The beautiful Lehigh and New England trail is a short, crushed stone trail that follows a section of the former Lehigh and New England Railroad corridor. A lush tree canopy separates the trail from nearby State Highway 309.
Detailed signage regarding the general history of the trail is posted at the trailhead off Dairy Road. About halfway though the trail is the remains of the Shellhamer Ice Dam, a former recreation and entertainment complex. Use caution at the road crossings, especially those with steep grades.
Parking and Trail Access
To South Tamaqua trailhead: From I-81, take exit 131 to Highway 54 East. Continue on 54 East until the stoplight for 309 in Rush. Turn right onto 309 South and continue through Tamaqua . Approximately 3 miles beyond Tamaqua turn left on Dairy Road. The marked trailhead is on the left; parking is available approximately 100 yards beyond the trailhead, on the right off of Dairy Road.
Born and raised in the area. I enjoy running on this trail especially after work. I live in the country and people can drive fast on public roads. This trail is a safe alternative. Despite being heavily used, it is clean, accessible, and the people on ...
A trail with potential!
Better Half and I rode this trail this afternoon. We started at the Dairy Road end and returned there as well. The trail is gentle with fairly steep bank on the left as you travel northward. Tree covered most of the way and well-marked. Unfortunately, ...