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Quakertown in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mid-Atlantic Highlands

 
 
Mid-Atlantic Highlands Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 8, 2018
1. Mid-Atlantic Highlands Marker
Inscription.

Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network
The Appalachian Mountain Club, working with several conservation and recreation organizations as well as local, state and county governments is leading an effort to develop the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network (PHTN) from the Delaware River at Riegelsville, PA west to the Maryland border in south-central Pennsylvania. The map below shows completed sections of the PHTN as well as conceptual PHTN sections.

Over 130 miles of the Highlands Trail have been established from Storm King Mountain, New York to Riegelsville, Pennsylvania.

Mid-Atlantic Highlands
The Mid-Atlantic Highlands of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut form a 3.5 million acre forested greenbelt adjacent to one of the nation's most densely populated regions including Philadelphia, New York City and Hartford.

The region stretches from northwestern Connecticut across the Hudson Valley of New York, through northern New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania, ending near the Maryland border. Its forested ridges, fertile farms, pure streams and reservoirs are the rugged foothills between the Appalachian Mountains and the increasingly urbanized Piedmont and Atlantic Coastal Plains regions. The US Congress designated this landscape "Nationally Significant" when it passed the Highlands Conservation

Mid-Atlantic Highlands Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 8, 2018
2. Mid-Atlantic Highlands Marker
On other side of marker kiosk. Looking NNW along the Krupps Park Trail.
Act in 2004.

Pennsylvania Highlands
The Pennsylvania Highlands comprises roughly 1.9 million acres and includes parts of 13 counties in eastern and central Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Highlands has been designated as a "Mega-Greenway" by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. For more information visit pahighlands.org.

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The Saucon Rail Trail

The Delaware River at Easton, PA
 
Erected by PA DCNR, Appalachian Mountain Club, PA Highlands, and PA Highlands Trail Network.
 
Location. 40° 26.741′ N, 75° 20.319′ W. Marker is in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on Mill Street east of 4th Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker kiosk is along the Krupps Park Trail. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 West Mill Street, Quakertown PA 18951, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quakertown Alive! (here, next to this marker); Quakertown Borough (here, next to this marker); War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Replica of the Liberty Bell (approx. mile away); The Fries Rebellion of 1799 (approx. mile away); VFW Post 3405 Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); VFW Post 3405 Vietnam Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); Walking Purchase (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quakertown.
 
Also see . . .
1. About the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network. (Submitted on April 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Highlands Conservation Act Overview. (Submitted on April 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. About the Appalachian Mountain Club. (Submitted on April 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Pennsylvania Highlands Geology. (Submitted on April 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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