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August 4, 2019

This past week, I biked the Delaware and Lehigh Trail--a 140-mile towpath that parallels the Lehigh Navigation Canal, Lehigh Valley Railroad, and Delaware Canal from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, Pennsylvania. These transportation and commerce channels we...

August 3, 2019

Starting Point: Easton, Pennsylvania, Mile Marker 59 (9:45 a.m.)

End Point: Bristol, Pennsylvania, Mile Marker 0 (7:30 p.m.)

Total Distance Traveled: 59 miles (6.1 miles per hour)

I decided to explore the city of Easton the morning of my third and final...

August 3, 2019

Starting Point: Glen Onoko, Pennsylvania, Mile Marker 109 (9:45 a.m.)

End Point: Easton, Pennsylvania, Mile Marker 59 (7:15 p.m.)

Total Distance Traveled: 50 miles (5.3 miles per hour)

Despite the minor heat exhaustion episode I experienced yesterday, I...

August 1, 2019

Starting Point: Black Diamond Trailhead, Mile Marker 140 (12:45 p.m.)

End Point: Glen Onoko, Pennsylvania, Mile Marker 109 (4:00 p.m.)

Total Distance Traveled: 31 miles (9.5 mph average)

The Delaware and Lehigh (D&L) is a 165-mile recreational trail tha...

January 26, 2019

Hi everyone!

A few weeks ago, I ventured down to southwest Virginia and biked the Virginia Creeper Trail--a 34.3-mile rail-trail situated on the old rail beds of Norfolk and Western's Abingdon Branch Railroad. The Virginia Creeper is widely regarded a...

January 20, 2019

The Virginia Creeper Trail is a 34-mile bike path that follows the Abingdon branch of the old Norfolk and Western Railway. The railroad, though rather short-lived, transformed the small, rural “frontier” of southwest Virginia into a bustling economic...

August 26, 2018

Hi there everyone, and thanks for tuning in!

We've reached a very important milestone here at Discover America with our very first YouTube video! We are very excited to launch this new channel and cannot wait to produce more content like this in the f...

August 17, 2018

Starting Point: Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania, Mile Marker 72 (6:10 a.m.)

End Point: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mile Marker 150 (5:00 p.m.)

Total Distance Traveled: 78 miles (7.1 miles per hour)

I hit the trail at the break of dawn, crossing the bridge over the...

August 16, 2018

Starting Point: Cumberland, Maryland, Mile Marker 0 (6:15 a.m.)

End Point: Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania, Mile Marker 72 (5:15 p.m.)

Total Distance Traveled: 72 miles (6.5 mph average)

The Great Allegheny Passage has been on my bucket list for quite some time...

December 1, 2017

The Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) is a 45-mile paved rail trail that runs from Shirlington, VA to Purcellville, VA. The path follows the old Alexandria, Loudoun, and Hampshire Railroad which was constructed in 1847 and played a significant role...

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Hi everyone! My name is Tim Murphy. I'm a graduate of the College of William and Mary, passionate historian, and an avid outdoorist. A few years ago, I decided to start a website dedicated to our nation's rich history, diverse culture, and breath-taking nature. Follow along as we explore and discover the wonders America has to offer!

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