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Delaware & Lehigh - Birding Guides Now Available

The recently published Eastern Pennsylvania Birding & Wildlife Guide is now available for free! This colorful book provides all the information you need to seek out, identify, and enjoy eastern Pennsylvania’s unique fauna.  The result of a…

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Our friends up north were recently featured in the Hazleton Standard Speaker: “Jim Schneider dismounted after bicycling more than two miles along the Hazleton rail trail earlier this month to explore a power line right-of-way. About…

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D&L Outreach Coordinator Dennis Scholl has worked with the Trail Tenders for two years to turn a stretch of river bank on Sand Island into a model native plant “garden.”  Read more and see pictures in today’s Morning…

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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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Rep. Keith McCall, Pennsylvania House Speaker (D-Carbon), will provide keynote remarks at the dedication of the D&L Trail’s Weissport Trailhead on June 12. The dedication will take place near the intersection of Canal and Bridge…

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One of Bethlehem‘s oldest treasures will have a long overdue day in the spotlight on June 6. The Lehigh Canal towpath, a National Recreation Trail known officially as the D&L Trail, will host a new…

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Last night, new urbanist designer and planner Jeff Speck made public the results of his long-awaited report on the walkability of Bethlehem.  A group of nearly 100 residents came out to Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center to watch…

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On Sunday, I decided to walk off a lingering cold by heading north to Hickory Run State Park. Over the last year or so, I have become familiar with linear Lehigh Gorge State Park, through…

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A recent study conducted by the Outdoor Foundation found an 18.5% increase in the number of people backpacking in the last year. The number of campers also increased 7.4%. Given that more of you than…

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The D&L Trail Tenders are gearing up for a big spring.  We are always thrilled to see new faces, so come out for any of the events listed below, support the trail, get a little…

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This year’s cleanup in St. Michael’s cemetery was a big success, with fifty community members spending the sunny spring day sprucing up this cherished South Bethlehem resource. Volunteers found less litter than in the past,…

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On Saturday, one of several Great Lehigh Canal Clean Ups took place at the Weissport Trailhead. Twenty people came out to clear invasives from the canal bank, pick up trash, and remove all sorts of…

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