The Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) was created in
1998 as a non-profit agency within the Heritage Areas Program. EMHR is one of twelve current heritage areas within the Regional Partnerships Program of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. We proudly serve the four-county rural area of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties in Northeast Pennsylvania. Our industrial theme is agriculture as we are known for our unmatched rural landscapes shaped by centuries of farming and timbering and the unique characteristics of our people living with the land.
Our mission is "to maintain and enhance the unique rural character and culture of our Endless Mountains".
Since our formation, the agency has provided capacity-building support and financial support to partner organizations to fulfill this mission, increasing our quality of life and prompting visitor interest. Since 1998, EMHR has provided grant assistance to more than 100 projects serving heritage tourism development, historic preservation and interpretation, greenway and trail development, cultural education and community development goals. EMHR serves as water trail manager for the Susquehanna River North Branch Water Trail, a National Recreation Trail, an official gateway agency of the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, and regional project partner of the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership. The agency is also involved in various greenway, land conservation, and trail initiatives in the region, as well as historic structures and scenic byways and vista enhancements. Staff of EMHR provide technical assistance to communities and organizations in grant and funding research, grant writing and funding proposals, project management, contract and financial management for programs,and compliance.
The Endless Mountains Heritage Region offices are located at the "Old Red House" on the John B. Merrill Parkway in Towanda, PA. The Old Red House is an historic property at the corners of Jefferson Street (formerly Weston Street) and the Merrill Parkway and overlooks the Susquehanna River and Towanda River Walk. Our office is open Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We can be contacted by phone at (570) 265-1528, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff of EMHR
Phillip Swank, MPA