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One Tank Trips: Blairstown And The Delaware Water Gap

Town Served As Backdrop For Original 'Friday The 13th' Movie
The Old Mill sign in Blairstown, N.J. (credit: Wayne Cabot/WCBS 880)

The Old Mill sign in Blairstown, N.J. (credit: Wayne Cabot/WCBS 880)

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BLAIRSTOWN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – West off Route 80 in Blairstown, N.J. is a town that time forgot – and the town is fine with that.

WCBS 880’s Wayne Cabot took a tour of the area for the latest installment of the One Tank Trips series.

John I. Blair put the railroads through what was once known as Butt’s Bridge, so it was renamed Blairstown.

Main Street features a restored stone mill and old storefronts. Without the cars, it could be 100 years ago, Cabot reported.

WATCH: WCBS 880’s Wayne Cabot Takes A Tour Of Blairstown, N.J.

While in town, visitors can take a walk through the prestigious Blair Academy and then take the footbridge to Footbridge Park.

The Blairstown Diner and much of the area is where the original “Friday The 13th” was filmed, a fact not lost on trespassers and daredevils alike, Cabot reported.

You don’t need to shout to hear a loud echo under the Paulinskill¬†Viaduct,¬†which was built as the world’s tallest concrete structure to carry coal trains from Scranton to Hoboken.

At the top of the 115-foot structure, there’s a good view of the Delaware Water Gap.

But for legal hiking with even better views, head west to the water gap and climb one and a half miles to the summit of Mt. Tammany. It’s breathtaking, especially with the leaves turning, Cabot reported.

Along the mountain and next to the Delaware River is the Old Mine Road, believed to be the oldest road in America.

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