Explore Wildlands Conservancy’s first land acquisition and one of the most important natural areas in the Lehigh Valley. We will walk along the Robert Rodale South Mountain Gateway Trail and Alpine Street Trail through a mature forest that includes an intriguing geological history and the remnants of 19th century mining operations. The walk is appropriate for children of all ages. Dogs on leash are welcome. Wear sturdy footwear and bring hiking poles, and binoculars and/or camera for nature and wildlife observation. Only the first section of the trail is stroller and wheelchair friendly, because it’s on a cinder path or boardwalk. No bathrooms available. Directions: From I-78 take the Lehigh Street exit, Exit #58. Go south on Lehigh Street approximately 1.5 miles to East Main Street. (Lehigh Street becomes State Street and then East Main Street.) Go straight through the intersection on E. Main, drive 0.2 mile more to Klines Lane. Turn left onto Klines Lane. Drive 0.2 mile to the parking area at the Gateway trailhead on the left at 111 Klines Lane.