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Delaware & Lehigh - Commonly Asked Questions

A New Section of Dirt on the Trail

Welcome to the new “Commonly Asked Questions” section of the Dirt on the Trail Newsletter! In this section, I will share with you some of the more frequent questions that come into the Trails & Conservation Department. Sometimes this blog will be about trip planning, while other times it may be about a helpful seasonal tip when out on the D&L Trail!   

One of the beautiful things about working for the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (DLNHC) is that I explore nature much more and learn about its vital connection with conservation and the D&L Trail. 

Being the Trails & Conservation Associate for the DLNHC, one of the many roles I have is advising travelers who are planning their adventure along the D&L Trail. One of the frequent questions I receive is, “what is the longest uninterrupted stretch of D&L Trail?” The answer is the trail section from the Black Diamond Trailhead (MM 140) to the North Catasauqua Trailhead (MM 80.4) for 59.6 miles of open and improved trail! When traveling this section, you will experience a variety of the most beautiful sights in Eastern Pennsylvania. The section improvements were made possible with the recent reopening of the D&L Trail around White Haven, and if you have not seen it yet, you should make this trip (or smaller portions of it) a destination for this summer!  

Additionally, along the D&L Trail you will find several Trail Friendly Businesses that you will want to stop and visit. The D&L Trail Friendly Business program highlights local businesses that provide great customer support and cater to the needs of runners, hikers, and bikers who use the D&L Trail. These businesses create a trail friendly atmosphere that welcomes outdoor enthusiasts. These businesses know what trail users need and take extra steps to make sure you have a wonderful experience. The businesses on this list meet the requirements of being trail friendly and we strongly encourage trail users to visit them and use their services.  

Happy trails!  

Written by Charles Stonewall, Trails & Conservation Associate

Charles is responsible for providing support to staff and programs in the Trails & Conservation Department. He joined the DLNHC team in January of 2023. If you have trail questions, contact Charles at [email protected].