At the west end of US-6’s 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. 1,021) 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 and 209, 570/491-2819), which sits on the south side of the I-84 freeway, just west of Walmart.