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Get Out Lehigh Valley: Steel Stacks: Steel Trestle & Greenway; Saturday, 3/3/18, 10:00am



Length: 1 to 4.4 miles GPS: 40.614668, -75.368076 Enjoy the award-winning Hoover-Mason Trestle and its views of South Bethlehem and the iconic cemetery made famous by photographer Walker Evans. Also, you can get up close views of colorful rust on the blast furnaces. We’ll start on the Hoover-Mason Trestle, an elevated walkway with over 10 urban gardens and then cross the street to the South Bethlehem Greenway. The Greenway is a linear park that follows a former Norfolk Southern rail line through the southern neighborhoods of Bethlehem PA. The Trestle, Levitt Pavilion, ArtsQuest, and PBS39 are all part of the 9.5-acre SteelStacks campus that won the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence Gold Medal Award in 2017. The walk is appropriate for children of all ages. You may want to only explore the quarter-mile Trestle. Or you can hike all the way to Saucon Park, 4.4 miles round trip. There is an elevator (open 8 am to 8 pm) to the Trestle. Both the Trestle and the Greenway are stroller and wheelchair friendly. Dogs are not permitted on the Trestle. However, dogs on leash are welcome on the Greenway. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring binoculars/camera to capture the unique beauty of the old blast furnaces and emerging spring plants. Bathrooms are available at the Bethlehem Visitors Center. Directions: Take I-78 to PA 412N/Bethlehem (Exit 67). Turn right onto PA 412 N/Main Street, Hellertown. Travel about one mile on PA 412 N, which becomes E. 4th Street. Continue on Rt. 412/E. 4th for 0.8 miles to traffic light at Daly Avenue. Make a slight right onto Daly Avenue which becomes E. 3rd Street after Hayes Street. Continue straight just 0.1 mile beyond Hayes Street to Founders Way. Turn right onto Founders Way and then left onto E. 1st Street at the Levitt Pavilion. Pass the Bethlehem Visitors’ Center on your right and park in either of two parking lots, RW or RE. We will meet in front of the Visitors’ Center.

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