Going Up the River
“ECCE” is Latin for “behold,” and the ECCE B&B in Barryville suits its name-it’s on 60 acres of rocky bluff 300 feet above a gorgeous bend in the Delaware. Be sure to behold the breakfast.
1 Go rafting.The Delaware’s mild rapids, gentle current and sparse development makes for some of the best tubing and rafting in the Northeast. One of the long-running rental players is Lander’s River Trips in Narrowsburg, N.Y., which rents kayaks for $38 and tubes for $20 -the prices include a shuttle back upstream -and $29/day for a bike (Seasonal only, (800) 252-3925, landersrivert.rips.com).
2 Go back In time.Also in Narrowsburg is the Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History, which recreates a 1700s wilderness fort complete with wooden stockades, costumed docents and livestock. Its $4 admission price makes it one of the cheapest “living museums” around (6615 Route 97,  252″0660).
3 Go bowling. Ask to see where Charles Lindbergh signed the guest book at Rohman’s Inn, open since 1849 in Shohola, PA. This Is an atmospheric place for a drink or dinner (and the SO-foot wooden bar is hand-carved). Even better, though, is the inn’s 1940s-era bowling alley, one of the last remaining that requires players to re-set their own pins (Rohman Road, (570) 559-7479).
4 See a flick. The single-screen Callicoon Theater (on the New York side), operating since 1948, is a Deco movie palace with a giant screen, old-fashioned deep-cushioned seating and a sound system you can hear from outside ($6; 70 Upper Main St, (845) 887-4460).
5 Visit Zane. The Zane Grey Museum, in tiny Lackawaxen, is where the prolific writer. who popularized the mass-market Western. lived for 13 years. “Riders of the Purple Sage” was penned here, and Grey Is interred in the cemetery within sight of the house (free; usually closed after Labor Day, (570) 685-4871, nps.gov). J.C.