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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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