May 2016 NewsFlash

NPS Celebrates Centennial with Special Programs and Events

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue announces a series of special programs and events taking place this year in celebration of the National Park Service’s Centennial. In 2016, the NPS wants you to get out and Find Your Park, whether in your backyard, the neighboring city, or across the country.
“Park employees will kick off our Centennial celebrations with an Earth Day ceremony and time capsule burial on April 22,” said Donahue. “Each month, we will have at least one featured program to encourage people to find their park at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area so that we can connect with and create the next generation of park visitors, supporters, and advocates.”
Programs and events include:
May 21
Centennial Snapshot Photography Workshop at Dingmans Falls
Learn the basics of waterfall photography while enjoying a walk through Dingmans Ravine.
June 4
National Trails Day / National Get Outdoors Day Guided Hike Series
Three different hikes will be offered at locations throughout the park.
July 18 and 19
Kittatinny Canoe’s On and Under the Delaware River Clean-up
Contact Kittatinny Canoe at (800) 356-2852 or at to find out how to get involved in this annual clean-up event.
August 7
Rev3 Centennial Triathlon
For information on how to participate go to:
August 13, 20, 27
100-Mile Paddle Challenge
Celebrate 100 years with the final three legs of the 100-mile paddling challenge that begins on the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.
September 17 and 18
Millbrook Days
Join NPS employees, partners and volunteers for the park’s annual folkways and heritage festival at Millbrook Village.
October 15
Fall Foliage Guided Hike
Enjoy fall colors and spectacular views while celebrating the Centennial atop Kittatinny Ridge.
November- all month
Archeology Exhibit at Park Headquarters
In honor of Native American Heritage Month several unique artifacts from the park’s museum collection will be on exhibit.
December 3 and 4
First Weekend Events
Celebrate the season with a series of events taking place throughout the park on the first weekend of December.
Visit the park’s website at for more information about each of these programs and events. The NPS Find Your Park campaign encourages everyone to find their own connection with the vast network of public lands and places that protect and preserve our natural and cultural heritage. Learn more and share your stories at
For more information on Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area call Park Headquarters at (570) 426-2452, Monday through Friday from 8 am until 4:30 pm; visit our website at; or follow us on Facebook at
National Park Service
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
(O) 570-426-2472
(C) 570-234-9144

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