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Get Out Lehigh Valley: Bears Rocks & Bake Oven Knob; Saturday, 10/5/19, 10am, Bears Rocks

Ends: 10/05/19

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Description

Both Bears Rocks and Bake Oven Knob are along the famous Appalachian Trail. Bake Oven Knob, elevation 1,500 feet, is a great location for watching migrating hawks and other birds, especially at this time of year. The trail includes many rocks and boulders. Sturdy footwear and a walking stick/hiking poles are recommended. The hike is appropriate for children over the age of 5. Dogs on leash are welcome. Bring binoculars/camera for the views and the migrating birds. No bathrooms available. DIRECTIONS: Do NOT attempt to drive up Bake Oven Knob Road from the north/Carbon County! The road is impassable. From Route 22 take either Rt. 309 or Rt.100 north: * If you take Rt. 309, take note of your mileage at the intersection where Rt. 873 splits with Rt. 309. From the split go 4.4 miles on Rt. 309 to Pleasant Corners. Turn right onto Bake Oven Road. *If you take Rt.100 north, where Rt.100 intersects with Rt. 309, turn right onto Rt. 309 for 0.2 miles to Pleasant Corners and turn left onto Bake Oven Road. Go on Bake Oven Road for about 3.8 miles to a stop sign at an unmarked intersection. The wide, unmarked road is Mountain Road. Cross unsigned Mountain Road and continue on Bake Oven Road for 0.5 miles to a stop sign at Church/Walter Road. Turn left for 0.2 miles and turn right onto Bake Oven Road. Bake Oven Road becomes gravel. Continue up for 1.4 miles. At the crest of the mountain are two parking areas. We will meet in the parking area on the right side of the road. Where: Bears Rocks, 373 Bake Oven Knob Road, Germansville PA 18053. Length: 3.6 miles Duration: 2+ hours GPS: 40.744856, -75.738701 Extras: There are several charming farm stands along the way. Plan to stop for autumn d├ęcor and foods on your way home.

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