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Delaware & Lehigh - Another Successful Walnutport Canal Festival

After being postponed a week due to weather, the Walnutport Canal Festival was held Sunday October 24. A beautiful fall day greeted the hundreds of festival goers. The festival is a great combination of food, antiques and local historical societies gathered in a place of major historical significance with the convergence of the Lehigh Canal, railroads and various industries in the Walnutport / Slatington area.The festival highlights one of the most scenic stretches of canal in the nation.

The D&L had a display with Scott and Dale answering numerous questions about the Corridor and the D&L Trail. In addition, Dale had a collection of coal miners’ gear on display.The D&L always makes an appearance at the festival.

With new signage and a streetscape project in Walnutport, a new trailhead in Slatington, and hundreds of regular trail users in both towns, this area is one of the hot spots along our trail. In the future, look for a new trail section to link Slatington to Laurys Station and points south.There is always a crowd at this popular community festival.