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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Donation made to visitors center

  • The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB) (PoconoMountains.com) has announced new enhancements have been installed at the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center.
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     – The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB) (PoconoMountains.com) has announced new enhancements have been installed at the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center.
    These enhancements were funded through a donation from PPL Corporation.
    The funds allowed upgrades to the center’s security system and Wi-Fi access for guests. With over 28,000 visitors coming through the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitor’s Center each year, many using electronic devices to research activities and directions, it made sense to allow them to access theses devices while also getting face-to-face information from the PMVB’s certified Brand Ambassadors. A new video display was also installed. It will be updated weekly with upcoming events and activities.
    Lastly, the Wayne/Pike Ambassador program was developed. The program, for tourism and community professionals, is a full day trip lead by a local historian/educator to many of the unique sights and locations that make up the Pocono Mountains Lake Region. At completion of the program these new “ambassadors” have a deeper understanding of the history and what the community has to offer allowing them to share this knowledge with guests to the region. The first class was in May and two more classes will be offered this coming fall.
    PPL believes in corporate citizenship and has supported community programs in the Lake Region for more than 80 years,” said Paul Canevari, PPL Regional Affairs Director for the Pocono Region. “We appreciate the importance of Lake Wallenpaupack to the region’s economy and the commitment of the PMVB to support the local tourism industry.”
    The PMVB’s Visitors Center certified Brand Ambassadors assist both local residents and visitors with immediate tourism information including referrals, reservations, directions and brochures. A complete collection of current information on a variety of activities, attractions, dining and lodging options is available in addition to displays and exhibits interpreting not only the Lake Region of the Pocono Mountains, but also the surrounding communities.
    About the Pocono Mountains
    With 2,400 square miles encompassing Pennsylvania’s Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties, the Pocono Mountains region is home to rolling mountain terrain, breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls, thriving woodlands and 170 miles of winding rivers. Winters offer guests the opportunity to ski, snowboard, snow tube and even snowshoe their way through snowy wonderlands encompassing over 163 ski trails, while summers also cater to the active traveler allowing exploration of 261miles of hiking and biking trails, over 30 golf courses, whitewater rafting, boating, fishing and open access to nine state and two national parks.
    Page 2 of 2 - Any time of year is a good time to visit the Pocono Mountains, located within driving distance of most major East Coast cities. This region teeming with history offers year-round cultural tours and art exhibitions, abundant antiquing and brand-name shopping and a full calendar of festivals showcasing the heritage, music and food of the Pocono Mountains.
    Even the most discerning traveler will find comfortable accommodations in the Pocono Mountains, which offers an eclectic mix of resorts, distinctive properties and quaint, country inns and bed and breakfasts.
    Pocono Mountains visitor information is available online at PoconoMountains.com or by phone at 800-POCONOS (800-762-6667). Follow @PoconoTourism on Twitter to stay current with up-to-date information. Established in 1934, the Pocono Mountains VisitorsBureau is a private, non-profit, membership organization. The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for the four counties of Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne in northeastern Pennsylvania.

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