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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • National Geographic creates Pocono map

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    The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB) has announced a new National Geographic DestinationMap of the Pocono Mountains (www.800poconos.com) four-county region.
    The new map, unveiled March 25, is ideal for touring this culturally and geographically unique region filled with unparalleled natural beauty and authentic travel experiences, from climbing the boulders at the designated historic natural landmark Boulder Field to hiking a unique series of eight waterfalls accessible through a network of trails and bridges around Bushkill Falls, the "Niagara of Pennsylvania."
    National Geographic’s DestinationMaps combine finely detailed maps with fascinating and practical travel information. The front side of the Pocono Mountains DestinationMap features a large-scale map, richly layered with useful information and beautiful photographs showcasing some of many ways travelers can experience this unique region. The reverse side includes regional descriptions, arts and culture finds, dining recommendations, visitor resources and detailed insets. An overview map plots the locations of 18-hole golf courses, state parks and resorts. Descriptive content highlights outdoor recreation opportunities, water features, geology, history and cultural points of interest.
    "We are honored National Geographic Maps chose the Pocono Mountains as a featured destination for this series," said Carl Wilgus, president/CEO of the PMVB. "We hope the map will inspire travel to our beautiful region and will guide visitors to the very best the Pocono Mountains has to offer."
    The Pocono Mountains region is known for its breathtaking mountain views, waterfalls framed by mountain laurel, rushing streams and wooded valleys, providing a wilderness escape about 90 minutes from New York City and Philadelphia. With its resort hotels and boutique inns; ski resorts; lakes and rivers; golf courses; and historic small towns, the region is a prime vacation spot for outdoor adventurers to enjoy.
    The Pocono Mountains map is National Geographic’s eleventh DestinationMap and joins other great destinations in the series, including the Canadian Rockies, Florida Keys, Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula and the Central Cascade Mountain Range of Oregon and Washington. Maps will be sold in book stores and other retail outlets for $11.95. For more information about the Pocono Mountains DestinationMap visit natgeomaps.com.
    With 2,400 square miles encompassing Pennsylvania’s Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties, the Pocono Mountains offer four seasons of endless fun and a tremendous variety of diversions. To learn more about the Pocono Mountains, visit 800poconos.com.

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