Trail Planning Segments and Sections

For the purposes of trail planning over a large landscape like the Pennsylvania Highlands, eight trail segments have been defined by the co-alignment of the  Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network (PHTN) with existing major trails such as the Perkiomen Trail or Horse-Shoe Trail, as well as by significant gaps between individual trail sections. The eight planning segments can be viewed by clicking on the Segment Photos that appear below, or by hovering over the Interactive Trail Map above to locate each Trail Segment. Click on “Read More” when the pop-up information box appears.

Each PHTN Planning Segment contains one or more Trail Planning Section pages. To view each Section Page go to a particular Map Segment, then zoom in on the map and move your cursor over the trail for the Section Page information box to appear. The section pages contain more detailed information such as trail status, mileage, surface type, and the trail ownership/management entity.

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Highlight the Highlands: Riparian Forest Buffer of Tinicum Township

Tinicum Township, in Bucks County, is located entirely within the Eastern portion of the Pennsylvania Highlands. Abutting the Delaware River, Tinicum is an active and engaged community. The Tinicum Civic Association automatically includes all residents, giving everyone a chance to get involved. The Association puts on the annual Arts Festival, which last year was supported by over 200 volunteers and raised over $100,000 dollars for local non-profits. Read More

#SaveLWCF: Jacobsburg State Park

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) serves as the main funding mechanism for the Highlands Conservation Act, allowing for the yearly allocation to protect the Pennsylvania Highlands and the rest of the four-state Highlands region. Congressional authorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund expires on September 30, 2018, and must be reauthorized in order for funding to continue.  Read More

Highlight the Highlands: Valley Forge National Historic Park

Located on the Southeastern edge of the Pennsylvania Highlands, Valley Forge National Historic Park is a major attraction for history buffs and recreationists alike. The site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army, the park is filled with historic structures and monuments as you wind your way through the vast array of trail offerings. Read More

PA Highlands Coalition Hosts Webinar on Multi-Functional Buffers

On June 12th, the PA Highlands Coalition held a webinar on multi-functional riparian stream buffers. This webinar focused on the ways conservation groups can encourage buffer planting for landowners, the concept of agroforestry, and recent DCNR grants for riparian buffers. Read More