GOLV: Kilns and Railroad History – March 11

Ironton Rail Trail, Chestnut Street Parking Area, 3853 Chestnut Street, Whitehall PA

GOLV: Kilns and Railroad History – March 11

Saturday, March 11 at 10:00 am

We’ll walk along the Ironton Rail Trail past the cement kilns at Saylor Park and onward to a view of the Lehigh River. The kilns are the last ones of this type standing in the U.S. The smooth, wide trail is a former railroad bed that played a huge part in the local cement industry. We’ll pass some interesting railroad features. Dogs on leash are welcome. Wear sturdy footwear and dress in layers appropriate for the weather. Bring binoculars and/or camera for wildlife and historical observations. No bathrooms available.

Length: 3 miles total out and back, turn around whenever you want. (Total trail is 9.2 miles)

Duration: 2 hours

Directions: Go north on MacArthur Road (Route 145/7th Street) for 3.8 miles to Chestnut Street. Make a sharp right turn onto Chestnut and go 0.5 miles to Ironton Rail Trail parking lot at 3853 Chestnut Street.

Fee: Free, but registration is required.

Questions: Call 610.965.4397, ext. 136.