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Discussion in 'Archaeology Arena' started by 46er, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. 46er

    46er Piney

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    I recall there were some folks here that had interest of the Delaware Water Gap NRA and the building's that remain after the tocks Island Dam fiasco. The NPS has begun a project to identify and preserve; info in the article and a good map at the link in the article. I have visited many of these places including the barn pictured below. For me, I think winter is the best time to explore.

    https://www.nps.gov/dewa/learn/management/public-comment.htm


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    The immense Boehm Barn, too large to move to Millbrook Village for preservation, still stands in the woods above Old Mine Road, just northeast of Poxono island.

    "Since the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DEWA), observed its fiftieth anniversary in 2015, the park staff has been busy soliciting public comment in order to formulate operational parameters for the future. The plan to address the fate of seven-hundred historic structures that still stand within the park's boundary is now underway, establishing priorities for those that hold any promise for the coming years. DEWA has made a list and map available to help the public evaluate those sites, which also makes a great planner for early spring hikes. Download the map and bring it along to search out some of these places; most won't make the cut. This time of year is perfect, before the prickly invasive multi-flora rosa completely chokes the woods. But take all precaution against ticks if you get off the beaten track. "

    Courtesy of http://www.njskylands.com
     
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    I certainly sympathize with your mission, but if you're going to lift photos and text directly from the Skylands Visitor magazine and/or website without notification or permission, we would appreciate credit. http://www.njskylands.com
     
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    Thanks 46er, Momma loves old houses and farms. I sense a trip this fall/winter.. I"ve canoed the river and walked parts of the AT but have never driven the Old Mine rd.I have to check out this Millbrook village as well.Looks like a Batsto North jersey style.
     
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    Similar, but not as extensive; more like Cold Spring Village. It was heavily damaged by Irene. Worthington SF is a good camping HQ.
     
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    Old Mine Road is a nice little trip but be aware that it is CLOSED in the winter. November is a good time (before any snow)
     
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    Folks,

    If you're going to copy text and pictures from a website to use here please do me a favor and either ask for permission or, if you're only using a little bit, cite the source. It's not fair to take someone else's work and use it as if it was your own, or at the very least without acknowledging the source.

    I've been sued once because someone tripped a robo-lawyer with a photo that they uploaded here and it cost me a lot of money to solve. I'm not going to go through that again, so that's the most sure-fire way to get this site shut down.
     
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    I have only seen it closed for inclement weather on the state maintained section in Worthington SF, not for the season.

    https://www.nps.gov/dewa/planyourvisit/hours.htm
     
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    Yes. I misspoke and implied it was mandatory. But parts or ALL of it can and are closed for any adverse conditions including snow and more importantly, ice, which can occur at any time. It is best to call ahead to make sure any late fall, winter, or early spring trips are recommended
     
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