Our Programs

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Our Programs

The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor connects you with the area’s heritage and environment through a year-round calendar of programs, initiatives and events.


The D&L’s Landmark Towns of Bucks County program helps promote a selection of towns as visitor destinations with regular programs and events, while helping the corridor’s downtowns with signage, grants, and design assistance. The Landmark Towns project is designed to help these small towns breathe renewed economic life into their business districts, while preserving and enhancing the industrial and cultural heritage they share.

For more information, contact Pam Coleman at


Get Your Tail on the Trail, a 6-month long challenge, attracts over 5,000 registrants who walk, bike and run more than 800,000 miles on the D&L Trail. Thousands of runners and walkers participate in the annual Delaware & Lehigh Heritage Half Marathon.

Further, the D&L is a partner in Lehigh Valley Greenways Conservation Landscape, which uses greenways and trails to link urban areas to the natural and cultural resources of the Lehigh Valley.  Throughout Northampton and Lehigh counties, we work with local municipal and non-profit partners to protect watersheds, retain the character of the landscape, preserve the region’s heritage, and improve the quality of life for all residents.

For more information, contact Claire Sadler at, or 610-923-3548 ext. 226.

D&L Trail

The D&L Trail Alliance coordinates stewardship and promotion of the 165-mile D&L Trail and its side trails, while the dedicated volunteer Trail Tenders maintain and restore the paths. With the support of the William Penn Foundation, the D&L Trail Alliance brings together municipal, state,and non-profit landowners to coordinate the stewardship and promotion of the D&L Trail.

For more information, contact Scott Everett at or 610-923-3548 ext. 232.


The recent partnership with the newly rejuvenated National Canal Museum brings the programs and collections of this nationally-recognized Smithsonian Affiliate to a new audience who visit the museum and park, ride the Josiah White II canal boat and participate in educational programs. (See more about the NCM below.)

The Freemansburg Canal Education Center continues this mission, attracting thousands of school children each year. The Tales of the Towpath curriculum reaches even more children through classroom presentations, field trips and museum visits, while our popular “Immersion Days” integrate hands-on science, technology and cultural lessons with the D&L’s story.

For more information, contact Dennis Scholl at or 610-923-3548 ext. 225.


The D&L and the National Canal Museum host events year-round. We offer dinner cruises and wine tastings onboard our canal boat, the Josiah White II, as well as a Kid’s Canal Camp, and National Mule Celebration Day on the grounds of Hugh Moore Park! See our CANALendar here

For more information, contact Loretta Susen at, or at 610-923-3548 ext. 221.

National Canal Museum

The National Canal Museum is the only museum in the country dedicated to telling the story of America’s historic towpath canals. The museum features hands-on exhibits that educate and entertain parents and children alike. Visitors can practice harnessing a mule and learn how to steer a canal boat! View exhibitions about the men, women and children who lived and worked on the canals, and discover how they used simple machines like levers and pulleys to make their job easier.

For more information, contact Martha Capwell-Fox at or 610-923-3548 ext. 237.