4-Day Inn to Inn Bike Package
This 4-day bike ride is an inn to inn stay from Jim Thorpe to Washington Crossing. Bike 142 miles of rail trail on the Smithsonian Affiliate, Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. Enjoy three of Pennsylvania’s award winning small towns. From the mountains of Jim Thorpe, to the cobblestone streets of Bethlehem and onto the revolutionary architecture of New Hope. Each of these towns are well established tourism destinations and are as unique as they are attractive. You will travel through 57,600 acres/90 miles of State Park interrupted only by quaint river towns. You'll also have the chance to explore some of the oldest history in the USA. Follow the route of anthracite coal from mine to market during the Industrial Revolution. Dates: May 16–19, 2022 June 6–9, 13-16, & 27-30, 2022 September 12-15 & 26-29, 2022 October 3-6 & 17-20, 2022 Day 1 – 36 miles: Start your adventure in the wilderness of the Lehigh Gorge State Park, riding past waterfalls and spotting wildlife as you bike on the newly connected D&L Rail Trail into the award winning town of Jim Thorpe. The first night is spent surrounded by the mountains in the Inn of Jim Thorpe, circa 1849. Day 2 – 37 miles: After a night exploring the shops, museums, and restaurants in Jim Thorpe, enjoy a hot breakfast at the Inn before continuing to follow the locks and canals along the Lehigh River to Lehigh Valley's town of Bethlehem, PA. Along the way you'll will pass the Lehigh Gap Nature Center with its protected land and be afforded stunning views of the Blue Mountain and Appalachian Trail. Bethlehem, circa 1741, an old Moravian settlement, is home to cobblestone streets, quaint shops, and history around every bend. Spend the night in the Historic Hotel Bethlehem (the #1 Historic Hotel in America) where Presidents and dignitaries have stayed before you. Day 3 – 47 miles: After a group breakfast, you'll depart Bethlehem and travel south following the path of 19th century aqueducts to the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers. Visit the only operating mule drawn canal boat east of the Mississippi. Tour the National Canal Museum and pass through many quaint, river villages, until arriving in New Hope. New Hope is a small town with a big city feel. It offers bustling nightlife and cultural attractions such as the Bucks County Playhouse. Day 4 – 22 miles: On day four, after a hearty final breakfast at the Fox and Hound Bed & Breakfast, you'll travel to Washington Crossing where George Washington crossed the Delaware in 1776. You'll cross the Delaware to the D&R Canal State Park and head north to Bull’s Island where the ride will end with lunch before shuttling you back to your car.