Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington

4.8
#54 of 69 in Wildlife in Pennsylvania
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Lehigh Gap Nature Center is a non-profit, member-run conservation organization located in the Lehigh Gap of Pennsylvania at the foot of the Kittatinny Ridge, between the towns of Slatington and Palmerton. Our mission is to protect the wildlife and enhance the habitats of our Refuge, the neighboring Kittatinny Ridge, and the Lehigh River Watershed through conservation, education, research, and outdoor recreation to improve the quality of life of present and future generations. We believe in the power of the citizen activist. We believe in the wisdom of the citizen scientist. We believe that knowledge and understanding build compassion. We believe concerned people working together can make a difference. Join us as we improve our corner of the earth.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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.....  more »
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  • Beautiful trail for easy biking, walking or running. It has an old railroad bed that has been converted into a rails to trails. There are many benches along the way to rest at. The benches and picnic areas all have wonderful settings. The trail can be considered flat with a few side trails that also connect to the main trail. Was there on a Sunday morning and it had little traffic.
  • Tough hike as we picked the hottest day out of the year to climb. It was quite windy at the top which was relaxing. The hike up was tiring and there was some shade about twenty minutes. After that was a rock scramble and the rock scramble was pretty intense but not too difficult. Being hot and sweaty definitely adds to the intensity, especially when the temperature was getting hotter near the 11AM mark. Views were pretty. Honestly I've been to Shanendoah National Park and other parks in the Northeast and Lehigh Gap has some really good views. Advice is to find a day when it isn't so hot and to also come here early to beat the crowds. We didn't have any as we were crazy enough to come here on a 90 degree day. Also bring sunscreen and bug repellent.

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