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Senator Yudichak made a promise that if the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl, he would hike the 165-mile long Delaware & Lehigh Trail. The Eagles won, so Senator Yudichak is taking a hike! Senator Yudichak plans to kick off his hike in Bucks County this May and will conclude by the end of August in Luzerne County. There will be additional media events planned in the five counties that touch the trail. Join Senator Yudichak as he celebrates heritage tourism in Pennsylvania, increases the awareness about the value of the D&L Trail in Pennsylvania’s communities, and celebrates the 250th Anniversary of Anthracite and the 30th Anniversary of U.S. Congress establishing the D&L National Heritage Corridor.

Schedule

Day 1 – Kickoff Event, Hike from Bristol Marsh to Morrisville – May 8th

Distance – 6 Miles

Day 2 – Bike from New Hope to Morrisville – May 9th

Distance – 15 Miles

Day 3 – Bike from Forks of Delaware to Tinicum Park – May 13th

Distance – 17 Miles

Day 4 – Bike from Tinicum Park to Virginia Forrest Trailhead – May 14th

Distance – 17 Miles

Day 5 – Bike from Route 33 Boat Launch to Allentown

Distance – 11 Miles

Day 6 – Hike from Forks of Delaware to Route 33 Boat Launch - June 2nd

Distance: 5 miles plus Spur Trail and participate in D&L Founders Day Celebration
Start time and location: 9:30 a.m. at the Easton Farmer’s Market

Day 7 – Hike from Allentown Lehigh Canal Park to Cementon - June 8th

Distance: 8 Miles
Start time and location: 11 a.m. at the Allentown Lehigh Canal Park

Day 8 – Bike from Cementon to Weissport

Distance 19 Miles + Spur Trail

Day 9 – Bike Jim Thorpe to Rockport

Distance 4 Miles + Spur Trail
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Day 10 – Hike from Weissport to Jim Thorpe

Distance 4 Miles + Spur Trail

Day 11 – Bike from Rockport to Black Diamond

Distance 19 Miles

Day 12 – Hike from Black Diamond to Oliver Mills

Distance 9 Miles

Day 13 – Hike from Oliver Mills to Wilkes-Barre River Commons

Distance 8 Miles + Spur Trail

Day 1 – May 8, 2018

Kickoff Event

Delaware River Waterfront – Bristol, Pa

Day 2 – May 9, 2018

Bike from New Hope to Morrisville

Distance – 15 Miles

Day 3 – May 13, 2018

Bike from Forks of Delaware to Tinicum Park

Distance 17 Miles

Day 4 – May 14, 2018

Bike from Tinicum Park to Virginia Forrest Trailhead

Distance 17 Miles

#SenatorTakesaHike Blog

It’s National Bike to Work Week

#SenatorTakesAHike from Tinicum Park to New Hope (Virginia Forrest Trailhead) It’s National Bike to Work week and I kicked it off by starting bright and early on the bike in Tinicum Park to New Hope. This may seem a bit backward, but it’s always easier to...

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Let’s Try Biking This Time

#SenatorTakesaHike from Morrisville to New Hope Let’s Try Biking This Time I survived Day 1 of my journey on the D&L Trail, and the journey continues! For Day 2 of my Trip, I started biking in Morrisville and ended in New Hope. Like much of the D&L trail,...

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Why am I doing this?

#SenatorTakesaHike to Honor an Eagles Victory! Why am I doing this? As some of you may know, when the Eagles made it to the Super Bowl this year I promised that if they won I would hike all 165 miles of the Delaware & Lehigh Valley (D&L) Trail. Well by the...

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May 8, 2018 at 1 p.m.

Day 1 – Kickoff Event

Senator John Yudichak kicked off his Senator Takes a Hike initiative in Bristol Borough today with Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn, Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Executive Director Elissa Garofalo, and Bristol Borough Council officials.

Secretary Dunn and Senator Yudichak spoke at the Delaware River Waterfront in Bucks County to highlight the 30th Anniversary of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor that runs 165 miles from Bristol Borough in Bucks County to Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County. Senator Yudichak pledged to walk the D&L Trail, the longest in Pennsylvania, if the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl. The Eagles won, and now Senator Yudichak is going to take a hike!

News & Video

Senator steps up with hiking initiative

By Tom Waring |The Times

State Sen. John Yudichak kicked off his Senator Takes a Hike initiative in Bristol Borough last week with Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn, Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Executive Director Elissa Garofalo and Bristol Borough Council officials.

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Yudichak starts 165-mile hike of D&L Trail

By Brian Myszkowski | Times News Online

State Sen. John Yudichak made good on his Superbowl bet when he hit the D&L Trail on Tuesday, and while he still has well over 100 miles to go over the course of the summer, it’s a good start. “You’ve got to understand, I’ve been a die-hard Eagles fan my whole life. I went to three NFC championship games; they lost each of those games. I went to the Superbowl in Jacksonville, they lost to the Patriots,” he said

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Why this Pa. senator is tackling the 165-mile D&L Trail (Hint: E-A-G-L-E-S)

By Kurt Bresswein | For lehighvalleylive.com

It was less a bet than a pledge that drew state Sen. John Yudichak to Bucks County on Monday.

The Democrat for Pennsylvania’s 14th Senate District in Carbon and Luzerne counties set out to hike or bike all 165 miles of the D&L Trail, from Bristol in Bucks County to Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne.

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Senator Yudichak Kicks Off Senator Takes a Hike Initiative in Bristol

Bristol, Bucks County, PA  −  May 8, 2018 − Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) kicked off his Senator Takes a Hike initiative in Bristol Borough today with Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn, Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Executive Director Elissa Garofalo, and Bristol Borough Council officials. 

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