Lehigh Valley Parks & Gardens

Lehigh Valley is home to some world-class parks and trails that will allow you to hike, bike, or just take a leisurely stroll. You'll find trails that are appropriate for all levels of activity, complete with stunning views and unbeatable scenery.

With more than 17 miles of trails, the Trexler Nature Preserve offers a variety of terrains. While some trails include steep climbs, others are equipped with flat, easy walks. Along your journey, you'll enjoy stunning views of the region overlooking the Lehigh Valley Zoo. You'll also find Schlicher's Covered Bridge on the Trexler Nature Preserve. You can also get a glimpse of elk and bison that reside on the preserve.

Did you know that Allentown has more parkland per capita than any other city its size in the United States? Offering miles of green space and open land, the entire Lehigh Valley region offers the perfect settings to run, bike, walk the dog, or just enjoy a good book under the shade of a tree. In Allentown, find a flat, easy surface at Cedar Creek Parkway East & West. Together, these two parks cover almost 200 acres of land composed of sports fields, pavilions, and easy access to the creek. You'll often spot locals walking, running, and biking across the many paths that run through these parks. When you're in need of a little break, be sure to stop and smell the roses (literally) at the Allentown Rose GardenLehigh Parkway offers more than seven miles of trails, this is an ideal spot for those looking to stretch their legs on a run. You'll also find Bogert's Bridge, the starting point of the Lehigh Valley Covered Bridge Tour, within Lehigh Parkway. 

The 77.5-acre Pool Wildlife Sanctuary is the site of Wildlands Conservancy's main office and the Air Products Environmental Education Center. Visitors can hike the trails, browse open meadows, and enjoy the boardwalk along the Little Lehigh Creek. The preserve is open to the public from dawn to dusk. You may even spot some wildlife along your journey!

Winter, spring, summer, or fall, these parks and gardens provide for outstanding scenery. 

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