NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) is offering free listings to eligible river corridor businesses in its “Visitor Information Map and Guide for Touring the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River: New York & Pennsylvania.” The deadline for submissions is January 31.
The popular brochure will be released in April to welcome the new tourism season and to celebrate the UDC’s 25th anniversary in 2013. Any new businesses that have opened since the latest 2008 revision are particularly sought. Current business listings also require verification in order to be retained in the brochure.
The four-color, 12-panel Visitor Guide first published in 1989 features a comprehensive 17 x 22 inch fold-out map of the Upper Delaware region surrounded by business listings. It includes sections on river safety, recreation, sightseeing, fishing, boating, camping, hunting, emergency phone numbers, agency contacts, and a list of public lands and accesses.
The brochure offers a directory of merchants under the following, four categories due to space
limitations: Accommodations; Bait & Tackle; Liveries and Campgrounds; and Restaurants/Food.
In addition to providing those specific river recreation-related visitor services, the business must be physically located within the Congressionally-designated Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River corridor in order to qualify for a listing.
The corridor extends 73.4 miles from the confluence of the East and West Branches of the Delaware just below Hancock, NY, south to Railroad Bridge #2 in the vicinity of Mill Rift, PA. Its landward boundaries encompassing 55,574.5 acres are based on hydrologic and topographic conditions, as defined in the Upper Delaware River Management Plan.
Parts of the New York Towns of Hancock, Fremont, Delaware, Cochecton, Tusten, Highland,
Lumberland, and Deerpark in New York State, and the Pennsylvania Townships of Buckingham, Manchester, Damascus, Berlin, Lackawaxen, Shohola, and Westfall are included.
Merchants who are uncertain about whether their business qualifies may contact the UDC off
ice for assistance. With an interest in keeping the Visitor Guide as comprehensive and objective as possible, the UDC has never sold advertising for the valuable exposure its brochure listings offer. Voluntary donations by listed businesses to help offset the UDC’s printing costs will be gratefully accepted. Benefactor categories are: River Booster, $25; River Sponsor, $50; River Partner, $100; and River Champion, $200 or more.
All contributors will be recognized in the Visitor Guide itself and in a future issue of The Upper Delaware, the UDC’s twice-annual newsletter which reaches 10,000 readers.
To submit a new business or confirm a present listing, please contact Cindy Odell at the Upper Delaware Council, 211 Bridge St. (located next to the Narrowsburg Fire Department), P.O. Box 192, Narrowsburg, NY 12764, phone (845) 252-3022, fax (845) 252-3359, or e-mail email@example.com.