- Explore the Corridor
- Signature Programs
- Partner Resources
Exercise. It improves our overall health and lowers rates of obesity. But did you know that exercise outdoors along a nature trail (rather than indoors) is even more effective in improving cardiovascular and mental health? Through outdoor recreation opportunities and health and wellness programming, the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (DLNHC) connects people with opportunities to improve their overall health.
The D&L Trail currently offers 144 miles of open and improved trail perfect for walks, runs, and rides of any distance. Whether that’s a long haul ride while bike camping or a stroll with your pet or loved one, the D&L trail strives to always be a safe environment for everyone to get moving.
Created in 2013 by St. Luke’s University Health Network (St. Luke’s) and DLNHC in eastern Pennsylvania, Get Your Tail on the Trail is a free program aimed at helping people of all ages and abilities meet their personal fitness goals and experience the outdoors on local trails via day-to-day challenges, public events, and motivating prizes.
Learn more online at tailonthetrail.org
The D&L Heritage Half Marathon is DLNHC’s largest fundraiser welcoming runners, walkers, and run/walkers to the D&L Trail for a scenic Fall half marathon. As a health & wellness program, the race serves as a goal and milestone for registrants who all receive walking and running plans that help them make it to race day confident and prepared to take on the gently sloping 13.1 miles on the D&L Trail.
To kick-start your health goals and support DLNHC, learn more here.