About Pike County
The area CENURY 21 Roy B. Hull serves is abundant with historical significance, natural beauty and country charm - not to mention travel convenience, as it is located just 90 minutes from downtown New York City. No wonder Pike County is the fastest growing residential area in Pennsylvania and has been consistently rated as a top getaway location by national media from across the country.
Explore the links below to learn more about the rich history and resources available to you in Pike County. We're proud to live in and serve this area, and we are delighted to be your professional partner in finding your perfect property here.
Milford, Pennsylvania was established in 1796 and, with Dingmans Ferry as its neighbor, the area provides a lush and comfortable country environment for living and recreation. Pike County's county seat, Milford is a growing center of business and commerce that delicately mixes the contemporary with the deeply historical - creating a charming blend of the old and the new. With its vast natural resources, including the Delaware River, State and Federal lands, parks, lakes, streams, waterfalls, forests and abundant wildlife, there are ample opportunities for camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, hunting and cross-country skiing.
Only 90 minutes from New York, Milford has also become a popular weekend and vacation spot, with numerous bed and breakfasts, antiquing, fine dining and golf courses for those looking for a relaxing getaway.
Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania was established in 1766 when Andreas Dingman built a flat boat to cross the Delaware River, which he operated as a ferry - hence, the origin of the town's name. Today, thousands of travelers cross the Delaware River into Pennsylvania each week on the Dingmans Ferry Bridge, one of the only privately owned and family-run bridges in America. Dingmans Ferry is home to lush State and Federal park land, as well as thriving woodland communities and beautiful lakefront housing.
Pike County boasts a number of historic, cultural and leisure attractions. Open the links below to learn more about what the area has to offer:
- Black Bear Film Festival - Each Fall, since 2000, studio and independent filmmakers from around the country have descended upon Milford to share their stories and their art. CENTURY 21 Roy B. Hull is a proud sponsor of the Black Bear Film Festival.
- Columns Museum - Located in Milford and maintained by the Pike County Historical Society, this museum is home to a number of interesting and important historical artifacts, including the Hiawatha Stagecoach and the Lincoln Flag - the flag President Lincoln was wrapped in at the Ford Theater the night he was assassinated.
- Cliff Park Inn and Golf Club - Offering beautiful views of the Delaware Water Gap and located just outside of Milford , the 500-acre Cliff Park Inn offers fine dining, luxurious lodging and outdoor recreation. Cliff Park features three restaurants, a 9-hole PGA golf course and seven miles of hiking trails.
- Delaware State Forest - Located in Carbon, Pike and Monroe counties, the Delaware State Forest System is a rich natural resource for natural conservation and recreation, including hiking, picnicking and, in Winter, snowmobiling.
- Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area - T his park preserves 40 miles of the middle Delaware River and almost 70,000 acres of land along the river's New Jersey and Pennsylvania shores. Visitors can enjoy canoeing, hiking, camping, swimming, picnicking, bicycling, horseback riding and cross-country skiing in Winter. Fishing and hunting are permitted in season with state licenses.
- The Dimmick Inn - The historic Dimmick Inn, a place as historic as the area itself, is a stopping place that has been in the heart of Milford since 1828. Located in the very center of town, the Dimmick Inn and Steakhouse offers fine accommodations in newly renovated and beautifully decorated guest rooms, suites, and unique guest house, as well as fine dining in the delightful steakhouse - which features an extensive menu of delicious victuals bound to please any palate.
- Grey Towers - Grey Towers is the ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, the first chief of the U.S. Forest Service, twice Governor of Pennsylvania and close friend to President Theodore Roosevelt. House and garden tours are offered every day from Memorial Day weekend through the end of October. Natural resource related groups also use the newly renovated facilities for conferences and meetings. Other Grey Towers activities include short hiking trails, on-site programs and conservation education programs for all ages.
- Muir House - Enjoy fine dining and entertainment at the Muir House Inn and Restaurant in Milford. With antique-furnished overnight guestrooms, the Muir House is also a classic romantic getaway. The Muir House features live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
Schools, Healthcare and Government
Learn more about the area's top-quality schools, local government and local resources by exploring the links below.
- Delaware Valley School District - As stated in the district's mission, Delaware Valley School District, the educational leader of our community, strives for excellence with dedication to diverse educational opportunities. Students of all ages are challenged to maximize intellectual, emotional, social and physical potential. Values, knowledge and skills are nurtured in partnership with family and community. Schools are located in Milford , Dingmans Ferry and Shohola.
- Milford Health and Wellness Center - A division of Newton Memorial Hospital, the Milford Health and Wellness Center houses ten physician groups, as well as diagnostic services including Laboratory and Imaging. CENTURY 21 Roy B. Hull proudly supports the Milford Health and Wellness Center each year by sponsoring its two-day "Gowns and Downs " benefit each year on Kentucky Derby Weekend. Ed Raarup, Associate Broker, is a co-chair for the event.
- Pike County Chamber of Commerce - The Pike County Chamber of Commerce provides a rich resource for information about Milford , Pike County and the people and places you'll find her.