Pocono Mountains Unveils New National Geographic Map of the Region


Pocono Mountains, PA – The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB) is pleased to announce a new National Geographic DestinationMap of the Pocono Mountains four-county region.

The new map, unveiled today, 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. It’s no wonder then that Life’s Greater in the Pocono Mountains. To learn more about the Pocono Mountains, visit 800poconos.com.

About National Geographic Maps  Founded in 1915 as the Map Department of the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Maps is responsible for illustrating the world around us through the art and science of mapmaking. Today, National Geographic Maps continues this mission by creating the world’s best wall maps, outdoor recreation maps, travel maps, atlases and globes that inspire people to care about and explore their world. All proceeds from the sale of National Geographic maps go to support the Society’s vital exploration, conservation, research and education programs. For more information, visit natgeomaps.com.

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 185 ski trails, while summers also cater to the active traveler allowing exploration of 261 miles 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 800poconos.com or by phone at 800-POCONOS (800-762-6667).  Follow PoconoTourism onFacebook and 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, striving to promote, educate and attract visitors to the beautiful Pocono Mountains. Additionally, the Bureau aims to keep its’ members abreast to the latest in regulation, changes in the industry and business development in the Pocono Mountains.