Lehigh Gap Nature Center

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Gary F
Slatington, Pennsylvania, Usa45 contributions
A great place to relax and enjoy nature
Jul 2018 • Solo
A place to see nature all types of trees,flowers .You may see hawks and an American Bald Eagle...Amazing.Relax meditate enjoy life......Slatington Rotary also has a lovely pavilion for lunch or a picnic...
Written 9 July 2018
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vhaas887
Bethlehem, PA286 contributions
Explore the varying trails
Jun 2017 • Family
You can take the trail multiple ways which I recommend for differing views. The view from the top of the mountain is amazing and shouldn't be missed. Not far from the Lehigh Valley and Jim Thorpe. I love coming here with my family as we've been coming here for years and we don't plan on stopping anytime soon. There's also the Nature Center you can stop in to get some more information about the trail, wildlife and plants. Sometimes they offer free ice cream and have exhibits about different things in regards to nature. Very educational.
Written 9 April 2018
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danil47
Fort Myers, FL103 contributions
Great Views!
May 2017 • Couples
Doesn't matter what season you will always see beauty.
Fall is a beautiful time to walk it! But again anytime is good.
Slight uphill grade till you get to the level section, but worth the little exertion up. This trail does parallel a rails to trails so you can opt for the less strenuous hike too.
It is out in the open & mostly no tree cover. So the views down to the river or out in the valley are clear. Hawks floating in the breeze to tubers floating down the river.
Great hike. Take water, bug spray & suntan lotion.
Educational center is good too.For first timers & kids. Nice little garden
Written 16 July 2017
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Todd P
Walnutport, PA6 contributions
Great place to take a brief stroll or extended easy hike
Jul 2017 • Family
Easy hike up the mountain or flat hikes along the river, good educational stops along most paths and likely to see some sort of wildlife
Written 12 July 2017
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NiniDi
15 contributions
Great walking/ biking trail
May 2017 • Solo
I walk this trail three to four times a week. It's flat....peaceful and mind cleansing. I see some regulars on my walks and some newbees. There are also mothers pushing strollers. I mostly walk the trail north to Lehighton but you can take it south towards Northampton. The North side can get noisy because of traffic across the river on 248. The south side passes close to houses but is quiet.
Written 23 May 2017
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Jeanette P
Lehighton, PA47 contributions
Turning the Mountain Green
Jul 2016 • Family
This environmental center not only educates but also leads by example. Executive Director Dan has spent years leading the cause to revegetate the superfund site near Palmerton. We have watched the progress: the green growth on the barren mountain. We are coming up to spring: the green time of the year. More green than last year, and certainly more green than 1988 (I remember because I had my '88 Celica!). Now I admire the color from the '14 Pony. These folks are non-profit and privately funded. And they have a Great Ospry House that is environmental with exhibits and classrooms.
Oh, I forgot: Dan actually inspires volunteers to weed the mountain on Earth Day! Those non indigenous weeds need to go.
Written 13 March 2017
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Pamela R
Slatington, PA5 contributions
Kid Friendly
May 2016 • Family
Took my children there for a short hike. The trails are marked for wildlife observation. Also clear marking to the different types of foliage. Very cool and the children really enjoyed chasing butterflies
Written 26 July 2016
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Im4dabirds
Hazleton133 contributions
Me and Mary at the Gap!
May 2016 • Couples
Very nice nature center. They have a slideshow to explain the reclamation efforts. Several trails (including AT), small gift shop, rest rooms, various displays.
Written 1 May 2016
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1naturegirl
Schnecksvill, PA180 contributions
Great place for family and great for kids.
Mar 2015 • Solo
The Nature Center has very good programs for families and especially for kids.
You can go hiking, birding and just enjoy nature at this great nature center.
Written 15 April 2015
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kch0
bath12 contributions
Lehigh Gap Nature Center-An Outdoors Treasure
Nov 2014 • Friends
The Lehigh Gap Nature Center (http://lgnc.org) owns over 750 acres of varied habitat along the Kittatinny Ridge straddling Lehigh and Carbon Counties in the upper Lehigh Valley. There are approximately 14 miles of hiking trails, some of the trails are looped so hikers do not have to retrace their steps. The views from some of the trails are very beautiful and great for migratory and resident bird watching, including eagles and other types of raptors. The LGNC sponsors a speakers' series throughout the year on various nature topics. The Osprey House holds informational materials and activities of the Lehigh Gap Nature Center. The LGNC is entirely supported by private contributions and donations. Trails are varied from flat with soft gravel along the Lehigh River to rocky and challenging trails, especially the trails that connect with the Appalachian Trail. The upper part of the nature preserve connects with the East Penn Twp. bike path along the Lehigh which has a boat ramp and parking area. The D&L trail is part of the 165 mile National Heritage Corridor Trail that runs from Bristol PA to Wilkes Barre. It is worth a first time visit and return visits for anyone who enjoys the outdoors.
Written 11 November 2014
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