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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

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