Kittatinny Mountain


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Kittatinny Mountain

(kĭtətĭn`ē), ridge of the Appalachian system, extending across NW N.J. from Shawangunk Mt., SE N.Y., to Blue Mt., S central Pa.; rises to High Point (1,803 ft/550 m), the highest peak in New Jersey. Kittatinny Mt. is a major resort and recreation area; the Appalachian Trail lies atop the ridge. The Delaware River cuts through the eastern part of the ridge forming the Delaware Water GapDelaware Water Gap
, scenic gorge, 2 mi (3.2 km) long, cut by the Delaware River through Kittatinny Mt., on the N.J.–Pa. line; located in a mountain resort area around Stroudsburg, Pa. The gap, parts of wooded Kittatinny Mt., several islands, and c.
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Covering 67 000 acres of forested valley in eastern Pennsylvania, this national park follows the route of the Middle Delaware River until it cuts through the Kittatinny mountain ridge at the famous Water Gap.