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 from Storm King Mountain, NY to Riegelsville, PA.
The Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network will protect and connect the natural, historic, and recreational features of 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.
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). Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of Delaware Canal State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Easton PA 18042, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Categories. • Environment • Waterways & Vessels •
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