Take Your Workout Outside To: Lehigh Gorge State Park

Lehigh Gorge State Park

Working out outside brings the best of both worlds: the endorphins of exercise and a connection to the world around us. In this series, we’ll be highlighting workout-friendly locations in our area that you can enjoy over the next three weeks.

About the Lehigh Gorge State Park

From the DCNR:

“A deep, steep-walled gorge carved by a river, thick vegetation, rock outcroppings, and waterfalls characterize Lehigh Gorge State Park.

 

In Luzerne and Carbon counties in eastern Pennsylvania, the park follows the Lehigh River from the outlet of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Francis E. Walter Dam at the northern end, to the town of Jim Thorpe at the southern end of the park.

 

The 6,107 acres of park land follow the Lehigh River from Francis E. Walter Dam in the north to Jim Thorpe in the south.

 

The Lehigh Gorge Trail follows more than 20 miles of the D&L Trail, the foundation of the 165-mile Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor.

 

The abandoned railroad grade along the river provides opportunities for hiking, bicycling, sightseeing, and photography. The trail is closed to motor vehicles.

 

Parking areas are provided in White Haven, Rockport, and Glen Onoko. Very limited parking is available at Lehigh Tannery but boat launching is prohibited.

Accessibility

The park is open every day of the year from sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dark.

COVID-19 Restrictions:

While the park remains open,all visitor centers, exhibit halls, and interpretive areas will be closed. All in-person programs are cancelled as well, but virtual programs are available as an alternative.

Activities

Recommended Activities 

Location

S Lehigh Gorge Dr, Weatherly, PA 18255