What to See On the Karl Stirner Arts Trail

Unleash your imagination as you stroll the Karl Stirner Arts Trail in Easton. This artsy destination is a popular Lehigh Valley attraction on Bushkill Drive, where nature meets artistic expression. Explore life-sized sculptures created by contemporary artists from a variety of backgrounds.

The trail is less than one mile from Lafayette College and downtown Easton, so there are plenty of activities to fill the rest of your day! We’ve created a Vacation Guide with all our favorite attractions in Easton to help make your trip-planning easier. It includes the best local restaurants, bars, shops, and outdoor recreation. Check it out before hitting the trail!

 

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Sculptures on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail

Between Simon Silk Mill on 13th Street and Lafayette College, the trail features more than 15 works of art, which includes sculptures, poetry, horticulture, and neon lights. The Karl Stirner Arts Trail seeks to stir the public imagination in the Easton community.

The Arch

Easton sculptor Karl Stirner created the red arch as the entryway to the trail. This brightly colored sculpture was designed specifically for the trail out of metal scraps from Bethlehem Steel, shipwrecks, and a junkyard! You know what they say – one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!

The Tree of 40 Fruit

Pennsylvania native, Sam Van Aken, created The Tree of 40 fruit from the ground up, literally! The tree blossoms an array of colorful flowers during the springtime, and evolves into a diverse variety of fruits come summer!

Musical Path

Walk to the rhythm of musical chimes as you explore the trail. Students and faculty members from Lafayette College created Musical Path. The artists encourage walkers to pick up random twigs and sticks to run along the fences of chimes. It’s a unique way to interact with the artwork and make music!

What Else Is Along the Trail?

Bring your furry friend along for the walk as well. There’s a dog park in the middle of the trail! You also have a view of Bushkill Creek as the entire trail runs beside the waterway and even crosses over it with a pedestrian bridge to the Simon Silk Mill. 

Karl Stirner Arts Movies

Keep up with the trail’s events calendar because they offer Movies Along the Trail on some summer nights. It’s a fantastic way to get the family together for some flicks under the stars.

Unwind at The Lafayette Inn

room 1 bedroom with bed, wall art, red decorRelax after a day of activities in Easton in the most charming accommodations in Easton at The Lafayette Inn. Our bed and breakfast is just a two-minute drive from the Karl Stirner Arts Trail and is also close to downtown Easton.

Stay in Room 1 for a cozy home-away-from-home feeling. You can even bring a pet so that they aren’t left behind during all of your travel memories. This beautiful room features red toile curtains and a cherry wood bed frame, walk-in shower, luxurious spa robes, heated bathroom floor, a kitchen, and private outdoor access.

You’ve got some exploring to do, so check our availability and start planning your getaway today!