2018 was another busy year for AMC staff, the PHTN Steering Committee and the volunteer Highlands Trail Stewards. Read on for last year’s accomplishments.
The PHTN Steering Committee met six times throughout the year to discuss the latest projects and issues concerning trail development in the Lehigh Valley and Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Projects that AMC staff and members of the Steering Committee worked on include:
Continued planning the development of the 3.0 mile Upper Bucks Rail Trail (Springfield and Richland Townships)
Worked with the Tollgate Landing HOA to complete the Trail Feasiblity Study (Richland and Milford Townships)
Worked with the Boy Scouts and Marlborough Township to complete the Musser Scout Camp Trail Feasiblity Study (Marlborough Township, Montgomery County)
Installation of PHTN intrepretive kiosks in Berks, Bucks and Northampton Counties
Worked with the D&L National Heritage Area and Bucks County to develop a new trailhead on Route 32 in Bridgeton Township that provides access to the D&L Trail and Ringing Rocks Park; and
Installation of directional signage marking the PHTN route within Quakertown Borough.
Highlands Trail Stewards
The Highlands Trail Stewards were very active this year, working to maintain and build trails and install signage in Ringing Rocks County Park and at the end of 2018, beginning development of a natural surface nature trail in Veterans Park, Richland Township.
The Steering Committee and Highlands Trail Stewards look forward to a productive year of planning and developing more sections of the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network.
In their July meeting, the Green Lane Borough Council approved the proposed PHTN route through Green Lane.
Highlight the Highlands: Partners Defend Tohickon Creek, Bucks County
The eastern-most section of the PA Highlands borders the renowned Delaware River from Easton in Northampton County to Washington Crossing in Bucks County,and the area falls within the Lower Delaware Wild & Scenic River System.
AMC Presents Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Project at DVRPC
On Wednesday, June 12th, AMC’s Circuit Trail Visual Assessment project team presented to DVRPC’s Information Resources Exchange Group.
AMC Presents Visual Assessment Project at PALTA Conference
On May 16th, AMC staff presented its study “Protecting Significant Views on The Circuit: A Visual Assessment of Conservation Priorities Along The Circuit Trails” at the Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference.