“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West
Small Town Drama In Pennsylvania
Famous for a very beautiful natural phenomenon, Milford, PA is set on an escarpment 100 feet above the Delaware River. The phenomenon in question is one whose name is rather archaic and is not found in modern dictionaries: fluviarchy, meaning a network of waterfalls. Because of its natural position, the many streams that flow around and through Milford have to cascade down wooded cliffs to reach it, thereby forming what many are referring to as the most dramatic fluviarchy east of the Rockies.
Milford, PA is actually a borough in Pike County, and therefore, should not be confused with the Milford Township. On three sides it is bounded by the VanderTyne, Sawkill and Delaware, with the foothills of the Poconos on the fourth. That being said, it is not difficult to deduce that Milford is home to a wide variety of “green” activities, in addition to exquisite dining and shopping opportunities. On the other hand, the lively roster of activities also boasts charity events, flea markets, film festivals, music festivals, live music and other cultural events.
Synonymous With Milford, PA
One particularly interesting outdoor feature of this quaint small town is Milford Beach, a white sand beach on the Delaware located just north of the bridge to New Jersey. A part of the McDade Trail runs through it, in addition to the fact that it also features a boat lunch area, a covered space designed to enable visitors to get out of the sun (or rain), and picnic and bathroom facilities. Although, be aware that there is an admission charge during high season, because the beach is operated by the National Park Service.
The Grey Towers in Milford (now a National Historic Site) is the home of the Pinchot Family, and therefore also Gifford Pinchot, who was a naturalist at a time when none existed, as well as being a former Pennsylvania governor whose efforts directly resulted in the involvement of the federal government in conservation. Today the grounds host numerous events including concerts and fairs, with the mansion open to the public.
THE Place To Be, Regardless Of The Season
Enjoying the great outdoors in Milford can be done in a variety of ways, especially since this Pocono Mountains town is rich with waterways and trails just waiting to offer something unusual and extraordinary to visitors. Exploring the environment can be done through horseback riding, biking and hiking, while one can also take to the trees on a sky-high zipline, or ride down the river on a raft, kayak or canoe. THE place for family fun, Milford also boasts everything from historic sites to forest hiking trails, complete with tours of the town’s galleries and museums.
Milford is also where winter inspires thrilling outdoor adventures simultaneously with warm hospitality. Enjoying the season in this town is the perfect time to make lasting family memories while you’re on a cross-country skiing or snowshoe excursion, spotting bald eagles along the icy Delaware or tubing, riding and skiing at two nearby ski areas. However, if these sound too plain for you, you can always go with ice fishing, ATV outings and snowmobiling. Whatever you choose, Milford, PA is where you want to spend every free moment you and your family can spare.