Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
The Corridor is a collection of people, places and events that helped shape this great nation. Come journey through five Pennsylvania counties - Luzerne, Carbon, Northampton, Lehigh, and Bucks - 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. National Park areas include the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Valley Forge National Historical Park, and Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, all located conveniently to expose visitors to the true beauty of the area. Relive history and discover a distinctive American landscape within Northeastern Pennsylvania. A wide range of lodging and camping opportunities are available within the Corridor, from a gilded age bed and breakfast to primitive camping opportunities. You are invited to ride or walk the trails, and enjoy the waterways.
Seasonality / Weather
New England weather is notable for rapid change. Temperature during the summer is 70-80s F., winter 20-40s F. and spring/fall 50-70s F. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for outdoor activities based on the season.
One (ten in the future) Landing (VisitorCenter) is currently open, in Easton, Pennsylvania. It is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Located on the Delaware River, Interstate 78 and 22 pass Easton and Interstate 80 passes through Carbon and Luzerne Counties, an hour to the north of Easton. Interstate 81 intersects Interstate 78 an hour's drive to the west. Call for specific directions. While visiting Two Rivers Landing in Easton, plan to visit the Crayola Factory and the National Canal Museum in the same building.
Amtrak has two stations within the Corridor, one in Bristol and one in Doylestown. There is bus service from Philadelphia and New York City to various communities throughout the Corridor.