This 11.3-mile section of the Delaware and Lehigh (D & L) National Heritage Corridor connects Slatington to Northampton. It is dedicated to the memory of Asher F. Boyer, an Eagle Scout who worked on a project to help establish this section of trail.
With this new section, 15 miles of trail now skirt the western side of the Lehigh River from the Cementon Trailhead near Route 329 in Whitehall Township to the State Fish and Boat Commission boat launch near Route 248 in East Penn Township.
The trail follows the former Lehigh Valley Railroad and stacks of railroad timbers can still be seen in some areas. Your journey will entail a peaceful route through lush forests and towering rock cliffs with breathtaking views of the Lehigh River. The pathway is flat and coated with crushed limestone, a mineral native to the valley.
At the trail's northern end, it intersects with the Slate Heritage Trail
, which travelers can follow west along Trout Creek for 3 miles to Slatedale. Or, trail-goers can continue north along the river nearly 8 miles through Lehigh Gap to the East Penn Township on another segment of the D & L Trail
. Those wishing to learn more about the area's natural habitats and wildlife should be sure to stop at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center (8844 Paint Mill Road) along this segment.
Although facilities at the northern trailhead are currently under construction, a parking lot for the Slate Heritage Trail
is only a short distance from this trailhead, just south of Main Street in Slatington.
On the southern end of the trail, limited parking is available at the Cementon Trailhead near Route 329 in Whitehall Township.
It was our first outing for the year. Nice trail, well maintained, long straight aways. Since it is early spring no leaves on the trees made for somewhat of a boring ride. Nice parking area at the trail head in Slatington.
Great bike trail which is well maintained. A flat trail which follows the Lehigh river is mostly shaded though there are some stretches in the sun. We'll be back again in the fall.
The Asher Boyer D & L trail is one of the very best Rails to Trails I have ridden and I have done almost forty of them. I just hope that Asher is looking down to see the great job that has been done on this trail. There is lots of shade, Picnic tables, ...