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Renewing Northeast Pennsylvania’s historic pathways as recreational trails for all to enjoy…

February 2024

This spring we will meet with current and new trail ambassadors to start up the program again. We are looking for trail users who frequent the D&H Rail-Trail and are willing to…

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May-June 2024

For the first time, the Rail-Trail Council is participating in NEPA Gives—an online platform for nonprofits to receive donations on members, friends, trail users, and supporters…

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May 2023

The D&H Rail-Trail Swale project on April 29 (rain date May 6) took place in order to improve a trail section surrounded by wetlands in Ararat that was damaged by beaver activity, flooding, and…

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August 2023

The D&H Challenge Continues! Our big fundraiser for trail improvements and maintenance will continue as the D&H Trails Challenge during PA Trails month —September. Challenge yourself to…

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December 2023

On December 9th, two new structures were unveiled at the D&H Trailhead in Forest City. One was a sculpture designed and fabricated by Scott Nichols to bring attention to the free Wi-Fi at…

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February 2022

Northern D&H Improvements Underway – The new pedestrian bridge project at Stevens Point that crosses the Starrucca Creek is underway. The railroad bridge was removed around…

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June 2022

Governor Tom Wolf and PennDot Secretary Yassmin Gramian announced the funding for only 64 projects in Pennsylvania, with the only Susquehanna County project being awarded to the Rail-Trail Council…

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September 2022

On July 14th, 2022, the Rail-Trail Council held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the debut of the Stevens Point Bridge. This pedestrian bridge was funded in part by the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program that…

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December 2022

As you are probably aware, our offices are located in Union Dale, PA inside the Cables General Store Building that our organization owns. For years, we have shared the downstairs space with our delightful neighbors…

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February 2021

D&H named PA’s 2021 Trail of the Year The Rail-Trail Council was notified that the D&H Rail-Trail was designated PA’s 2021 Trail of the Year by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources…

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May 2021

The D&H Distance Run Is Back! After a year off, we know many are anxious to get back to ‘real’ running races. The 12th annual D&H Distance Run—a half marathon and 5K will be held at 9 AM on Sunday, September 12th…

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February 2020

Forest City Trailhead Wifi – Wifi was recently installed on the Forest City Trailhead thanks to a partnership. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Award – a five thousand dollar award from the Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund…

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May 2020

The Trails Are Open – The D&H and O&W Rail-Trails are open as well as the Endless Mountains Trail. Please use
social distancing recommendations of at least 6 feet unless traveling in family groups. Try to avoid crowded areas. Please keep your…

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August 2020

This race is great for those new to distance running or those training for the Steamtown Marathon and other long-distance runs. If you or your company is interested in becoming a D&H Distance Run 2020 Sponsor email us @ trails@nep.net for more information…

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November 2020

Nancy Ross, founding director of the Rail-Trail Council will receive the 26th annual Thomas P. Shelburne Environmental Leadership Award on November 19 at a virtual awards ceremony. Nancy will be honored for her more than 30 years of dedication to…

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April 2019

The Carbondale Connection – With our bike ride that celebrates the connection of the D&H Rail-Trail and Lackawanna River Heritage

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June 2019

Forest City Trail Town Festival
The Agnes Flood and the D&H Rail-Trail
Susquehanna Studio Open July 6–7
Caboose Restoration: Full Speed Ahead

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October 2019

2019 D&H Distance Run
The Vandling Subway
Pennsylvania Environmental Council Award
Hometown Pride Award

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Mar 2018

Forest City Trail Town Festival August 4, 2018
Lanesboro & Jefferson Junctions
Pipeline Update
D&H Phase II Trail Construction
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July 2018

Trail Construction UpdatesForest City Coal and the Railroads Rail-Trail and Lanesboro Awarded Transportation Grant Send in your Raffle tickets for the Quilt Raffle! Print them out here… RAFFLE TICKETS

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Dec 2017
Projects in Motion – RTC Capital Campaign
Switchback Trails
Forest City Trail Town Celebration
Winter Trail Days
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Aug 2017
Pipeline Project Status Report
Projects in Motion – RTC Capital Campaign
Geocaching on the Trail
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May 2017
D&H Rail-Trail to Close for Pipeline Work
Trail Construction Updates
Herrick Center: A Look at the Past
Support Rail-Trail through AmazonSmile
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Jan 2017
First Annual Fat Bike Event
“We Love Winter” Trail Events
FROZEN! Ice Harvesting and the Railroads
Meet Trail Tender Bob Sadauckas
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Nov 2016
Trail Towns
Starrucca Viaduct Sign Unveiling
D&H Caboose Restoration Plan— Volunteers Needed!
Cross-Country Ski Clases
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Aug 2016
9th Annual D&H Distance Run/5K
Donors Still Needed for Starrucca Viaduct Sign
New Bike Rack & Sign on the D&H Trail
Rail-Trail Design Grant for Northern D&H
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Mar 2016
Our 25th Anniversary & Art on the Trail
“Bridge of Stone” Historical Signage
Upcoming Trail Events
Quilt Raffle
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Dec 2015
Rail-Trail Turning 25
Hauling Trains over Ararat
Winter Trail Days Events
What’s New on the Trails?
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Sep 2015
Bridges Ribbon-Cutting
D&HDistance Run/5K Marks Its 8th Year!
Jefferson Division: A Success Story
Thompson Ramp Repair
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Jul 2015
D&H Bridges Ribbon-Cutting
D&H Distance Run/5K
Trainsonthe D&H
Are You Ready to Be a Trail Tender?
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Apr 2015
New Website for D&H Distance Run
Unstoppable on the D&H
Winter Trail Days 2015
Endless Mountains Trail Update
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Dec 2014
$1Million in Trail Funding!
Two Bridge Projects Completed
Winter Trail Days
Give the Gift of Membership
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Oct 2014
Our Best D&H Distance Run Yet
Two More Bridges!
Welcome to the Delaware and Hudson
Thanks Again to NEP Sno-Trails
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Apr 2014
Art on the Trail
Simpson: The Railroad Years
Heritage Explorer Bike Tour & Festival
D&H Distance Run
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Dec 2013
Bridge Work Complete
Grants Announced for Three More Bridge Projects!
Linde Corporation Donates Services
Kuni Holbert Receives Ben Franklin Award
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Oct 2013
6th D&H Distance Run a Success!
Brandt’s Station on the D&H Railroad
D&H Forest City Bridge Project Underway
Explore the Northern D&H Rail-Trail
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Aug 2013
D&H Distance Run
Volunteers Needed—Join Our Team!
Cabins on the D&H
Walk with “Friends”
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Apr 2013
Phase II Trail Improvements—Finally!
Volunteers Needed—Join Our Team!
D&H Wyes
The Jefferson Divison
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Dec 2012
D&H Distance Run
Erie Railroad Beginnings
Streambank Beautification Project
Winter Trails Days
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Aug 2012
Trail Bridges Repaired
Lackawanna Heritage Valley & RTC Partnership
New Bicycle Law
Thank You Members – New & Renewing
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Mar 2012
DCNR Trail Grants
Endless Mountains Trail Feasibility Study Complete
PVR & RTC—A Partnership That Makes Sense
Thank You Members – New & Renewing
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Nov 2011
4th Annual D&H Distance Run
D & H Paddy Shacks
New Bridge Deck
Thank You Members – New & Renewing

May 2011
Rail-Trails Celebrates 20 Years!
Jefferson Branch, D&H Forest City
Cable’s Deli Opened May 11th
Thank You Members – New & Renewing
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December 2010
D&H Run ~ Another Great Success
Snowmobile Season Near! Endless Mountains Trail
Was It All Real?
Thank You Members – New & Renewing
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August 2010
D&H Distance Run: Sept. 12, 2010
Coal Colossus
Making the Connection – Community Fall Walk Series
Thank You Members – New & Renewing
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April 2010
R-T New Office Open House: Nature Walk, Exhibits, Activities & Ice Cream
First Annual Heritage Explorer Bike Tour; Just Men, and Boys…
Making the Connection; Endless Mountain Study
Thank You Members – New & Renewing
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November 2009
Cable’s Store to be New Office; Trail Tenders Ice Cream Social;
Getting There Was Half the Fun; D&H Distance Run; Making the Connection;
Jefferson Junction Turntable Unearthed; Snowmobiling in the Endless Mountains;
Thank You Members – New & Renewing
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July 2009
PA’s First Private Wild Plant Sanctuary Designated;
Discover the D&H Tours; Senior Projects on Trail;
Thank You Members – New & Renewing

March 2009
Great PA Cleanup; Trail Tenders Meeting; Trail Construction News;
Second Annual D&H Distance Run; The Mile Posts Along the Trail;
Rail-Trail Mascot Revealed! Thank You Members – New & Renewing
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Oct. 2008
D&H Distance Run a Great Success; Trail Tenders Workshop set for November;
Jackie Smith Completes Trail Project; Visit the Tree Trail;
Trail Construction Update; Thank You Members – New & Renewing
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June 2008
Half-Marathon Planned, Volunteers Needed;
Discover the D&H Tours and Activities; The Age of a Dream…
Membership Campaign Continues; Thank You Members – New & Renewing
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March 2008
Half-Marathon Planned, Volunteers Needed;
Go Paddle Your Canoe; Discover the D&H Tours;
Membership Campaign Continues; Thank You Members – New & Renewing
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Sept. 2007
Rail-Trail Council Begins Fund Drive for Next 10 Miles;
“Old & Weary!” Railroad History; Volunteers & Trail Tenders Needed;
Thank You Members – New & Renewing
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May 2007
Discover the D&H! Rolling Thunder; Discover the D&H Rail-Trail Tours;
The Great PA Cleanup; Forest City Reforested;
Thank You Members – New & Renewing
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January 2007
Trail Construction Update; Discover the D&H Rides & Hikes;
Spring Projects – Volunteers Needed for Trail Cleanups & Tree Plantings;
Upcoming Railroad History on TV; Thank You Members – New & Renewing
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September 2006
D&H Rail-Trail Grand Opening on September 23, 2006;
Grants Will Bring Trail Improvements; Thank You Members – New & Renewing
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April 2006
“The Burning of Rome”; Work Starts on D&H;
Fund Drive to Begin; Thank You Members – New & Renewing
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August 2005
Rail-Trail Construction Back on Track; Rail-Trail Honors Friends of Trail;
Join Us at Forest City Old Home Week; Thank You Members – New & Renewing
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December 2004
FINALLY – 10 Mile Rail-Trail Goes to Bid; Brandt Bridge Gets Decked;
“Natural” Riverbank Project; Thank You Members – New & Renewing
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June 2004
Stourbridge Lion 175th Anniversary; Restoring the Canaan Township Trail;
Thank You Girl Scouts!; Thank You Members – New & Renewing
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