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Guide

Industrial revitalization along the Lehigh River

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Uncover the rich history of Easton, Bethlehem and Allentown while enjoying the scenery of the Lehigh Valley in this curated guide.

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Easton sits at the confluence of the Delaware and Lehigh rivers.

Courtesy Discover Lehigh Valley

Local food & partners

More than 20 curated points of interest to explore

Beautiful route

Ride on the D&L Trail, a celebrated canal path in Pennsylvania

Attainable mileage

Choose your mileage as you build your trip

Easy navigation

Turn-by-turn directions with printable cue sheet

Trip flexibility

Camp, stay in local lodging, or turn this adventure into a day trip

Discounts & content

Special offers from local partners and exclusive content to support you

Overview

  • An historic journey

    Renowned for its past and for its growing food and culture scene, the Lehigh Valley is an unforgettable area to explore on your bike. Riding on the D&L Trail, you'll step back in time and discover the region's storied past, first as a vital early colony and later as a major center for manufacturing. In addition to history, the trail provides peaceful views of the Lehigh River and its famed canals, both vital to the area's industrial success. This route is ideal for a day trip on your bike or an exciting overnight journey.

    A story of change and revitalization

    Connected by the D&L Trail, the towns of Easton, Bethlehem and Allentown are each uniquely charming. Once filled with thriving mills and factories, the historic buildings in these places have come to back to life as distilleries, music venues, museums and other attractions that celebrate the region's industrial heritage. Whether you're indulging in farm fresh food, uncovering the story of historic sites or sipping locally-made spirits, there's something for everyone on this route

A self guided-adventure

With turn-by-turn navigation, an extensive list of sights and attractions, a sample itinerary for inspiration and much more, this guide makes it easy for you to plan your own bike adventure on this section of the D&L Trail. Whether you take a two-day bike camping trip with friends, or an independent day trip, you have flexibility to choose your own path.

Positive local impact

Proceeds from this Guide benefit the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, the organization responsible for preserving and protecting this historic area. Our points of interest include local organizations and small businesses that benefit from your patronage.

This is a digital trip guide for someone interested in exploring a curated Bikeout experience as a self-guided trip on their own. Our Guide provides you with a map of points of interest, turn-by-turn directions, accommodation recommendations, a sample itinerary, exclusive partner discounts and other resources so that you'll spend less time planning and more time focusing on having a great time on your bike!

Route

Route

Rides

This route begins at the Simon Silk Mill in Easton, PA where you can arrive by car, private bus or by traveling north on your bike along the D&L trail. The first leg is about 14 miles and will take you through Easton and onto the beautiful D&L Trail to Bethlehem, PA. After arriving in Bethlehem you can explore and take a break before continuing another 7 miles on the D&L trail to Allentown. There are multiple ways to use this route whether you are planning a day trip or overnight experience.

Most of this route between Easton, PA and Allentown, PA is on the protected system of the D&L Trail, which is a predominantly flat pathway of tightly packed gravel and stone. Depending on your preferred points of interest, there will be about 3-4 miles of riding on roadways with live traffic.

Itinerary

What's included

What this digital guide includes

Use this Guide as a day trip or stay overnight
Turn-by-turn directions
Map with 20+ points of interest and experiences
Camping and lodging recommendations
Sample itinerary
Packing list recommendations
Training and preparation tips
Exclusive partner discounts
Local Covid-19 health resources
Public transit and vehicle access recommendations
Emergency resources and contacts
Proceeds benefit our trail partner
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"All of us are breathless and sweaty but smiling. If I can do this, then what else?"
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Industrial revitalization along the Lehigh River