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Weissport in Carbon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Exploring the Corridor

Weissport Lehigh Canal Park

 

—1828 -1932 —

 
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By Don Morfe, August 2, 2015
1. Exploring the Corridor Marker
Inscription. Welcome to the Delaware and Lehigh National and State Heritage Corridor, a collection of people, places and events that helped shape our great nation. Come journey through five Pennsylvania counties bursting with heritage and brimming with outdoor adventure. Canals and railroads---remnants of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s prosperous coal age---form the spine of this more than 150-mile Corridor. You’ll find something for everyone. Follow a history trail marked with stories about hearty lumberjacks, coal miners, lock tenders, canalers, and railroaders. Explore quiet canal paths, challenging bike trails and rippling waters of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers.

In the Corridor’s northern reach experience life within Luzerne County coal towns and vibrant cities proudly displaying ethnic diversity. Spend time in our arts and educational institutions. Find outdoor recreation in Carbon County where the landscape offers breathtaking scenery and glimpses of coal and lumber industries from days gone by. Wander through enchanting towns; visit a coal museum and an underground mine. The Lehigh Valley welcomes you with rolling hills, winding rivers, picturesque farms, covered bridges and Victorian townhouses.

Discover Moravian heritage within the valley’s oldest city. Learn about the steel and cement industries, or attend some of America’s best

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By Don Morfe, August 2, 2015
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festivals. The excitement continues as you travel south along the Delaware River Scenic Drive into Bucks County. This area offers pastoral vistas, landmarks from America’s battle for independence and a renowned artist’s community intermingled with Colonial farmsteads.

Relive history and discover a distinctive American landscape within the Corridor. We invite you to bask in our heritage, ride or walk our trails, and enjoy our waterways. www.nps.gov/dele.
 
Erected by Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor.
 
Location. 40° 49.895′ N, 75° 42.035′ W. Marker is in Weissport, Pennsylvania, in Carbon County. Marker is on Main Road. Touch for map. The marker is located in Weissport Lehigh Canal Park. Marker is in this post office area: Lehighton PA 18235, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Hub in it’s Heyday (a few steps from this marker); Jacob Weiss Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Allen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Allen Well (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Allen (approx. ¼ mile away); Colonel Jacob Weiss Monument

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By Don Morfe, August 2, 2015
3. Lehigh Canal
(approx. half a mile away); Mauch Chunk Railroad Station (approx. 2.9 miles away); Packer Mansion (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weissport.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
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By Don Morfe, August 2, 2015
4. Weissport Lehigh Canal Park-sign at the entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 9, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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