The D&L Blog

Delaware & Lehigh - Get Out & Support Community

Cyclists, runners, walkers and others may typically think of the D&L Trail as a great place to spend time during the spring, summer, and fall months only. Here at the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (DLNHC), we want to encourage you to get out this winter and travel the Trail in a fun and healthy way! Riding (fat bikes are great for winter trail conditions), walking, skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are all great ways to discover more along the D&L Trail. You can also warm up to your new favorite trail stop at one of our Trail Towns and Trail Friendly Businesses.

Exploring the towns along the Corridor this winter is a great opportunity to get off the trail for a little respite away from the cold. Trail Towns are welcoming to trail users, many of them offering free bike and gear parking and storage, healthy seasonal and year-round events like group walks and outdoor learning opportunities, activities at and around trailheads, arts and entertainment and plentiful opportunities to spend time indoors supporting Trail Friendly Businesses. 

Trail Friendly Businesses (TFB) surround the D&L Trail from Bristol to Wilkes-Barre. This season check out some of the great restaurants and delis where trail users can grab a quick bite to eat or enjoy a sit-down meal, or the holiday light displays and winter markets located close to the trail or within walking/riding distance. You can also find farmers markets, coffee and tea shops, marketplaces, boutiques, hotels and bed & breakfasts, outdoor outfitters, museums, ice cream shops and so much more! The next time you’re out, consider stopping by a TFB to grab a unique gift for your friends and loved ones, or to unwind after the holiday madness.

We continue to add great businesses to the program! Since our fall newsletter, we have certified five new businesses. DLNHC is proud to introduce Three Birds Coffee House (Easton), Owowcow Creamery (Easton), Renee’s Cold Cut Hut (White Haven), Slatington Farmer’s Market (Slatington), and the Bridgeton House on the Delaware (Upper Black Eddy). If you own or work at a business along the D&L Trail and would like to learn more about the free Trail Friendly Business program, visit our website or reach out to Alice at [email protected].

If you are planning on spending time on the trail this winter, don’t forget to register for the Get Your Tail on the Trail Winter Challenge. 

The colder winter months are also a great time to get involved in volunteering with DLNHC. While some of the opportunities are seasonal, there are many that occur all year long. You can find more volunteer opportunities here.

Alice Wanamaker, Economic Development Manager

Alice is the main contact for our Trail Towns and Trail Friendly Business programs, working to help communities throughout the Corridor thrive through revitalization and economic development. You can contact Alice at 610-923-3548 ext. 234