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Upper Delaware River Region

About Pocono Mountains - Upper Delaware River Region - Spring/Sumemr 2014
Jeff Greenberg

(Pike & Wayne Counties)

What does combining two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen give you? In the Pocono Mountains, that is the recipe for nearly limitless recreational opportunities. When you head towards the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, you'll be headed towards fun. Stretching over 73 miles, the river courses along the Pennsylvania and New York border. This region is rustic and full of the great outdoors that the Pocono Mountains is known for. Learn to raft on its Class I and II rapids or watch for a bald eagle in winter.

The region offers gorgeous scenic roadways, surging whitewater rapids and plenty to do for the outdoor enthusiast with countless areas for cross-country skiing, camping and hiking, snowmobiling, bird and eagle watching, biking or just sight-seeing and relaxing. Villages, historic buildings, remnants of a once-busy canal, the nation's oldest existing wire cable suspension bridge and home of author Zane Grey are some of the river valley's sights. Part of the Anthracite coal region, the Upper Delaware River Region was strategic for transporting coal from the area by rail and canal to southern states. The Upper Delaware River Region is a diverse blend of nature, history and culture that yearns to be explored.

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4/26/2014
Hawley EarthFest

Hawley, PA invites you to join in the celebration of love for planet Earth! It's the one thing we all have in common, so let's come together and recognize all that makes it wonderful. Local businesses and conservation organizations will be offering programs, activities, and events for a weekend of celebrating, learning, and exploring. Bike rides, crafts, a parade, guest speakers, a farmers' market, and a festival are just a taste of what Hawley has to offer for the first Hawley EarthFest in 2014. More

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4/26/2014
Jim Thorpe Earth Day Celebration

Jim Thorpe Earth Day Celebration kicks off in downtown Jim Thorpe. The celebration includes live entertainment, children's activities, demonstrations, workshops, environmental education and more. Rain date is April 27. More