Poconos summer tourism takes hit from recession, and the weather

Real Estate Broker/Owner with RE/MAX Property Specialists RS294217 / RM423788

The Pocono Record indicated that the Pocono's this year got hit with two things during the summer tourist season.

Recession #1, and the weather #2.

One major factor can be overcome but two makes it very difficult.

That's what has been happening since Memorial Day.

They say local resorts and attractions have been dealing with the worst economic times in decades.

The National Weather Service measured precipitation at Mount Pocono almost 7 inches above the norm, almost 20 inches of rain.

More than half of the days from June through August had at least a trace of rain, including 23 of the 30 days in June. The longest streak of days without rain only hit six, from Aug. 3 to 8.

"From what I've been reading, it sounds like there are places working through 15 to 25 percent drops," he said. "I don't think we're going to be quite as bad as that. But there are just some places that are so weather-dependent."

Al thought Camelbeach water park in Tannersville said the summer treated them just fine. attendance was down for the season compared to last year but not alarmingly so.

Labor Day weekends weather was good so the summer season ended on a good note.

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