News

Quakertown Approves Highlands Trail Route

Development of the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network marked another milestone in November when the Quakertown Borough Council unanimously voted to approve the proposed Highlands Trail route, after a number of public meetings and presentations to gather community input. Read More

PA Highlands Coalition Hosts Webinar on Land Protection

On September 25th, the Pennsylvania Highlands Coalition hosted a free webinar program featuring Brian Harris, Township Manager and Secretary/Treasurer for Bushkill Township and Stephanie Armpriester, Municipal Outreach Coordinator with Lancaster Farmland Trust. Read More

Lehigh Valley Watershed Coalition Holds Sixth Annual Lehigh Valley Watershed Conference

The Lehigh Valley Watershed Coalition is holding their sixth annual Lehigh Valley Watershed Conference on Tuesday, October 13th, at Lehigh University. Read More

1,100 Acre Eagle Tract added to Michaux State Forest

Micheaux State Forest gained another 1,100-acre this August, bringing its total acreage to 85,500. The addition of the land, known as the Eagle Rock Tract, was made possible with $1.5 million in funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, as well as with funding from DCNR and Greene and Franklin Counties. Read More

Pennsylvania Highlands Coalition Hosts Webinar: Power Lines, Pipelines and Protected Lands

On Friday, July 17th, the Pennsylvania Highlands Coalition hosted its first webinar program, "Power Lines, Pipelines and Protected Lands: Standing up for Places in the Path of Energy Transmission.” Read More

Latest Highlands Trail Plan Released

AMC is pleased to announce that the PA Highlands Trail Concept Plan: Unami Hills to Hopewell Big Woods has been completed and can be reviewed and downloaded by visiting the Trail Feasibility Study page. Read More

National Trails Day Hike

Twenty-one hikers came out to Upper Bucks County on National Trails Day for a hike along the D&L Trail and the soon-to-be opened Ringing Rocks Trail. Read More

Celebrate Get Outdoors Day in the PA Highlands

On Saturday, June 13th, AMC is leading a hike and paddle event as a part of Get Outdoors Pennsylvania initiative and National Get Outdoors Day. Read More

PA Highlands Coalition & Partners Host First Legislative Breakfast

On Thursday, April 30th, the Pennsylvania Highlands Coalition joined with our friends at Natural Lands Trust and the Schuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape to host the first ever Schuylkill Highlands Legislative Breakfast and Speaker Event in Pottstown. Read More

ArtsQuest Launches New Outdoors Festival in the PA Highlands

ArtsQuest, the Bethlehem arts organization behind the tremendously popular summer music event Musikfest, is offering a new two-day event focused on promoting outdoor recreation and conservation in the Lehigh Valley and beyond. Read More
Paddling and Fishing Map

AMC launches the Water Resources Interactive Map of the PA Highlands

New Interactive Map for PA Paddlers and Anglers The Appalachian Mountain Club is pleased to announce the launch of the Pennsylvania Highlands Water Resources Interactive Map located on the Pennsylvania Highlands website. Read More

Gibralter Hill Lands Protected in Berks County

Last week, Natural Lands Trust announced the preservation of the 234-acre Gibralter Hill area, located in the Schuylkill Highlands conservation landscape in Berks County. The land also is home to Allegheny Creek, a state-designated high-quality creek which contributes to the Schuylkill River Watershed. Read More