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Trail Status Key

  • Complete, open and improved
  • Obstruction within trail section, see description
  • Planned Future linkage and trail development
  • Unimproved open, travel at your own risk


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Trail Section: Catasauqua – Hanover Township

Status: Obstruction within trail section, see description

Distance: 0.8

There is an obstruction at Catasauqua Creek. Please see the PDF maps below for pedestrian detour information. Parking for this section of trail should be limited to the Deily Coal Yard and Hanover Township Canal Park Trailheads. Cars parked in the private lot near Catasauqua Creek will be towed. This section is prone to standing water and flooding.


UPDATE – October 2020

Catasauqua Creek Bridge – Engineering

Connecting the trail across the creek has been incorporated into PennDOT’s expansion of the Race Street Bridge across the canal.

Catasauqua to Hanover Improvement – Engineering

Lehigh County was awarded a grant from PennDOT to improve this section. Project will include replacing the bridge at the Deily Coal Yard trailhead near Race Street.


The Catasauqua Trailhead is also near a Lehigh River Water Trail access point located between the Lehigh Canal and Lehigh River. Please refer to Wildlands Conservancy’s Lehigh River Water Trail website for more information on trips along the water trail.

Race Street Bridge Detour

Southbound: 1. From D&L Trail turn left to head North on West Union Street, 2. Turn right onto Front Street, 3. Turn Right onto Race Street, 4. Turn left onto Lehigh Street, 5. Cross Catasauqua Creek and turn right to continue on the D&L Trail South

Northbound: 1. From D&L Trail turn left onto Lehigh Street, 2. Cross Catasauqua Creek and turn right onto Race Street, 3. Turn left onto Front Street, 4. Turn left onto Union Street, 5. Turn right onto the D&L Trail and continue North. 


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Biery’s Port Historic District

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George Taylor House

A National Historic Landmark, the George Taylor House is the 18th century summer residence of the Durham Furnace's talented iron master. Taylor was also a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The Taylor House was restored under the direction of... More

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