Delaware Canal State Park
The region stretches from northwestern Connecticut across the Hudson Valley of New York, through northern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania, and ends near the Maryland border. Its forested ridges, fertile farms, pure stream, and reservoirs comprise the rugged foothills between Appalachian Mountains and the increasingly urbanized Piedmont and Atlantic Coastal Plain regions. The United States Congress designated this landscape “Nationally Significant” when it passed the Highlands Conservation Act in 2004.
Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network
The Appalachian Mountain Club is working with conservation and recreation organizations, private landowners, and local, state, and county governments to extend the Highlands Trail along the length of the Pennsylvania Highlands, from the Delaware River at Riegelsville, PA south to the Maryland border. More than 130 miles of the Highlands Trail have been established
The Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network will protect and connect the natural, historic, and recreational features of the Pennsylvania Highlands and promote close-to-home outdoor recreational opportunities for the people living and recreating in this region. The vision for the trail network includes new trail segments and links between existing rails such as the D&L Trail, Perkiomen Trail, Horse-Shoe Trail, Mason-Dixon Trail System, Schuylkill River Trail, and Appalachian National Scenic Trail. The trail network also will aid in conserving the Pennsylvania Highlands Greenway by connecting undisturbed natural areas and adjacent protected lands throughout the Pennsylvania Highlands.
To find out more about the Pennsylvania Highlands visit: www.outdoors.org/PA_Highlands.
The Pennsylvania portion of the Highlands encompasses roughly 1.9 million acres and includes portions of 13 counties (Bucks, Montgomery, Northampton, Lehigh, Chester, Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon, Dauphin, Cumberland, Franklin, Adams, and York). The PA Highlands has been designated a “Mega Greenway” by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Waterways & Vessels
Location. 40° 41.276′ N, 75° 12.284′ W. Marker is in Easton, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is on S Delaware Dr. (PA 611). The marker is on the grounds of Delaware Canal State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Easton PA 18042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Delaware Canal (here, next to this marker); Northampton County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); David Martin's Ferry (about 700 feet away); Phoenix Hose Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lander-Stewart Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away in New Jersey); Phillipsburg & South Main Street (approx. ¼ mile away in New Jersey); Stites-Lander Townhouse (approx. ¼ mile away in New Jersey); Welcome to Easton! (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Easton.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 201 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 25, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.