If you're looking for a way to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in nature, then Buttermilk Falls in New Jersey is the perfect destination for you. This picturesque waterfall located in the heart of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is a true hidden gem.
If you aren't up for the hike and just want to take in the views you're able to park right at the base of the falls from mid April/May through December! The trails start at the base of the falls with the a set of elaborate stairs. On your way up the stairs you'll be able to take in many different views of the falls. At the top you can take the blue dot trail - This starts off steep and then becomes an easier walk through the woods.
Buttermilk Falls is relatively easy and suitable for all levels of hikers. As you walk through the forest, you'll hear the sound of the falls and feel the mist on your skin, creating a refreshing and rejuvenating experience. The trail is dotted with several small waterfalls and streams, and the scenery is simply breathtaking.
Once you've worked up an appetite, head over to The Walpack Inn, a historic inn located in Sussex County, New Jersey. This charming inn and restaurant ave been around since 1949 and offers not only delicious food but also stunning views of the rolling hills and nature.
The Walpack Inn has a cozy and rustic atmosphere, perfect for a post-hike meal. Their menu features a range of dishes to suit every taste and appetite. We recommend trying their New England Clam Chowder, which is creamy and flavorful, and their Prime Rib of Au Jus or Roasted Salmon, which are cooked to perfection and will leave you feeling satisfied.
Overall, spending a day at Buttermilk Falls and dining at The Walpack Inn is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and immerse yourself in nature and good food. We highly recommend adding these two destinations to your must-visit list, and we promise you won't be disappointed!
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