WILKES-BARRE — State Sen. John Yudichak celebrated the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor’s 30th anniversary Saturday at the Founders Day event at Hugh Moore Park in Easton.
In early May, Yudichak, D-Plymouth Township, kicked off his “Senator Takes a Hike” initiative in Bucks County to highlight the D&L Trail — the corridor’s centerpiece — which runs 165 miles from Bristol Borough in Bucks County to the River Common in Wilkes-Barre.
On Saturday, Yudichak completed another leg of his journey by hiking from the Forks of Delaware to Hugh Moore Park in Easton.
“Congratulations to the D&L National Heritage Corridor for three decades of connecting the people and the communities of eastern Pennsylvania to the history of the Industrial Revolution and the natural beauty of our great Commonwealth,” Yudichak said. “As I continue northward on my 165-mile journey on the trail, I greatly appreciate the work of federal, state, and local officials who acknowledge the importance of heritage tourism in Pennsylvania with their unwavering support of the D&L Trail.”
Elissa Garofalo, Delaware and Lehigh National Corridor executive director, said Yudichak has been a true champion of the D&L Trail.
“It’s great that he can participate in the Founders Day celebration here in Easton with another champion of the D&L, Easton Mayor Sal Panto,” Garofalo said.
Panto said he was pleased to welcome Yudichak to Easton on his next leg of his hiking initiative. Panto said the D&L Trail has been an integral part of his city.
Yudichak pledged to walk the D&L Trail, the longest in Pennsylvania, if the Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl LII. Currently, Yudichak has completed just over 89 miles of the trail, or little more than half. In addition to Founders Day celebrations, Saturday also marked 2018 National Trails Day.
For more: http://www.senatoryudichak.com/takeahike
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