The Towpath-Biketrail is an extraordinary excursion that passes through some of the most diverse landscapes in Pennsylvania, offering scenes of waterfalls, wetlands, grassy fields, shady forests, and urban jungles. The bike path itself is 6 feet wide, on an even asphalt covering with grass on each side.
Most people wanting to start on the trail will begin their journey at Riverview Park. The park offers 80 acres of open fields surrounded by trees along the Lehigh River. The park offers free parking for trail uses, along with access to restrooms, water fountains, trash bins, and clean-up stations for Fido. The trail cuts through the length of Riverview Park, before exiting at the southern wooded portion of the area. Only a few hundred feet into the trail, you'll come across your first landmark: The Lehigh River Waterfall. The trail runs right past the waterfall and continues south along the river, where walkers can enjoy sights of natural beaches, wetlands, and thick woods that cover the trail.
The woods cover most of the trail, with sounds of the roaring river to the south of it. At this point in the trail, you'll be able to see foxes, deer, groundhogs, songbirds, and the occasional blooming of wildflowers along the river. After about 4 miles, the trail takes a bend that begins traveling north, out of the woods and away from the river. The path begins to enter urban neighborhoods, running past backyards, over streets, and through two other parks where restrooms and water are available. The trail is used for plenty of other activities, like dog mushing in the winter, bicycling, roller skating, and skiing.
The trail offers plenty to see and allows lots of activities, but no matter how long you decide to stay on the path or what you plan to do, you and Fido will love the outdoorsy charm of this pawrific path!