We’ll continue our exploration of the Saucon Rail Trail. We’ll park and meet at the South parking lot in Upper Saucon Community Park, near 3200 Preston Lane in Center Valley. From there we’ll walk toward East Station Avenue in Coopersburg, the southern end of the Saucon rail Trail. This is an out and back walk, not a loop. You don’t have to go the entire 4.6 miles—folks can turn around at any point. The Saucon Rail Trail is a popular, wide trail constructed along the original North Penn Railroad and former SEPTA railroad line. The Trail connects four communities: Coopersburg, Upper Saucon Township, Lower Saucon Township, and Hellertown. The Trail’s level surface is crushed stone.
This hike is appropriate for children of all ages. Strollers and wheel chairs are welcome as are dogs on leash. Wear sturdy shoes and bring binoculars/camera for nature observations. Bathrooms are available at the Library.
DIRECTIONS: From I-78/ PA Route 309 S. Take Exit 60 for PA-309 S toward Quakertown. Go 2.2 miles on Rt. 309 to Camp Meeting Road. Turn left on Camp Meeting Road and go 0.2 miles, then turn right onto Preston Lane. Go 0.8 miles on Preston Lane (cross Route 378 at the light!). Turn right and follow the road past the Southern Lehigh Public Library to the South parking area where we will meet. Where: Saucon Rail Trail, Upper Saucon Township Community Park SOUTH, 3200 Preston Lane, Bethlehem PA 18015 (Center Valley PA) Length: up to 4.6 miles, out and back Duration: 2 hours GPS: 40.534684, -75.390199