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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: Freemansburg – Farmersville Road

Status: Unimproved open, travel at your own risk

Distance: 1.5

Due to trail damage from Tropical Storm Isaias this section of trail surface was damaged by flooding.  There are frequent ruts, washouts, and roots that trail users will need to use caution when traveling this section.


This section of trail contains is on historic canal towpath and the trail surface is narrow and in places has rocks and roots. It follows the canal towpath and passes Lock 44 and Lockhouse at the Freemansburg Education Center. Continuing east, the trail also passes Lock 45 and chimney remains of a lockhouse in Bethlehem Township.

The Freemansburg Trailhead, Nagy’s Landing Trailhead and Route 33 Boat Launch Trailhead are both also near Lehigh River Water Trail access points. Please refer to Wildlands Conservancy’s Lehigh River Water Trail website for more information on trips along the water trail.

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Freemansburg Canal Education Center

The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, the Borough of Freemansburg, and the Bethlehem Area School District partnered to create the Freemansburg Canal Education Center (FCEC) at the Lock 44 canal complex in Freemansburg. The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage... More

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