The D&L Blog

Delaware & Lehigh - A Message from the New Trails Director

by Mandy Tolino, D&L Trails & Conservation Director

I am filled with joy and anticipation as the holidays inch closer and I feel the sense of renewal that a new year brings.  As the new Director of Trails and Conservation I recently visited the Black Diamond and Bristol Lagoon trailheads on the opposite ends of the 165-mile D&L trail, each beautiful and peaceful in different ways.  I can’t wait to connect the dots and engage with the unique communities and trail users in between! 

In November, with the help of over 80 volunteers, the D&L hosted a successful half marathon for runners and competitive walkers along the scenic D&L from Slatington to Northampton. 

689 participants completed the race and over $35,000 was raised to directly support the D&L National Heritage Corridor.  Mark your calendars for  November 6th, 2022 to run or walk the only race on the D&L trail that directly supports the D&L Trail. 

During the holiday season of  joy and generosity, we hope you will consider supporting the D&L’s annual fund to directly support our mission to connect the trail and preserve the history of the 165-mile route between Wilkes-Barre and Bristol.  We are grateful and humbled by your support and hope that you have a wonderful holiday.