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Trail Section: Lehigh Tannery – Rockport

Status: Complete, open and improved

Distance: 7.7

This section offers views of the Lehigh River, shady pull offs, and glimpses of historic ruins. It is part of 26 miles of uninterrupted rail-trail through Lehigh Gorge State Park, which extends from White Haven to Glen Onoko. The entire length of Lehigh Gorge is ideal for walking or off-road biking. The surface is crushed stone. Please refer to DCNR Lehigh Gorge State Park website for the latest details. The Rockport Trailhead is also a Lehigh River Water Trail access point. Please refer to Wildlands Conservancy’s Lehigh River Water Trail website for more information on trips along the water trail.

Things to Do

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Eckley Miners Village

Founded in 1854, Eckley is an example of a planned nineteenth century coal mining town. It is a community, or coal “patch town,” which provided mining families with the basic necessities such as housing and medical care, as well as basic... More

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Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails

The Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails is one of the connecting links to the spine of the Delaware Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Trail system. The Rails to Trails Committee started in 1998 under the Greater Hazleton Civic Partnership, newly formed that... More

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Hickory Run State Park

Located in Carbon County in the western foothills of the Pocono Mountains, Hickory Run has many amenities and activities available. They include trails, picnicking, swimming, fishing, hunting, disc golf, wildlife watching, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating and camping. Don't... More

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Lehigh Gorge State Park

The 4,548-acre park follows the Lehigh River from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Francis E. Walter Dam to the north, to Jim Thorpe at the southern end. It is a designated state scenic river and the lure for many... More

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Pocono Whitewater

There’s something fun here at Pocono Whitewater, Biking and Skirmish for every level of adventurer! Choose your own pace…we have mild to wild dam release whitewater and family style whitewater rafting trips, over 30 miles of scenic, easy downhill rail-trail biking excursions along... More

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