MODIFIED TRAIL ROUTE (near mile 106): An enhanced and safer D&L Connector Trail was added throughout the Carbon County Lot thanks to Carbon County.
This section connects downtown Jim Thorpe to the Weissport section of trail via a new pedestrian bridge over the Lehigh River. The bridge is one of the most impressive features on the D&L Trail. The Jim Thorpe Trailhead is also a Lehigh River Water Trail access point. Please refer to Wildlands Conservancy’s Lehigh River Water Trail website for more information on trips along the water trail.
Thanks to the many partners, D&L members, and trail users who helped us complete the Mansion House Bridge project!
Construction projects in this section
UPDATED – August 2021
The trail connection project is composed of the following three phases:
Carbon County Parking Lot – Construction
Finishing final touches and signage to complete the reconfiguration of the parking lot near the train station in order to separate pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
Mansion House Bridge – Complete June 2018
255′ bridge across the Lehigh River has been installed.
Jim Thorpe Lock 1 Retaining Wall/Trail – Complete August 2019
Project improved the D&L Trail from the Mansion House Bridge and 3/4 mile towards the existing Weissport Trail. The retaining wall is critical to making the Mansion House Bridge universally accessible.