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Lehigh Carbon Community College‘s radio station (WXLV), with funding from a D&L challenge grant, produced a series of short, 5-8 minute vignettes about sites throughout the Corridor, including the Switchback Railroad, No.9 Coal Mine, and…

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The newest edition of the Delaware River Water Trail Guide (June 2009) just arrived in our office. This large, fold-out map shows all 200 miles of the water trail, from Hancock, NY to Falls at…

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I can’t believe I forgot to post photos from our National Trails Day celebration on Sand Island! We had visitors from the City of Bethlehem, National Park Service, DCNR, local outdoor groups, and Trail Tenders….

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The recently published Eastern Pennsylvania Birding & Wildlife Guide is now available for free! This colorful book provides all the information you need to seek out, identify, and enjoy eastern Pennsylvania’s unique fauna.  The result of a…

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Our friends up north were recently featured in the Hazleton Standard Speaker: “Jim Schneider dismounted after bicycling more than two miles along the Hazleton rail trail earlier this month to explore a power line right-of-way. About…

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D&L Outreach Coordinator Dennis Scholl has worked with the Trail Tenders for two years to turn a stretch of river bank on Sand Island into a model native plant “garden.”  Read more and see pictures in today’s Morning…

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Work on the Weissport trailhead is nearing completion.  Last week the once jungle-like bank received a dozen new trees, including oak, maple, and redbud.  The new pavillion  was crowned with a red, metal roof.  I’ll…

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Rep. Keith McCall, Pennsylvania House Speaker (D-Carbon), will provide keynote remarks at the dedication of the D&L Trail’s Weissport Trailhead on June 12. The dedication will take place near the intersection of Canal and Bridge…

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One of Bethlehem‘s oldest treasures will have a long overdue day in the spotlight on June 6. The Lehigh Canal towpath, a National Recreation Trail known officially as the D&L Trail, will host a new…

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Last night, new urbanist designer and planner Jeff Speck made public the results of his long-awaited report on the walkability of Bethlehem.  A group of nearly 100 residents came out to Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center to watch…

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On Sunday, I decided to walk off a lingering cold by heading north to Hickory Run State Park. Over the last year or so, I have become familiar with linear Lehigh Gorge State Park, through…

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A recent study conducted by the Outdoor Foundation found an 18.5% increase in the number of people backpacking in the last year. The number of campers also increased 7.4%. Given that more of you than…

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