I’ll admit that I was a little nervous that we would be visited at our campsite by the bear, but all was quiet last night. We set out early today and rode through a fair bit of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The Delaware River has cut a deep pass through the mountains of northern Jersey and Pennsylvania and the park spans about 40 miles of the river. Although it was hilly, the roads were quiet and it felt like we had the park to ourselves for most of the day. We traveled on Old Mine Road, which runs the length of the park on the Jersey side. We stopped briefly in Milbrook Village, which is a 19th century village typical of the small hamlets that dotted this part of the county in the 1800s. We also biked through Peters Valley, which is another small village that now serves as a center promoting American Crafts. Unfortunately the shop was closed, but there was some cool sculpture nearby. I’d love to go back and explore this area some more: there is lots of beautiful scenery and plenty of early American history. It looks like a terrific place to hike as well.