The Forks Township Recreation Trail follows the an old right-of-way of the former Lehigh & New England Railroad. Starting at the trail's midpoint behind the Riverview Country Club in Easton, you'll find a smooth, paved section for 0.5 mile through a quiet, neighborhood. The trail ends at a residential street.
For a more colorful rail-trail experience, continue to where the paved path connects with a hard-packed dirt and grass pathway. This section traverses wooded areas and open fields and runs along a rocky bluff overlooking the Delaware River. The trail ends at a long flight of steep wooden stairs to a parking lot across the street.
Parking and Trail Access
Country Club Access Point:
From Route 33 take 191 East and turn right (south) onto Main street which turns into Sullivan Trail. Take Sullivan Trail South from Stockertown. Cross Uhler and turn left on Newlins Road. Bear Left on W. Newlins Road and turn right on Broadway and pass through a residential community (look for Riverview Country Club sign). Although there is no official trail parking at the country club, there is a cleared asphalt area before the club drive.
To the Steep Staircase Access Point:
Follow the same direction above but turn left and Broadway. Turn right on Fruchey Road - go 1 mile and a parking lot will be on your left immediately beyond the rail road trestle at the intersection of Frutchey Road and 611.
This trail is wheelchair accessible from the county club access point through the residential section only.
Former L&NE Railroad
The Forks Township Rail Trail is one of my favorite trails to ride my bike and walk on. This is the former Lehigh & New England Railroad's Martins Creek Branch, which was abandoned in 1969. What I really enjoy is that it's kind of like two trails in one, ...
Update on Riverview CC access
The info is a bit dated, and I believe the paved parking area near Riverview CC no longer exists since there has been more residential construction in the area. The Frutchey Rd/Rt. 611 trail head has ample parking, and is the more scenic part of the trail ...
"It's a great trail, wish more people would use it. It's a great surface to run or walk. "