Welcome back to my four-part series detailing my favorite scenic trials in Lehigh Valley. I've already covered Sand Island and Northampton Canal Park. This week, my recommendation is the Tekening Trails.

The Tekening Trails is a 5-mile network of hiking trails in Martin's Creek Preserve. Though there are three other trails to choose from, follow the blue blazes for the 2.1 mile Scenic River Trail, which has the most to see and is the only one with views of the Delaware River. It’s a natural dirt path through the woods with many uneven surfaces and obstacles, so be sure to wear hiking boots or very sturdy sneakers. The trail is great for hiking or mountain biking and there are several scenic overlooks along the way.

The only downfall is the din of electricity being generated at PPL's nearby power plant. Luckily, you only hear it for a few minutes in the beginning of your hike and by the time you reach the river, the sound is long forgotten.

Check back tomorrow for my final scenic trail recommendation.


This post was written by Lehigh Valley InSite guest blogger Erika Liodice, who also writes the Journeys and Beyond the Gray blogs.