Segment #5 Lebanon Valley Rail Trail - Conewago Recreation Trail

The Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network (PHTN) is envisioned to follow a 3.6 mile section of the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail (LVRT) and the entire 5.0 mile length of the Conewago Recreation Trail (CRT) along the former Cornwall-Lebanon Rail Line.

Lebanon Valley Rail Trail

The LVRT, a National Recreation Trail is located in Lebanon County. This former railroad that this trail follows provided both recreational and military-industrial transportation services during its history. The PHTN is envisioned to co-align with the LVRT at its connection with the Horse-Shoe Trail. In 2019, a new 1.8 mile section of the trail opened from Union Canal Tunnel Park to Long Lane in North Lebanon Township. To learn more about the LVRT and to view maps, click here.

Conewago Recreation Trail

The Conewago Recreation Trail is located in Lancaster County. Like the LVRT, this trail features level, well-graded surfaces with a mix of scenery including farmland, woods and towns. At the western end of the CRT, in West Donegal Township, Lancaster County, there is a nearly 5 mile gap to the Northwest River Trail along the Susquehanna River.

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.” 

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Highlands Organizations submit letter requesting FY21 Federal Funding

Organizations in the four-state Highlands region, the PA Highlands Coalition, Appalachian Mountain Club, and partners worked together to submit FY21 federal appropriations requests on behalf of the federal Highlands program, a program of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Read More

PA Highlands Coalition to host Webinar on Kittatinny Ridge, Global Important Bird Area

On Monday, April 6th, 2020 at 1:00pm, esteemed panelists will join the PA Highlands Coalition to host the webinar “Protection of the Kittatinny Ridge: A Global Important Bird Area.” Read More

AMC Advocates for the Delaware River Watershed in Washington DC

On Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 Appalachian Mountain Club joined advocates from the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed (CDRW) for the Coalition’s annual Hill Day event. Read More

Construction Begins on Upper Bucks Rail Trail

The Upper Bucks Rail Trail is now in the construction phase. The project, located in Springfield and Richland Townships, will cover three miles of unused railbed from Veterans Park in Richland to just outside Coopersburg, in Springfield Township. Read More