A Hike the Highlands Scavenger Hunt brings attention to initiative to link region's hiking trails

Author: 
Gary Blockus
Date: 
08/11/2009
Source: 
The Morning Call

 

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The Appalachian Mountain Club and the Wildlands Conservancy have teamed up to create a Hike the Highlands Scavenger Hunt for people of all ages and abilities.

Earlier this year, the Appalachian Mountain Club formed an effort to create a Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network initiative. The organization is hoping to link existing hiking and recreation trails by proposing additional linking trails in a 13-county area of south-central Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Highlands run east-to-west from New Jersey to Maryland, and establishing the network will formalize the Pennsylvania Highlands Greenway in an effort to link it with similar projects in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Maryland. . . .