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Curing cabin fever

By SANDY LONG
Posted 2/5/20

Are you starting to feel the constraints of cabin fever as we enter the inward days that define February in the Upper Delaware River region? If so, there’s action you can take to alleviate what …

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Curing cabin fever

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Are you starting to feel the constraints of cabin fever as we enter the inward days that define February in the Upper Delaware River region? If so, there’s action you can take to alleviate what ails you as winter continues to keep us indoors, huddled around wood stoves or wrapped up in blankets, with noses pressed into books and a hot beverage steaming nearby. 

The solution is simple—opt for some outdoor adventure! Even a walk around the block can lift one’s spirits and freshen a flagging feeling that winter will never end. 

If you’re craving something more, check out this new opportunity to explore a wonderful and historic trail recently reopened for public access in Milford, PA.

In early January, Pike County commissioners conducted a ceremony to celebrate the reopening of the county-owned Mott Street Bridge, which has been undergoing restoration since 2018. On the National Register of Historic Places, the bridge has been closed to all traffic since 2011, and had previously been closed to motor vehicle traffic for decades.

The bright blue bridge is located at the foot of Mott Street and spans the Sawkill Creek from Milford Borough to Dingman Township. The structural rehabilitation of the bridge included pin replacements, floor beam replacement and tension member replacement. Restoration totaled approximately $1.6 million in grant funds and involved multiple partners.

Best of all, the project also restores access to a beautiful glen depicted on these historic postcards and beckoning with the allure of adventure.

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