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Allentown Planning Study

Delaware & Lehigh - Allentown Planning Study
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New Trail in the Works! 

The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and partners are conducting a planning study to explore what future trail might look like from Hanover Canal Park to Overlook Park in Lehigh County. The study will explore where a trail could physically fit, what amenities it might include, and identify links to neighborhoods and community resources. This trail section is approximately 1.5 miles long and will link two existing sections of D&L Trail, including the Kimmett’s Lock Trailhead, through Hanover Township and the City of Allentown.

This trail section is part of the larger Lehigh Valley Gap, a major trail gap along the D&L Trail that when completed will create a 14-mile loop using old railbed on the west side of the Lehigh River and canal towpath on the east side of the river. This loop will connect to nearly 60 miles of D&L Trail already developed north of Cementon and over 52 miles of D&L Trail previously developed south of Allentown.

We Want Your Feedback!

Take a look at the draft plans below and let us know what you think by filling out this Online Survey and/ or attending an upcoming public meeting! 


For more information, please contact the Trail Stewardship Manager at [email protected] or 610-923-3548 x227.

The Allentown Area Trail Study was made possible with funding support from a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, Environmental Stewardship Fund, under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, the National Parks Service, and Hanover Township, Lehigh County.