Brayton Garden and Hunter's Crossing Trail System

The Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network (PHTN) runs through publicly owned open space in Richland Township, Bucks County. Beginning in the Hunter’s Crossing subdivision on Mill Road, this paved multi-use trail runs south and terminates at Trumbauersville Road. A crosswalk is provided on Trumbauersville Road, and the Brayton Garden Trail continues on the south side of the road.  Also a paved multi-use trail, this trail runs for about a mile and ends at Dovecote Drive. A trailhead is under development on Dovecote Drive. A municipal park is planned for development in 2017 at the terminus of the trail. In order to connect to the nearby Barrel Run Trail, a connection through the Tollgate Landing subdivision is needed.

 

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PA Highlands Trail Signage Installation Underway in Quakertown

PA Highlands Trails signage marking the PHTN route through Quakertown is being installed in the Borough.  Read More

Highlight the Highlands: Riparian Forest Buffer of Tinicum Township

Tinicum Township, in Bucks County, is located entirely within the Eastern portion of the Pennsylvania Highlands. Abutting the Delaware River, Tinicum is an active and engaged community. The Tinicum Civic Association automatically includes all residents, giving everyone a chance to get involved. The Association puts on the annual Arts Festival, which last year was supported by over 200 volunteers and raised over $100,000 dollars for local non-profits. Read More

#SaveLWCF: Jacobsburg State Park

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) serves as the main funding mechanism for the Highlands Conservation Act, allowing for the yearly allocation to protect the Pennsylvania Highlands and the rest of the four-state Highlands region. Congressional authorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund expires on September 30, 2018, and must be reauthorized in order for funding to continue.  Read More

Highlight the Highlands: Valley Forge National Historic Park

Located on the Southeastern edge of the Pennsylvania Highlands, Valley Forge National Historic Park is a major attraction for history buffs and recreationists alike. The site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army, the park is filled with historic structures and monuments as you wind your way through the vast array of trail offerings. Read More