D & L TRAIL;

EAST PENN-NORTHAMPTON SECTION:

WALNUTPORT SECTION:

NORTHAMPTON-EAST PENN, PENNSYLVANIA

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Last Updated:       April 25, 2012

Length:                 D & L Trail (Northampton-Laurys Station); 3.7 miles

                              D & L Trail (Laurys Station-Slatington); 6.9 miles

                              D & L Trail (Slatington-East Penn); 5.4 miles

                              D & L Trail (Walnutport); 3.9 miles

Difficulty:             D & L Trail (Northampton-East Penn); Easy. Flat stone-dust rail trail. 

                              D & L Trail (Walnutport); Hard packed dirt & grass towpath.

Directions:     

To Start from Northampton; From Route 329 in Northampton heading west, just before you cross the river turn left along Canal St. You'll find a parking lot on your right, as well as, at the end of Canal St, just before W 10th St you'll find a second parking lot on your right. 

To Start from Slatington; From the junction of Route 145 and Main St follow Main St west through Walnutport and cross the river to Slatington. Turn left into the parking lot.

To Start from Walnutport; From the junction of Route 145 and Main St follow Main St west through Walnutport. Just before the river turn left on Lehigh St. Look for the Lehigh Gap Nature Center on your right for access to the trail.

To Start from East Penn; From the junction of Routes 248 & 895 head west on Route 895. Immediately after you cross over the river turn left onto Riverview Rd? and look for the East Penn Township Boat Launch on your left. You may park here. The trail picks up at the end of Riverview Rd.

The D&L Trail follows the 165-mile route that anthracite coal took from mine to market. It winds through northern mountains and along the banks of the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers through northeast Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley and through Bucks County. The D&L Trail passes through towns, industrial powerhouses and along remnants of the Lehigh & Delaware Canals. Some sections of the trail run along the old towpaths and other sections travel along old rail trails. The plan is to create a continuous stone-dust trail, however, at present some sections still utilize a natural hard packed dirt & grass surface, while a few sections are still undeveloped. See D & L Trail Map below for individual segments. For segments I've visited along the D & L Trail, See; D & L Trail; Lehigh Canal South & D & L Trail; Lehigh Gorge SP . For finished segments I have not yet visited but provide information, See; D & L Trail; Lehigh Canal Towpath . For more information visit; D & L TRAIL & RAILS to TRAILS .

Note; In Slatington you may also access the Slate Heritage Trail .

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