Fulmer Falls, Pennsylvania

Fulmer Falls in May 2009

There are three bigger waterfalls in the Childs Park area of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area: Deer Leap Falls, Factory Falls, and Fulmer Falls. I’ve already talked about the first two, so now I’m going to finish with Fulmer Falls.

I think Fulmer Falls might be the tallest of the three falls, though Factory Falls might also be around the same size. None of them are massive, but they are all pretty and extremely easy to visit. In order to view Fulmer Falls at its best, you do have to leave the wooden boardwalk, though it’s not hard to do. You just have to slip under to get that better view.

Directions:

  1. Go west on the PA-739 from the intersection of US-209 and PA-739 in Dingman’s Ferry for about 1 mile.
  2. Turn left on Silver Lake Road, and drive 1.5 miles to the Child’s Park parking lot.
  3. From the parking lot, start walking left toward the very clearly marked boardwalk/trail. Fulmer Falls is nearest the parking area.

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 38′
Length of Hike: 0.2 miles round-trip

Where in the World is Fulmer Falls?

Factory Falls, Pennsylvania

Factory Falls in May 2009

Factory Falls is found in the Childs Park. There are two other waterfalls in the park, Deer Leap Falls and Fulmer Falls. Factory Falls is the furthest upstream in the park.

Factory Falls is one of those waterfalls that attracts a lot of people, partly because it’s so easy to get to. It is also a waterfall that people can get up close to, so you may notice some people on one of the rocks. People like to get right next to waterfalls, and Factory Falls fulfills that need.

Directions:

  1. Go west on the PA-739 from the intersection of US-209 and PA-739 in Dingman’s Ferry for about 1 mile.
  2. Turn left on Silver Lake Road, and drive 1.5 miles to the Child’s Park parking lot.
  3. From the parking lot, start walking left toward the trail. Factory Falls is the furthest falls upstream.

Accessibility: 9/10 (easy)
Height: 28′
Length of Hike: 0.1 miles round-trip

Where in the World is Factory Falls?

Silver Thread Falls, Pennsylvania

Silver Thread Falls in late May 2009

Silver Thread Falls is a very easily accessible waterfall in the Delaware Water Gap on the Pennsylvania side. It is rather tall, but very narrow, and I think that makes it a very beautiful waterfall. Dingmans Falls is right on the same boardwalk/path, so you get double the waterfall fun.

Directions:

  1. As you’re driving along US-209 in Pennsylvania, you will enter the town of Dingman’s Ferry. Continue south on US-209 for a short distance.
  2. There will be a sign for Dingmans Falls, and you will turn right onto Johnny B Mountain Road.
  3. Head down Johnny B Mountain Road to the parking lot for the falls.
  4. Head down the handicapped accessible trail. Silver Thread Falls will be the first falls you encounter.

Note about Dingman’s Ferry: This is one of the few places where you can drive into New Jersey across the Delaware River. There are only a few bridges that allow access across the river, so if you’re looking for some waterfalls in New Jersey, this may be a good place to cross. (Buttermilk Falls and other New Jersey waterfalls in the Delaware Water Gap are most easily accessed by crossing this bridge.)

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 80′
Length of Hike: 0.5 miles round-trip

Where in the World is Silver Thread Falls?