What to do

IN THE MILFORD PA AREA

There is so much to do in Milford PA!

Delaware Water Gap • The spectacular Delaware Water Gap: 67,000 acres of forested mountains, riverine valleys, and fertile floodplains, tumbling waters, rhododendron ravines, and hemlock forests. Hiking and so much more.

Grey Towers • Ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, first chief of the US Forest Service and Governor of Pennsylvania.

Pike County Historical Society • Maintains and perpetuates the historical legacy of Pike County. Changing exhibits.

Forest Hall Antiques • American, Chinese and European furniture and accessories, paintings, porcelain, pewter and vintage clothing.

Milford Famers Market• Held at at he Columns Museum, 608 Broad Street, Milford, PA. Fresh local fruits, veggies, eggs, meats, special events, music and more.

Milford, PA website • What’s happening in Milford PA: arts, eats, social, music and more!

Milford Beach • Milford Beach is located at the north end of the park just south of Milford, Pennsylvania. This area offers a grassy beach complete with picnic areas, a pavilion, restrooms, a boat launch, a canoe launch and access to the Joseph M. McDade Recreational Trail

Places to Stay in Milford PA • In the early 1900s, Milford was the getaway spot for New Yorkers. Used extensively by motion picture studios for exterior scenes Milford developed a large capacity to accommodate film crews, movie stars and weekenders in a variety of hotels, inns and B&Bs. Today, Milford still boasts a great selection!

Here is some Milford PA history:

Milford was founded in 1796 after the American Revolutionary War as a United States settlement on the Delaware River by Judge John Biddis, one of Pennsylvania’s first four circuit judges. He named the settlement after his ancestral home in Wales.

Milford has a large number of historically significant buildings, many constructed in the nineteenth century and early twentieth centuries. Some are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, while numerous others are included in the Milford Historic District, also listed on the NRHP. The district is characterized by a variety of Late Victorian architecture. Of the 655 buildings in the district, 400 of them have been deemed to be historically significant.

Grey Towers National Historic Site, the ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot a noted conservationist, two-time Governor of Pennsylvania and first head of the U.S. Forest Service, is located in Milford. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

From 1904 to 1926, Grey Towers was the site of summer field study sessions for the Master’s program of the Yale School of Forestry, together with the Forester’s Hall, a commercial building that was adapted and expanded for this purpose. Jervis Gordon Grist Mill Historic District, Hotel Fauchere and Annex, Metz Ice Plant, and Pike County Courthouse are also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Nearby is Arisbe, the home of Charles S. Peirce, a prominent logician, philosopher and scientist in the late 19th century, and another NRHP property.