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May 2018
5-26-18 9:00 am | Hike
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. There has been a significant project underway recently to remove invasive growth throughout the park and while trails are still passable they are also littered with small branches and debris. Please be aware of this as you consider your participation in this hike. You can reference the park website for additional information: https://www.lehighcounty.org/Community/Trexler-Nature-Preserve/Our-Progress/Invasive-Plant-Removal
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
5-30-18 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks at 6:00 pm (Hellertown)
Join us for a walk on the rail trail in Hellertown, PA
We'll walk on the rail trail for about 40 minutes before turning around and heading back before dark. Afterward we can try out Lost Tavern Brewing on Main Street. They have a food truck until 8:30 pm. Meet by the bathrooms at Water Street Park. Heavy rain cancels.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 3-4 miles
Hike rating: A
Meeting place: Water Street Park, 90 W Water Street, Hellertown PA
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
June 2018
6-1-18 6:45 pm | Hike
Date change - GLOW IN THE PARK Quakertown - Date change
Join us for this fun, family-friendly night race through the Park at 4th!
This is a fundraiser event for Quakertown. I'm going so I thought I'd throw it out there for anyone who wants to join in. Here is a description from the Quakertown Borough Website: "Day-glow paint will mark this flat, fast 5k course which takes you through lit-up fields and woods and past the brand new Quakertown Amphitheater. There will be tons of photo opportunities along the way (including a selfie station!) to get some great shots of the glow-in-the-dark course. There is a 5k run and 1.5 mile walk option. All participants will get a t-shirt and race pack, including glow-in-the-dark items to wear on the run and donations from local businesses. Come for the run, but stay for the party! Join us for a music-filled after-party with a beer tent (for 21+) and food trucks. We'll be announcing age group awards as well!" The cost is $20 for the walk and $35 for the run. Rain date is May 19th. You can get more information and register at: https://quakertown.org/government/parks-recreation/borough-events/glow-in-the-park
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 1.5 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Please contact the event leader. I'm waiting for information on when and where to pick up the registration packet. I'm thinking we'll probably meet somewhere around the library at 6:45 but contact me at cpaetow@hotmail.com sometime before Saturday so I know to look for you.
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
6-2-18 7:00 pm | Hike
Whip-Poor-Will Hike
Annual Whip-Poor-Will Hike
We will hike up Translator Road (a very steep dirt road)to the top of the Mountain, we will then wait for dark. Then listen for Whip-Poor-Wills on the way back down the Mountain. Bring water. A hiking stick of some sort is suggested. A flashlight if you wish.
Details
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
6-3-18 9:00 am | Hike
Hike French Creek State Park
Let's explore the trails of French Creek State Park
We'll cover trails in both French Creek State Park and Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, including both Hopewell Lake and Scotts Run Lake and trails on both sides of Route 345. Trails are rocky and hilly and could be muddy. Please bring at least 2 liters of water and wear sturdy hiking boots. Heavy rain cancels. Trail map can be found here: http://www.docs.dcnr.pa.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_004691.pdf
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 14 miles
Hike rating: E+
Meeting place: Hopewell Lake Boat Launch
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Paula Uhrin 484-951-4299 jcnj168@ptd.net
6-6-18 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: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
6-6-18 7:30 pm | Meeting
JUNE MONTHLY MEETING
Monthly Business Meeting followed by hike scheduling for the summer
Regular monthly business meeting followed by hike scheduling for July, August and September. Hike leaders, please come prepared to list your hikes on the upcoming calendar to prevent duplication and overlaps.
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
6-9-18 9:00 am | Hike
Walking Purchase Park Loop Hike
This is a pleasant, 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.
If your main purpose is to go fast and get exercise, please consider another hike. We will be moving at a good clip, but stopping to enjoy the vistas and sightings along the way. 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: Please contact hike leader for starting location (ksnyd82@gmail.com) at least 2 days in advance.
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Kerry Snyder 610-737-7768 ksnyd82@gmail.com
6-12-18 9:00 am | Hike
Allentown and Bach
Walk downtown Allentown and enjoy a Bach at Noon concert.
We will meet at Trout Hall to begin our walk around downtown Allentown, where we can view the new construction and historic sites. We will arrive at the air conditioned St. John's Lutheran Church on South 5th St. in time for the Bach concert. Conductor Greg Funfgeld provides an interesting introduction to the works on the program. The concert is free, but donations are appreciated. Bring water. Steady rain on morning of event cancels the hike, but we will meet at the church at 11:30 for the concert.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 5 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Meet at Trout Hall at the corner of Walnut and South 4th Streets in Allentown.
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Barbara Wiemann 610-262-6977 blwiemann@gmail.com
6-14-18 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks (Quakertown Eagle)
Join us for a walk through Quakertown
It's almost summer. 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. Proprietors of The Local in Souderton, which offered fresh farm to table food, purchased the Eagle in Quakertown last year. Plans for renovations have been pushed back but the food is great. In addition to the unique fresh burgers, Thursday nights add Oysters and Seafood to the menu. 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 snow, ice or 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
6-17-18 10:00 am | Hike
Loop hike at Tuscarora State Park
Loop hike around the lake at Tuscarora State Park
This is a loop hike around the lake at Tuscarora State Park. There are no significant climbs and the trails are well maintained. There are two stream crossings and some areas may be muddy. Please bring 2+liters of water and lunch/snacks and wear sturdy hiking boots. Trail map can be found here: http://www.docs.dcnr.pa.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_003027.pdf
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 9 miles
Hike rating: C+
Meeting place: Meet at Tuscarora State Park; 687 Tuscarora Park Road, Barnesville, PA 18214
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Paula Uhrin 484-951-4299 jcnj168@ptd.net
6-20-18 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks - (Lake Lenape Park, Sellersville)
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
6-23-18 10:00 am | Hike
Peace Valley Hike 4-5 miles
Let's hike around the Peace Valley Park trails
According to the Peace Valley website, "Peace Valley offers 14 miles of nature trails in the woods and meadows at the eastern end of Lake Galena. The walking options vary from groomed foot paths near the Nature Center Solar Building to remote hiking trails in the mature woods. The foot paths are generally mowed or graveled and provided with bridges or stone steps at creek crossings." Most hikes go around the lake but lets explore some of the wooded trails. We'll walk around the trails for 2 to 3 hours checking out some of the various paths and wildlife.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 5-6 miles
Hike rating: B+
Meeting place: Peace Valley Nature Center, 170 N. Chapman Road, Doylestown, PA 18901
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
6-26-18 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks - (Quakertown)
Let's take a walk around Quakertown
Summertime is Ice Cream time. Let's meet at the parking lot in the triangle in Quakertown. We'll walk to the Park at 4th and then grab some great ice cream at Rosemarie's.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 3 miles
Meeting place: The triangle parking lot is located between Third and Fourth streets on W. Broad (Route 313).
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com
6-28-18 8:00 am | Other
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 hike leader to find out what we need. Karen 267-424-4602 or email me at kjgradel@gmail.com.
Details
Meeting place: Bake Oven Road Parking lot. GPS Coordinates 40.744544, -75.738112
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Karen Gradel 267-424-4602
6-29-18 8:00 am | Other
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 hike leader to find out what we need. Karen 267-424-4602 or email me at kjgradel@gmail.com.
Details
Meeting place: Bake Oven Road Parking lot. GPS Coordinates 40.744544, -75.738112
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Karen Gradel 267-424-4602