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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Community Open House Addresses Trail Gap

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AMC Presents Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Pilot Project

On Friday, September 22, 2017 members of the Appalachian Mountain Club staff presented the results of its Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Pilot Project to project stakeholders. Read More

Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Project Kick Off

The Appalachian Mountain Club is conducting an assessment of land conservation opportunities to assist in the protection of a high quality trail experience through a GIS-based analysis of viewsheds along the Circuit Trails. Read More

Congress Proposes Legislation to Reauthorize Highlands Conservation Act

Federal support is key to the success of land conservation efforts. Legislation like the Highlands Conservation Act, originally passed in 2004, has been instrumental in preserving valuable resources throughout the Highlands region. While the original authorization has lapsed, efforts are underway in Congress to reauthorize this important program. Read More