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Eastern Pennsylvania

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The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, stretching 150 miles from Bristol to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, highlights the historic landscape and cultural traditions that shaped eastern Pennsylvania. The corridor follows the routes of the Delaware Canal, the Lehigh Navigation System, and the Lehigh & Susquehanna Railroad. The anthracite coal industry began here, and the corridor became the scene of numerous technological and commercial innovations that transformed the landscape and created a distinctive social and religious heritage. The corridor includes 10 national historic landmarks, 6 national recreation trails, 2 national natural landmarks, hundreds of National Register sites, 7 state parks, 3 state historical sites, 14 state scenic rivers, and 14 state game lands.