Lehighton, a borough in Carbon County in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, recently built the Lehighton Trailhead. This new trailhead will be serving as an anchor to the northern spur of the D&L Trail, which in turn extends about twenty miles from the borough to Cementon. The trailhead, coupled with the adjoining parking is designed to provide accommodation to up to seventy vehicles.
Lehighton, PA funded this project through the Lehigh Valley Greenways Grant as well as major help from the D&LNHC PA Heritage Park Program Grant, with the aid of in-kind services and several local matching funds. With the help of those mentioned grants and local funds, the local government of Lehighton PA was able to conceptualize and construct the parking lot, along with the pavilion and some other amenities. The construction also included the lighting and signage. Finally, the funds made it possible to build and construct the ADA sidewalks while curbing upgrades were likewise installed.
Today, the trailhead is serving as a link for visitors and tourists, as well as the local residents to Lehighton’s downtown businesses and establishments. Whether residents and visitors are traveling by foot or bike, the trailhead certainly offers a fun and exciting way to pass, wherein it follows the Lehigh River. Likewise, the same serves as a click to enlarge the connecting point to the Lehigh Canal Park located in nearby Weissport.
The Lehighton Trailhead was eventually dedicated on the 26th of April, 2014 with the help and through the coordination with the 5K Walk/Run. It was hosted by the Leadership Carbon Class of 2014. The same organization, Leadership Carbon also provided assistance to Lehighton in the beautification and improvement of the area through the contribution and donation of tables and bulletin boards and planters’ means to support the local businesses in the borough. Accordingly, the Woman’s Club of Lehighton also donated funds for the purpose of completing the Historic Lehigh Valley Railroad mural situated on the front side of the pavilion.