I had the opportunity to tag along a hike lead by Josh Heath, who is an adventure guide for The Lodge at Woodloch. He was extremely informative about the history of the area as well as on the local flora.
Almost all the land along the Upper Delaware River is privately owned, restricting the ability to hike freely along this beautiful stretch of America. However, several organizations and agencies permit public access to their trails, affording the opportunity to this region’s rich natural resources. In July 1999, the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River entered into an agreement with the Greater New York Councils of the Boy Scouts of America to provide public access to one of its trails at the Ten Mile River Scout Camp located along the Delaware River.
Bluestone mining quarries and logging camps once dotted this area at the turn of the 20th century. This 3 mile hike offers challenging uphill terrain and traverses rocky outcroppings to a vista overlooking the Upper Delaware River. The trails then gently meander through a diverse forest landscape. Bald Eagle sightings near the river are not uncommon year round. After an initial steep incline to the vista most of the route follows a gradual descent back to the beginning. A great time was had by all the guests.
On 10 September 2011: While I was preparing my equipment to capture some facility shots, I could not help but capture this image. It is of a father with holding his daughter up in his arms enjoying the view from the end of a dock on Little Teedyuskung Lake behind the spa prior to a wedding reception held at the Lodge at Woodloch in Hawley, Pennsylvania.
Mandatory Credit: Alex Cena