Attractions in Milford, PA

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Milford Historic District – The Birthplace of the American Conservation Movement.

Milford Historic District

Walking Tour

This self-guided tour commemorates Milford’s founding father, Judge John Biddis: The Historic Preservation Trust of Pike County. Take a leisurely stroll through the Historic District of Milford. In just 20 blocks, you’ll discover more than 50 Victorian buildings (circa 1814-1914) of architectural and historic significance. All are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and feature a variety of Victorian styles including Gothic, Italianate, Second Empire and Queen Anne. You may pick up a tour map at the Tom Quick reception desk.

MUSEUMS & HERITAGE ATTRACTIONS

THE COLUMNS MUSEUMTHE COLUMNS MUSEUM

608 Broad Street, 570.296.8126

The Columns Museum, operated by the Pike County Historical Society, is two blocks from the hotel and housed in a Neo-Greek Revival mansion showcasing a fine collection of art, artifacts, and ephemera from generations of ancestors, with a special focus on Pike County and the surrounding areas. Exhibits include the famous “blood-stained Lincoln Flag,“ which cushioned the dying president’s head moments after he was shot at Ford’s Theater in April of 1865. The flag is part of a large collection of memorabilia that tells the story of that tragic night from the perspective of a family of actors working in the theatre that evening. Civil War artifacts, historic farm tools and firearms, Native American artifacts, the Hiawatha stagecoach, vintage gowns and uniforms, photo albums and period letters, musical instruments, and kitchenware are also on display. Additionally, the museum hosts special seasonal exhibits.

GREY TOWERS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

GREY TOWERS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE151 Grey Towers Drive, 570.296.9630

Grey Towers is the Richard Morris Hunt-designed Normanesque bluestone chateau that was built by James Pinchot and was the ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, first chief of the U.S. Forest Service and twice-Governor of Pennsylvania. House and garden tours are offered every day, from Memorial Day weekend through October 31. Natural resources-related groups also use the newly renovated facilities for conferences and meetings. Other Grey Towers activities include short hiking trails, on-site programs, and conservation education programs for all ages.

THE UPPER MILL

THE UPPER MILL

150 Water Street

The Upper Mill still has an operating wooden water-wheel that can be visited by the public on a self-guided free tour. Run for many years by the Rowe Brothers, the mill had wood and metal shops, a blacksmith, and a grist mill; today it is home to attractive boutiques, a café/bakery and bar, and a music shop.

Near Historic Milford:

ZANE GREY MUSEUM

ZANE GREY MUSEUM

Route 590W in Lackawaxen, PA, 570.685.4871

Home to the “Father of the Western Novel,” this historic building sits on the banks of the Upper Delaware River. Zane Grey lived in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, from 1905 until 1918; the town always held a special place in his memories and was chosen as the site of his final resting place. Today, Grey’s home (1914-1918) is preserved by the National Park Service as part of Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.

GILLINDER GLASS

GILLINDER GLASS

39 Erie Street, Port Jervis, NY, 845.856.5375

Gillinder Glass was founded 156 years ago by William T. Gillinder. Born and raised in England, William T. relocated to the colonies where he opened his first glass factory in Philadelphia in 1861. In 1876, Gillinder built an operating glass plant in the nation’s Centennial Exhibition, a major component of the first Worlds Fair held in the United States (in Philadelphia). In 1912, his three grandsons purchased a glass plant in Port Jervis, NY, formerly known as the Orange County Flint Glass Works. The plant opened as Gillinder Brothers in January 1913 and continues on this same site today, operated by sixth generation Charlie Gillinder.

POCONO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER (PEEC)

POCONO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER (PEEC)

538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA, 570-828-2319

The Pocono Environmental Education Center is, and appreciation for nature through hands-on experience in a national park. The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is located within the 77,000 acre Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, along the Delaware River. PEEC is one of the most respected and recognized environmental education centers in the northeastern United States. PEEC advances environmental education, sustainable living. This non-profit advances environmental education, sustainable living, and appreciation for nature through hands-on experience in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Park. Plus there are over 12 miles of hiking and trails.

Outdoors

HIKES AND WATERFALLS

In 1872, Philadelphia’s Daily Evening Telegraph described our region’s fluviarchy — a network of waterfalls flowing into the Delaware River — as “precipitating themselves over cataracts of great heights, plunging into miniature lakelets, and noisily bubbling through miniature gorges or moss-hung glens.” Several of these “noisy bubblers” are located within the Delaware Watergap National Park (DWNRA).

RAYMONDSKILL FALLS

Located in the DWNRA, less than four miles from the hotel, is this breathtaking, year-round sight. The roaring, 105-foot Raymondskill Falls includes three tiers of cascades; visitors may view each unique water feature from a different section of the hiking trail. The total roundtrip hike to all three falls is less than one mile. From the Hotel, follow Route 209 south into the DWNRA about three miles and make a right at the sign for Raymondskill Falls.

DINGMANS FALLS

The 75-foot Dingmans Falls is the DWNRA’s most popular waterfall. Novice hikers will enjoy the short trek, which wends by Silver Thread Falls. A flat boardwalk trail, accessible to wheelchair-users, passes through a hemlock ravine and delivers hikers to the base of Dingmans Falls, where a steep climb of 240 steps will take you to the top. From the Hotel, follow Route 209 south into the DWNRA for about 10 miles and turn right at the stoplight at Route 739.

SHOHOLA FALLS

Here, the Shohola Creek races nearly 100 feet over numerous steep ledges, causing an awesome series of raging waterfalls. Behind the falls is a 26-foot-high dam, which creates 1,100 acres of lake and marshlands. This spectacular scenic site, managed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, is located within the Shohola Waterfowl Management Area on Route 6. From the hotel, take a left onto Broad Street, at the stoplight take a right onto West Harford Street/Route 6. Follow Route 6 for approximately 14 miles, on your left will be the parking lot for Shohola Falls.

TUMBLING WATERS TRAIL

This scenic trail provides some magnificent views before descending into a hemlock ravine highlighted by a section of waterfalls. From the hotel, follow Route 209 south into the DWNRA for approximately 12 miles until you see signs for the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC).

WINTER ACTIVITIES

The following activities are offered by the Pocono Environmental Education Center: Eagle Watching P.E.E.C. offers eagle watching tours, including transportation, on select winter dates. Cross-country Skiing P.E.E.C. also offers cross-country skiing on select winter dates for a modest fee, which includes the ski rentals. Reservations, indicating the shoe size of the skier, are required.

BIKING

Pennsylvania designates routes for long-distance biking, usually on lightly traveled roads. Bicycle PA Route L follows a north-south route through the mountains, with segments on the D&H and Lehigh Gorge trails. Bicycle PA Route Y generally follows PA Route 6, but it also includes some lightly traveled country roads in this region. Delaware State Forest Thirty-one miles of designated mountain bike trails and gravel roads. Biking is permitted on all trails not designated for “foot travel only.” Delaware Water Gap National Park Miles of mountain biking, hiking and cross-country ski trails. Please adhere to signs posted. The newly constructed 35-mile McDade Trail, extending from Stroudsburg to Milford, is open for hiking and biking. Lackawanna State Forest Fourteen miles of dirt and gravel roads. Biking is permitted on all trails not designated as “foot travel only.” State Forests Biking is permitted on state forest roads and old woods roads. Mountain bikes are recommended. Biking is not permitted on designated state forest hiking trails.

FISHING

The Delaware River Highlands area offers hundreds of places to fish for a variety of species, including trout, bass, walleye and American shad. Fishing licenses, available at most sporting goods stores and some town halls, are required for anglers 16 and older. An additional permit is required for trout. Boat accesses are plentiful and most are free. Please note that not every ramp is suitable for every craft, as not every body of water is suitable for every craft. Pay special attention to signage. The Delaware State Forest has 11 lakes and ponds. Peck’s Pond has two launch sites. Large power boating is available on Lake Wallenpaupack. Smaller powerboats and watercraft, like canoes and kayaks, are ideal for most other waters. Milford Beach, about a mile from the hotel, offers a launch for canoes, kayaks and small watercraft.

RIVER ACTIVITIES

The Delaware River, the longest undammed river east of the Mississippi, is steeped in history and offers days filled with fun. The River reveals exceptional opportunities to fish, raft, canoe and kayak. Numerous outfitters in the area supply gear and offer guided tours. We’re happy to help you arrange a tour; please contact our concierge for details.

Milford Galleries

GALLERY FAUCHÈRE

GALLERY FAUCHÈREOn the first floor of the main building of Hotel Fauchère, 401 Broad Street, the great center hallway features the work of local artists. Along with the Hudson River School and other famous works of art throughout the hotel, you will be delighted by our collection. In Bar Louis, you will be thrilled to find our original oversized, framed photograph by Christopher Makos of Andy Warhol kissing John Lennon.

THE ARTERY, FINE-ART & CRAFT GALLERY

The exterior of the Artery located at 210 Broad Street.

210 Broad Street, 570.409.1234

Milford Galleries is owned and operated by a cooperative of successful and emerging artists and artisans from the Tri-State area. Their work is shown in galleries throughout the U.S. and Europe, in cities including New York, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Philadelphia, Providence, and Paris, and is commissioned by personal and commercial patrons.

With 10-15 artists exhibiting, you’ll view an eclectic collection of original work, from traditional to contemporary, featuring various mediums including photography, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fine burled wood objects and more. Artwork is on display year-round; shows change every six weeks. Open Thu-Sun (10-5), Mon (11-3).

GOLDEN FISH GALLERY OF FINE ART & CRAFTS

307 Broad Street, 570.296.0413

Ring of Truth

This family owned gallery includes a collection of works of various styles from medieval fantasy to contemporary to impressionistic. In addition to their own work, they are committed to promoting other local artists and craftspeople in Pike County by featuring a different artist every month. Here you will find a wide array of mediums and material, including paintings, prints, sculptures, handcrafted tables and custom-built lamps, jewelry, and other rare and unique items. This is the perfect place if you are looking for a unique gift or an intricately designed piece of art while in Milford!

In addition to the gallery, part of the store is especially dedicated to “The Museum,” where an eclectic lifetime collection of interesting historic photos, documents, weaponry, antiques, and collectibles are on display.

PIKE COUNTY ARTS & CRAFTS

Hummingbird painting by JoAnne Wojcik

109 West Catharine Street, 570.296.2338

 

Founded in 1951, the non-profit Pike County Arts & Crafts Gallery seeks to help local artists of all ages develop and exhibit their hand-crafted work of paintings, woodwork, sculpture, stained glass, and more by offering classes, workshops, and demonstrations to more than 200 members.

Near Milford:

The Artists Market

ARTISTS’ MARKET COMMUNITY CENTER

114 Richardson Avenue, Shohola, PA, 845.557.8713

The Artists’ Market Community Center supports artists of all kinds, including actors, teachers, writers, poets, singers, and many others to bring life to their creative visions through exhibits, concerts, galleries, classes, and other special events. They invite all to their space to participate, watch, and partner with them to celebrate the arts!

DORFLINGER-SUYDAM GLASS MUSEUM & WILDFLOWER MUSIC FESTIVAL

55 Suydam Dr, Honesdale, PA, 570.253.1185
Parisian pattern

Before gracing the elaborate tables of socialites, America’s finest lead glass was designed, crafted and manufactured at Dorflinger Glass Works. Today, it is a museum, open-air amphitheater for a variety of performances, and a 600-acre nature preserve with 7 hiking trails.

Home to the nation’s largest collection of Dorflinger glass, come see more than 1,000 pieces of cut, engraved, etched, gilded and enameled crystal.

Museum and Sanctuary: 570-253-1185
Wildflower Music Festival: 570-253-5500

DELAWARE VALLEY ARTS ALLIANCE

37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY, 845.252.7576 Alliance Gallery 30 miles from Milford, the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance serves as the Arts Council for Sullivan County, New York, and was founded in 1976. They present visual, performing, literary, and media arts programs and provide collaborative project incubation, fellowships, and creative spaces while serving the Delaware River Valley’s wide region of artists and the public. DVAA sponsors an outstanding variety of arts and cultural programs in its two facilities: the Delaware Arts Center, on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Tusten Theatre, a fully-renovated 160-seat facility.

PETERS VALLEY SCHOOL OF CRAFT STUDIO & GALLERY

19 Kuhn Rd. Layton, NJ 07851
Store & Gallery: 973.948.5202
Courses: 973.948.5200

Just 10 miles from Milford, Peters Valley School of Craft offers fine art and craft workshops to over 300 artists from across the country, showcasing their work in blacksmithing, ceramics and pottery, fine metals, fibers, photography, woodworking, glass, music, and more. 

CURRENT GALLERY HOURS: Thursday-Sunday, 10am-5pm

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