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Lehigh River Walk, Easton, PA

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September 22 is World Rivers Day, a celebration of the world's waterways. Join Sierra Club PA Water Defenders in celebrating the Lehigh River with a history-packed, moderate 4-mile walk along the river through the historic Hugh Moore Park.

The 109-mile long Lehigh River is the second largest tributary of the mighty Delaware River, and derives its name from the Lenape word for the river, Lechauwekink, meaning "where there are forks". Beginning in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania, the river flows south and then east, winding its way through tight bends in the Lehigh Gap and Blue Mountains towards the Lehigh Valley, eventually reaching its confluence with the Delaware River in Easton.

As we walk through the 520-acre Hugh Moore Park, situated just below the City of Easton, between the Lehigh River and Lehigh Canal, we'll admire the beautiful views of the fully-restored canal and enjoy the shaded natural towpath, all while learning about the fascinating 19th-century industrial history and current water quality impacts.

Come out to meet new friends, savor the last weekend of summer exploring the outdoors, and learn something new about our treasured Lehigh River! Please RSVP here.