Appalachian Trail

This driving route parallels the hiking trail, from the top of New England to the heart of Dixie, taking you through continuous natural beauty—without the sweat, bugs, or blisters.


At the west end of US-6’s very pleasant run along the river from Port Jervis, just off I-84 at the northern end of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Milford (pop. 1,530) is a cute little town cashing in on the hordes of rafters, campers, and B&B patrons who make the weekend journey to the surrounding Pocono Mountains from New York or Philadelphia.

Milford was the longtime home of sustainable forestry pioneer and two-term Pennsylvania governor Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946), whose Grey Towers (570/296-9630, $8) estate off US-6 is now preserved as a National Historic Site, open in summer for tours. Visitors and locals alike converge on the town’s culinary landmarks, the Milford Diner (301 Broad St., 570/296-8611, daily 6am-10pm) and the more photogenic Village Diner (268 US-6, 570/491-2819), which sits stranded on the south side of the I-84 Interstate freeway, just west of Wal-Mart.




Village Diner (268 US-6)

Milford Diner (301 Broad St.)

Grey Towers