Wednesday, February 5, 2020

New Visit PA Happy Traveler Guide Includes Special Earth Day 50 PA Feature Story

The Pennsylvania Tourism Office is out with the Happy Traveler Guide, a resource to inspire travelers to pursue their happiness in Pennsylvania, including:
-- Tips for spectacular outdoor adventures;
-- Must eats;
-- Fascinating historical artifacts and architecture; and
-- Hidden gems throughout the Commonwealth.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, this year’s feature story pays homage to Pennsylvania’s titans of conservation who have worked to conserve the state’s natural beauty.
Pennsylvania is home to 86,000 miles of rivers, 185 rail-trails, 121 state parks, and 2.2 million acres of state forests.
Featured on the cover is Grey Towers in Pike County, the former home of America’s first forester, Gifford Pinchot. Included in the places to visit that highlight Pennsylvanians important to conservation are:
-- Rothrock State Forest, named for the Joseph T. Rothrock, known as the father of Pennsylvania forestry
-- Harrisburg’s Riverfront Park, connected to Mira Lloyd Dock and the City Beautiful movement
-- Rachel Carson Homestead National Historic Site near Pittsburgh, the birthplace of Rachel Carson, the inspiration for the global environmental movement
-- Maurice K. Goddard State Park, named for the man whose vision was a state park within 25 miles of every Pennsylvanian.
[Learn more about Pennsylvania’s conservation history by visiting the Conservation Heritage Project website.  Learn more about Earth Day by visiting the Earth Day 50 PA website.]
The Happy Traveler is available digitally at the Visit PA website or in print by calling 1-800-VISIT-PA. 
Travelers are encouraged to explore Happy Traveler content across Visit PA’s social media platforms and share photos of their favorite Pennsylvania adventures using the hashtag #PAHappySnaps.
  For more information on state parks and forests and recreation in Pennsylvania, visit DCNR’s website, Click Here to sign up for the Resource newsletter, Visit the Good Natured DCNR Blog,  Click Here for upcoming events, Click Here to hook up with DCNR on other social media-- Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

(Reprinted from the Feb. 5 DCNR Resource newsletter. Click Here to sign up for your own copy.)
[Posted: February 5, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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