Segment #4 Hopewell Big Woods - Horse-Shoe Trail

This planning segment of the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network (PHTN) includes a planned 4.7 mile Hopewell Big Woods Trail and a 62.7 mile section of the Horse-Shoe Trail between French Creek State Park and the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail. Two miles of the Big Woods Trail has has been developed in Union Township. The Horse-Shoe Trail is a 140 mile hiking and equestrian trail established in 1935.

For more information and to view the Trail Section pages, zoom-in and hover over the trail map; click the pointer and when the information box pops up click on “Read More.” Or follow these links: Horse-Shoe Trail Section Page; Hopewell Big Woods Trail (planned) Section Page

 

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#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

Hike 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

PA Highlands Coalition Hosts Webinar on Multi-Functional Buffers

On June 12th, the PA Highlands Coalition held a webinar on multi-functional riparian stream buffers. This webinar focused on the ways conservation groups can encourage buffer planting for landowners, the concept of agroforestry, and recent DCNR grants for riparian buffers. Read More

South Bethlehem Greenway Gets New Kiosk

AMC partnered with the city of Bethlehem and the Southside Arts District to design and install a new interpretive kiosk along the South Bethlehem Greenway. Read More