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Lauren Golden, Trail and Stewardship Manager Now that the Mansion House Bridge in Jim Thorpe is open and Carbon County is fully connected, we can officially say that connecting the Lehigh Valley Gap is our…

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Brian Greene, Trail Programs Manager and Data Scientist One of the best features of the D&L Trail is the length of the trail. The D&L connects to a variety of towns, cities, and regions with…

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By Trails Programs Manager & Data Scientist, Brian Greene Saturday June 1 was this year’s National Trails Day.  Started by the American Hiking Society, National Trails Day (NTD) celebrates any muscle-powered activity on trails the…

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By Executive Director Elissa Garofalo Attending the second gathering of regional trail networks was an inspiration. Fifty trail building practitioners from around America convened in Bentonville, Arkansas as guests of the Walton Family Foundation. It…

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By Brian Greene –Trail Programs Manager My favorite part of my job is getting to talk with trail users about the D&L Trail.  It’s an amazing trail that has great places to walk, run, or…

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When D&L Member Sharon Wunner of Bear Creek Township retired in January 2016, she got a new perspective on life. She began to embrace what she calls the “three H’s” of living near a nationally…

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The D&L Trail is long and the gaps are many, but one area where progress is being made is in the Delaware Canal section. This is due in large part to the strong partnerships that manage and support the trail in this southernmost region. Here is an update of the remaining four big gaps on the trail and what stages they are in. 

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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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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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