Outdoor Recreation

Trails are your connection to the outdoors.

No matter where you're from, no matter who you are, THE LINK provides the opportunity for you to get outside and participate in fun, safe recreational activities!

Ideal for all ages, all backgrounds, and all fitness levels, THE LINK's expansive mileage welcomes first-timers, long-timers, and all timers in between. Many trails are ADA-accessible.

Especially once the priority trail gaps from Northampton to Allentown are connected, THE LINK will become a true long-distance cycling route attracting a national cycling audience.

WALK: Get out and walk! It's fun, easy, and great for your physical and mental health

ROLL: Whether you're in training wheels or testing out the newest bike on the market, THE LINK is the perfect place to spin your wheels

RUN: Training for a 10K? Just starting out? Whatever level you're at, THE LINK has mile after mile of smooth running terrain

RUFF: Pups love the THE LINK as much as we do! Leashed dogs of all sizes are welcome

CREATE: Inspiration abounds on THE LINK! You'll never run out of things to photograph, draw, or paint

EXPLORE: See the sights! THE LINK is home to many historic landmarks that offer glimpses into the Lehigh Valley's unique heritage

Outdoor Recreation Benefits


THE LINK is a journey and a destination! A true connection point, THE LINK provides direct access to an array of exciting destinations:

HIKING & MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS: The Appalachian Trail, Lehigh Gap Nature Center TrailsSouth Mountain Preserve Trails, and more

WATER TRAILS: The Delaware River Water Trail, Lehigh River Water Trail, and more are perfect for kayaking, fishing, and swimming

PARKS: Trexler Nature PreserveJacobsburg Environmental Education Center, Leaser Lake, and Minsi Lake Wilderness Area are just a couple of these beautiful spots

SHOPPING & DINING: Endless places to check out in Allentown, Easton, Bethlehem, Hellertown, Slatington, Catasauqua, and many more downtown areas

ATTRACTIONS: Crayola Experience, SteelStacks, America on Wheels, Banana Factory, and more unique destinations await!

FESTIVALS: Your direct connection to the Great Allentown FairMusikfest, Celtic Classic, PA Bacon Fest, Easton Garlic Fest, and many more fun-filled events!