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Delaware & Lehigh - Trail Friendly Business Spotlight: Lehighton Outdoor Center

As the season for kayaking, rafting, and biking winds down for most folks, you may be itching to squeeze in one more adventure. Before the cold settles in, visit one of our amazing Trail Friendly Businesses, the Lehighton Outdoor Center (the LOC). Coming off their 3rd season, this beautiful facility is primed and ready to go. They have all of the gear, know-how, and infrastructure to help make your outdoor adventures a time to remember.  

Beginning and experienced riders and paddlers will appreciate the LOC’s wide assortment of equipment available for rent and purchase. Whether your biking, kayaking or looking for other outdoor adventure, LOC has got you covered. They even have skis for sale and open up their six-acre parking lot in the winter to create a cross-country skiing course. The LOC staff have a ton of experience in the outdoor recreation arena.

Owner Jerry is a longtime outdoor enthusiast (especially in the Lehigh Valley and Poconos). He also owns Jim Thorpe River Adventures and the Northeast PA Kayak School, both now functioning out of the LOC.  And of course, the location of the LOC is ideal for getting quickly onto the trail or the water. 

Located right off the D&L Trail in Lehighton, they offer a perfect starting place for a variety of excursions. The LOC team can help you plan out the perfect trip to suit your interests. They also offer bike shuttles and can provide guides to accompany you on your trip! 

At the core of their work, the Lehighton Outdoor Center strives to get more people outside. As a committed Trail Friendly Business, they provide affordable experiences to get out on the trail and the water. Plus, the LOC holds BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike) training sessions. Here, they teach people how to change a flat tire, carry cargo on a bike, and many other useful practices. They also offer through their kayak school first time personal and group training classes for beginning kayakers. Their goals is to help you feel more comfortable and confident on the water! Trails users can also fill up water bottles, pick up maps, get your bike tuned up or repaired, grab a bit to eat at their new café, and just chat with the staff about places to explore.  

So, take that final bike ride of the season, stop in to pick up some gear, do some early holiday shopping, or start thinking about planning some of your activities for next season! The Lehighton Outdoor Center is there to get you on your feet (or on your seat) every step of the way.