Trexler Nature Preserve
Starting in a residential area of Northampton, the trail emerges into rural terrain that features open fields, woodlands, streams and small bridges. At mile 2.5, you reach Bicentennial Park. Here you’ll find a 64 acre municipal park owned and managed by East Allen Township, with restrooms, pavilions, playgrounds, tennis courts and a wide variety of ball fields.
The trail winds down with views of farmland and woodlands before crossing Jacksonville Road. Currently, the trail goes a short distance farther to end near Jacksonville Park, another municipal park owned and mangaged by East Allen Township.
Parking and Trail Access
To reach the Northampton Trailhead, take State Route 987 North out of Allentown to 329 West. Turn left on Howertown Road (you’ll see Howertown ballpark at the intersection). Bear right onto Atlas Street then left on Savage Road. You’ll find a small parking lot on the left at the signed trailhead.
The trail is also accessible from Bicentennial Park in East Allen Township and Northampton, which has ample parking.DSCN0032.JPG
The trailhead outside of Bath ends on State Route 987 near the intersection with Jacksonville Road. There is no parking.
Louise W. Moore Park
A beautiful 100-acre park offers four pavilions that are available for rent, two playgrounds, three volleyball courts (two sand courts and one turf court), six tennis courts (three banks of two courts each), one softball field, one multipurpose field and a network of walking paths and trails, including trailside exercise stations and a cross-country ski/equestrian trail. The park is located along Country Club Road in both Bethlehem Township and Lower Nazareth Township.
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