Group of partners announce new trail network in Lehigh Valley
November 1, 2018 — The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L), a diverse, multi-faceted organization, supporting 165 miles of trail in northeast Pennsylvania, has partnered with Wildlands Conservancy, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, Lehigh County, Northampton County, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Lehigh Valley Greenways, Discover Lehigh Valley, and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in order to form THE LINK Trail Network.
THE LINK Trail Network is an interconnected network of safe, beautiful multi-use trails offering Lehigh Valley residents and visitors the opportunity for year-round outdoor recreation, alternative transportation, and healthy living. THE LINK offers over 125 miles of multi-use trails with plans to add 100 additional miles and close priority trail gaps in the near future.
Growth of THE LINK will increase quality of life, generate economic growth, protect the environment, and improve population health as the region continues to change in the coming years. In turn, D&L and partners are optimistic about the local community, health and business sector support of this initiative.
The official unveiling of THE LINK brand took place Thursday, November 1st, 3:30 p.m. at Northampton Canal Street Park (14th and Canal Streets) at the intersection of the D&L Trail and Nor-Bath Trail.