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Your outdoor activity guide to the PA Highlands

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The trails we have underway

Use the map below to see the segments of trails under development.

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network

The Pennsylvania Highlands Trail (PHTN) connects a network of existing recreational trails across a variety of landscapes within the Highlands Region. Click on the map of the PHTN to learn more about the many built (green), under-construction (yellow), and planned (red) trails in the network.  The map is divided into eight Planning Segments. The Segments are composed of smaller Trail Sections. You will find pages dedicated to each section of the trail, featuring details like trail mileage, surface type, and the corresponding trail owner or manager, as well as photos, documents and links for more information. To learn more about how to view the Trail Planning Segments and Sections visit the Interactive Map page.

The PHTN is being developed by the Appalachian Mountain Club in partnership with the PA Highlands Coalition and with the oversight and engagement of a Steering Committee compromised of non-profit organizations and public land managers, as well as local, county and state representatives.

The Marcellus Shale

The Marcellus Shale area contains some of Pennsylvania's most remarkable spaces, treasured by residents and by visitors from around the world.

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Water & You Learning Center

Discover how we use water everyday, where that water comes from and how each one of us can help protect our drinking water and the water in our rivers and creeks for fish and other wildlife.

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2016 Greenways and Trails Summit

The 2016 Eastern Pennsylvania Greenways and Trails Summit was held mid-September at ArtsQuest in Bethlehem. Read More
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Bucks County Rail Trail Open House

On October 19th, 2016 the Bucks County Planning Commission held an open house to provide the public with information on the proposed 3.3-mile Upper Bucks Rail Trail. The event was hosted at Richland Township Fire and Rescue in partnership with the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), Springfield and Richland Townships, as well as Quakertown Borough. Read More
The Hudson Bike Share station is shown at the Hoboken transit station in this New Jersey Advance Media photo.

Bethlehem Launching Free Bike Share Modeled on Bike Pottstown/Bike Schuylkill

The City of Bethlehem has announced  a free bike bike share program to launch in July of 2016. Read More
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Updated Version of Land and Trails Tracking System Launched

This week, the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Pennsylvania Highlands Coalition published an updated Pennsylvania Highlands Land and Trails Tracking System. Read More