The County of Warren is pleased to announce that it is working with the National Park Conservation Association and National Geographic on an exciting new tourism initiative. The Scenic, Wild Delaware River Geotourism Project will create a National Geographic Society co-branded interactive website of the upper and middle Delaware River region that identifies natural, cultural, and historic attractions that make our area unique.

The website already is live but will make its official debut in May, with media events being planned both in the region and in Manhattan to capture the interest of the Metropolitan New York media.

Residents, visitors, community organizations, tourism stakeholders and local businesses were asked to nominate places of interest for the website, and submissions will continue to be accepted. The nomination process is not only simple and easy to use, but virtually all nominations will be accepted, providing a terrific opportunity for Warren County businesses to get on the electronic map.

Warren County is a natural gateway to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Scenic, Wild Delaware River. This regional destination not only hosts between 4 and 5 million visitors each year, but it generates $219 million in sales annually for area businesses. By nominating your site, this National Geographic project will help area businesses connect with those visitors for free!

To browse the website or to begin nominating, please visit: www.delawareriver.natgeotourism.com.

For more information about how to nominate a local business, venue, historic site, park, or other destination of interest, visit Warren County’s economic development website, www.warrenecdev.com,  to find fact sheets and guidelines. Look for the “Geotourism Project” tab at the top of the homepage, then download PDFs of all the information needed to start crafting a submission.