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May 2017
5-24-17 6:15 pm
*NEW* Weeknight Walks @ 6:15 (Quakertown)
Join us for a walk through Quakertown
The 200 year old historic Eagle Hotel in Quakertown, a familiar local dive bar, has a new owner. Proprietors of The Local in Souderton, which offered fresh farm to table food, have now purchased the Eagle Hotel in Quakertown. Plans are underway to renovate and offer the same delicious food. We will meet at the Park at 4th and take a meandering walk through Quakertown stopping for refreshments at The Eagle Hotel/The Local before they close and begin renovations this summer. Currently, the menu is limited to Burgers, Fries and Fried Pickles. After refreshments, we will head back to the Park at 4th (.7 mile). Thunderstorms or heavy rain cancels
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2-3 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: The Park at 4th, Quakertown PA. Meet in parking lot by bathrooms and picnic tables
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
Co-leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
5-25-17 6:00 pm
Weeknight Walks at 6:00 pm (Upper Saucon)
Join us for a one hour walk on the rail trail in Center Valley
Spring is here ~ and the sun is setting later. We will be walking on the towpath for about a half hour to 45 minutes before turning around and heading back before dark. Afterward we can try out the Copperhead Grill on Route 378 for some refreshments. Heavy rain cancels.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2-2.5 miles
Hike rating: A
Meeting place: Upper Saucon Township Community Park, Preston Lane, Center Valley/Bethlehem (parking lot by the bathrooms)
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
5-28-17 8:30 am
Dunnfield Creek, Sunfish Pond, Raccoon Ridge Hike
Loop hike through the Delaware Water Gap including Dunnfield Creek, Sunfish Pond, Raccoon Ridge, and the AT.
From the Dunnfield Creek parking lot we will hike the Dunnfield Hollow Trail to Sunfish Pond. This section includes multiple stream crossings that, depending on how fast the creek is running, may require getting your feet wet, so please plan accordingly. Trekking poles are strongly recommended. After a rest at a rock outcropping on the northeast side of Sunfish Pond we will continue on the Appalachian Trail to Raccoon Ridge for lunch. After lunch we will travel back down the Appalachian Trail to our cars. Sturdy hiking boots are recommnded. Bring at least 3 quarts of water and lunch plus snacks. Steady rain cancels.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 15 miles
Hike rating: E+
Meeting place: Meet at the Dunnfield Creek Parking lot, which is the second exit in NJ off Route 80 East. Follow the ramp under the overpass, turn left and then right into the lot.
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Paula Uhrin 484-951-4299 jcnj168@ptd.net
5-30-17 6:00 pm
Weeknight Walks at 6:00 pm (Hellertown)
Join us for a one hour walk on the rail trail in Hellertown, PA
We'll walk on the rail trail for about a half hour or 45 minutes before turning around and heading back before dark. Afterward we can try out the new Crossroads Hotel on Main Street Heavy rain, snow or ice cancels.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2-2.5 miles
Hike rating: A
Meeting place: Water Street Park, 90 W Water Street, Hellertown PA
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
June 2017
6-1-17 6:15 pm
Weeknight Walks (Bethlehem)
Join us for a walk through Sand Island in Bethlehem
Meet by the tennis courts/bathrooms on Sand Island and to take a walk and explore the area for an hour or two. Optional stop afterward in Bethlehem for refreshments.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2-2.5 miles
Hike rating: B+
Meeting place: Sand Island, 44 River St Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (meet by the bathrooms/tennis court parking area)
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
Co-leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
6-3-17 6:45 pm
Whip-Poor-Will
We will hike up Translator lane.
To the top of the Mountain and wait for dark. We will then hike down Translator lane listening for Whip-Poor-Wills. Bring water and good shoes. Those familiar with this hike can meet at Translator Lane for a 7:00 PM start.
Details
Round trip road miles distance: 1 miles
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2 miles
Hike rating: C+
Meeting place: Osprey House Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Jim Gabovitz 610-262-3578 gapples@rcn.com
6-4-17 9:00 am
AT Section Hike: Eckville to Jacksonville-Snyders Road
This is a challenging hike along the AT which will include 1000ft+ ascent and some very rocky terrain, and will feature stops at Dan's Pulpit, Balanced Rock, Tri-County Corner & Allentown Shelter. Several great views!
If you have the stamina for a steep ascent, are a skilled rock hopper, and a fan of great vistas, this is the AT hike for you. With stops at Dan's Pulpit, Balanced Rock, Tri-County Corner & Allentown Shelter, we will take in several wonderful views. If folks are interested at the conclusion of the hike, Blue Mtn Summit Restaurant welcomes smelly hikers and should have their outdoor seating open by then. Definitely not for beginners! Wear sturdy boots and bring at least 2 liters of water, lunch and snacks. Rain cancels
Details
Round trip road miles distance: 6 miles
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 10 miles
Hike rating: D
Meeting place: Blue Mtn Summit Restaurant Parking Lot, Rt 309 (for GPS 2520 W Penn Pike, Andreas, PA)
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Kerry Snyder 610-737-7768 ksnyd82@gmail.com
6-7-17 7:30 pm
JUNE MONTHLY MEETING
Monthly business meeting.
Program to be determined.
Details
Meeting place: St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 140 South Ott Street, Allentown, PA.
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Lucy Cantwell 215-855-2793
6-9-17 5:30 pm
Hike to the Pulpit and Pinnacle under the Strawberry Full Moon
Watch the moonrise from the Pinnacle.
Come and watch the full moon rise from the Pinnacle. This is an 8 mile loop hike, starting at the Hamburg Reservoir parking lot and then going up to the Pulpit and Pinnacle for spectacular views of the rising full moon. Sunset is at 8:33pm and moonrise is at 8:36pm. This is not a beginner's hike due to the ~1000' ascent, rocky terrain and nighttime conditions. Sturdy hiking boots are recommended. Bring a headlamp or flashlight, at least 2 liters of water and food/snacks. Rain or cloudy conditions cancels.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 9 miles
Hike rating: C
Meeting place: Hamburg Reservoir parking lot, 420 Reservoir Road Hamburg, PA
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Paula Uhrin 484-951-4299 jcnj168@ptd.net
6-11-17 9:00 am
Walking Purchase Park Loop Hike
This is a moderately challenging hike along various mountain bike trails in a section of old growth forest in the slopes above the Lehigh River in Fountain Hill. Optional visit to Janet Goloub’s gravesite if you arrive early.
A pleasant hike along various mountain bike trails in a section of old growth forest in the slopes above the Lehigh River in Fountain Hill. Janet Goloub’s gravesite is only steps away from the start of the hike in Green Meadow burial ground. Please arrive 20 minutes early if you would like to visit and pay your respects. There are some wet areas and plenty of rocks, so please wear sturdy boots and bring at least 2 liters of water, lunch and snacks. Rain cancels.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 8 miles
Hike rating: C
Meeting place: Dodson Park, Dodson Street, Fountain Hill, PA
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Kerry Snyder 610-737-7768 ksnyd82@gmail.com
6-13-17 6:00 pm
Weeknight Walks at 6:00 pm (Center Valley)
Join us for an easy 2 mile lighted walk around the Promenade Shops in Center Valley (Window shopping only!)
Summer is almost is here ~ let’s get our blood flowing with a short midweek stroll and burn a few calories so we can enjoy some refreshments when we are done walking. Tuesday is $5 Burger and fries night at Bar Louie’s. Heavy rain cancels.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Please meet at 6:00 in the parking lot on the WEST side of LLBean (Promenade entrance from West Saucon Valley Circle).
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
6-15-17 6:15 pm
Weeknight Walks (Nockamixon)
Join us for a weeknight walk in Nockamixon State Park
We will explore the 2 mile Sterner Mill Hiking Trail in Nockamixon State Park. From Route 313, head North on 563 and Sterner Mill is the first hiking trail area on your right hand side. Optional refreshment stop after the walk
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2 miles
Hike rating: B+
Meeting place: From 563 North, drive .8 miles to Sterner Mill Hiking Area on Right. Take that to the parking lot on LEFT.
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
Co-leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
6-17-17 9:00 am
BEAR CREEK PRESERVE HIKE
Enjoy the beautiful rhododendrons on this scenic 7 mile loop hike.
Bear Creek Preserve is a vast expanse of forests and steep stream valleys located just south of Wilkes-Barre, PA. This preserve features streams, wetlands, waterfalls, hemlocks, rock outcroppings, views and rhododendron tunnels. We will hike to the scenic outlook, cross 3 bridges (one is a new cable suspension bridge) and enjoy the trail that parallels Shades Creek. Good hiking footwear is highly recommended since sections will be rocky and some areas may be wet. Bring water and lunch. No dogs, please. Heavy rain cancels.
Details
Round trip road miles distance: 53 miles
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 7 miles
Hike rating: C+
Meeting place: Meet at the Wescosville Park-n-Ride (next to the old Charcoal Drive-In), 4440 Hamilton Blvd, Allentown, for a carpool to Bear Creek Preserve. We will leave promptly at 9:00am!
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Pam Root 610-965-2213 pswilson01@aol.com
Co-leader: Pam Root 610-965-2213 pswilson01@aol.com
6-21-17 6:00 pm
Weeknight Walks @ 6:00 p.m. - Quakertown
Join us for an easy 2 ½ - 3 mile walk from the Quakertown Chamber of Commerce to the new solar lighted “Park at 4th” in Quakertown.
Summer evenings - let’s get our blood flowing with a short midweek stroll through Quakertown to the park at 4th and Mill. We can also enjoy some refreshments when we are done walking by meeting back at McCoole's Red Lion Inn for some appetizers and drinks. Heavy rain, cancels.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2.5-3 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Please meet at 6:00 in the parking lot of the Chamber of Commerce (which is also the McCoole’s overflow parking) 21 N Main St, Quakertown, PA 18951
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
6-22-17 8:00 am
Trail Magic Day
We will provide food, beverages and treats for Thru-hikers.
We always get a great assortment of goodies and supplies. Fresh fruit, vegetables and sweet treats are always popular. You can also contact me to find out what we need. Karen 267-424-4602 or email me at kjgradel@gmail.com.
Details
Meeting place: Meeting place: Meeting place: Bake Oven Road Parking lot. GPS Coordinates 40.744544, -75.738112
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Karen Gradel 215-536-5857
6-23-17 8:00 am
Trail Magic Day
We will provide food, beverages and treats for Thru-hikers.
We always get a great assortment of goodies and supplies. Fresh fruit, vegetables and sweet treats are always popular. You can also contact me to find out what we need. Karen 267-424-4602 or email me at kjgradel@gmail.com
Details
Meeting place: Meeting place: Meeting place: Bake Oven Road Parking lot. GPS Coordinates 40.744544, -75.738112
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Karen Gradel 215-536-5857
6-29-17 6:15 pm
Weeknight Walks (Emmaus)
Join us for a weeknight walk at South Mountain Preserve
We will hike the 2 mile Orange Alpine Street Trail at South Mountain Preserve in Emmaus. Hiking boots or shoes recommended as trail is rocky. Optional refreshment stop after the walk
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2 miles
Hike rating: B+
Meeting place: Boroline Park, 600 Alpine St., Emmaus
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
Co-leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
July 2017
7-5-17 6:30 pm
JULY MONTHLY MEETING and POTLUCK PICNIC @ FRANKO PARK
A short monthly business meeting followed by a potluck picnic
It's that time again for our annual picnic. The club will provide hot dogs and drinks. We ask our members to bring a favorite dish to share with the group. DIRECTIONS: I-78 to the Lehigh Street exit then north on Lehigh Street. Turn right at the 1st light onto Downyflake Lane. Then turn right onto S. 12th Street. At the light, turn left onto W Emmaus Avenue. Then turn right, before the Eastern Salisbury Fire and Rescue, onto Honeysuckle Road. Then bear left onto Black River Road. Franko Park is 1/4 mile on the left.
Details
Meeting place: Franko Park, Black River Road, Salisbury Township.
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Anne Griffin 610-760-0479
Co-leader: Edna Himmler 610-797-5182 ehimmler@gmail.com
October 2017
10-21-17 1:00 pm
Autumn Refuge Hike
Hike along the Prairie Grass and chestnut Oak Trails.
Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and snacks.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 6+ miles
Hike rating: A
Meeting place: Lehigh Gap Nature Center Osprey House
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Jim Gabovitz 610-262-3578 gapples@rcn.com