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Heritage Trail

Heritage Trail Overview Walk, jog, or bike along the Historic Bethlehem Heritage Trail! Experience Bethlehem on your own time and...

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Heritage Trail Overview

Walk, jog, or bike along the Historic Bethlehem Heritage Trail! Experience Bethlehem on your own time and at your own pace with the use of your own mobile device.

With 6 links, 80 stops, and 275 years of history, you’ll meet the Moravian Founders, Monocacy Valley, Westward Expansion, Victorian Bethlehem, Farmland to Industry, and Bethlehem Steel.

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Trail Descriptions, Distances, and Times

Moravian Founders Trail
Distance: 1 mile
Time: 1 hour 20 min

Details: Focused on the very heart of Historic Bethlehem, and in the newly designated Historic Moravian Bethlehem National Historic Landmark District, this link tells how the city’s first settlers built a prosperous economy, filled with crafts and trade.

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The Heritage Trail (TM) is sponsored by St. Luke’s

Monocacy Valley Trail
Distance: 2.5 miles
Time: 1 hour 20 min

Details: Wind along the Monocacy Way Trail and follow the creek that brought life to Burnside Plantation, Illick’s Mill, and the Colonial Industrial Quarter. A great link for bikers!

Westward Expansion Trail
Distance: 2 miles
Time: 1 hour 15 min

Details: Following the construction of the Broad Street Bridge came Bethlehem’s first suburbs. This peaceful neighborhood stroll includes a memorial to fallen Revolutionary War soldiers.

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The Heritage Tours are funded in part by the Northampton County Hotel Tax grant.

Victorian Bethlehem
Distance: 0.75 miles
Time: 1 hour

Details: Take in the breathtaking homes that housed Bethlehem’s wealthiest industrialists.

Farmland to Industry
Distance: 3 miles
Time: 2 hours

Details: As farms became factories and canals became railroads in the mid-1800s, Bethlehem grew to include many churches, social halls, and markets.

Steel Stop
Distance: 1.75 miles
Time: 1 hour

Details: The great story of Bethlehem Steel’s rise to become the second largest steel producer in the U.S. This link highlights the people who worked at the plant.

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