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Blog post by: Emily Dings, D&L Assistant
What kind of adventurer are you? Do you painstakingly research and plan, or would you rather go where the wind takes you? Would you prefer a casual day trip with lots of sightseeing, or a multi-day excursion where you can really rack up the miles?
Whatever your fancy, the D&L Trail has an adventure for you. Our new BikeOut guide and our interactive trail map are just two resources that can help you plan the perfect trip for any adventure style.
The new trip guide from BikeOut, “Culture and camping on the Delaware Canal,” offers a curated experience of one of the most popular portions of the D&L Trail. The D&L worked with BikeOut to create a virtual experience highlighting the artisan makers of the region. The route runs from the Yardley Regional Rail Station through New Hope to Point Pleasant, with options for shorter trips within the full span.
Along with turn-by-turn navigation, you’ll get information about points of interest along the way, options for camping or lodging, and listings for restaurants, markets and parks along or close to the trail. You’ll also find tips for bike camping and testimonials from people who have used the guide. Plus there are special discount offers available from local business for users that purchase the guide. All proceeds from the download go to support the D&L Trail.
If you love this “choose-your-own-adventure” guide, you’re in luck: BikeOut will be releasing two more D&L trip guides later this year!
You may have noticed that we have recently updated the D&L website and our regional maps. The streamlined website design makes it easier than ever to learn about the trail region you wish to explore. As always, our interactive map provides up-to-the minute information about trail closures and conditions, as well as the mileage of individual segments.
Our trail maps, featuring the Anthracite, Lehigh Valley, and Delaware Canal regions of the D&L Trail, are available in both print and digital format. These maps are the perfect companion for exploring a trail region that’s new to you. Also available are Ride with GPS ride guides and a listing of Trail-Friendly Businesses where you can stop for supplies or sustenance during your journey.
We’re also thrilled to announce that later this summer, we’ll be releasing a new D&L Trail guide book. Rich in regional history, stunning photos, detailed trail segment information and more, this comprehensive guide will be a valuable resource for both Corridor residents and visitors.
It’s no secret that trails have received renewed attention and appreciation in recent months, and the D&L Trail is no exception. We are working to meet the uptick in trail users with an array of resources that will offer each individual the best possible experience on the D&L.
Our community is helping to spread the word as well. Recent articles from Lehigh Valley Style, Visit Bucks County and the Philadelphia Inquirer have all highlighted the D&L Trail as an excellent venue for fitness and recreation. Plan your ideal D&L excursion today!