NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) announces the availability of the “Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Map and Guide for New York & Pennsylvania” which has been extensively updated as a Fiscal Year 2017 educational outreach project.
A shipment of 35,000 copies of the glossy, tri-fold brochure was received on August 29.
The free brochures are ready for public distribution individually and in bulk supplies. Call (845) 252-3022, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the UDC office at 211 Bridge St. in Narrowsburg, NY.
The full-color guide features a 17 x 22-inch fold-out map of the federally-designated Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River corridor, stretching 73.4 miles from Hancock, NY to Mill Rift, PA.
Surrounding the map is a directory of businesses located within the river corridor boundaries. These listings, provided as a public service, pertain to the visitor-oriented categories of Accommodations, Restaurants/Food, Liveries and Campgrounds, and Bait & Tackle Shops.
Ten local businesses voluntarily contributed a total of $650 to help the UDC offset its printing costs:
River Champion ($200) – Cedar Rapids Campgrounds, River Trips, Restaurant & Bar in Barryville, NY (www.cedarrapidsny.com).
River Partners ($100) – Sylvania Tree Farm Country Lodging and Camping, Masthope, PA (https://www.sylvaniatreefarm.com); Lander’s River Trips, Narrowsburg, NY and Lander’s River Café, Callicoon, NY (www.landersrivertrips.com); and Indian Head Canoes, Barryville, NY (www.indianheadcanoes.com).
River Boosters ($25) – 1870 Roebling Inn on the Delaware, Lackawaxen, PA (https://www.roeblinginn.com); ECCE Bed & Breakfast, Barryville, NY (www.eccebedandbreakfast.com); Peck’s Market Inc., Callicoon, NY (www.pecksmarket.com); Hagemann’s Tackle, Shohola, PA, (570) 559-7589; Café Adella Dori, Callicoon, NY (www.addelladori.net); and Smith’s Colonial Motel, Hancock, NY (www.smithscolonialmotel.com).
Twelve informational panels offer tips on river safety, recreation, fishing, boating, camping, eagle watching, hunting, tourism information, emergency contacts, directions, and conservation agency contacts.
A chart of river accesses identifies the amenities offered at each public area, with numerous reminders throughout the guide to respect private property by using available public and commercial recreational facilities.
Printing and design services were contracted from Spencer Printing & Graphics of Honesdale, while the brochure features contributed photography by UDC Resource Specialist retiree David B. Soete of Honesdale.
The popular brochure was first published by the UDC in 1989 and had last been revised in 2013.
The Upper Delaware Council is a non-profit organization established in 1988. Its members are 13 local governments, the State of New York, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the Delaware River Basin Commission, who work in partnership with the National Park Service to cooperatively oversee conservation of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.
Unlike in a traditional national park setting, over 90% of the 55,574.5 acres located within the five counties of Wayne and Pike (PA), Delaware, Sullivan and Orange (NY) that comprise the bi-state river corridor remain in private ownership.
Pick up the Visitor Information Map & Guide or click on www.upperdelawarecouncil.org for more information.