Ironton Rail-Trail Historical Walk


The walk covers approximately 7 miles. Allow 3 hours at a leisurely pace with occasional stops to view buildings, historical sites and landmarks. It’s suggested to bring along water, a camera, and binoculars.

The Ironton Rail Trail traverses the sites of the first anthracite fueled iron company and the first Portland cement company in America, both of which contributed to the Industrial Revolution. No less than 23 historical sites and landmarks will be presented along the historical walk. This Trail is a loop with an even surface of asphalt or packed millings and passes through several communities. The hike starts at the Whitehall Parkway Barn on Chestnut Street, just west of MacArthur Road by the traffic light at Sheetz.

For more information, e-mail questions to moc.oohaynull@liart.liar or call Whitehall Recreation at 610-437-5524, ext. 160.

Event Types: History, Runs, Walks, & Hikes
Event Amenities:
  • Pet Friendly
  • Meeting Friendly
  • Group Friendly
  • Handicap / ADA
  • Free Parking
  • Free
  • Family Friendly
Event Location:Whitehall Township Parkway, Chestnut Street, Whitehall, PA directions »
Event Times:
  • Mar 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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