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

The Hawk's Nest
TRAVEL ADVISORY: Route 97 detour in Sparrowbush expected to last to end of June 2017. 
Traffic being redirected via Route 42 and Bolton Basin Rd. as new bridge over the Shingle Kill is constructed.  
Click here for non-truck detour map.
Trucks proceed on Route 42 to Forestburgh signal light and follow detour signs.

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 advertsements 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 stone walls which are remnants of the Delaware and Hudson canal (1828-1899) that 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 built in 1847 to carry canal boats across the Delaware River toward their primary destination near the coalfields of northeast Pennsylvania, "The Delaware Aqueduct" 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.

Click this link to open a map showing Port Jervis area points of interest and their locations including this one.

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.

Click this link to open a map showing Port Jervis area points of interest and their locations  including this one.

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