SN: 116951 - 2021 / Y0667
Like a phoenix, the ruins of industry are replaced by greenways, new construction, the arts, and world-class education. This walk is the intersection of the past and the present.
Year Round Walk
The address/location to the physical start box (PSB) for mapping services such as Google or Siri is as follows:
Comfort Suites - University 120 W. Third St.Bethlehem, PA 18015
WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.
From Fri, Jan 1st, 2021 to Dec 31st, 2021
Start box available: 24/7 - Walk Daily dawn to dusk
Little Free Libraries
Walking the USA, A - Z
Walking with America’s Veterans
Daily dawn to dusk. The walk goes through Lehigh University, the South Bethlehem Greenway, and through the former Bethlehem Steel campus. The redeveloped area includes a casino, hotel, outlet mall, PBS station, arts campus, skating rink, and the Steel ruins. The walk continues into Fountain Hill past the mansions of 19th century Bethlehem movers and shakers.
Distance: 10k/6k, Rating: 2A
Access to start point may be affected by COVID-19 virus. A highlight of the walk is the 2,000 foot long Hoover-Mason Trestle which is now a public walkway. It is located on the former Bethlehem Steel campus (SteelStacks). The trestle was once used as a narrow gauge railroad to carry coke, limestone and iron ore to the blast furnaces. Walk the trestle to get up close and personal with the blast furnaces. Note that dogs are not allowed on the trestle.
Awards and fees: IVV Credit Only
Driving to the start box
120 W Third St., Bethlehem 18015, 610-882-9700. S: PA-309 N to PA-378 N to Bethlehem. Approx 6 miles to Third St. and turn right. Cross Broadhead and enter parking lot from Third St. E: I-78 to Exit 67 for PA-412/Hellertown/Bethlehem. Right on PA-412. Follow Hwy signs for 4 miles. Sands Casino, becomes Daly, then Third. Left on Brodhead, enter hotel parking lot. N: US-309 S, continue to PA-33 S. Exit US-22 W to Bethlehem/Allentown. Exit to PA-378 S to Bethlehem. Travel 4 miles until freeway ends; merge to left lane. Slight left turn on Third to bottom of hill. Right on Brodhead, quick left to hotel parking lot. W: US-22 E to PA-378 S to Bethlehem. Continue with directions from above. Parking lot entrance on Brodhead. Walkers are instructed to park in back of lot.
Liberty Bell Wanderers (AVA-0238)
Event website: www.libertybellwanderers.net
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