The D&L Blog

Delaware & Lehigh - Lehighton: The Hidden Spur

Guest blog post by: Al Sellers, Lehighton Main Street Steering Committee

Jerry McAward, Owner of the Lehighton Outdoor Center

Looking for a friendly respite on your trail ride? You won’t go wrong by visiting the Lehighton Spur of the D&L Trail. Prepare yourself to be pleasantly surprised by the hidden beauty and amenities that await you. Nestled in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains, along the Lehigh River, Lehighton is a historic, trail-friendly and family-oriented town. From the Lehighton Outdoor Center located on the Spur to the many shops and restaurants which comprise the downtown, it’s a leisurely 5-minute walk or a short bike ride away.

An Array of Amenities

Take a step back in time while visiting nostalgic sweet shops, sure to please any sweet tooth craving. Looking for an adult beverage? Relax a bit while enjoying spirited beverages and conversation at the local distillery. If food is what you seek, inside, takeout, or sidewalk seating affords you what you desire, served by friendly, welcoming staff.

Year-Round Enjoyment

Lehighton is the perfect location to admire the picturesque landscape and take part in year-round activities. Not just a trail stop, Lehighton enjoys four seasons of activities designed for all family interests: biking, hiking, and river kayaking/canoeing/rafting! Spring and summer are perfect for river thrill-seekers. As autumn foliage ushers the area into winter, wineries, located in the surrounding hills and valleys, are a great way to spend a fall afternoon with friends. So much tasting is available for the palate. Snow covers the area, giving skiers and cold-weather enthusiasts plenty to look forward to in winter.

Downtown Delights

Photo by Dennis Takacs

Downtown Lehighton, with its culinary and cultural offerings, serves as the perfect complement to the area’s beautiful trails and natural amenities. A centrally located park with summer concerts under the stars makes Lehighton a great place to visit and kick back or put down roots.

Looking toward the Future

The crossroads of Carbon County, Lehighton is leading the way! Looking for a place to start or relocate your business? Look no further! Lehighton has a legacy of always moving forward. Come join us—be part of the excitement!