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
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
Outdoor Leadership Training
The Delaware Valley Chapter - AMC will hold it's next Outdoor Leader Training April 10-12 at the Weisel Youth Hostel in Nockamixon State Park. Read More
Trails Summit Brings Together Trail Advocates
The Eastern Pennsylvania Greenways and Trails Summit was standing room only with close to three hundred trail advocates-builders-planners on hand to enjoy outstanding speakers and workshops. Read More
Building the Ringing Rocks Trail
AMC's Professional Trail Crew came down from their Pinkham Notch, NH base to Bucks County on August 1 for a week long project to clear and build a 1.3 mile stretch of trail that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Read More
AMC and Friends Tour PA Highlands Estate
On Saturday, July 19th, a dozen hikers joined AMC and our friends from Wildlands and Friends of Johnston Estate to explore nature and history at the Johnston Estate. Read More
Navigating the Trail Network...
We hope you will enjoy exploring the Pennsylvania Highlands website and delve deeply into the substantial conservation and trail-planning information that has been assembled into one place. The Highlands Trail as envisioned is being co-located with many existing trails in the region, from the D&L Trail in the easternmost Highlands to the Mason Dixon Trail west of the Susquehanna River. The Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network (PHTN) will link these trails and many more across the 13-county Pennsylvania Highlands region.
To explore the PHTN, start by learning to use the Interactive Map, which depicts how the trails tie together across the region. There are multiple ways to view the layers of Trail Planning Segments and Sections and while you're visiting the many trails in the network, don't forget to toggle back and forth between the Terrain, Map, and Satellite views (at the top right corner of the Interactive Map).
The website is also the gateway to an impressive collection of conservation information such as the GIS Clearinghouse and the Land and Trails Tracking System. Here too you will find data on land acquisitions and much more.
Over the coming months we'll be adding more content, updates to trail maps, trail news and outdoors activities. We look forward to hearing from you with suggested edits and new content. If you are an Instagram user we encourage you submit photos of trails, scenic views, parks, historic sites and other features from around the Pennsylvania Highlands. Use the hashtag: #pahighlands Read More
AMC and Friends Celebrate National Trails Day and Get Outdoors Weekend
This past weekend, June 7th and 8th, AMC celebrated National Trails Day and Pennsylvania's first Get Outdoors PA weekend along with our friends from DCNR, Delaware Canal State Park, Friends of the Delaware Canal, and L.L. Bean in parks in the eastern Pennsylvania Highlands. Read More