Pennsylvania’s 2021 Trail of the Year
The D&H Rail-Trail is a 38-mile recreational trail that stretches from Simpson to the New York border. In 2021, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) named this popular trail the 2021 Trail of the Year.
The historic D&H Rail-Trail trail follows the former Delaware and Hudson railroad line. It runs along the scenic Lackawanna River to the Stillwater Dam, where it continues to wind through rural Wayne and Susquehanna Counties.
The terrain is made up of ballast, cinder, and hard-packed dirt and is mostly used for hiking, running, and biking. Some sections of the trail are open to horseback and snowmobiles.
The trail offers plenty of opportunities to view wildlife and to stop for some historical sightseeing. Be sure to stop in the welcoming small towns and villages along the way.
The D&H Rail-Trail is managed by the Rail-Trail Council of NEPA, which is based right beside the Union Dale trailhead.
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