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Heritage Parks
Pennsylvania's Heritage Parks are about the eras of steel and iron making, coal mining, the oil boom, canal and road building, blazing the early roads and highways and living off the land. They're about the influx of immigrants, the challenges and triumphs of a determined people and the birth of liberty and independence. They are why Pennsylvania became the Hearth of America. We invite you to learn more and visit our Heritage Parks.

Delaware and Lehigh Canal National Heritage Corridor
Delaware and Lehigh Canal National Heritage Corridor Map - Link to more informationScenic rivers, historic canals and towns, green mountains and valleys, natural areas, remnants of early industries, distinctive religious heritage and active cultural arts are waiting as you follow the 150-mile historic route of the Delaware Canal and Lehigh Navigation System stretching from Wilkes-Barre in the northeast to the tidewaters of Bristol in the southeast. Originally built in stages from 1817 to 1845, the job of the canal system was to bring hard coal from the anthracite region to the more populated markets of the eastern seaboard. Visit this heritage park...

Endless Mountains Heritage Park
Endless Mountains Heritage Park Map - Link to more informationThe Endless Mountains Heritage Park is a complex and dynamic cultural landscape that fuses past and present, natural and human forces. Vegetation, building types, transportation routes, archeological resources, and scenic vistas are all important pieces that together make up the heritage park's historic landscape. Visit this heritage park...

Lackawanna Valley Heritage Park
Lackawanna Valley Heritage Park Map - Link to more informationThe Lackawanna Valley was once a hot bed of the nation's anthracite mining industry helping to supply 80 percent of the hard coal needed to fuel the growth of American industry. The Lackawanna Heritage Valley, Pennsylvania's first Heritage Park, and recently designated as a Federal Heritage Area, tells the story behind the difficult lives of mineworkers and their families. Fourteen levels of mine tunnels, thousands of miles of railroad tracks, hundreds of industrial sites, distinctive architecture, and countless ethnic communities, organizations and institutions testify to the importance of the story of anthracite for the area and the country. Visit this heritage park...

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