Riegelsville to Ringing Rocks Trail

This section of the Highlands Trail begins at the Roebling Bridge in the Borough of Riegelsville and follows the D&L Trail south for 5.3 miles along the Delaware Canal towpath in Delaware Canal State Park to the planned Ringing Rocks Trail. The 165-mile D&L Trail is a National Recreational Trail that is coordinated by the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. The entire D&L Trail along the Delaware Canal Towpath is part of the Delaware Canal State park and as such is maintained by park staff. Friends of the Delaware Canal is a non-profit organization that advocates for the protection and maintenance of the the canal and its towpath.

This section of the trail in particular contains several nationally significant historic and natural features, with outstanding views of the canal, Delaware River, preserved farmland, Nockamixon Cliffs (PA side of the river) and Milford Bluffs (NJ side of the river).

Trail access can be found at one of the small parking lots along the Delaware Canal on Rt 611 or River Road (Rt. 32). Other features along the trail include restaurants and overnight accommodations (Riegelsville Hotel, Riegelsville Inn, Indian Rock Inn), Fig Tree Deli, Borderline Cafe, and Traugers Farm Market).

For more details on this trail section refer to the PA Highlands Trail Feasibility Study #1.

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Congress Passes Permanent Reauthorization of LWCF

After allowing the Land and Water Conservation Fund to expire on September 30, 2018, all eyes have been on Congress as PA Highlands Coalition partners and conservation advocates across the country worked to permanently reauthorize the program and to secure full and dedicated funding. Read More

Highlands funding doubled in 2019 spending bill

Signed by the President on February 15th, the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Omnibus Appropriations package has allocated $20 million for the Highlands Conservation Act, a 100% increase from Fiscal Year 2018 levels.  Read More

PHTN 2018 Accomplishments

2018 was another busy year for AMC staff, the PHTN Steering Committee and the volunteer Highlands Trail Stewards.  Read on for last year’s accomplishments. Read More

Highlight the Highlands: Winter Events and Things to Do

The winter holidays are a time of joy, fun, family, and friends. However, it can also be a time of heavy eating, staying inside, and falling behind on routines. Are you looking for a way to enjoy the Pennsylvania Highlands over your winter break? Read More