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What is The Slate Heritage Trail?

The Slate Heritage Trail, a 3.3 mile "Rails-to-Trails" project, utilizes the former Lehigh Valley Railroad right-of-way from a junction with the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Trail (D&L) in Slatington. From the Trailhead the Slate Heritage Trail continues through Washington Township, Emerald, and ends in Slatedale, at the Citizens Fire Company athletic fields.

The Trailhead in lower Slatington provides parking and access to The Slate Heritage Trail as well as the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. The D&L Trail connects the Slatington Trailhead to the Laurys Station Trailhead to the South, and the Lehigh Gap Nature Center Trailhead, which intersects with the Appalachian Trail, to the North.

Trail patrons will utilize a total of Four Bridges while on The Slate Heritage Trail. There is an original Trestle Bridge that was restored, two prefabricated Pedestrian Bridges that were placed by dedicated volunteers, and the Trout Run Covered Bridge that was built from the ground up and dedicated in 2004.

Access Points

The Slatington Trailhead
        Main and Railroad Streets, Slatington PA
The Trout Run Covered Bridge
        Seventh Street Village, West Church Street, Slatington PA
The Washington Township Building
        7951 Center Street, Slatington PA
Slatedale Fire Company Athletic Fields
        3922 Main Street, Slatedale PA

Trail Information

        Everyone and Anyone
        Young and Old
        Nature Lovers of All Ages
        Ease of Access, 1.1 miles of blacktop
        Walk | Run
        Hike | Bike
        Horseback Ride | Fish
        From Dawn until Dusk

Events and Notes of Interest

Coming Events
The Gathering is held annually on the first Saturday in October. The main festivities can be found at The Trout Run Covered Bridge.
Notes of Interest
There are three restroom facilites located along the trail:
        Slatington Trailhead
        Trout Run Covered Bridge area
        Slatedale Athletic Fields

We ask that all pets are leashed and that their owners respectfully clean up after them.