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Get Out Lehigh Valley: Housenick Memorial Park History Hike; Saturday, 7/28/18, 10:00am

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Description

This local historic estate was built in 1923 for Archibald Johnston. It includes a 17-room Georgian Colonial style mansion. Johnston was a vice president at Bethlehem Steel and in 1918 became the first mayor of the City of Bethlehem.  Janet Housenick, who died in 2005, was a granddaughter of Johnston.  She bequeathed these 55 acres to Bethlehem Township. We’ll stroll around the grounds of the Housenick Park. We’ll view the old tennis courts, the boathouse, as well as graceful walkways and terraces. The Monocacy Creek, famous for its excellent trout habitat flows through the property owned by Bethlehem Township. This hike is appropriate for children of all ages. The trail is stroller friendly. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Dogs are not allowed in the park. Bathrooms: portable toilet at the parking lot. Directions: Take Route 22 to Route 191. Exit onto Route 191 S/Nazareth Pike/Linden Street. Go south on Rt. 191/Linden Street for 0.4 miles to Christian Springs Road. Turn sharp right onto Christian Springs Road and go 0.1 miles to entrance of Housenick Memorial Park. Park in parking lot on the right. 

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Residency:
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