Get Outdoors!

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 Highlands Trail in Pennsylvania

Part of the Four-State Highlands Region

The Highlands Trail connects recreational trails across a variety of landscapes within the Highlands Region of Pennsylvania. Use the Highlands Trail interactive map to learn more about the built (teal blue), in-development (yellow), and planned or conceptual (red) trails in the network. Each trail that comprises the Highlands Trail route, including trail gaps, are also shown on the interactive map. You will find pages dedicated to each trail, with details like mileage, surface type, and the trail owner or manager, as well as photos, documents and links for more information. 

The Highlands Trail is being developed by the Appalachian Mountain Club in partnership with the Pennsylvania Highlands Coalition and with the oversight by the Highlands Trail Steering Committee, compromised of non-profit organizations and public land managers and 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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News

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AMC and Partners Produce Trail Feasiblity Study

Grant funding from the Schuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape funded a trail feasiblity study in Upper Bucks County. Read More

iNaturalist Projects in the PA Highlands

Combining the value of citizen science with species identification, iNaturalist gives everyday people the ability to connect with their local environment and identify the flora and fauna they observe. Read More

National Public Lands Day 2020: More Ways to Connect to Nature

This year’s NPLD will look a little different, but it’s largely virtual format will give people in or near the Pennsylvania’s Highlands region plenty of opportunities to engage in a celebration and appreciation of our public lands, while contributing to volunteer efforts from behind their computer. Read More

Great American Outdoors Act signed into Law

On August 4th, 2020 GAOA was enacted into law! This measure provides full, permanent dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and a $5.9B investment over 5 years to address the maintenance backlog on public lands. Read More