Things to Do & Places to Go


outdoor play

hike & bike

private tastings

eat, drink, shop



No matter the season, the Dwarfskill Preserve is full of adventure. From snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snow tubing to rock climbing, hiking, foraging, fishing and swimming, adventure surrounds you.

Explore the 575 acres of the Dwarfskill Preserve with our friends at Sawkill Creek Outfitters. Sawkill Creek Outfitters is run by passionate nature lovers and avid and highly-experienced hikers, making all of their events perfect for any guest at the Preserve.

The waterfall pictured is Raymondskill Falls, the tallest waterfall in Pennsylvania. The Raymondskill Falls are only 6 miles down the road from the Dwarfskill.

Other neighboring trails and waterfalls outside of the preserve include: The Milford Knob- in view at the one stop light in the town of Milford, the Knob overlooks the entire town of Milford making all houses look like monopoly pieces.

The McDade Trail- This trail goes for 32 miles along the Delaware River. The pathway is kept neat and clean by our parks service, making it a perfect trail for biking.

Hackers Falls- Enjoy a hike over rolling hills and through hemlock and mixed hardwood forests as you make your way to Hackers Falls. This waterfall has a fan shape as it slides across a steep, but short, drop. Hackers Trail terminates at the Buchanan Trail, 0.4 mile from the Cliff Park trailhead. Over eight miles of trail can be connected together in the Cliff Park area to fill the entire day.


craft beer or wine tastings

What’s better than ice-cold beer in a rustic lodge, listening to the rush of the stream or watching snowflakes gently falling to the ground while you’re cozy in front of a warm fire?  Private beer tastings are available at the Dwarfskill Preserve in partnership with 403 Broad restaurant and bar. Just let us know and we’ll work out the details.

Or how about a wine tasting? Allow the Hotel Fauchere’s sommelier take your senses on an adventure, sharing his expertise with natural wines and emerging industry trends.

historic Milford

Six miles away from the Dwarfskill Preserve is Milford, the Pike County seat. Three-quarters of the village is a National Historic District, full of specialty boutiques, galleries and a dozen restaurants.

At the heart of Milford is the elegant, historic and legendary Hotel Fauchere, owned by the same family that operates the Dwarfskill Preserve. The Hotel Fauchere features three restaurants: the bistro-style Bar Louis, featuring global cuisine, fine dining in the Delmonico Room and, right next door, 403 Broad a bakery/coffeeshop and Italian restaurant serving house made fresh past and pizza. Each restaurant offers locally sourced and grown food, keeping your natural roots alive after a day of hiking at The Dwarfskill. Check out the menus & make your reservations today.

Grey Towers National Historic Site—the birthplace of the American Conservation Movement—is in Milford and open for tours, as is the Pike County Historical Society’s Columns Museum, home of the famous blood-stained “Lincoln flag”.

- Don’t want to leave your extra cozy bed? - Ask us about how we can arrange fine dining for you at the Dwarfskill Preserve!


Please be aware that these events are subject to change, and ample notice is preferred.