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Technology Aids Exploration of the PA Highlands

Aug 28, 2012 12:23PM


The Appalachian Mountain Club has released the Land Conservation and Trails Tracking System located on the Pennsylvania Highlands Conservation Information Center’s website ( The tracking system contains interactive and statistics of protected lands and trails within all counties and municipalities of the PA Highlands. The protected lands are organized into public and non-public fee and easement lands, plus local and regional hiking trials and water trails.

Highlands Mobile is a free, web-based mobile platform that makes it easy for individuals to fit more hiking, climbing, paddling and biking into their life by providing connections to nearby outdoor recreational opportunities through computers and smartphones. The site ( provides interactive maps and directions for 38 of the Highlands’ top recreation destinations and lets users search by activity type or location.

The Appalachian Mountain Club works to promote outdoor recreation and to conserve the forests, fields, and streams of the Mid-Atlantic region, especially in the Pennsylvania Highlands, which includes the Lehigh Valley and areas south and west.

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