Northwest Pennsylvania has been called "The
Quiet Northwest," a tranquil region of forests and farmland, lakes
and streams. Our nature tourism Web site will enable you to learn about
the area's outdoor resources. Educational and environmental aspects related
to outdoor recreation are featured, and links between the environment and
the people of the area are illustrated.
The Quiet Northwest
Often called ecotourism, nature tourism is defined
as "tourism to natural areas that promotes understanding of the environment,
appreciation and conservation of the culture and lifestyle of the local
population" (Young, 1992).
From the heart of northwest Pennsylvania,
we wish you an enjoyable visit.
This web site was created as a collaborative effort between:
Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Allegheny College Center for Economic & Environmental Development