Department of Community and Economic Development Executive Deputy Secretary Scott Dunkelberger, Department of Conservation of Natural Resources Deputy Secretary for Conservation and Technical Services Lauren S. Imgrund, and Department of Transportation project manager April Hannon Thursday joined the Lackawanna Heritage Valley and local leaders for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Carbondale Riverwalk, a new 1.5-mile trail that closes a critical gap in the 70-mile Lackawanna River Heritage Trail system.
The new trail, which was supported by funding through DCED, DCNR, and PennDOT, will provide new recreational opportunities for visitors and residents.
The Carbondale Riverwalk runs parallel to the abandoned O&W Railroad, and on the opposite side of the Lackawanna River. The trail will link the LRHT to the D&H Rail-Trail at the Morse Avenue Trailhead in Simpson.
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