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. They run a delicious BBQ in the afternoon. In the morning, the breakfast croissant and VF sandwich are highly recommended.
There is a sink you can use to fill water bottles at the right far corner of the shop, but no public rest room. There are port-a-johns outside behind the building. When it's open, the Apple Pie Cafe (next door) has a proper rest room.
Parking is available at Park-N-Ride near the I-80 Interchange, across the street from the Pennsylvania Welcome Center. Ride south down Broad Street to the Village Famer & Bakery. The ride will start from the parking lot adjacent to the Village Farmer.
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 Village Farmer & Bakery BBQ counter operating in the yard. It operates until 8pm inthe summer.
Starting out 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 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 amazing 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 (water and bathrooms) and then finish up through the NJ side of the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area.
While our early start time means leaving before the Village Farmer opens for breakfast, it assures that Flat's Deli (mile 97) will be open. It also allows riders to put much of the climb up the Allegheny Front behind them before the heat of the day. And the Village Farmer will have its great BBQ operation running when we return.
There are several steep, extended climbs. A triple or 39x27 is highly recommended.
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