...and Fall is Bigger in Pennsylvania

PA Governor Edward G. Rendell
today announced the return of the http://www.Fallinpa.com Web site, an
interactive fall foliage guide allowing visitors to view live fall foliage
scenes in some of the state’s most picturesque regions. FallinPA.com, set to
go live on Sept. 9, is a micro site of Pennsylvania’s official tourism Web
site, VisitPA.com.“Pennsylvania continues to use technology to reach visitors and offer them
new and convenient ways to access Pennsylvania’s fall foliage report,” said
Governor Rendell.  “This year, visitors will have the option to receive the
most current updates in our spectacular fall foliage via their cell phones,
Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) and BlackBerrys in addition to three live
remote-controlled Web cameras.”
  “With nearly 17 million acres of forest land, lots to see and do, and
numerous foliage festivals, fall is just bigger in Pennsylvania and we take
our leaves seriously,” said Governor Rendell.  “By showcasing our flaming
foliage, we hope to inspire visitors to hit the road and experience
Pennsylvania’s changing beauty firsthand through one of our many fall road
trips.”
  Once again, Web cams in Pennsylvania will offer vivid scenes of Bushkill
Falls, sights of the rapids at Ohiopyle in the Laurel Highlands, revolutionary
views at Valley Forge, and glimpses of Benezette where last year’s most
popular camera captured both the changing flora and the occasional roaming elk
in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Technology allows single viewers on the Web access
to control the remote-controlled Web cams that offer real-time images and
allow for the visitor to pan, zoom, and completely control the foliage
experience.
  In addition to the Web cams, visitors are once again encouraged to post
fall road trip photos to FallinPA.com. New this fall, guests can share stories
and photos of foliage from their road trips across the state on VisitPA.com.
Both Web sites will feature a Fall Foliage Report, which will regularly chart
the progress of the changing leaf colors across the state. Tourists will also
be able to use their cell phones, or Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), to
access the most current changes in the leaves.
  FallinPA.com includes a comprehensive selection of driving itineraries
across Pennsylvania based on interests and activities. Whether visitors are
looking for a three-day road trip to local wineries, bed and breakfasts, fairs
and festivals, or for just a quick day trip into the countryside to see the
foliage, FallinPA.com and VisitPA.com provide various colorful fall
destinations.
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