Current Highlands Trail Projects

The current trail planning focus for the Highlands Trail project is to close gaps along the conceptual route between the Delaware River (D&L Trail) and the Perkiomen Trail.  Recently completed Highlands Trail projects and projects that are underway are included below:

  • The Upper Bucks Rail Trail is in the construction phase. To the north, this trail will connect to the Saucon Rail Trail at the Lehigh County line in Coopersburg. To the south, the Upper Bucks Rail Trail will travel through Richland and Springfield Townships, Bucks County. This 3.0 mile shared use trail should be constructed by the end of summer 2020.
  • In 2019, two feasibility studies, for the Tollgate Landing HOA (Bucks County) and the Musser Scout Reservation (Montgomery County) were completed.
  • In 2019, a Schuylkill Highlands Mini-grant was received to prepare a Trail Feasibility Study for the Unami Creek Trail in Milford Township.
  • A new trailhead on the north side of River Road in Bridgeton Township opened in 2019. This trailhead will provide access to the D&L Trail, Delaware Canal State Park and Ringing Rocks County Park.
  • In the summer of 2018, the directional signage marking the Highlands Trail route through the Borough of Quakertown was installed.

 

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AMC and Partners Produce Trail Feasiblity Study

Grant funding from the Schuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape funded a trail feasiblity study in Upper Bucks County. Read More

iNaturalist Projects in the PA Highlands

Combining the value of citizen science with species identification, iNaturalist gives everyday people the ability to connect with their local environment and identify the flora and fauna they observe. Read More

National Public Lands Day 2020: More Ways to Connect to Nature

This year’s NPLD will look a little different, but it’s largely virtual format will give people in or near the Pennsylvania’s Highlands region plenty of opportunities to engage in a celebration and appreciation of our public lands, while contributing to volunteer efforts from behind their computer. Read More

Great American Outdoors Act signed into Law

On August 4th, 2020 GAOA was enacted into law! This measure provides full, permanent dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and a $5.9B investment over 5 years to address the maintenance backlog on public lands. Read More