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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.

Senator Yudichak Takes a Hike – July 13, 2018

Senator Yudichak Honors Pennsylvania’s Heritage by Completing Entire 165 Miles of the Delaware and Lehigh Trail

July 13, 2018 – Today, State Senator John Yudichak was joined by Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn and other state and local officials on the last leg of his Senator Takes a Hike Initiative in Wilkes-Barre.

Senator Yudichak hiked and biked all 165 miles of the Delaware and Lehigh Trail (D&L Trail) as part of a pledge he made that if the Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl LII he would complete the entire D&L Trail. The initiative was also created to raise awareness in the areas of the trail that currently have gaps like the three-mile section Senator Yudichak hiked today in Wilkes-Barre.

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 - May 24th

Distance – 11 Miles

Day 6 – Bike from Cementon to Weissport - June 1st

Distance – 19 Miles + Spur Trail

Day 7 – 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 8 – Bike Jim Thorpe to Rockport - June 3rd

Day 9 – 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 10 – Bike from Oliver Mills to Black Diamond - July 7th

Distance – 9.5 Miles

Day 11 – Bike from Rockport to Black Diamond - July 8th

Distance – 19 Miles

Day 12 – Hike from Weissport to Jim Thorpe - July 9th

Distance – 7 Miles

Day 13 – Hike from Oliver Mills to Wilkes-Barre River Commons - July 13, 2018

Distance – 8 Miles + Spur Trail

Day 12 – July 9, 2018

Hike from Weissport to Jim Thorpe

Distance – 7 Miles

Day 11 – July 8, 2018

Bike from Rockport to Black Diamond

Distance – 19 miles

Day 10 – July 7, 2018

Hike from Black Diamond to Oliver Mills

Distance – 9 miles

Day 9 – June 8, 2018

Hike from Allentown Lehigh Canal Park to Cementon

Distance – 8 Miles

Day 8 – June 3, 2018

Bike Jim Thorpe to Rockport

Distance – 15 miles

Day 7 – June 2, 2018

Hike from Forks of Delaware to Route 33 Boat Launch

Distance – 5 miles plus Spur Trail

Day 6 – June 1, 2018

Bike from Cementon to Weissport

Distance – 19 Miles + Spur Trail

Day 5 – May 24, 2018

Bike from Route 33 Boat Launch to Allentown

Distance – 11 Miles

Day 4 – May 14, 2018

Bike from Tinicum Park to Virginia Forrest Trailhead

Distance – 17 Miles

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

#SenatorTakesaHike Blog

#SenatorTakesAHike to the Finish Line in Wilkes-Barre

Hike from Oliver Mills to Wilkes-Barre River Commons Today’s hike took me to the end of the Delaware and Lehigh Trail (D&L Trail) and the completion of all 165 miles of the trail. It seems like just yesterday I was a fired-up Eagles fan, who just wanted to...

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#SenatorTakesAHike with the help of his bike!

Black Diamond to Rockport I got back on the Delaware and Lehigh Trail (D&L Trail) this morning in my beautiful home county of Luzerne County. Mercifully the heat was not as bad as my last record-breaking trip. This section of my trail journey started at...

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#SenatorTakesAHike with the help of his bike!

Black Diamond to Rockport I got back on the Delaware and Lehigh Trail (D&L Trail) this morning in my beautiful home county of Luzerne County. Mercifully the heat was not as bad as my last record-breaking trip. This section of my trail journey started at...

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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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