hiking in the lehigh valley

The Best Places for Hiking in the Lehigh Valley

The Lehigh Valley is home to scenic parks, breathtaking overlooks, and hundreds of miles of hiking trails. When you’re searching for the perfect social distancing activity, reconnect with Mother Nature and go hiking in the Lehigh Valley. There are so many fantastic hiking spots to choose from; keep reading to learn about some of our favorites! 

To learn about more fun-filled activities to enjoy during your stay at The Lafayette Inn, view our blog. It’s filled with local insight on the best things to see and do throughout the Lehigh Valley.  

5 Spots To Go Hiking in the Lehigh Valley 

1. Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor 

For breathtaking views of the Lehigh River and canal, look no further than the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. There are 165 miles of trail to explore that are perfect for hiking, biking, and running. The entire D&L Trail runs from the Poconos to Trenton and features historic landmarks, such as the National Canal Museum.  

2. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary 

If you’re a nature enthusiast, the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is the perfect place for you. This wild bird sanctuary is located along the Appalachian Trail and straddles the Kittatinny Ridge or Blue Mountain. As you’re hiking the ridge, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for majestic birds.  

3. Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center 

There are 121 state parks in Pennsylvania, and only four are designated as environmental education centers, one of them being Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center. The park stretches over one thousand acres and features forests, fields, and streams that serve as an outdoor classroom for local schools and universities. This is also a popular spot for hiking, horseback riding, and fishing.  

4. Karl Stirner Arts Trail 

Less than a mile away from The Lafayette Inn is the Karl Stirner Arts Trail. This unique trail follows the Bushkill Creek and features eclectic art installations. The trail is pet-friendly and features a gated dog park, so be sure to bring your pup along! 

5. Glen Onoko Falls 

On the outskirts of the quaint town, Jim Thorpe, you’ll find many top-notch hiking opportunities. The 3.7-mile loop that leads to Glen Onoko Falls features picturesque overlooks and, of course—breathtaking waterfalls. It’s important to note that this trail is best suited for advanced hikers and can be challenging with its steep paths.  

Retreat to The Lafayette Inn 

Before you head out for your day of hiking in the Lehigh Valley, start your morning with a delicious homemade breakfast and a hot cup of coffee at The Lafayette Inn. After your adventures, there’s no better place to retreat to. Our charming bed and breakfast is located in the heart of Easton and keeps you close to all the best activities in the area. We offer an array of luxurious suites and guest rooms with outstanding amenities, such as balconies, fireplaces, walk-in showers, and more.  

Treat yourself to the relaxing getaway you deserve. Check our availability and book your stay today!