South Bethlehem Greenway

The Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network (PHTN) joins the South Bethlehem Greenway at the intersection of Rt. 412 and the Minsi Trail Bridge on the south side of the City of Bethlehem, Northampton County. The South Bethlehem Greenway can also be accessed by crossing the Fahy Bridge (New Street). This paved urban trail provides access to many restaurants and cultural attractions such as the Banana Factory, SteelStacks-Artsquest Center, Sands Casino and a world class Skateplaza for skateboarding and BMX biking. The South Bethlehem Greenway follows the former Bethlehem-Philadelphia rail corridor and is planned to make a direct connection to the Saucon Rail Trail in Hellertown Borough.

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