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The trail gods were looking out for the D&L last Friday, as a large group of volunteers, community members, politicians, and press gathered at the Weissport trailhead to dedicate the newest link in the 165-mile…

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Work on the Weissport trailhead is nearing completion.  Last week the once jungle-like bank received a dozen new trees, including oak, maple, and redbud.  The new pavillion  was crowned with a red, metal roof.  I’ll…

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The following is a trail update from D&L Trail Steward Scott Everett: “The D & L recently signed a contract with an engineering firm to design a section of the D & L Trail in…

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Don’t worry! If you’re a resident of Weissport, you might be a little frightened that the muddy, barren lot now occupied by a pile of cinders and some machinery will end up as an eye…

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Last week Secretary Michael DiBerardinis, head of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), visited the Lehigh Valley for a two-day tour and the presentation of several large grants. The DCNR is charged with…

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Work at Lehigh Gap Nature Center is entering the final phases. The new trail surface is down and crews have begun installation of a fence to separate Paint Mill Road from the D&L Trail. Trail…

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Trail surfacing and trailhead redesign work continues at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center. The new trail surface is down and rolled, and the trailhead, located just south of the Rt. 873 bridge, is now under…

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As noted in a previous entry, a trail surfacing and trailhead redesign project is underway on the Weissport section of the D&L Trail.  On Friday, September 12, members of the community, the D&L, and local…

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An update from D&L Outreach Coordinator Dennis Scholl:  My job as manager of the volunteer D&L Trail Tenders became even more rewarding this past week as I watched a dedicated crew of 10 Lehigh Valley Chapter…

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This week marks the first time that the D&L is undertaking two large trail projects simultaneously. The projects are representative of the recent wave of trail improvements that have opened and transformed many segments of…

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The installation of the “recycled” bridge was a great success. Aside from some minor grinding, workmen installed the 71-foot, 32-ton section of bridge with little difficulty. The event was documented by local newspapers, TV stations,…

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A major trail construction project is reaching a milestone this morning in Luzerne County. The D&L is bridging a gap in the trail caused by an active rail line, located in a deep cut with…

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