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Guest blog post by Bernie O’Hare, Lehigh Valley Ramblings Many people complain, and with a great deal of justification, about how ugly things have become in Northeastern Pennsylvania, especially in the Lehigh Valley. Farmland diminishes…

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Like our colleagues across America, we at the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor have been challenged and chastened by the events of the past few months. In online team meetings, we’ve asked ourselves how…

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Blog post by: Emily Dings, D&L Assistant The Earth could be forgiven for wondering where the party was this year. On the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, millions of Americans mobilized on behalf of…

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By Emily Dings, D&L Assistant If you signed up for an organized run or walk taking place between March and May, you’ve likely already received some disappointing news: due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s no…

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By Patrick Hunt, Trail Coordinator As Lehigh Valley Greenways Greenways (LVG) prepares to award 2020 mini grants, we’re looking back on past projects. In previous grant cycles, mini-grants were awarded to two projects that improve…

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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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