Saucon Rail Trail

The Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network coaligns with the Saucon Rail Trail for it’s entire 6.85 mile length. The trail was developed on the former Bethlehem-Philadelphia Rail Line by a multi-municipal partnership consisting of Coopersburg Borough and Upper Saucon Township (Lehigh County); and Hellertown Borough and Lower Saucon Township (Northampton County). The Saucon Rail Trail Oversight Commission meets monthly to manage the operation of the trail, which was established under a thirty-year lease agreement with SEPTA. Main trailheads for the Saucon Rail Trail include Water Street Park  in Hellertown and Upper Saucon Township Park, Coopersburg.

For more information about this trail section refer to the PA Highlands Trail Network Feasibility Study #1.

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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

PA Highlands Coalition hosts return on environment studies webinar

On December 10th, the PA Highlands Coalition held a webinar on the emerging research in return on environment studies. This webinar focused on the ways the benefits of nature and open space can be quantified to influence local planning and policy decisions. This research has been conducted in multiple counties throughout the PA Highlands by our partners. Read More