Wind Gap, Pennsylvania is The Gateway to the Poconos

Wind Gap, Pa.

Wind Gap was founded as a community in 1893 with original settlers being sheepherders. We were incorporated in 1893 with the first Council meeting being held in August. The tollhouse located on Route 115 (N. Broadway) was part of the stage route and now serves as a family dwelling. Railroads reached Wind Gap in 1878, with trolley cars appearing in the early 1900’s. Textiles and slate industries helped to form the backbone of Wind Gap’s economy.

Our Fire Company was incorporated on March 28, 1921, and was once located in what is now the Borough Office. The new building sits on N. Broadway housing two fire trucks and a utility truck as well as a social hall. The fire department is supported by over 30 volunteer members.

Wind Gap Park is our great pride. Situated on approximately 25 acres, the Park consists of tennis and basketball courts, ball fields, a playground, kiddie area and picnic pavillions. During the warm summer nights area residents gather at the Bandstand to enjoy Concerts by local bands. Both the Firemen’s Picnic and Car show are held in the Park yearly.

Get Involved

Batona Hiking Club

BATONA (BAck TO NAture) is a Philadelphia based hiking club providing hiking and trail maintenance activities in Philadelphia; surrounding counties of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware; and beyond. Learn more and become a member today at batona.wildapricot.org.

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

ATC Volunteer Program

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is always looking for dedicated volunteers to help maintain the A.T. and assist in our visitor center and headquarters. Opportunities range from greeting visitors and providing information about local hikes to joining a Trail crew for week-long maintenance trips, gaining first-hand experience in what it takes to keep the A.T. open and enjoyable for millions each year. Learn more at appalachiantrail.org/volunteer.