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Delaware & Lehigh - Rep. McCall To Speak at Weissport Trailhead Dedication

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 streets in Weissport at 10 a.m.  Rep. McCall has led the effort to build and improve the D&L Trail along the Lehigh Canal in Carbon County and was integral in acquiring funding for the many improvements in the trailhead’s new design.A before and after shot of trail resurfacing in Weissport.

The ceremony also will include the dedication of a flowering dogwood tree and marker as a memorial to Wilbur “Cap” Bauchspies, a longtime friend of the Lehigh Canal, volunteer, and President of the Lehigh Canal and Recreation Commission. Mr. Bauchspies passed away earlier this month.Weissport features some of the most scenic sections of the D&L Trail.

A tour of 2.5 newly resurfaced miles of the D&L Trail will be held following the dedication. Interested people should bring a bicycle or walking shoes. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Sandy Duda at 610-377-4063 or [email protected].