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On November 17th, 2022, PA State Senator Pat Browne, Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and Executive Director Claire Sadler of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor gathered at Kimmett’s Lock Trailhead to celebrate one of the largest funding allocations and awards in D&L Trail history.
Browne and Dunn announced a $7 Million dedication to progress the D&L Trail in the Lehigh Valley, allocating $2 Million and $5 Million respectively. The majority of the funds ($2 Million that Browne secured through the PA State budget and $3 Million from PADCNR) will be used to design and construct the D&L Trail on the eastern side of the Lehigh River (Canal Side) in Catasauqua, Hanover, and Allentown. When complete, this will provide a connected and continuous trail for 140 miles from Bristol, Bucks County to Mountain Top, Luzerne County.
The remaining $2 Million of PADCNR’s funds, Dunn announced, have been awarded to and will be matched by Lehigh County to acquire the D&L Trail alignment on the western side of the Lehigh River, the last piece of privately owned property needed to design and build the West Bank Rail Trail and Lehigh Valley Loop of the D&L Trail.
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Written by DLNHC Trail and Stewardship Manager, Liz Rosencrans