All across Carbon County, people are celebrating the great outdoors during the month of September.

It is part of a special county-wide initiative to bring together and promote the large array of outdoor activities offered across the county as we end the summer months and kick off the start of the autumn season.

"September is a great time to visit Carbon County and get outdoors to enjoy the great weather and the great sights" according to Dale Freudenberger, chairman of the Tourism and Accommodations Committee of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce.

His committee has invited businesses, tourist attractions, outfitters, organizations and individuals from across the county to join together to promote the tremendous variety of great outdoor activities that exist here and are often taken for granted by locals, or not known by visitors at this time of year.

A calendar of activities offering adventure, nature, discovery and history has been put together and made available on the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce website.

By going to www.carboncountychamber.org and clicking on "Celebrate the Great Outdoors," visitors will find a vast array of regular and special offerings for the month of September. Some are offered by businesses and organizations and have a fee to participate, and many others are just free for the taking by individuals and families.

"Carbon County is known for its diverse and exciting outdoor recreation opportunities, spectacular scenery, clean water, mountain air, rich history, and unspoiled natural wonders" said Freudenberger.

Some of the many activities include guided bike tours, special whitewater rafting days, guided trail hikes, bird watching, butterfly tagging, nighttime astronomy workshop, raptor migration watching, vertical mountain bike racing, guided kayak river tours, ski-lift scenic rides, waterfall tours, scenic vistas, historical Switchback hikes, evening ghost tours, fishing and boating on lakes, skirmish paintball, community outdoor festivals, state and county parks, and much more.

Marketing of this county-wide initiative is supported by a grant from the Carbon County Commissioners and the county Hotel Tax Grant.

For more information on this month's outdoor activities, visit the chamber website or call (610) 379-5000.