Photographer captures water gap beauty


Back in the days when the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) was formerly operated as Honey-moon Haven in Dingmans Ferry, PA, photographer Michael Gadomski shot photos of newlyweds experiencing the natural landscape there. Those photos would eventually become part of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DWGNRA).Buttermilk Falls tumbles roughly 200 feet down a series of rock ledges and features wooden stairs and viewing plat-forms.

Fast forward to 2019 and the recent release of Gadomski’s latest hardcover book, devoted to the 70,000-acre unit of the National Park Service that connects four million visitors a year with the magnificent natural resources that led Conde Nast Traveler to label it the most beautiful place in Pennsylvania.

Established in 1965, the park preserves historical sites predating English settlement in the New World as well as evidence of Native American activity that occurred there 13,000 years ago. Gadomski presents superb images of such sites and their historic structures, in addition to the flora and fauna found throughout the park, along with natural features like the highest waterfalls in PA and NJ.

The full-color book includes informative photo captions, a map and website resources. Lovers of nature, history, waterfalls and our national parks will find this a particularly pleasing publication to peruse.

A third-generation Pennsylvania native and the author/photographer of eight other coffee table books, Michael’s 25-year-career as a state park ranger and naturalist has served him well in his publishing work for more than 40 years.

Visit or to learn more. The book is available through online book sellers, as well as locally at PEEC and the Peters Valley Gallery in Layton, NJ.


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