Jordan Creek Greenway & Trail

Tying protected open spaces together for environmental health and biodiversity

Jordan Creek Greenway & Trail

The Jordan Creek Greenway & Trail project has been underway for several years with a goal to physically and ecologically connect five existing township-, city-, and county-owned parks and recreation areas.

Tying these protected open spaces together will enhance the environmental health and biodiversity of the region, and importantly offer recreational benefits to the community. The entire greenway will connect the Jordan Meadows Park in Allentown to the Appalachian Trail along the ridge of Blue Mountain, allowing for the protection of high conservation-value lands and a 13-mile trail for the public to hike, bike and bird watch.

In December of 2011, the project hit a milestone with the opening of the first 1.27-mile section of the trail with Whitehall Township, Trustees from the Harry C. Trexler Trust and the County of Lehigh to open this first section of the Jordan Creek Greenway & Trail.

The following municipalities are working to facilitate the Jordan Creek Greenway & Trail: City of Allentown, Heidelberg Township, Lowhill Township, Lynn Township, North Whitehall Township, South Whitehall Township, Upper Macungie Township, Washington Township, Weisenberg Township and Whitehall Township.