The D&L Trail is a 157 mile route in Eastern Pennsylvania. The northern terminus begins on the banks of the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre, PA and follows the course of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, the Lehigh Canal towpath and Delaware Canal towpath ending on the western shore of the Delaware River in Bristol, PA just north of the city limits of Philadelphia.
The Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor was established by Congress in 1988, recognizing the important role that these railways and towpaths played in fueling the industrial revolution in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The D&L Trail passes through 3 distinct regions: the Anthracite region where the coal and iron were mined, the Lehigh Valley region where steel mills used those raw materials to build the American industrial machine, and the Delaware region where the products from the northern regions were taken to market in Philadelphia and around the world.
Links to maps of the D&L Trail