The Delaware Water Gap, where the Delaware River cuts through the Appalachian Mountains is a natural geological formation on the borders of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. An area of extreme natural beauty and striking biodiversity, it is a popular recreational area.
First settled in antiquity by the Lenape Indians, the area drew early explorers. In 1793, Antoine Dutot came to the area with plans to build a city. He is reported to have said, "What a place for a water wheel!" when he saw the Gap. His reaction to the great natural beauty of the place, however, went unrecorded.