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  Lackawaxen in Northeastern Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains
At this Poconos bed and breakfast, you have the best of both worlds--a beautiful setting and easy access to the Upper Delaware River attractions and sites . . . bald eagle viewing, kayaking on the Delaware, fishing on the Lackawaxen, and concerts at Bethel Woods.

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"Rivers are magnets for the imagination, for conscious pondering and subconscious dreams, thrills and fears. People stare into the moving water, captivated, as they are when gazing into a fire. What is it that draws and holds us? The rivers' reflections of our lives and experiences are endless. The water calls up our own ambitions of flowing with ease, of navigating the unknown." Tim Palmer  From Lifelines

The Lackawaxen River is Pennsylvania's 2010 River of the Year! A mecca for birders hoping to glimpse abundant bald eagles, and trout fishermen drawn to its clean, cold waters, the Lackawaxen River flows nearly 25 miles through three counties

The appeal of the river has a lot to do with the calm and sense of connection it imparts. There are many things to do yet this is uniquely a place just to be away from life's pressures. Picture a sparkling river winding through forested mountains, and scenery unobstructed by strip malls, chain stores, fast food or traffic. About every 5 or 10 miles, there is a small village like Lackawaxen, usually by a bridge, with a restaurant or two.  In 1841, Washington Irving called it "a constant succession of scenery that would have been famous had it existed in any part of Europe".

Bethel Woods at the original Woodstock Festival Site in Bethel, NY (30 mins drive) is a world class-concert venue. This year shows include everything from Aretha Franklin to Toby Keith to Smokey Robinson to Journey.
Harvest Festival every Sunday thru Columbus Day 11am-4pm

Woodstock Museum is a trip through the 1960's and how that era changed all our lives. Many music and video exhibits make it all come alive again. It's almost like being there.

Historic sites surround Roebling Inn on the Delaware. The Roebling Bridge (Roebling Delaware Aqueduct), the Zane Grey Museum, remnants of the Delaware and Hudson Canal, and hiking trails at Minisink Battleground Park, the site of a Revolutionary War battle.

This unique location is exceptional for both novice and experienced paddlers--allowing Class 1 (Delaware River), Class 2 (Lackawaxen River) and Class 3 rapids (Mongaup River).

Recreational opportunities also include Delaware River trout fishing, tubing and canoeing, Lackawaxen River fly-fishing, skiing at Masthope Ski Big Bear, and white water river rafting. The New York Catskills, Catskill casinos, Bethel Woods, & Kittatinny Canoes are all just across the river.

Bald eagles are a common site any time of year but more come from Canada in the winter. Walk to the Eagle Institute (Nov-Mar) to learn more about these magnificent birds. They choose to nest here because of the clean, clear rivers. Visit
The Eagle Institute for the latest information about guided habitat tours. 

Smallmouth bass, trout, shad, and walleye are popular catches. The
Lackawaxen River is stocked with trout.
Drift boat service on the Delaware is available through nearby licensed guides. Roebling Inn on the Delaware is located near the famous Zane Grey pool. Licenses are available online; the Delaware requires either a NY or PA license as it is a reciprocal arrangement between the states. 

Bicycling / Jogging Trails
Bicycling along the Lackawaxen River affords level terrain and a pretty river view on the lightly traveled road that is still called the *Towpath*, dating 1828 and the Delaware and Hudson Canal days. For professional cyclists, the Bicycle PA Route Y starts here in Lackawaxen. 

This is the best location for canoeing, tubing or rafting on the Delaware (calm with rapids) or Lackawaxen River (white water midweek during a
water release). All equipment rentals are nearby and the outfitter will tailor the trip to your individual needs and expertise. Anglers Roost offers a discount to guests of the Roebling Inn and can also provide shuttle service (fee) for those with their own watercraft.    

Fine Dining
The area is blessed with many excellent restaurants. Peter's Europa House, Henning's Local, Woodloch's Boat House are top notch restaurants and El Castello is the best pizzeria you'll ever find.

Fitness Center / Gym
Guests of Roebling Inn on the Delaware now can enjoy an
Indoor Health Club with a luxurious heated pool, jacuzzi, and exercise equipment (fee). It is a short drive from the Inn and is generally open every day from 7am-10pm. 

Golf Course
Several courses are in the area suited for amateur to expert--Cliff Park, Cricket Hill, High Point, Woodloch Springs

Health Spa / Massage
Guests of Roebling Inn on the Delaware now can enjoy an
Indoor Health Club with a luxurious heated pool, jacuzzi, and exercise equipment (fee). It is a short drive from the Inn and is generally open every day from 7am-10pm. 
Or, for the ultimate
 extreme spa experience, schedule a treatment at The Lodge at Woodloch. Rates include use of facilities one hour before and after your appointment.

The land here is beautiful for hiking. The 60 acre Minisink Battleground is perfect for a short hike, with well defined trails. Be sure to pick up a pamphlet at the visitors kiosk. Tusten Mountain trail is a favorite and begins at a stone-arch bridge dating from the 1700's. And for an all-day outing, try hiking and driving to many of the area's waterfalls--we'll direct you. 

The D&H Canal was in the business of moving energy in the form of coal from 1828 to 1898. It's remnants are part of the fabric of the area today.

Horseback Riding
Experienced or novice, year-round available nearby. By reservation.
Bridle Hill Farm Jeffersonville NY 845.482.3992

Hilltop Stables at 1811 US Route 6, Hawley PA 18428 phone: 570.226.3705
Double W 800.540.2620 in Hawley  
Malibu Dude Ranch 570.296.7281 in Milford

Lake Wallenpaupack 
Offers public swimming area. Scenic Pontoon Boat Ride leaves from the dam (no reservations) Route 6, Hawley, on the hour mid-June to Labor Day daily.

Movie Theaters
The closest movie theaters are Cinema Six in Honesdale or Callicoon Theater in Callicoon (30 mins to either)

Museums / Galleries
The Zane Grey Museum is owned and operated by the National Park
Service is open weekends. The Toll House Museum is open during daytime hours. The Roebling Bridge was built in 1848 as Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct. It is now the oldest suspension bridge in the country. Art galleries can be found on the Main Streets of Narrowsburg, Callicoon, Hawley, Honesdale, and Milford. The Barryville Area Arts Alliance schedules events throughout the year to highlight area artists.

Nature Preserves / Trails
Recognized for its outstanding natural and cultural resources, the Upper Delaware River is one of only 5 segments in the Northeast to be included in the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System. It remains a relatively undeveloped place with river hamlets about 5-10 miles apart. (The Water Gap Recreation area starts about 20 minutes south, from Milford to Stroudsburg.)

Snow Skiing
With 100% snow-making, Ski Big Bear (570-685-1400) offers downhill, tubing, and snowboarding. Rentals and lessons are available. Big Bear is 5 miles from the Roebling Inn. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing depend on natural snow--please call for current conditions. 

Outdoor public tennis and basketball courts are a short walk from the Inn.

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance is 10 minutes away in Narrowsburg NY and offers various productions throughout the year though not every weekend. In Summer, Forestburgh Theatre is 30 minutes away and produces 6 plays during the season with daily shows. NaCl original summer theatre is 20 minutes away. Art galleries can be found on the Main Streets of Narrowsburg, Hawley, Milford, and Honesdale.

Water Activities
In addition to all the Delaware and Lackawaxen rivers afford, Lake Wallenpaupack is 15 miles away for another array of possibilities.

"I have never seen a river that I could not love. Moving water…has a fascinating vitality. It has power and grace and associations. It has a thousand colors and a thousand shapes, yet it follows laws so definite that the tiniest streamlet is an exact replica of a great river." Roderick Haig-Brown

"I started out thinking of America as highways and state lines. As I got to know it better, I began to think of it as rivers. . . Rivers run through our history and folklore, and link us as a people. They nourish and refresh us and provide a home for dazzling varieties of fish and wildlife and trees and plants of every sort." Charles Kuralt from The Magic of Rivers

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