This section of trail should only be used by through-riders or trail users looking to connect through Allentown Overlook Park. From Kimmett’s lock to Allentown Canal Park this section is mostly “share the road.” Future plans include upgrades to Bradford Street to create safe share the road access to the recently completed D&L Trail between Bradford and Albert Streets. At the end of the delineated trail at Albert Street, follow Albert Street crossing the railroad tracks at the entrance to Allentown Lehigh Canal Park.
UPDATED – July 2018
West Bank Rail Trail – Phase 2 – Acquisition
With support from Lehigh Valley Greenways partners, this section is being examined as part of a bigger plan to connect the D&L on both sides of the Lehigh River between Allentown and Northampton/Cementon. Additional property will need to be acquired prior to any substantive planning.
Waterfront Development – Construction
The Waterfront Project, which will build new commercial, office, and residential structures on the bank of the Lehigh River, will also include a short section of D&L Trail, connecting to Buck E. Boyle Park.
West Bank Rail Trail – Phase 1 – Engineering
Lehigh Valley Greenways partners are exploring the next phase of extending the trail northward from the Waterfront Development. Preliminary engineering will begin soon to determine how far the trail could go and where it will connect to existing roads and trails.
The Kimmett’s Lock Trailhead and Allentown Lehigh Canal Park Trailhead are also 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.