Delaware and Lehigh Trail Board, tells me his group is working hard to get there. He's also working at connecting Northampton to Allentown along both sides of the river.
"The entire trail is a hidden diamond that many are just discovering because of the coronavirus," says Pathfinder, an avid cyclist.
This story is about another trail, a 5.9-mile stretch extending from Bath (at Jacksonville Park) to Clear Springs Drive in Northampton. From there, you can dart through Northampton's streets and hook up to the D and L Trail. This connecting trail isp; called The NorBath Trail. It's named after the Northampton and Bath Railroad, which once operated there.
Northampton County purchased this trail from the railroad when it ceased operations. I've been on it many times, and used to do some of my long runs there when I trained for marathons. No river runs alongside this trail, but there are picturesque farmlands along both sides. As I ramble along, I can hear the cracks of bats and eventually see kids playing baseball and softball at Bicentennial Park. I often paused to watch for an inning. It seems there are tournaments every weekend. It's also a great spot for basketball, and is frequented by many high school and college athletes whom I regularly defeat. In my dreams.
There are also monthly orgies in one of the pavilions. OK, I'm dreaming again.
The Nor-Bath Trail is the only County-owned trail within the network of over 300-miles of land and water trails throughout Northampton County.
Starting today, the County plans to make some improvements on a 2.5 mile stretch between Weaversville and Jacksonville Roads. This includes trail resurfacing, safety improvements, landscaping and fencing. From time to time, it will be necessary to close portions. It will take three to four weeks to complete this work.
Northampton County provided $300,000 to match a 2018 grant from PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Community Conservation and Partnership Program.
“The Nor-Bath Trail is a valuable resource for Northampton County,” says Lamont McClure. “It’s important that we improve and preserve this trail for future generations.”
“The investment in our parks, trails and open spaces continue to add value to our County and region. We are grateful to have elected officials in place that see the importance of these investments,” said Bryan Cope, Superintendent of Parks and Recreation.