NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) announces the availability of an updated, free brochure, the “Visitor Information Map and Guide for Touring the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River: New York & Pennsylvania.”
A shipment of 30,000 copies has been received at the UDC’s office in Narrowsburg, NY to prepare for the kick-off of the 2008 visitor season. The guide features a comprehensive 17 x 22-inch map of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River corridor and a listing of all public river accesses and lands in the 73.4-mile span between Hancock, NY and Mill Rift, PA.
Surrounding the map is a directory of businesses located within the 1978 Congressionally-designated river corridor boundaries. The listings, provided as a public service, pertain to the river recreation-related categories of Accommodations, Restaurants, Liveries and Campgrounds, and Bait & Tackle Shops.
The guide also includes 12 panels offering information on river safety, sightseeing, boating, camping, fishing, hunting, emergency and agency contacts, traveling directions, and the services of the Upper Delaware Council, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2008.
The UDC has published a Visitor Guide since its inception in 1988. Revisions are now made on a biennial schedule.
While the brochure is subsidized by the non-profit UDC organization as a public outreach and educational project, a number of businesses voluntarily contributed monetary donations to help offset the considerable printing costs. Their generosity is denoted with an asterisk next to each business’s listing in the guide.
“Twenty businesses contributed a total of $875 to assist the UDC with the 2008 printing,” said Public Relations Specialist Laurie Ramie. “We’re grateful for the support and the recognition that this brochure fills a void in the Upper Delaware for a bi-state, river-oriented brochure to benefit visitors to this unique region.”
Businesses submitting voluntary contributions were:
River Partners ($100) – Sylvania Tree Farm Country Lodging and Camping, Lackawaxen, PA; Silver Canoe & Raft Rentals, Pond Eddy, NY; and Indian Head Canoes & Campground, Barryville, NY.
River Sponsors ($50) – Matthew’s on Main, Callicoon, NY; The Inn at Lackawaxen, Lackawaxen; Peck’s Markets, Inc., Narrowsburg and Callicoon; The 1906 Restaurant, Callicoon; Lander’s River Trips,
Narrowsburg; and River Market, Barryville.
River Boosters ($25) – ECCE B&B, Barryville; Lou’s Tubes, Skinners Falls, NY; Narrowsburg Inn, Narrowsburg; Smith’s Colonial Motel, Hancock, NY; Catskill Delaware Outdoor, Callicoon; Delaware Dips ’n Dogs, Pond Eddy, NY; Callicoon Creamery, Callicoon; Sandercock House, Equinunk, PA; Roebling Inn on the Delaware, Lackawaxen; Hagemann’s Tackle & Variety Store, Shohola, PA; and Town Diner, Barryville.
The brochures will be distributed by tourism promotion agencies, welcome centers, chambers of commerce, interested local businesses, and the National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.