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From improving people’s health to preserving history to protecting the environment to energizing local economies, trails are critical infrastructure that improve a local community’s quality of life. But for these benefits to blossom to their fullest potential, their needs to be more than just a trail.

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Get Your Tail on the Trail’s fifth anniversary year continues to be exciting! We launched an app for Android phones, helped celebrate a new dog park with a dog walk event, and we’re joining State Senator John Yudichak for multiple events while he completes 165 miles for his “Senator Takes a Hike” pledge.

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Roughly a year ago I wrote about the trials and tribulations of trail development in the Lehigh Valley. Those projects, currently eight if you are counting, are predominantly in Lehigh County and some in Northampton County. Since it’s been a while, I thought I’d update everyone on our progress in the last year.

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Students from throughout the region are learning about what life was more than 175 years ago.

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Now that spring has finally arrived, consider helping the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor get ready for Founder’s Day, as well as the 2018 canal boat and National Canal Museum season.

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On a warm, mid-March afternoon, Hugh and his daughter, Kathleen, decided to visit the building in hopes of finding out more about their familial ties to Easton. Their journey, 10 years in the making, unfurled a tapestry of cross-continent connections to the D&L.

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By Elissa Garofalo, Executive Director To paraphrase the great Albert Einstein, a number in and by itself has no significance and only deserves the designation by virtue of its being a member of a group…

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Individuals are notoriously bad about making predictions because we have biases and poor memories. The great thing about data is that it can show new insights and challenge preconceived beliefs.

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You may have noticed that the Mansion House Bridge at Jim Thorpe truss system was recently placed onto the bridge abutments. Although lifting the truss was a huge milestone for the project, the Mansion House Bridge is not yet finished. We want to recap just how impressive and awe-inspiring the truss lift was.

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This May will complete 5 full years of programming for Get Your Tail on the Trail and we’re celebrating our nationally-recognized program in big ways all year long!

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Francey Burke, like many others, is an avid user of the D&L Trail. But her love of the trail extends beyond logging miles or sightseeing.

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By Elissa Garofalo Jim Thorpe (a.k.a. Mauch Chunk) is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. It’s befitting that the iconic Lehigh Coal & Navigation (LC&N) Building received a meticulous restoration in preparation. Preservation work like…

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