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Dates: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Bethlehem, PA
Event Name: South
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 106019 2017/Y0667
Distance - Trail Ratings: 10k/6k - 2A
Description: Daily, dawn to dusk. The walk goes through Lehigh University, the South Bethlehem Greenway, and through the former Bethlehem Steel campus. The redeveloped area includes a casino, hotel, outlet mall, PBS station, arts campus, skating rink, and the Steel ruins. The walk continues into Fountain Hill past the mansions of 19th century Bethlehem movers and shakers.
Amenities: Strollers: Medium | Wheelchairs: Medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Amphitheatres, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Cities in Song, Fraternal Organizations, Honoring Our Flag, Ice Cream Parlors, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, National Register of Historic Places, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park, Treasure Hunt - A way to walk our precious trails, United States Post Offices, Vice Presidential Walks, Walk the USA - Street by Street, Walking the Path of Inventions, You'll Never Walk Alone
Start Times:
Location: Comfort Suites - University
Start Point / Driving Directions: 120 W Third St., Bethlehem 18015, 610-882-9700. S: PA-309 N to PA-378 N to Bethlehem. Approx 6 miles turn right on Broadway, left on Brodhead. Enter parking lot from Brodhead. E: I-78 to Exit 67 for PA-412/Hellertown/Bethlehem. Right on PA-412. Follow Hwy signs for 4 miles. Sands Casino, becomes Daly, then Third. Left on Brodhead, enter hotel parking lot. N: US-309 S, continue to PA-33 S. Exit US-22 W to Bethlehem/Allentown. Exit to PA-378 S to Bethlehem. Travel 4 miles until freeway ends; merge to left lane. Slight left turn on Third to bottom of hill. Right on Brodhead, quick left to hotel parking lot. W: US-22 E to PA-378 S to Bethlehem. Continue with directions from above. Parking lot entrance on Brodhead. Walkers are instructed to park in back of lot.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: A highlight of the walk is the 2,000 foot long Hoover-Mason Trestle which is now a public walkway. It is located on the former Bethlehem Steel campus (SteelStacks). The trestle was once used as a narrow gauge railroad to carry coke, limestone and iron ore to the blast furnaces. Walk the trestle to get up close and personal with the blast furnaces. Note that dogs are not allowed on the trestle.
Host Club: Liberty Bell Wanderers
Contact: Gayle Hendricks (484) 809-0293
Website: www.libertybellwanderers.net
E-Mail Contact: e2feet@gmail.com