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July 2018
7-18-18 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks - 2 miles
Walk a mile to see the Quakertown Band
Let's meet up at the Chamber of Commerce and then walk a mile to the park for the QNB Founder's Day Celebration with Quakertown Band. Bring a chair. Quakertown Band Performance Bank Founder's Day Celebration (QNB) Park at 4th; 4th & Mill Streets Quakertown, PA 18951 July 18th, 2018 (Wednesday) Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, two 45 minute sets, Open to the Public Special Notes: Rain location: Bucks Co. Free Library Quakertown Band & QNB Celebrating 139 Years Together!
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2 miles
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 (This is located in town. If you put just the Chamber in your GPS it may take you to the old one on 663.)
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
7-21-18 11:00 am | Canoeing or kayaking
Kayaking on Leaser Lake (2 hours) followed by a Picnic in the Park
Bring your Kayak and join us for a 2 hour Paddle with a picnic afterward
Let's all meet at this one hundred seventeen acre lake and paddle on a Saturday afternoon. Make sure your boat is registered or you have a valid launch permit. Picnic afterward - bring a beverage, your choice of meat for the grill and a dish to share. If you do not have a kayak, you can rent one from Leaser Lake Boats, Bikes and Bait. (484) 221-1522. It is normally $35 for two hours but they are offering a 20% discount for Allentown Hiking Club members. They will deliver they kayak right to the lake. Heavy rain or thunderstorms cancel.
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
7-21-18 8:30 am | Hike
Chain Saw Maintenance
Chain Saw blow downs and help and weed cutting
Ed needs some help going north on the AT to the Knife Edge to remove 3 blow downs. At least 2 helpers needed. 7 miles. If more people respond, we can use the DR Mower heading south on the AT, refresh the blazes,trim branches that hang into the trail and do some weed cutting We will be meeting at the 309 parking lot near Blue Mountain restaurant but please contact Ed by e-mail or phone so he knows exactly how many people to expect: Ed Ritter hc 6107302683 wc 4842417782 critter888@verizon.net
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 7 miles
Hike rating: C
Meeting place: Please contact the event leader
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Ed Ritter 610-730-2683 critter888@verizon.net
7-24-18 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks - Quakertown Eagle (3-4 miles)
Join us for a walk through Quakertown
We'll meet at the Eagle/Local in Quakertown and stay together as we head down to the Park at 4th. Once there, people can walk at their own pace as we circle around the different paths. After the walk we'll head back to the 200 year old historic Eagle/Local, a familiar local dive bar. Plans for renovations have been pushed back but the food is good! Meet in the parking lot behind the Eagle/Local. (make sure your GPS takes you to Quakertown and not Trumbauersville - we've had a few problems with that) Thunderstorms, Heavy rain cancels
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2-4 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: The Eagle, Corner of Rts 212 and 313; Quakertown PA. Parking is behind the hotel or on the street; Usually quite a few spots across from the front entrance on Route 313 (Broad Street)
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
7-26-18 6:00 pm | Hike
Walk to Concert in the Park
Want to walk a mile to see Journey Former Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri
Walk to Sounds of Summer Concert Series: Journey Former Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri at Quakertown's Park at 4th. You will need to bring a chair to sit in and $20 cash for the concert. There will be a concession stand with food and drinks available; cash only. Tickets are available at the door at 6 pm so lets meet and be ready to go by 6pm to get a good spot. Once your chairs are set up, we can walk around the park. Meet at the Chamber of Commerce at 21 N. Main Street, Quakertown, PA 18951 at 5:45 pm. (make sure you don't just put the Chamber in your GPS because it may take you to the old site off of 663 - the new one is in town down from McCooles). It's about 3/4 to a mile walk to the park - and then back again when the concert is over. Info is available on the website below. Thunderstorms or rain cancels. (concert is still on unless severe weather, however, I am a fair weather concert go-er) Let me know if you are planning to attend in case parking is an issue: cpaetow@hotmail.com. https://quakertown.org/government/parks-recreation/concerts
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Please contact the event leader if you are coming in case parking is an issue. cpaetow@hotmail.com
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
7-27-18 5:45 pm | Hike
Hike to the Pulpit and Pinnacle under the Full Thunder Moon
Watch the moonrise from the Pinnacle.
Please arrive by 4:45pm for a 5:00pm departure. As we will need to make it up to the Pinnacle by sunset, the group will leave on time. Come and watch the full moon rise from the Pinnacle! July's Full Moon, the Full Thunder Moon, was named due to the prevalence of thunder storms. 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 8:23pm and moonrise is at 8:25pm. 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 overly cloudy conditions will cancel the hike.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 8 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
7-30-18 6:00 pm | Hike
DATE CHANGE - Weeknight Walks at 6:00 pm - Upper Saucon (2-4 miles) - DATE CHANGE
Join us for a walk on the rail trail in Center Valley
We will be walking on the towpath for about 45 minutes before turning around and heading back before dark. Afterward we can try out the Copperhead Grill on Route 378 for some refreshments. Thunderstorms or heavy rain cancels
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 3-4 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: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
August 2018
8-1-18 5:45 pm | Hike
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: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
8-1-18 7:30 pm | Meeting
AUGUST MONTHLY MEETING
Presentation followed by Monthly Business Meeting
Tom David will give a presentation on the Rocky Mountain National Parks. The presentation will be followed by the regular monthly business meeting.
Details
Meeting place: St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 140 South Ott Street, Allentown, PA
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Karen Gradel 267-424-4602
Co-leader: Paula Uhrin 484-951-4299 jcnj168@ptd.net
8-5-18 9:00 am | Hike
Nolde Forest Loop Hike
Loop hike through the Nolde Forest
Nolde Forest encompasses more than 665 acres of deciduous woodlands and coniferous plantations. A network of trails makes the center’s streams, ponds, and diverse habitats accessible to all. We will hike most of the trails that wander throughout the park under tall trees and near creeks. Some trails are footpaths and others are remnants of gravel roads used by original owners of the mansion. We will stop at the Mansion to check out its unique architecture. Sturdy hiking boots are recommended. Bring at least 2L of water and lunch / snacks. Heavy rain cancels. Trail map can be found here: http://www.docs.dcnr.pa.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_003596.pdf
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 10 miles
Hike rating: D+
Meeting place: Please contact the event leader
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Paula Uhrin 484-951-4299 jcnj168@ptd.net
8-7-18 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks at 6:00 pm - Coopersburg (3-4 miles)
Join us for a one hour walk on the rail trail in Coopersburg
We will be walking on the towpath for about 45 minutes before turning around and heading back before dark. Afterward we can try out Copperhead Grill. Thunderstorms or Heavy rain cancels
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 3-4 miles
Hike rating: A
Meeting place: Rail Trail Living Memorial Park, E Landis Street, Coopersburg, PA
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
8-11-18 9:00 am | Hike
Hike Jacobsburg State Park
Hike the rolling hills of Jacobsburg
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 at least 2L of water and lunch/snacks. Heavy 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
8-15-18 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks - Quakertown McCooles (3-4 miles)
Join us for 3-4 mile walk from the Quakertown Chamber of Commerce to the “Park at 4th” in Quakertown.
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. Thunderstorms or heavy rain cancels
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 3-4 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 (This is located in town. If you put just the Chamber in your GPS it may take you to the old one on 663.)
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
8-16-18 6:00 pm | Hike
Walk to Concert in the Park
Want to walk a mile to see Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone
Want to walk a mile to see Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone Walk to Sounds of Summer Concert Series: Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone at Quakertown's Park at 4th. You will need to bring a chair to sit in and $20 cash for the concert. There will be a concession stand with food and drinks available; cash only. Tickets are available at the door at 6 pm so lets meet and be ready to go by 6pm to get a good spot. Once your chairs are set up, we can walk around the park. Meet at the Chamber of Commerce at 21 N. Main Street, Quakertown, PA 18951 at 5:45 pm. (make sure you don't just put the Chamber in your GPS because it may take you to the old site off of 663 - the new one is in town down from McCooles). It's about 3/4 to a mile walk to the park - and then back again when the concert is over. Info is available on the website below. Thunderstorms or rain cancels. (concert is still on unless severe weather, however, I am a fair weather concert go-er) Let me know if you are planning to attend in case parking is an issue: cpaetow@hotmail.com. https://quakertown.org/government/parks-recreation/concerts
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Please contact the event leader if you are coming in case parking is an issue. cpaetow@hotmail.com
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
8-19-18 11:00 am | Other
Float the Lehigh River
Have fun floating the Lehigh River during the dam release.
Float the Lehigh River from the new D&L boat launching site at Treichler's Bridge to the Rt. 329 bridge in Northampton. Wear a swimsuit, water shoes, wide-brimmed hat. Do not forget sun protection. Show up with an INFLATED truck tube. Vans and/or pick-up trucks would be helpful in transporting the tubes. Meet at the Whitehall Mall parking lot between Sears and the Auto Shop.
Details
Round trip road miles distance: 3 miles
Meeting place: Sears at Whitehall Mall, 1259 Pennsylvania 145, Whitehall, PA 18052
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Gene Scharle 610-432-5652
8-22-18 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks (Quakertown Eagle)
Join us for a walk through Quakertown
We'll meet at the Eagle/Local in Quakertown and stay together as we head down to the Park at 4th. Once there, people can walk at their own pace as we circle around the different paths. After the walk we'll head back to the 200 year old historic Eagle/Local, a familiar local dive bar. Plans for renovations have been pushed back but the food is good! Meet in the parking lot behind the Eagle/Local. (make sure your GPS takes you to Quakertown and not Trumbauersville - we've had a few problems with that) Thunderstorms, Heavy rain cancels
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 3-4 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: The Eagle, Corner of Rts 212 and 313; Quakertown PA. Parking is behind the hotel or on the street; Usually quite a few spots across from the front entrance on Route 313 (Broad Street)
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
8-23-18 5:45 pm | Hike
Walk to Concert in the Park
Want to walk a mile to see The Little River Band
Want to walk a mile to see The Little River Band Walk to the final 2018 Sounds of Summer Concert Series: The Little River Band at Quakertown's Park at 4th. You will need to bring a chair to sit in and $20 cash for the concert. There will be a concession stand with food and drinks available; cash only. Tickets are available at the door at 6 pm so lets meet at 5:45 pm to get a good spot. Once your chairs are set up, we can walk around the park. Meet at the Chamber of Commerce at 21 N. Main Street, Quakertown, PA 18951 at 5:45 pm. (make sure you don't just put the Chamber in your GPS because it may take you to the old site off of 663 - the new one is in town down from McCooles). It's about 3/4 to a mile walk to the park - and then back again when the concert is over. Info is available on the website below. Thunderstorms or rain cancels. (concert is still on unless severe weather, however, I am a fair weather concert go-er) Let me know if you are planning to attend in case parking is an issue: cpaetow@hotmail.com. https://quakertown.org/government/parks-recreation/concerts
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Please contact the event leader if you are coming in case parking is an issue. cpaetow@hotmail.com
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
8-24-18 to 8-26-18 3:00 pm | Camping
Camping Weekend - Save the date
Save the date for a camping weekend - Location to be determined
Let's have a fun camping weekend. Still looking at various sites; details still being worked out. Contact leader if interested.
Details
Meeting place: Please contact the event leader
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
8-29-18 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks - Lake Lenape Park, Sellersville (2 miles)
Let's take a walk through Lake Lenape Park
We'll walk through Lenape Park stopping half way through our walk for ice cream at Dairy Queen.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 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
September 2018
9-5-18 5:45 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks - Allentown (1.5 miles)
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: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
9-5-18 7:30 pm | Meeting
SEPTEMBER MONTHLY MEETING
Monthly business meeting.
Quarterly scheduling meeting.
Details
Meeting place: St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 140 South Ott Street, Allentown, PA
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Karen Gradel 267-424-4602
Co-leader: Paula Uhrin 484-951-4299 jcnj168@ptd.net
9-9-18 9:00 am | Hike
Green Lane Reservoir Hike
Loop hike around the Green Lane Reservoir.
This loop hike will circle the Green Lane Reservoir, affording views of both the lake and countryside. There will be several short climbs and stream crossings. Sturdy hiking boots are recommended. Bring at least 2 liters of water, lunch and snacks. Rain cancels.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 15 miles
Hike rating: E
Meeting place: Meet at the Park Office at the dead end of Snyder Road, just south of the dam. 2144 Snyder Road Green Lane, PA 18054
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Paula Uhrin 484-951-4299 jcnj168@ptd.net
9-11-18 10:15 am | Hike
Bethlehem and Bach
Hike the Monocacy Trail in Bethlehem and enjoy a Bach at Noon concert.
Meet at Illick's Mill to hike the Monocacy Trail to center city Bethlehem, where we will enjoy a Bach at Noon concert at the Central Moravian Church. After the concert, we will eat lunch in the Colonial Incdustrial Quarter and then walk the Monocacy Trail back to our cars. Bring lunch and water. Steady rain on the morning of the event cancels the hike, but we will meet at 11:30 at the church balcony for the concert. No calls the morning of the hike.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 4 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Meet at Illick's Mill, 100 Illick's Mill Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Barbara Wiemann 610-262-6977 blwiemann@gmail.com
9-12-18 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks - Quakertown McCooles (3-4 miles)
Join us for 3-4 mile walk from the Quakertown Chamber of Commerce to the “Park at 4th” in Quakertown.
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. Thunderstorms or heavy rain cancels
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 3-4 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 (This is located in town. If you put just the Chamber in your GPS it may take you to the old one on 663.)
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
9-18-18 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks at 6:00 pm - Quakertown Proper Brewery (2-4 miles)
Join us for 3-4 mile walk from The Proper Brewing Company to the new solar lighted “Park at 4th" in Quakertown.
We will be walking through town to the park and can enjoy some refreshments when we are done walking by meeting back at The Proper Brewing Company for appetizers and drinks. Meet in the Parking lot behind the brewery (on the side of the Police Station/borough hall) Thunderstorms or heavy rain cancels.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 3-4 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: The Proper Brewing Company, 117 W Broad St, Quakertown, PA 18951 (behind the building on the side of the Police Station/borough hall) )
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
9-23-18 9:00 am | Hike
Dunnfield Creek, Sunfish Pond, AT Loop Hike
Loop hike through the Delaware Water Gap including Dunnfield Creek, Sunfish Pond and the AT.
From the Kittatinny Point Visitor Center parking lot we will walk under Route 80 then 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 lunch stop at a rock outcropping on the northeast side of Sunfish Pond we will continue around the north side of Sunfish Pond to the Appalachian Trail and then travel back down the AT to our cars. Sturdy hiking boots are recommnded. Bring at least 2 quarts of water and lunch plus snacks. Steady rain cancels.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 10 miles
Hike rating: D
Meeting place: Meet at the Kittatinny Point Visitor Center, which is the first exit in NJ off Route 80 East.
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Paula Uhrin 484-951-4299 jcnj168@ptd.net
9-27-18 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks - Quakertown Eagle (3-4 miles)
Join us for a walk through Quakertown
We'll meet at the Eagle/Local in Quakertown and stay together as we head down to the Park at 4th. Once there, people can walk at their own pace as we circle around the different paths. After the walk we'll head back to the 200 year old historic Eagle/Local, a familiar local dive bar. Plans for renovations have been pushed back but the food is good! Meet in the parking lot behind the Eagle/Local. (make sure your GPS takes you to Quakertown and not Trumbauersville - we've had a few problems with that) Thunderstorms, Heavy rain cancels
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 3-4 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: The Eagle, Corner of Rts 212 and 313; Quakertown PA. Parking is on street; Usually quite a few spots across from the front entrance on Route 313 (Broad Street)
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com