The Corridor passes through three distinct areas: the Wyoming Valley and Carbon County, home to many of Pennsylvania's former anthracite mines; the Lehigh Valley, where the discovery of coal to the north spawned prosperous iron and steel industries and the Delaware Valley, through which coal-laden canal boats traveled to Philadelphia and other markets. Today visitors can explore by car, boat, bike or on foot to enjoy the scenic beauty and cultural heritage of eastern Pennsylvania.

Photos from the D&L Corridor

Historic Architecture & Engineering Marvels - 1st Place and GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Historic Architecture & Engineering Marvels - 1st Place and GRAND PRIZE WINNER

“Canal Gear” submitted by Elizabeth Judge Wyant

Hugh Moore Park Locktender’s House

Canal Culture - 1st Place and GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Canal Culture - 1st Place and GRAND PRIZE WINNER

“Bombs Bursting in Air” submitted by Paul R Sell, Jr

Fireworks display at Easton Heritage Day as seen from Phillipsburg, NJ

The Nature of the Canal - 1st Place

The Nature of the Canal - 1st Place

“Summer Falls” submitted by Cheryl Miller

Bridge east of Chapel in Hickory Run State Park.

Historic Architecture & Engineering Marvels - 1st Place

Historic Architecture & Engineering Marvels - 1st Place

“Stone Bridge over Pidcock Creek” submitted by Paul R Sell, Jr

For the Fun of It - 2nd Place

For the Fun of It - 2nd Place

“Delaware Canal Towpath at Uhllerstown” submitted by Carole Mebus

Towpath at Giving Pond Recreation Area, Uhlerstown,  Tinicum Twp, Bucks County

“I was birding at Giving Pond and took a picture of a bicyclist as she pedaled toward the Uhlerstown covered bridge.  This bridge takes Uhlerstown Hill Road over the Delaware Canal.”

Canal Culture - 2nd Place

Canal Culture - 2nd Place

“Lock 23 (Kelchner’s Lock)” submitted by Gordon Perry

For the Fun of It - 1st Place

For the Fun of It - 1st Place

“Carousel” submitted by William Bertele

Tales of the Towpath now for sale!

Tales of the Towpath

This children's book by D&L Outreach Coordinator, Dennis Scholl is the story of a young boy's adventures along the Lehigh and Delaware canals. Illustrated by Bucks County artist, Dennis Gerhart, "Tales of the Towpath" is a 24-chapter, soft cover book. Purchase your copy now!


D&L Trail

The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor's backbone is the D&L Trail. Use our trail map to find trail heads and points of interest along all 165 miles of the path.

View the trail map

Events in the D&L Corridor