NARROWSBURG – With the 2015 tourism season gearing up, the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) offers free supplies of visitor guides for the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Valley and the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway.
Local businesses, tourism promotion agencies, and attractions interested in stocking the brochures are invited to pick them up at the UDC office located at 211 Bridge St. in Narrowsburg, NY.
The UDC publishes a “Visitor Information Map and Guide for Touring the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River: New York and Pennsylvania.”
This full-color brochure features a comprehensive 17 x 22-inch map of the 73.4-mile Upper Delaware River corridor, a listing of all public river accesses and their services, and a directory of businesses under the river recreation-related categories of Accommodations, Restaurants, Liveries and Campgrounds, and Bait & Tackle Shops.
The guide also offers information on river safety, recreation, boating, camping, fishing, hunting, eagle watching, emergency and agency contacts, travel orientation, and the services of the UDC non-profit organization founded in 1988 to represent the two states and local municipalities that border along the federally-designated Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.
The Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, Inc. publishes a full-color brochure titled, “Meet us on the Byway: Charming. Historic. Natural.”, funded in part by a Federal Highway Administration grant facilitated by the New York State Scenic Byways Program of the NYS Department of Transportation (DOT).
It features individual maps and profiles of the eight byway communities – the Village of Hancock, Towns of Delaware, Cochecton, Tusten, Highland, Lumberland, and Deerpark, and the City of Port Jervis – located along New York State Route 97 in three counties.
The Upper Delaware Scenic Byway was added to the New York State Scenic Byways System in 2002 in recognition of its outstanding character, heritage, and beauty. Managed by a local volunteer non-profit organization, the byway program encourages economic development through tourism and recreation.
Another brochure available through the UDC office is “Spread the Word, Not the Weed! Battle the Invasion of Japanese Knotweed on our Native Plants, Riverbanks, and Views.”
This color publication is a joint effort by the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, Inc., Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership, National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, Lumberland Environmental Council, Sullivan Renaissance, the Sullivan County Soil & Water Conservation District, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and Federal Highway Administration through the NYS DOT’s Scenic Byways Program to encourage awareness of best practices for Japanese Knotweed management.
The UDC office is typically open on weekdays from 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. To check on the availability of these three brochures for pick-up, please call (845) 252-3022 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual requests are also welcome.