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Pocono Mountains Reveals 2008-09 Travel Guide


Revamped 2008-09 Travel Guide Showcases The Region


POCONO MOUNTAINS, PA, May 21, 2008 – The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau’s Travel Guide is available for the 2008-09 season, highlighting the region’s distinctive features and offerings.  New graphics and text emphasize the Pocono Mountains as a four-season, conveniently located, drive-to destination.

“The Travel Guide is a tremendous research tool for anyone planning to experience what the Pocono Mountains has to offer,” said Carl Wilgus, executive director of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau.  “Visitors to this remarkable area can save time by using this guide to plan their trip here, leaving them with more time to make precious memories while exploring the region and discover that the Pocono Mountains truly is a great place to connect with friends, family and nature.”

The 2008-09 Travel Guide is organized into themed trip features, including: “Outdoors,” “Family,” “Couples,” “Girlfriends’ Getaway,” “Guys’ Getaway,” “Cabin Fever” and “Business & Pleasure,” demonstrating the region’s appeal to visitors of all ages and walks of life.  The Travel Guide also presents the Pocono Mountains by county, with sections on the “Jim Thorpe Area,” “Stroudsburg Area,” “Milford Area” and “Lake Wallenpaupack / Honesdale Area.”  A map is included to help visitors get to and around the destination. 

This travel planning resource offers listings of attractions and recreation, dining, accommodations and local services.  The Travel Guide also provides directions to the area, transportation services and locations of information centers found in the region. 

Visitors can call 1-800-POCONOS (800-762-6667) or visit to order the new 2008-09 Pocono Mountains Travel Guide.


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 261 miles of hiking and biking trails, over 35 golf courses, whitewater rafting, boating, fishing and open access to nine state and two national parks.


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.


Comprehensive Pocono Mountains visitor information is available online at or by phone at 800-POCONOS (800-762-6667).  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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