The Poconos: Pennsylvania's Mountain Treasure

Michael P. GadomskiMichael P. Gadomski

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Covering parts of six Pennsylvania counties—Monroe, Pike, southern Wayne and Lackawanna, northeastern Carbon, and eastern Luzerne —this book celebrates the Pocono Mountains region: its majestic beauty and history. Nearly 400 images pay homage to the scenic landscape that inspired vacationing families and tourists to escape hot summers in the city for rafting, canoeing, and kayaking while taking advantage of its mountains and plateaus in the winter for some skiing, snowshoeing, and ice-skating. The book also blends the art and culture of the region by showcasing the architecture, attractions, and historical sites of the surrounding counties. There are museums, historical courthouses and homesteads, state parks, nature sanctuaries, waterfalls, foliage, wildlife, and breath-taking vistas. For more than 150 years, visitors have been drawn to vacation and retire in the Poconos. See for yourself one of the most beautiful, interesting, and spectacular places in the United States.

Size: 9" x 12" | 398 color images | 208 pp
ISBN13: 9780764349249

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Michael P. Gadomski is a third generation native of Wayne County in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. In addition to working as a Pennsylvania State Park ranger and naturalist for more than 25 years, he has been a freelance writer and photographer for nearly 40 years. His articles have appeared in publications such as the New York State Conservationist and Highlights for Children. His photography has been published worldwide in books, calendars, greeting cards, advertisements, interpretive displays, and magazines, including Natural History, Sierra, Backpacker, and Country. He is also the photographer of five previously published coffee-table books, Wild Pennsylvania: A Celebration of our State’s Natural Beauty, Philadelphia: Portrait of a City, The Catskills – A Photographic Portrait, Reserves of Strength: Pennsylvania’s Natural Landscape, and most recently, Pittsburgh: A Renaissance City. Learn more about Michael P. Gadomski at his website,