Every spring, tourists begin flocking to Jim Thorpe to gain access to the D&L trail and the Lehigh River.

The D&L trail is partnering with the Lehighton Downtown Initiative to create a trail friendly atmosphere--the goal is to make Lehighton a destination, and not just a town people pass through to get to Jim Thorpe.  A project manager for the D&L trail says " we need to let people know you can start, and end a lot of your adventures here in Lehighton".

Last night the Lehighton Downtown initiative invited the D&L trail project manager to present at their meeting.  They hope to create a committee who will then come with ways to make Lehighton more "trail-user friendly" --things like adding bike racks, and more benches to the downtown area.