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September 2018
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
9-29-18 12:15 pm | Maintenance
Maintenance
Weed Whack the Chestnut Oak trail at Lehigh Gap Nature Center.
We will be using gas powered weed trimmers to clear the trail. Bring water and gloves, long pants and long sleeved shirts. Eye and ear protection if you have if not it will be provided.
Details
Round trip road miles distance: 6 miles
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 2 miles
Hike rating: B+
Meeting place: Osprey House Lehigh Gap Nature Center. Directions can be found on the LGNC web site
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Jim Gabovitz 610-262-3578 gapples@rcn.com
October 2018
10-2-18 6:00 pm | Hike
Scenic Lehigh Parkway
Evening Walk of 3-4 miles.
We will be walking on the paths of the scenic Lehigh Parkway. Meet at the Bogert Covered Bridge parking lot located on Fish Hatchery Rd, Allentown. Optional refreshments at a local restaurant post walk.
Thunderstorms, heavy rains cancels.
Leader1: Joyce Partington 908-887-9034
Leader2: Heidy Wieder 484-294-8923
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 3-4 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Bogert Bridge parking lot at the cross road of Fish Hatchery Road and Oxford Drive, Allentown. For GPS, use Allentown Federal Credit Union address, 1325 Oxford Dr, Allentown, PA 18103.
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Joyce Partington 908-887-0934
10-3-18 7:30 pm | Meeting
OCTOBER MONTHLY MEETING
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
10-6-18 10:00 am | Hike
Peace Valley Family Hike - Perkasie/Doylestown (1 mile)
Let's take the kids to see the "Pooh" tree
The Pooh Tree is a great place for children to visit. The walk is only about a half mile loop and perfect for little ones. It is a wooded trail so strollers would not work well but it is do-able for even toddlers at a slower pace. We'll make the loop for the children and spend a little time exploring the Pooh tree and then head back. If anyone wants to continue exploring trails, we can do that too. 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."
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 1-2 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
10-7-18 9:00 am | Hike
Tom Lowe Eagles Nest AT and Sandsprings
Tom Lowe Eagles Nest lookout AT and Sands Spring Trails
This hike will be about 11 miles with stream crossings and some rocky climes . one on the more remote ares close to Allentown. Hopefully we will get a view and a great workout. Meet by 8:45 for a 9;00 start. Silver Chevy Pickup Truck
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 11 miles
Hike rating: D+
Meeting place: Forge Dam Road Shartsville Pa. State Game Lands 110 Parking lot. GPS 40.537671,-76123345
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Kyle Conrad 215-840-3737
10-9-18 10:15 am | Hike
Bethlehem and Bach
Hike the Monocacy Trail and enjoy a Bach concert.
We will meet at the Illick's Mill parking lot for the two mile walk on the Monocacy Trail to center city Bethlehem, where we will proceed to the balcony of Central Moravian Church for the Bach at Noon concert. The concert is free; donation are appreciated. After the concert, we will eat lunch in the Colonial Industrial Quarter and then walk back to our cars. Bring lunch and water. Rain on the morning of the event cancels the hike, but we will meet in the balcony of the church (73 West Church Street) at 11:30 for the concert. No calls the morning of the event.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 4 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Illick's Mill parking lot, 100 Illick's Mill Rd., Bethlehem, PA
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Barbara Wiemann 610-262-6977 blwiemann@gmail.com
10-10-18 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 lighted Park at 4th and Mill. As it is dark now, please wear bright clothing and/or bring a flashlight. 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
10-13-18 9:00 am | Hike
South Mountain Preserve Hike (3-5 miles)
Hike the trails of South Mountain Preserve
The Preserve is part of the 750 acre Robert Rodale Reserve, one of the most importantnatural areas in the Lehigh Valley. Please wear sturdy shoes. Bring water and a snack. Thunderstorms or heavy rain will cancel.
Leader1: Heidy Wieder 484-294-8923
Leader2: Joyce Partington 908-887-0934
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 3-5 miles
Hike rating: A
Meeting place: Boroline Park, 554 Alpine St, Emmaus, PA 18049
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Joyce Partington 908-887-0934
10-14-18 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: 12 miles
Hike rating: D+
Meeting place: To my knowledge there is no street address for this parking lot. This parking lot is on Route 625 just a few miles south of the intersection with Route 724. You can refer to the link with the trail map and the Sawmill parking lot is very clearly marked.
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Paula Uhrin 484-951-4299 jcnj168@ptd.net
10-16-18 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks at 6:00 pm - Center Valley Promenade (2 miles)
Join us for an easy 2 mile lighted walk around the Promenade Shops in Center Valley (Window shopping only!)
It's dark now ~ 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. Thunderstorms or 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
10-20-18 1:00 pm | Hike
Hike
Autumn Refuge hike at Lehigh Gap Nature Center (LGNC)
We will hike several trails at the LGNC. We will stop several times at various points of interest. Bring water and snacks.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 7 miles
Hike rating: C+
Meeting place: Meet at LGNC Osprey house. Directions can be found on LGNC website.
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Jim Gabovitz 610-262-3578 gapples@rcn.com
10-21-18 9:00 am | Hike
St Anthony's Wilderness
Hike St Anthony's wilderness
Hidden in one of the more remote areas in southeastern PA. History filled with remnant of coal mining. Stone Tower The Ruins of Yellow Springs, and the General. Some steps, rocky climbs and stream crossings. A challenging but rewarding hike. I don't believe anyone who goes will be disappointed !!!
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 8-10 miles
Hike rating: C
Meeting place: RT 325 Clarks Valley Rd Halifax Pa. 17032. GPS 40.5026,-76.6541
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Kyle Conrad 215-840-3737
10-25-18 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 lighted 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! As it is dark now, please wear bright clothing and/or bring a flashlight. 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
10-28-18 8:15 am | Hike
Loop Hike of Blue Marsh Lake
Loop hike around Blue Marsh Lake
This is a 24-mile loop hike around the lower portion of Blue Marsh Lake. There is no significant elevation gain, though the distance and pace make this a not-at-all-for-beginner hike. Bring at least 2+liters of water plus lunch and plenty of snacks to stay fueled. Steady rain cancels. Trail map can be found here: http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Portals/39/docs/Civil/Blue_Marsh/trail%20map.pdf
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 24 miles
Hike rating: E
Meeting place: Meet at the Dry Brooks Day Use Center and park at the end of the road near the beach and concession stand.
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Paula Uhrin 484-951-4299 jcnj168@ptd.net
10-28-18 8:30 am | Hike
Walk AT - Fort Franklin Rd to Tri County Corner
Beginners Trail Maintenance Leisure Walk
Let's take a walk on Appalachian Trail from Fort Franklin Road to Tri County Corner. This is a great maintenance hike for Beginners. We will leisurely walk along the trail removing branches, weeds, blow downs, and picking up trash to keep the trail nice and clean for all hikers to enjoy hiking the trail. Bring gloves, hand tools (pruners, clippers), water and lunch / snacks. We will stop at AHC Shelter, Tri County Corner, spring (blue trail) (yellow trail). You will learn what it takes to be a Maintainer, and eventually adopt a section of the AHC Appalachian Trail.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 8 miles
Hike rating: B
Meeting place: Fort Franklin Road Trailhead. Use this address 289 Fort Franklin Rd, Andreas, PA 18211 (on Google Maps) or GPS Coordinates 40.694200, -75.841800
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Ed Ritter 610-730-2683 critter888@verizon.net
November 2018
11-3-18 9:30 am | Maintenance
Maintenance
We will be doing our fall cleanup of lock#2
Lock#2 is at Lehigh Gorge state Park. Bring water, Gloves and lunch. Those familiar with this and want to drive directly to the project site we can meet at the Nesquehoning trestle at about 10:15Am.
Details
Round trip road miles distance: 40 miles
Hike / bike / on-water distance: .3 miles
Hike rating: A
Meeting place: Rite Aid parking lot in Walnutport
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Jim Gabovitz 610-262-3578 gapples@rcn.com
11-7-18 7:30 pm | Meeting
NOVEMBER MONTHLY MEETING
Monthly business meeting.
Brian Urffer will give a presentation on honey bees and our environment.
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
11-10-18 9:00 am | Hike
Hike Ironton Rail-Trail (3-5 miles)
Hike the historic Ironton Rail-Trail along the Coplay Creek.
Hike the historic Ironton Rail-Trail along the Coplay Creek. Please wear sturdy shoes. Bring water and a snack. Heavy rain or thunderstorms will cancel.
Leader1: Heidy Wieder 484-294-8923
Leader2: Joyce Partington 908-887-0934
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 3-5 miles
Hike rating: A
Meeting place: Levans Rd Trail head for Ironton Rail Trail.
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Joyce Partington 908-887-0934
11-11-18 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 I've found that mapping apps don't get the street address correctly placed on a map. There is a large sign on Tuscarora Park Road at the park's entrance. Enter the park and keep driving straight to the very far parking lot.
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Paula Uhrin 484-951-4299 jcnj168@ptd.net
11-13-18 10:15 am | Hike
Bethlehem and Bach
Hike the Monocacy Trail and enjoy a Bach concert.
We will meet at the Illick's Mill parking lot for the two mile walk on the Monocacy Trail to center city Bethlehem, where we will proceed to the balcony of Central Moravian Church for the Bach at Noon concert. The concert is free; donation are appreciated. After the concert, we will eat lunch in the Colonial Industrial Quarter and then walk back to our cars. Bring lunch and water. Rain on the morning of the event cancels the hike, but we will meet in the balcony of the church (73 West Church Street) at 11:30 for the concert. No calls the morning of the event.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 4 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Meet at Illick's Mill parking lot, 100 Illick's Mill Road, Bethlehem, PA.
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Barbara Wiemann 610-262-6977 blwiemann@gmail.com
11-13-18 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks at 6:00 pm - Center Valley Promenade (2 miles)
Join us for an easy 2 mile lighted walk around the Promenade Shops in Center Valley (Window shopping only!)
It's dark now ~ 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. Thunderstorms or 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
11-18-18 11:00 am | Hike
Day Hike in Nockamixon State Park
Day Hike the trails on the South Side of Nockamixon State Park
We will hike on the trails in the Dam area of the park heading west on the Mink, Church and Elephant trails. These trails give a nice view of the lake as we hike. Bring lunch and water. Rain cancels hike.
Details
Round trip road miles distance: 3 miles
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 8 miles
Hike rating: B
Meeting place: Nockamixon State Park marina parking lot. About 1 mile east of the park office on Rt 563 turn on to Harrisburn School Road at the marina sign and follow it to the parking lot.
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Mike "Sparky" Wuerstle 267-374-0324 bluegrasshorizon@yahoo.com
11-19-18 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 “Park at 4th" in Quakertown.
We will be walking through town to the lighted park and can enjoy some refreshments when we are done walking by meeting back at The Proper Brewing Company for appetizers and drinks. As it is dark now, please wear bright clothing and/or bring a flashlight. 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
11-23-18 1:45 pm | Hike
Black Friday Hike to the Pulpit and Pinnacle under the Full Beaver Moon
Watch the moonrise from the Pinnacle.
Please arrive by 1:45pm for a 2:00pm departure. As we will need to make it up to the Pinnacle by sunset, the group will leave on time. Traffic on Route 22 can be a challenge so please plan accordingly. Come and watch the full moon rise from the Pinnacle! November’s full Moon was called the Beaver Moon by the Algonquin tribes. Back then, this was the month to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. 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 4:40pm and moonrise is at 5:27pm. 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. Also bring warm layers as we will be waiting at the Pinnacle for the moon to rise. Rain/snow or overly cloudy conditions could 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
11-29-18 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 lighted Park at 4th. 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! As it is dark now, please wear bright clothing and/or bring a flashlight. 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
December 2018
12-1-18 9:00 am | Hike
Loop Hike of 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. 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_004250.pdf
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
12-5-18 6:30 pm | Meeting
DECEMBER HOLIDAY FEAST, MONTHLY MEETING & WINTER HIKE SCHEDULING
We will have our potluck holiday dinner followed by our monthly business meeting and winter hike scheduling. Bring your favorite dish to share with others. Following the business meeting we will be scheduling hikes and other winter events. Please complete the AHC Hike/Event form and give to the Hike Scheduling Coordinator.
NOTE: START TIME FOR THIS EVENT IS 6:30
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
12-9-18 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. Trail map can be found here: 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
12-11-18 6:00 pm | Hike
Weeknight Walks at 6:00 pm - Center Valley Promenade (2 miles)
Join us for an easy 2 mile lighted walk around the Promenade Shops in Center Valley (Window shopping only!)
It's dark now ~ 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. Thunderstorms or 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
12-19-18 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 lighted Park at 4th. 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! As it is dark now, please wear bright clothing and/or bring a flashlight. 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
12-22-18 7:00 pm | Hike
Annual Bethlehem Holiday Hike
The annual Bethlehem Holiday hike to enjoy the sights and sounds in historic Bethlehem.
We will walk for about 2 to 2 1/2 hours returning back to the meeting point at the end. The pace will be moderate. There will be an optional stop at the Brewworks afterward for those interested. Dress in layers and bring a pack to shed layers into as the hike warms you. We will be walking on paved surfaces and gravel paths so choose your footwear accordingly. Rain Cancels hike.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 6 miles
Hike rating: A+
Meeting place: Plaza by Bethlehem Library, 11 West Church Street Bethlehem, PA
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Mike "Sparky" Wuerstle 267-374-0324 bluegrasshorizon@yahoo.com
12-31-18 11:00 am | Hike
News Year's Eve Hike to Allentown Shelter
End the year with a hike on the Appalachian Trail
We will meet at Rt. 309 for a 4 mile hike to the Allentown Shelter. At the shelter we will eat lunch and enjoy shared goodies. After a suitable time for socializing, we will hike 4 miles back to our cars. Anyone who would like a shorter 2 mile hike to the Shelter may join us at Fort Franklin Road. Bring lunch, water, and a snack item to share with the group. Since we will be spending time at the shelter, bring an extra layer of clothing to stay warm. No dogs or alcoholic beverages. Steady rain or snow on morning of hike cancels this event.
Details
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 8 miles
Hike rating: B
Meeting place: Meet on Rt. 309 by the tower at the south end of the Blue Mountain Summit Restaurant parking lot, 2520 West Penn Pike, Andreas, PA 18211
Posted on meetup.com? NO
Leader: Karen Gradel 267-424-4602