PLEASE NOTE: Beginning in February 2016, the Fahy Bridge in Bethlehem will undergo a major rehabilitation which will include closing the northbound lanes and shifting traffic to the southbound lanes (one lane in each direction and a walkway). From March to November 2016, the stairs connecting the Fahy Bridge to the D&L Trail on Sand Island will be closed. Pedestrians will need to walk from Sand Island to Lehigh Street and access the delineated walkway on the western side of the bridge.
This section of D&L Trail connects Allentown and Bethlehem, the two largest cities along the D&L Trail, but users would never know it. Trips on the canal towpath are tranquil with the Lehigh Canal on one side and the Lehigh River on the other side. The trail follows the towpath and provides a relatively smooth, mostly gravel biking and walking surface. Ample parking is available at both the Allentown Lehigh Canal Park and Bethlehem Sand Island Trailheads. The Allentown Lehigh Canal Park Trailhead is also a Lehigh River Water Trail access point and the Bethlehem Sand Island Trailhead is near a water trail access point. Please refer to Wildlands Conservancy’s Lehigh River Water Trail website for more information on trips along the water trail.