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  • 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

TRAIL OBSTRUCTION (MILE 79.1) a formal pedestrian crossing for the D&L Trail does not exist over the Catasauqua Creek and Race Street. PennDOT will be improving these facilities during a future intersection project. Please use caution when navigating this section.



Catasauqua Creek Bridge – CONSTRUCTION

Connecting the trail across Race Street and the Catasauqua Creek has been incorporated into PennDOT’s Race Street and Lehigh Street Intersection project. The project is set to begin in March 2023 and has an estimated completion date in 2026.

Catasauqua to Hanover Improvement – COMPLETED NOVEMBER 2022

Lehigh County, with funding and technical support from PennDOT improved the D&L Trail from Race Street to Hanover Township Canal Park. The project included replacing the bridge at the Deily Coal Yard trailhead near Race Street, and developing trail through a very narrow section of the Lehigh Canal where significant rock cuts and multiple acquisitions were required.


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.

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.


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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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