Highlands Trail Planning

The Steering Committee for the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network (PHTN) has developed a conceptual Highlands Trail trunk route that envisions connections between several existing trails across the Pennsylvania  Highlands region. In addition to creating a network of existing trails, the Highlands Trail will connect several state parks, national historic sites and landmarks, scenic vistas, and downtown business/cultural districts.

At the local level, trail planning efforts on behalf of the PHTN have helped bring together trail and park planners from across county and municipal borders, fostering trail connectivity between existing and planned trails.

The Highlands Trail will connect four of the seven Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources designated Conservation Landscapes, including: Lehigh Valley Greenways, Schuylkill Highlands, Susquehanna Riverlands, and South Mountain. To view a map of the Highlands Trail alignment with the four Conservation Landscapes click here.

The Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network highlights common themes found throughout the Highlands Region and the Conservation Landscapes. These themes are representative of the geological characteristics, and related land-use patterns and history common to the Highlands Region.

 

 

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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. Read More

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. Read More

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

West Rockhill Talks PHTN

The West Rockhill Township Spring 2017 Newsletter includes a great article on the progress of the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network in upper Bucks County. Read More