State & Local Leaders Honor PA’s 2021 Trail of the Year
The Rail-Trail Council of NEPA celebrated the final days of PA Trails Month with a ceremony along the D&H Rail-Trail. The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR) named the D&H Rail-Trail as the 2021 Trail of the Year in January. The trail is 38 miles long and follows the historic Delaware & Hudson Railway from Simpson to Lanesboro.
The community came together on September 28 for the unveiling of the “Trail of the Year” sign at the Union Dale trailhead. Cindy Adams Dunn, Secretary of DCNR, visited to offer congratulations and praise the development of the trail. State and local officials, trail supporters and Rail-Trail Council leaders also offered their remarks. After the program, attendees joined to walk and bike along the trail.
The new sign is just one of the exciting changes to the D&H Rail-Trail this year. The Rail-Trail Council has also installed new mile markers and trail map signs.
Events on the trail will continue throughout the fall, like the popular trail yoga sessions and full moon hikes. Cyclists can look forward the Biketoberfest celebration in Union Dale, the Elk Mountain Fall Festival Bike Ride and the Heritage Explorer Bike Tour in Carbondale. Additional pop-up events will be posted on the Rail-Trail Council’s Facebook page.
The Rail-Trail Council of NEPA is a nonprofit that manages several recreational trails in the Endless Mountains. Visit their website for trail information, event details and ways that you can help support the trails.