junction


Enjoy the fall foliage of the Pocono Mountains and travel to Slateford Junction and the town of Delaware Water Gap.

The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railway (DL&W) first arrived at the Delaware River in 1856 with a train to New York City. The terrain from Scranton had been mountainous and isolated; the route traced the course of major streams, crossed the Lehigh's headwater at Gouldsboro, and bisected Pocono Summit Lake on DL&W's land bridge.

The historic station was built between 1903-1904 and was designed by Frank J. Nies, an architect best known for having designed numerous DL&W stations. The style of the building is reflective of the Late Victorian Era. The station closed to passenger service in 1953 and was sold to the Borough of Delaware Water Gap in 1958.

Today, The DL&W single track is still in use through the Delaware Water Gap between the river and Route 611. Steamtown National Historic Site visitors can enjoy an excursion train reaching Point of Gap Overlook. Just outside Delaware Water Gap’s park boundaries, the rail station awaits renewal and can be glimpsed from the Interstate-80 toll plaza westbound.

There are limited amenities at the station itself; grilled food and cold beverages will be available for purchase. There will also be bus transportation into town, where visitors can enjoy local vendors and restaurants.

Tickets for this event will be available on Saturday, July 6th, 2024. To purchase tickets for this Excursion, please visit Recreation.Gov.

NOTICE: Train rides are subject to cancellation due to mechanical issues, inclement weather, or crew availability.


2024 Summer Excursions (tickets available beginning Saturday, April 20th)

 

2024 Autumn Excursions (tickets available beginning Saturday, July 6th)

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PLEASE NOTE: Event information, dates, and times are subject to change. This is a public calendar; the Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau recommends contacting the event organizer for the most up-to-date information.