The Hawk's Nest, New York Route 97
Port Jervis, New York and Related Area Photographs

The Hawk's Nest

About four miles from Port Jervis, the Hawk's Nest section of New York Route 97, which is part of the Scenic Upper Delaware Byway, has been frequently used in advertisements and commercials like this one for Porsche. In 2016 it had a brief but important role in the hit 3D movie, Dr. Strange.  At the foot of the Hawk's Nest stand sturdy, hand laid stonework walls that serve as reminders of the Delaware and Hudson canal (1829-1899) which ran parallel to the river here.  Opposite the Delaware River from the Hawk's Nest is Pike County, Pennsylvania.

A 30 minute drive from Port Jervis along this scenic road will lead to the oldest wire suspension bridge in the United States.   Originally constructed in 1847 as "The Delaware Aqueduct" to replace a rope ferry used to transport canal boats across the Delaware River toward their primary destination near the coalfields of northeast Pennsylvania, the structure was designed by John A. Roebling, future engineer of the famous Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.  A museum/home of noted author, Zane Grey.  is found just across the river in Lackawaxen, PA.

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03/28/11 - David E. Davis Jr., Dean of Automotive Journalism, Dies at 80 
Read David's May 1990 American Driver article that begins by talking about the Hawk's Nest and which was republished as a tribute to him in the March  2011 issue of Automobile Magazine.

 

Thank you to Frank "Jersey Dog" Altamura of Great Meadows, NJ, for sharing this excellent video. Use the YouTube options to select the viewing size.  See more Hawk's Nest videos here.

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