2017 PHTN Accomplishments
2017 was a busy year for the PHTN Steering Committee and the volunteer Highlands Trail Stewards. Read on for last year's accomplishments. Read More
Lower Saucon Buys Highlands Open Space
Last month, Lower Saucon Township announced the purchase of 35 acres in the Northampton Highlands, part of the federally designated Pennsylvania Highlands. Read More
The Latest Highlands Trail Stewards Projects
November was a busy month for AMC's all-volunteer trail crew, the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Stewards, who have been working hard to improve trails in Bucks County. Read More
Community Open House Addresses Trail Gap
On the evening of Monday, October 16th 2107, members of the Tollgate Landing community met with AMC staff and representatives of Richland and Milford Townships to discuss the potential for a trail connection to a new park and Trumbauersville Elementary School. Read More
AMC Presents Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Pilot Project
On Friday, September 22, 2017 members of the Appalachian Mountain Club staff presented the results of its Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Pilot Project to project stakeholders. Read More
Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Project Kick Off
The Appalachian Mountain Club is conducting an assessment of land conservation opportunities to assist in the protection of a high quality trail experience through a GIS-based analysis of viewsheds along the Circuit Trails.
Congress Proposes Legislation to Reauthorize Highlands Conservation Act
Federal support is key to the success of land conservation efforts. Legislation like the Highlands Conservation Act, originally passed in 2004, has been instrumental in preserving valuable resources throughout the Highlands region. While the original authorization has lapsed, efforts are underway in Congress to reauthorize this important program.
PennDOT Provides Passage for PHTN in Upper Salford
At a June 2017 meeting in Upper Salford Township, PennDOT representatives and McCormick Taylor engineers provided details about how the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network (PHTN) will pass under Route 63 (Sumneytown Pike) in Upper Salford Township
New Kiosk Installed Along PHTN in Quakertown
AMC, Quakertown Alive! and Quakertown Borough team to provide a new interpretive kiosk along the PHTN in Quakertown.
New Park Construction to Begin Near DCNR Trail Gap
Construction of a new community park is set to begin this summer in Richland Township, Bucks County.
Public Weighs in on Trails in Unami Hills
On May 11, 2017, the Natural Lands Trust held a Public Meeting at the Upper Salford Township Building to discuss the Fulshaw Craeg Preserve.
Highlands Trail Stewards Volunteer in Richland Township
The volunteer Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Stewards installed directional signage on the PHTN in the Quakertown area. Read More