“Do 6” in Milford, PA
Welcome to Milford, Pennsylvania!
Only 90 minutes from New York City, and 2 ½ hours from Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Heritage Community of Milford makes for the perfect small town getaway. This “little corner of Heaven” along the upper Delaware River in Pike County, Pennsylvania, boasts fun and recreation for all seasons – hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, waterfall chasing, historic sites and architecture, unique shops and galleries, all kinds of festivals, delicious restaurants, The Milford Theater, and so much more.
“Do 6” Mile Marker: 394
Tourism Region:Pocono Mountains
Top 6 Ways to “Do 6” in Milford, PA.
1) Explore the areas natural beauty. Did you know Milford is the northern gateway to the 70,000 acres of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area? Hike trails to waterfalls, including the two tallest publicly accessible waterfalls in Pennsylvania, Dingmans & Raymondskill Falls. Climb to the top of the Milford Knob to overlook the town, or enjoy miles of the McDade Trail along the Delaware River, the National Recreation Area that has it all.
2) Experience a one of a kind festival or live event. Milford is home to many annual festivals like the Milford Music Fest each summer, the Milford Readers and Writers Festival in September, the Black Bear Film Festival every October, and the newly renovated Milford Theater now hosts live concerts, plays, and shows throughout the entire year.
3) Enjoy shopping at over 30 small businesses that call Milford home, such as The Artisan Exchange, home to over 240 artisans’ handmade goodness; Better World Stores, the eco-friendly marketplace; Earthly Treasures, the metaphysical boutique; Old Lumberyard Antiques where over 40 vendors offer their unique finds; and Action Bikes and Outdoors that offers everything you need for your next outdoor adventure from bike sales and service to kayaks, SUPs, and apparel.
4) Appreciate the Historic District. With more than 400 structures and a rich history, a stroll along its tree-lined streets will captivate those who appreciate fine architecture or love history. The Historical Walking Tour Guide is available at the Pocono Mountains Visitors Center at the newly restored historic Community House, located at the town’s only stoplight. Spend an afternoon at The Columns Museum, home of the famous blood-stained Lincoln Flag that cushioned President Lincoln’s head moments after assassination. The Columns also feature an exhibit on the Lenni Lenape, the original indigenous residents of the area, that was created in partnership with the three Lenape tribes.
5) Spend the day at Grey Towers National Historic Site, the ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, who was called “the father of the American Conservation Movement” by President John F. Kennedy when he dedicated the property in 1963. Pinchot was the first head of the U.S. Forest Service, and served two terms as Pennsylvania’s Governor. Grey Towers’ stunning mansion and 100+ acres of gardens and grounds are open to the public.
6) Hungry? Thirsty? Milford offers a vast variety of options. La Posada & Felix’s Cantina, Tom Quick Inn, Jive Bar & Lounge, Hotel Fauchere, Varsity Room Speakeasy, Bar Louis, Soaked Winery Tasting Room, Log Tavern Brewing Co., Dimmick Inn, Apple Valley Restaurant, Milfords Daily Grind, Sparkomatic Café & Talkhouse, the Milford Diner, and Better World Health Food & Café.
Milford Contact Information:
500 Broad Street
Milford, PA 18337
Monday and Thursday: 9 a.m. through 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9 a.m. through 2 p.m.
Milford Community Work Plan
Borough of Milford, PA
Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
Pike County Commissioners
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