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The D&L Blog: Trails

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Archive for: Trails posts

Building the D&L Trail is like a huge, very complicated jigsaw puzzle. Think about it for a moment… we are re-connecting a 190 year old transportation system that has been disturbed by railroads, highways, modern municipal services, multiple landowners and (sometimes) neglect.

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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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Get Your Tail on the Trail’s fifth anniversary year continues to be exciting! We launched an app for Android phones, helped celebrate a new dog park with a dog walk event, and we’re joining State Senator John Yudichak for multiple events while he completes 165 miles for his “Senator Takes a Hike” pledge.

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Roughly a year ago I wrote about the trials and tribulations of trail development in the Lehigh Valley. Those projects, currently eight if you are counting, are predominantly in Lehigh County and some in Northampton County. Since it’s been a while, I thought I’d update everyone on our progress in the last year.

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 Dear Friends, The Mansion House Bridge dedication was awesome!  Thanks to all who came out from near and far to celebrate.  Special thanks to everyone who had even a tiny part in making this dream…

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Where: Delaware Canal State Park- Giving Pond Recreation Area, 1125 River Rd., Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972 When: Saturday June 16, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. What: Join Delaware Canal State Park in removing…

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Where: Weissport Canal  – Park at Weissport Trailhead, Bridge Street, Weissport, PA 18235 When: Sunday June 24, 2018 10:00AM – 2:00PM What: The local D&L Trail Tenders are working on improving and protecting the canal…

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Join the D&L as we celebrate the dedication of the Mansion House Pedestrian Bridge on Monday, June 11! This is a historic event that the D&L has worked for over 25 years to help accomplish….

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Where: Sand Island- meet between the playground and basketball courts  – River St. Bethlehem PA 18018 When: Sunday May 6, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. What: Join the Trail Tenders of the Lehigh Valley…

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Now that spring has finally arrived, consider helping the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor get ready for Founder’s Day, as well as the 2018 canal boat and National Canal Museum season.

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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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