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June 2017
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
6-25-17 11:00 am
Family\Kids Hike at Allentown Fish Hatchery
Join us for a Family walk along the Lehigh Parkway.
We will start at the Fish Hatchery parking lot and walk to the Museum of Indian Culture. After that we will walk along the parkway for a mile or 2 depending on the group and finish at the Trout Hatchery. Bring a snack or lunch for a picnic afterwards. There are vending machines for fish food purchase. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 1.5 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Fish Hatchery Parking lot 2901 Fish Hatchery Rd Allentown
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Karen Gradel 215-536-5857
6-27-17 5:00 pm
Lost River Caverns Tour
Join us for an evening tour of Lost River Caverns
We will take a 30 to 45 minute tour of the cave and then the kids can pan for gems. There ia a short trail on the property we can hike. Cost is $8.00 for adults (age 13 and over) and $5.50 for children 3 to 12. Please sign up on Meetup so I have an accurate count of participants.
Details
Meeting place: 726 Durham Street Hellertown, PA 18055
Posted on meetup.com? YES
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
7-11-17 6:15 pm
Weeknight Walks (Center Valley Promenade)
Join us for an easy 2 mile lighted walk around the Promenade Shops in Center Valley (Window shopping only!)
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. Meet outside in the Parking Lot next to LLBean (the side without an entrance) A favorite; Tuesday is $5 Burger and fries night at Bar Louie’s. Heavy rain or Thunderstorms cancel.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Please meet 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
Co-leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
7-15-17 9:00 am
Trexler Nature Preserve Loop Hike
A hike through the wilds of the Trexler Game Preserve
This loop hike will explore the northern portions of the Game Preserve, beginning at the Trexler Environmental Center, following the Border Trail through the Central Range to the North Range, then taking a variety of trails to explore the lesser-traveled sections of the park, returning to the Central Range and concluding on several trails that run along the Jordan Creek. There will be several long, steep climbs, multiple scenic overlooks, and likely buffalo and elk sightings. Early bailout options will be available. Wear sturdy hiking boots and bring at least 2 liters of water, lunch and snacks. Rain cancels.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 14 miles
Hike rating: E+
Meeting place: Trexler Environmental Center, 4935 Orchard Road Schnecksville, PA
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Paula Uhrin 484-951-4299 jcnj168@ptd.net
7-16-17 1:00 pm
Kayaking on Leaser Lake
Bring your Kayak and join us for a 2 - 3 hour Paddle
Let's all meet at this one hundred seventeen acre lake and paddle on a Sunday afternoon. Make sure your boat is registered or you have a valid launch permit. Bring a lunch or snack to eat on the lake; maybe a stop for ice cream on the way home.
Details
Meeting place: Parking lot on Follweiler Ct off Leaser Road, New Tripoli PA
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
Co-leader: Karen Gradel 215-536-5857
7-19-17 6:00 pm
Weeknight Walks at 6:00 pm (Quakertown Park @ 4th)
Join us for a 2 1/2 - 3 mile walk around the park and ballfields in Quakertown
We'll meet at 6:00 pm and walk for about an hour. We can even walk into town and grab some ice cream at Rosemarie's Italian Ice. Afterward if you are interested, QNB will be holding their annual QNB Founders’ Day Band Concert from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the park. Bring a chair and/or blanket if you are planning to stay for the concert. We will meet by the bathrooms/snack bar area at the Park at 4th (behind the library; turn at 4th and Mill Streets. Bathrooms are midway between the library and the amphitheater) Heavy rain, snow or ice cancels.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2-3 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Park at 4th (and Mill Streets) Turn next to the Quakertown Library and drive straight back. Park near bathrooms located about half way down the lane between the library and amphitheater.
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
Co-leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
7-26-17 6:30 pm
Weeknight Walks (Trexler Nature Preserve)
Let's take a walk at the Trexler Nature Preserve
We'll walk the teal and double blue trails at the Trexler Nature Preserve. Great views of the Lehigh Valley Zoo and elk and bison. Optional stop for ice cream or refreshments on the way home.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2 - 3 miles
Hike rating: B+
Meeting place: Parking at the Trexler Environmental Center; 4935 Orchard Road Schnecksville, PA 18078
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
Co-leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
August 2017
8-2-17 5:30 pm
Weeknight Walks (Allentown)
Join us for a short walk before the Allentown Hiking Club Meeting
Let's get a little exercise before the meeting starts. We will meet at St. Timothy's and walk about .6 miles to Cali Burrito on Reading Road to have some dinner. Afterward we'll head back to the church for the club meeting. Thunderstorms or heavy rain cancel the walk
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 1.5 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 140 South Ott Street, Allentown, PA
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
Co-leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
8-2-17 7:30 pm
AUGUST MONTHLY MEETING
Monthly business meeting.
Abigail Pattishall from the Wildland's Conservancy will give a presentation on the health of the Lehigh River.
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
8-9-17 6:30 pm
Weeknight Walks (Milford Twp - Unami)
Time for a new walking spot
Let's get out and explore the Unami Creek trail. We can also enjoy some refreshments at Five Points Bar and Grill; a half mile down the street
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 3-4 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Unami Creek Trail, Kumry road Trailhead, 1960 Kumry Road, Quakertown PA
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
Co-leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
8-13-17 11:00 am
LEHIGH RIVER TUBING
Float the Lehigh River from Treichlers Bridge to the dam in Northampton.
Bring an INFLATED truck tube and wear a swimsuit, water shoes and a wide brimmed hat. Hopefully no body will interrupt us this time. Trucks and vans will be helpful to haul tubes.
Details
Meeting place: Meet at the Whitehall Mall between Sears and the Auto shop.
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Gene Scharle 610-432-5652
8-13-17 9:00 am
Hike Jacobsburg State Park
Hike the rolling hills of Jacobsburg State Park
We will cover many of the 18 miles of trails this park offers. Trails of varied surfaces are through meadows and forests with rolling hills. Hiking boots recommended and water shoes might be nice to have for a cooling walk through Bushkill Creek. Bring water and lunch/snacks. Steady rain cancels.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 15 miles
Hike rating: E+
Meeting place: Meet at the large, triangular parking lot, just south of the park's Environmental Education Center, on Belfast Road.
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Paula Uhrin 484-951-4299 jcnj168@ptd.net
8-16-17 6:30 pm
Weeknight Walks (Macungie - Kalmback)
Join us for a walk at Kalmback Memorial Park in Macungie
We'll walk on a beautiful stone trail through a wooded pine forest right in the heart of Macungie. After our exploration, we can head over to Rita's for a nice cool treat.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2-3 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Kalmbach Memorial Park; 200 Cotton Street, Macungie PA 18062
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
Co-leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
8-23-17 6:30 pm
Weeknight Walks - (Monocacy Park, Bethlehem)
Let's take a walk and check out Monocacy Park in Bethlehem
We'll take a short walk around the creek at Monocacy Creek and check out some of the historic structures. Afterward, we can drive over to the Bethlehem Dairy Store on Linden Street for some famous homemade ice cream.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2 miles
Meeting place: Monocacy Park, 259 Illick's Mill Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18017
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
Co-leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
8-26-17 10:00 am
Kayaking at Lake Nockamixon
Bring your Kayak and join us for a 2 - 3 hour paddle at Lake Nockamixon
Bring your Kayak and we'll spend a few hours on the lake. Afterward we can stop at Owwowcow Creamery.
Details
Meeting place: Haycock Boat Launch, Quakertown PA
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
Co-leader: Karen Gradel 215-536-5857
8-30-17 6:30 pm
Weeknight Walks - (Lake Lenape Park, Sellersville)
Let's take a walk through Lake Lenape Park
Looks there is a cute little nature/exercise trail running through the park that we can explore. Afterward, we'll find some ice cream
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2-3 miles
Meeting place: Lake Lenape Park, 210 E Walnut Street, Sellersville PA
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
Co-leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
September 2017
9-6-17 5:30 pm
Weeknight Walks (Allentown)
Join us for a short walk before the Allentown Hiking Club Meeting
Let's get a little exercise before the meeting starts. We will meet at St. Timothy's and walk about .6 miles on Reading Road to Cali Burrito for some dinner. Afterward we'll head back to the church for the club meeting. Thunderstorms or heavy rain cancel the walk
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 1.5 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 140 South Ott Street, Allentown, PA
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
Co-leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
9-6-17 7:30 pm
SEPTEMBER 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
9-13-17 6:15 pm
Weeknight Walks (Lehigh Gap)
Join us for a 2.3 mile hike at Lehigh gap
We will start at the Nature Center and go up the LNE trail. There is an incline and the trail can be rocky so wear boots. We will walk to the Bobolink Trail which will take us down to the D & L trail along the river.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2.3 miles
Hike rating: A
Meeting place: Lehigh Gap Nature Center 8844 Paint Mill Rd, Slatington, PA 18080
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Karen Gradel 215-536-5857
Co-leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
9-16-17 8:30 am
Pulpit and Pinnacle Loop Hike
Loop hike to Pulpit Rock and the Pinnacle.
This is a loop hike, starting at the Hamburg Reservoir parking lot, first climbing to Pulpit Rock and then onward to the Pinnacle for spectacular views of the Lehigh Valley from both locations. This is not a beginner's hike due to the 1000' ascent and very rocky terrain. Bring a least 2L of water and lunch / snacks. Steady rain cancels.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 10 miles
Hike rating: D
Meeting place: Hamburg Reservoir parking lot; 410 Reservoir Rd, Hamburg, PA
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Paula Uhrin 484-951-4299 jcnj168@ptd.net
9-20-17 6:15 pm
Weeknight Walks (Richland Township)
Join us for a one hour walk through Robert 0. Keller Memorial Park in Richland Township
Join us for a one hour walk through the nature trail at Robert 0. Keller Memorial Park in Richland Township. Afterward we'll head down to The Pub in Quakertown Shopping Center for refreshments. Heavy rain or Thunderstorms cancel.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2 miles
Hike rating: A
Meeting place: Please meet in the parking lot located next to the Township Building at 1328 California Road.
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
Co-leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
9-27-17 6:15 pm
Weeknight Walks (Milford Twp - Molasses Creek)
Join us for a walk at Molasses Creek Park
The end of summer is here but we can still get a couple of miles in before dark. Spinnerstown Hotel may be a good place to stop for refreshments.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2-3 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Molasses Creek Park, 2075 Krammes Road, Quakertown, PA
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
Co-leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
October 2017
10-4-17 5:30 pm
Weeknight Walks (Allentown)
Join us for a short walk before the Allentown Hiking Club Meeting
Let's get a little exercise before the meeting starts. We will meet at St. Timothy's and walk about .6 miles on Reading Road to Cali Burrito for dinner. Afterward we'll head back to the church for the club meeting. Thunderstorms or heavy rain cancel the walk
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 1.5 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 140 South Ott Street, Allentown, PA
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
Co-leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
10-4-17 7:30 pm
OCTOBER 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
10-8-17 8:30 am
Dunnfield Creek, Sunfish Pond, Raccoon Ridge Loop Hike
Loop hike through the Delaware Water Gap including Dunnfield Creek, Sunfish Pond, Raccoon Ridge, and the AT.
This lot fills up quickly so please arrive early. 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 (you will thank me) and lunch plus snacks. Steady rain cancels.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 14 miles
Hike rating: E
Meeting place: Meet at the Dunnfield Creek Parking lot, which is the second exit in NJ off Route 80 East. Go under the overpass and the parking lot is on your right. Overflow parking at the Kittatinny Visitor's Center.
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Paula Uhrin 484-951-4299 jcnj168@ptd.net
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