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Trail Section: Freemansburg – Route 33 Boat Launch

Status: Complete, open and improved

Distance: 3.6

This section of trail contains improved and unimproved trail surfaces as it follows the canal towpath and passes Lock 44 and Lockhouse at the Freemansburg Education Center and Lock 45 and chimney remains of a lockhouse in Bethlehem Township. Please visit the Freemansburg Trailhead page for an update on parking availability and pedestrian bridge closure.

To continue on the D&L Trail from the fenced Bethlehem Boat Club private property, turn left up Hope Road under the stone trestle and make a right onto the gravel Route 33 Boat Launch access road which will take you to the parking lot and next section of delineated D&L Trail.

The Freemansburg Trailhead and Route 33 Boat Launch Trailhead are both also near Lehigh River Water Trail access points. Please refer to Wildlands Conservancy’s Lehigh River Water Trail website for more information on trips along the water trail.

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Palmer Township Recreation Trail

The Palmer Township Recreation Trail (a.k.a. the Towpath Bike Trail) is a terrific community asset for Palmer and Bethlehem Township residents and a great destination for visitors, as well. Three modes of transportation once operated on this corridor: Lehigh Canal,... More

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