For a relaxed, 3-day float, put in at Dingman’s Ferry (8 miles south of Milford on PA 209) and take out at Kittatiny Point Visitor Center, where I-80 crosses the Delaware (100 miles north of Philadelphia).
December through March is best for spotting eagles. Contact the Water Gap for the location of current wintering sites.
Seasonal Guide to the Natural Year: A Month by Month Guide to Natural Events (mid-Atlantic states), by Scott Weidensaul (Fulcrum Publishing, 800-992-2908; $16.95).
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, (570) 588-2451; www.nps.gov/dewa.