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December 04, 2016
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Whither the visitor center?

Will the Upper Delaware River and the Scenic Byway ever get a visitors center?
TRR photo by Fritz Mayer

Cochecton delegate Larry Richardson said plans were then agreed for the town to provide summer and winter maintenance and NPS agreed to provide trash removal, “but nothing happened.”

He said he had learned the county did not move on the project in Cochecton, “because there was nothing else there,” and the federal money was lost when Fort Delaware in Tusten became the next proposed visitor center site in 2010. Lacking federal funding, the Tusten plan has also stalled.

Ritter suggested that a recreational vehicle could be equipped and used as a mobile visitor center to be manned at various locations and events.

Rajsz said the Byway provides for more than one interpretive center. She also admitted that “a lot has been lost” between the Deerpark and Cochecton plans, but she said she would “move forward [with Lumberland’s plan] until the county stops us.”