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From improving people’s health to preserving history to protecting the environment to energizing local economies, trails are critical infrastructure that improve a local community’s quality of life. But for these benefits to blossom to their fullest potential, their needs to be more than just a trail.

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By Elissa Garofalo, Executive Director To paraphrase the great Albert Einstein, a number in and by itself has no significance and only deserves the designation by virtue of its being a member of a group…

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Individuals are notoriously bad about making predictions because we have biases and poor memories. The great thing about data is that it can show new insights and challenge preconceived beliefs.

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You may have noticed that the Mansion House Bridge at Jim Thorpe truss system was recently placed onto the bridge abutments. Although lifting the truss was a huge milestone for the project, the Mansion House Bridge is not yet finished. We want to recap just how impressive and awe-inspiring the truss lift was.

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This May will complete 5 full years of programming for Get Your Tail on the Trail and we’re celebrating our nationally-recognized program in big ways all year long!

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Francey Burke, like many others, is an avid user of the D&L Trail. But her love of the trail extends beyond logging miles or sightseeing.

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By Elissa Garofalo Jim Thorpe (a.k.a. Mauch Chunk) is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. It’s befitting that the iconic Lehigh Coal & Navigation (LC&N) Building received a meticulous restoration in preparation. Preservation work like…

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By Elissa Garofalo, D&L Executive Director Since this was a particularly exciting fall season, we decided to close out 2017 with a uniquely D&L Top 10 List. From the installation of the historic Mansion House…

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Today is #GivingTuesday – a day dedicated to giving throughout the world. How will you give back? By volunteering? Becoming a member? Donating? There are countless ways to support the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage…

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By Lauren Golden, D&L Trail & Stewardship Manager The D&L’s list of trail projects is long and ranges from very large bridge projects to quite small improvements to improve safety. Although these smaller projects are…

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By Pat Stephens, D&L GIS Analyst and Cartographer For the past several years, we at the D&L have considered Cementon (mile 83) our southern cap to the many miles bikeable south of the Jim Thorpe…

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Come sit a spell in the crisp autumn air and find out why concrete phone booths (like this one on the Asher F. Boyer Trail near Three Mile Dam) dotted the Lehigh and Delaware Valleys, along…

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