The Village Farmer & Bakery is a small, family-owned operation featuring a variety of bakery items. It also has a deli counter at which you can order sandwiches. The breakfast croissant is highly recommended.
Parking for Water Gap
1) From Water Gap Diner, head north towards Rt 80 on Broad St
2) Take 1st right on Shielding Way
3) Parking lot is on right, across from Laird Technology
Parking also available at Park-N-Ride near the I-80 Interchange. Bathrooms at PA Welcome Center.
Traveling far? Overnight accommodations are available at several hotels in Stroudsburg
Make your own reservations by calling the hotel directly.
After finishing, relax and replenish at the Apple Pie Cafe next door to the Village Farmer & Bakery. Sometimes we get lucky and the Village Farmer has it's BBQ counter operating in the yard. Either way you should find plenty to eat and drink at the end of your ride.
Starting out after a delicious breakfast at the Village Farmer in Delaware Water Gap we head north up the Allegheny Front through Canadensis and Promised Land. Instead of stopping at Hawley, we'll bypass the busy traffic by heading over to Rt 402 and then on along the scenic Lackawaxen River. After crossing the historic Roebling Aqueduct, we join up with scenic Rt 97, which is a scenic and generally flat river road, except for the detour that climbs up the mountain to the controle in Eldred (pronounced El Dread). After summiting, it's on to Port Jervis through the many scenic overlooks at Hawks Nest.
At Port Jervis, we begin our return leg down along the Delaware River. The Flats Deli controle has legendary sandwiches. The sandwiches will give you energy to climb Old Mine Rd to Millbrook Village and then finish up through the NJ side of the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area.
There are several steep, extended climbs. A triple or 39x27 is highly recommended.
First time riding with PA Randonneurs? Read an overview of what to expect on your first PA brevet. All participants are obliged to follow the rules for riders as well as local vehicle laws (PA, NJ, NY). Safety is a primary concern. All riders must sign a waiver. Please read these Safety Instructions.