Tobyhanna State Park will open its tenting season on Friday, and loads of persons are planning to spend the weekend within the nice outside.
TOBYHANNA, Pa. — The campsites are clear, and, within the morning, folks will begin pulling in to spend the weekend at Tobyhanna State Park.
Lee Dillon, the park supervisor, says if this yr is something like final yr, tenting shall be busy due to the pandemic.
“We’ve got no indications that we’re going to decelerate any from final yr, and we had been setting record-breaking numbers final yr,” stated Dillon.
Chris Barrett, the president and CEO of the Pocono Mountains Guests Bureau, says this shall be a banner yr for the Poconos. Between tenting at state parks and renting out houses, this space shall be busy with guests.
“All of the indications we’re seeing now’s that we’re projecting that the summer season shall be extremely robust going into the autumn. We proceed to see robust development and demand, and we have now no cause to suppose that’s going to alter,” stated Barrett.
Individuals already spending time within the Poconos are usually not stunned that many different folks will select to trip right here this summer season as an alternative of going to locations like an amusement park or the seashore.
“I really feel like with COVID nonetheless the best way that it’s, this appears like an escape that you simply needn’t go on an airplane for, and it is fairly inexpensive. There are tons to do right here, and it is totally different than the seashore,” stated Amy Merola, New Jersey.
This household from New Jersey is spending time in Monroe County for spring break. Amy Merola says it is a good getaway, not too removed from dwelling.
“We’re like a couple of two-hour drive, however it appears like an entire different world on the market. It is a lot quieter than New Jersey and way more open, so that’s good,” stated Merola.
In case you’re planning a tenting journey to the Poconos, DCNR officers encourage you to plan early.