The DV Chapter has a long history of involvement in building, maintaining, and advocating for trails throughout our region. Advocacy efforts led by Malcolm White in the 80’s led to the Lehigh Tunnel on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension being twinned, rather than running a road through Lehigh Gap as had been proposed. The creation of the Perkiomen Trail in the 90’s was due in part to advocacy efforts spearheaded by Kent Johnson and Jane Shepard that involved many DV members. Trails from Valley Forge to Delaware Water Gap, including a section of the AT, have been the focus of volunteer efforts by DV Chapter members. In recent years, the chapter has been active in efforts to create the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network, which will extend the Highlands Trail (130 miles in New York and New Jersey) along the length of the Pennsylvania Highlands, from the Delaware River at Riegelsville, PA south to the Maryland border in south-central PA.
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- Executive Committee Openings 2023The Delaware Valley Executive Committee is now excepting nominations for the 2023 year. The open positions are: Bicycling Treasurer Secretary Vice Chair 20s & 30s (Young Members) Hiking If you know a great fit for… Read more »Source: Appalachian Mountain Club Delaware Valley Chapter | Published: June 28, 2022 - 12:29 pm
- Wilderness First Aid Course is being offered on a Weekend in August at French Creek State Park.Classes are held Saturday August 20 and Sunday August 21, 2022. Earn your Wilderness First Aid certification (WFA) or re-certify at reduced AMC prices. Join us at French Creek State Park for two days of… Read more »Source: Appalachian Mountain Club Delaware Valley Chapter | Published: June 28, 2022 - 3:09 am
- The Wales Coast PathThe Wales Coast Path is the longest continuous path along a nation's coastline and Adrian Noble has been wandering on parts of it, on and off, since he was a child. Adrian will talk about… Read more »Source: Appalachian Mountain Club Delaware Valley Chapter | Published: June 2, 2022 - 12:24 am