About Local Tourism
Our state’s magnificent mountains, forests, streams and lakes are resources to be cherished. By protecting our natural recreation sites, supporting local arts and culture, including Native American heritage sites, and visiting the Main Streets of our towns and cities to find unique local shops, farm-to-table restaurants and local breweries and distilleries, Pennsylvania can grow our tourism industry and the jobs it brings. For urban dwellers, there is much to discover in our own home state. Rather than burning carbons to fly to distant resorts, we can drive electric cars to visit our state parks and spend our money in our small towns, connecting with our rural neighbors to help grow local economies, while enjoying all that Pennsylvania has to offer.
What We Do
We will be conducting regional tours of local supply chains, such as a heritage grain tour, which will go from grain farmer, to miller, to bakeries and brewers. Or a hempcrete tour, which will go from a hemp farmer, to a processor turning the hemp hurd into hempcrete, to a builder using hempcrete as an eco-friendly building material, replacing fiberglass insulation. Participants will learn the many benefits of hemp cultivation.
We will also be partnering with other organizations to highlight the many attractions in the state of Pennsylvania that would be interesting and fun o visit, while spending money in rural businesses.