First Lady Celebrates Pennsylvania Tourism During Visit to Honesdale  

First Lady Frances Wolf traveled to Northeastern Pennsylvania to explore Honesdale and highlight tourism opportunities in the commonwealth. She was joined by representatives of the Poconos Mountain Visitors Bureau (PMVB), including Director of Public Relations James Hamill, who led the First Lady on a walking tour through town.

“Pennsylvania tourism is thriving, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to show off the places that are unique to the commonwealth, as well as explore them myself,” said First Lady Wolf. “Our restaurants and breweries, shops, theaters and hotels have taken the steps to ensure visitors can enjoy their spaces safely, and I hope we all continue to support these industries that help make Pennsylvania so special.”

Hamill served as the Northeast Regional Ambassador for First Lady Wolf’s One Lens storytelling initiative, helping share the experiences of residents in NEPA during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Pocono Mountains has a long, treasured history of welcoming people to the region to share in the amazing outdoors and charming downtowns as well as iconic family resorts,” said Hamill. “Hospitality and tourism play key roles in the economy here, and it’s wonderful to welcome First Lady Frances Wolf to share what makes the Poconos a top destination for millions each year.”

The Pennsylvania Tourism Office breaks down the commonwealth’s destinations into four categories: outdoor adventures, city life, foodie fun and historic pursuits, and Honesdale offers a unique balance of old-time charm and modern entertainment for residents and visitors.

“Pennsylvania is home to a diverse array of cities and towns, filled with small businesses and Happy Travelers, and we are thrilled that our communities are once again open to visitors far and wide,” said ​Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED​) Secretary Dennis Davin. “The Pocono Mountains has been one of Pennsylvania’s marquee destinations for decades. We hope that all who pay us a visit enjoy all that the commonwealth has to offer and all of the things that make us so PA proud.”