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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

TRAIL CLOSURE (MILE 78.6-80.2) the towpath is CLOSED between the Deily Coal Yard Trailhead and Hanover Township while Lehigh County and PennDOT work to improve 0.6 miles of trail. Construction will begin on 4/25/2022 with an anticipated completion in Winter 2022. Construction crews will be on site M-F from 7AM to 3PM. Please respect all signage and turn around when you reach the closure.


UPDATE – September 2022

Catasauqua Creek Bridge – ENGINEERING

Connecting the trail across Race Street and the Catasauqua Creek has been incorporated into PennDOT’s Race Street and Lehigh Street Intersection project.

Catasauqua to Hanover Improvement – CONSTRUCTION

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. Construction is anticipated to complete in Winter 2022- please check back for status updates.


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

The Biery's Port section of Catasauqua is the oldest part of a town that became an early home for the anthracite iron industry in America. One of two villages that merged curing the 1840s to form Catasauqua, Biery's Port contains... More

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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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