Region: Pocono Mountains
The Lackawaxen area is paradise for anyone who enjoys the outdoors and points of historical interest. Situated on the wild and scenic Delaware River, it's a prime destination for kayaking, tubing and rafting. Check out the Roebling Bridge, built in 1848 as an aqueduct to carry canal boats over the Delaware River. Today it stands as an engineering relic and is the oldest suspension bridge in the USA. John Roebling designed this wire cable suspension structure and used it as a prototype for his later work - The Brooklyn Bridge! Walk across on the elevated path to view informational displays on the area. You may even spot a native bald eagle! The Zane Grey Museum is located here at the junction of the Lackawaxen and Delaware rivers and was home to this famous author of Western novels. It is now maintained by the National Park Service and open for tours seasonally.