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Delaware Water Gap area named most photogenic
 
Photo by Amy Paterson/New Jersey Herald
Fallen leaves gather at the top of Raymondskill Falls in the Dingmans Ferry, Pa., section of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The park recently was named one of the top 10 parks for fall foliage by the National Park Foundation.
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By BRUCE A. SCRUTON

bscruton@njherald.com

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area has been named one of the 10 most fall foliage photogenic of the nearly 400 parks in the national system.

Two other national parks with strong ties to American history and within a day’s drive — Valley Forge, near Philadelphia, and Saratoga Battlefield, north of Albany — also made the list by the National Park Foundation.

The list is part of the foundation’s sponsorship, along with Olympus, of their annual Share the Experience photo contest, which encourages people to visit the country’s national parks, recreation areas, historic sites and wildlife refuges, and submit pictures.
More information on the contest is available at www.sharetheexperience.org.

According to the foundation, peak color along the Delaware River should be this weekend.

Peak color at the Saratoga National Historic will be for the next week while color should be at its best in Valley Forge the last two weeks of October.

Other parks in the top 10, which in alphabetical order are:
• Acadia National Park in Maine.
• Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio.
• Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee.
• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area in Minnesota.
• Mount Ranier National Park in Washington.
• New River Gorge National River in West Virginia.

The National Parks Foundation is an independent, charitable organization chartered by Congress in 1967 to strengthen the bond between the American public and the 391 national parks. Through private fund-raising efforts, the foundation makes grants, works with partners and tries to increase the public’s awareness of the need and opportunity to help the park system.

In fiscal year 2008, the foundation distributed about $27.3 million in grants and program support.
Created: 10/12/2009 | Updated: 10/12/2009

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