Explore the Area: Sightseeing and Activities

Explore the Area: Towns

Hawk's Nest

8 minutes from downtown

Just a short drive north of Port Jervis on NY State Route 97, is the scenic Hawks Nest Highway. Originally, a dirt road in the nineteenth century, the road was paved in the 1930's.  The cliffs here rise over three hundred feet above the Delaware River. The winding road, which has been featured in car commercials, hugs the cliffs and offers pull-offs for motorists to enjoy the view or take pictures.

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High Point Monument

15 minutes from downtown

High Point Monument in High Point State Park is a 220-foot granite obelisk built as a war memorial a the highest point in New Jersey.  The monument is open to visitors seasonally.  Visit the State Park's website for more information.

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Space Farms Zoo and Museum

23 minutes from downtown

Space Farms Zoo, in nearby Wantage, New Jersey, is home to over 500 animals and over 100 species.  The Space Farms Auto Museum is home to over 50 antique cars and motorcycles.  Visit their website for more information.

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Forestburgh Playhouse

15 minutes from downtown

The Forestburgh Playhouse was founded in 1947 as the Forestburgh Summer Theatre.  The venue offers musical productions from June through September.  The adjacent Forestburgh Tavern offers cabarets and dinner.  Visit their website for more information.

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Skylands Stadium

33 minutes from downtown

Skylands Stadium, in Frankford Township, New Jersey, is located next to the Sussex County Fair Grounds.  The Stadium is home to the Sussex County Miners, a Frontier League baseball team.  Visit the Miner's website for more information.  For information on the adjacent fairgrounds and the New Jersey State Fair, visit the Sussex County Fairgrounds website.

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The Columns Museum

13 minutes from downtown

The Columns is an early 20th century mansion that serves as the Pike County Historical Society's museum.  It is home to a number of artifacts relating to the history of the area, including an 1850's stagecoach.  The museum is also home to red white and blue bunting that hung in Abraham Lincoln's box at Ford Theatre. Visit the Historical Society's website for more information about the museum.

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Kadampa Meditation Center

17 minutes from downtown

The Kadampa Meditation Center New York is home to one of five traditional Kadampa World Peace Temples.  Take a class, visit the temple, cafe or bookstore or walk through the gardens.  Visit their website for more information.

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Grey Towers National Historic Site

16 minutes from downtown

Grey Towers is a National Historic Site and was the home of Gifford Pinchot, the first director of the United States Forest Service.  The site is open to the public for tours and hiking on the trails.  It is also home to the Pinchot Institute, a conservation organization.  Visit the Grey Towers Heritage Association website for more information.

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St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Catholic Church

19 minutes from downtown

The wooden Volodymyr Ukranian Catholic Church and the Bell Tower was built in the 1960's.  The church is host to a Ukranian Festival in the summer.  Get directions to the church or visit their facebook page.  

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Bethel Woods

43 minutes from downtown

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a performing arts center and museum at the site of the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair.  The museum is dedicated to the Woodstock festival and other aspects of the 1960's.  Visit their website for more information and upcoming performances.

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Lake Wallenpaupack

37 minutes from downtown

Lake Wallenpaupack in the Pocono Mountains, at 5,700 acres, is the fifth largest lake in Pennsylvania and the second largest lake entirely located in Pennsylvania.  Hike along the Lake Wallenpaupack trail, take a scenic boat tour, or go swimming at Palmyra Township Public Beach.  Visit during Wally Lake Fest in the summer or the Ice Tee Golf Tournament in the winter.

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Mountain Creek

37 minutes from downtown

Mountain Creek offers skiing, night skiing, snowboarding and tubing in the winter.  The park has 43 trails totaling 16 miles.  Mountain Creek is also home to a waterpark, an Aerial Adventure Park and a bike park.  Ride the Cabriolet chairlift to Vernon peak in the off-season (pictured here) and enjoy the view from the top. There are a number of dining and lodging options at Mountain Creek as well.  For more information, visit their website.

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Bashakill Vineyards & Ventimiglia Vineyard

21 minutes from downtown

Port Jervis, below Pike Street, is part of the Hudson River Region American Viticultural Area (AVA).  The closest Vineyard in the AVA to Port Jervis is BashaKill Vineyards.  Visit their website to learn more about their wines or about visiting their vineyard.  Ventimiglia Vineyard in New Jersey, also is just fourteen miles from downtown.  Visit their website to learn more about their wines or about visiting their vineyard.

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Brotherhood Winery

43 minutes from downtown

Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville, is another winery in the Hudson River Region AVA.  The winery began producing wines in 1839 and operated through Prohibition, as they produced sacramental wine for the Catholic Church.  Visit the winery for a tour of their facilties and a tasting.  Visit their website for more information.

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Above the Clouds Hot Air Balloon Rides and Fantasy Balloon Flights

23 minutes from downtown

Above the Clouds Hot Air Balloon Rides and Fantasy Balloon Flights offer various hot air balloon rides over the area.  Both companies operate from Randall Airport in Wallkill, New York.

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