The Heritage Trail, a 60-Mile Dream, Becoming a Reality on the Delaware River
"Nearly two decades after the National Park Service proposed a 60-mile bike and pedestrian trail along a part of the Delaware River, the dusty plans are picking up steam," reports Jan Hefler.
"So far, studies have been commissioned on both sides of the river, and signs have been planted in areas where sidewalks, roads, and paths have been linked to create several fragments of the trail," according to Hefler. Importantly, the trail has had some major funding victories in recent months. Burlington County received a $2.3 million federal grant and Trenton received $300,000 in federal funding.
The National Park Service first pitched the idea for the Heritage Trail in 1998, with the hopes of someday connecting it to an "urban Appalachian Trail," spanning the East Coast, from Florida to Maine.