There are many ways to become involved in Heritage Tourism and the National Heritage Areas (NHAs) in particular. The NHA the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L) and St. Luke's University Health Network are encouraging residents, and visitors alike, to get healthy with their joint "Get Your Tail on the Trail" program.
The D&L NHA is a 165-mile corridor in eastern Pennsylvania. "Canals and roads transported lumber, anthracite coal, slate, iron and steel from mountain to market, fueling America's industrial revolution in the region." The 165-mile trail, mostly completed, runs from northeast of Philadelphia, through Easton and Allentown, to Wilkes-Barre.
Members of the local community are being challenged to walk the 165 miles over the next six months. Click on the "Get Your Tail on the Trail" link to see the challenge, download a flyer to learn more, register to participate, and see the Trail Tracker.
The many D&L sites and events occur along the 165-mile corridor, of course, so you will want to plan your time and commitment accordingly. Even if you are not in eastern Pennsylvania, I can see this challenge applied in many other local communities. How about yours?
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