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Our Mission
Members of the Allentown Hiking Club aspire to escape the crowded city; to walk, hike and climb for the enjoyment and exercise with nature loving companions; to maintain its section of the Appalachian Trail; and to stimulate public interests in every phase of nature and the outdoors through programs and lectures.
What We Do
Allentown Hiking Club is sponsored by the Allentown Recreation Bureau and is a member of the Keystone Trail Association and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. We maintain 10.3 miles of the Appalachian Trail, including two backcountry shelters, Allentown (north of New Tripoli) and G.W. Outerbridge (west of the Lehigh Gap). We offer hikes and other outdoor events, open to the general public and led by experienced club members and other local experts.
Club dues are a mere $10.00 per person per calendar year, or $15.00 for households. Funds are used for the printing and mailing of the Newsletter/Schedule, book and video purchases for our library, miscellaneous dues, needed trail maintenance equipment, and other expenses. Newsletter and activities schedules are mailed to club members on a quarterly basis.
Our History
The Allentown Hiking Club was formed in December 1931 and recently celebrated 80 years of community service.
10-11-14 | AT Hike - Smith Gap to Wind Gap
Ridge-top hike along the AT from Smith Gap to Wind Gap
10-18-14 | Autumn Refuge Hike
Hike several trails at Lehigh Gap Nature Center.
10-19-14 | Weissport Canal Walk/Walnutport Canal Festival
Car pool to Weissport Canal, return to meeting place and go to Canal Festival (1/2 mile from meeting place).
10-21-14 | Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center hike
Explore a variety of trails in this Northampton County state park,
10-26-14 | "Terroir" in Greenwich
Breakfast with the Boy Scouts at Camp Edmar followed by a bike trip on public roads and PRIVATE PROPERTY! (By permission)