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Park Information: The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area has nearly 100 miles of hiking trails, ranging from flat boardwalks to challenging 1,000 foot climbs that offer spectacular views of the Water Gap. The Appalachian Trail, which runs from Maine to Georgia, traverses the park for over 27 miles along Kittatinny Ridge. Smaller trails lead through hemlock ravines past waterfalls, ponds, or down abandoned forest roads. Over 200 miles of roads wind through scenic valleys, over ridges and past historic buildings. The 40 miles of the Delaware River within the recreation area seperates New Jersey and Pennsylvania, attract people who enjoy swimming, canoeing, tubing and rafting.
Opportunity Description: Help with certain tasks in keeping the 37 mile long McDade Trail in good condition for hikers, bikers and cross country skiers. Trimming the grass, weeds and branches along the trail tread. Removal of invasive non-native vegetation and downed branches. Removing litter; observing wildlife, report vandalism and safety hazards. Maintain a log book noting the trail conditions. Maintaining signs, walking or biking a section of trail at least once a week.