"We are very grateful to PPL Corporation for the generous donation and continued support of tourism through the entire Pocono Mountains region," said Carl Wilgus, president and CEO of the PMVB.
The funds will be used for enhancements to the visitors center including plants, signage and a carpet. Money will also be used to purchase an AED Defibrillator to be kept in the visitors center, AED training for two PMVB staff members, and an electric car charger.
The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau renovated the Jim Thorpe Visitors Center in 2014. Located in the Old Mauch Chunk Train Station, the historic visitors center assists both local residents and visitors with immediate tourism information including referrals, reservations, directions and brochures.
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.
Pocono Mountains visitor information is available online at PoconoMountains.com or by phone at 800-POCONOS (800-762-6667). Follow @PoconoTourismPR on Twitter to stay current with up-to-date information. Established in 1934, the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau 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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