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Lower Saucon Township

Parks & Recreation
Saucon Rail Trail - Lower Saucon Township Portion


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Rail Trail Marker

  • The Lower Saucon Township portion of the trail (1.4 miles) runs south from the Saucon Creek Bridge (behind Neighbors) to the border with Upper Saucon Township, just south of Bingen Road.
  • A map of the Saucon Rail Trail can be viewed HERE.
  • The Lower Saucon Township portion of the trail is open daily from dawn to dusk.
  • Permitted uses are walking, jogging, bicycling and cross-country skiing.
  • Please follow the TRAIL ETIQUETTE when using the trail.
  • The Reading Drive Trailhead is open daily from dawn to dusk with 20 parking spaces, a water fountain, toilet facilities, and a picnic area.
  • There are trash receptacles at the Reading Drive Trailhead site and at the Meadows Road crossing gate.
  • There are portable toilets at the Reading Drive Trailhead site. Restroom facilities are also available at the Upper Saucon Township Community Park, Hellertown Borough's Grist Mill and Water Street Park, and at the Southern Lehigh Living Memorial Park trailheads.
  • Lower Saucon Township adopted a Geo-game Policy which regulates the placement of geocaches in Township parks and on the Township portion of the Saucon Rail Trail. The policy can be viewed HERE.
  • For more information on the Saucon Rail Trail Markers please click HERE.
  • In order to receive approval to hold an event on the Saucon Rail Trail, a
    SAUCON RAIL TRAIL SPECIAL EVENT FORM must be submitted to the Saucon Rail Trail Oversight Commission.

Saucon Rail Trail Oversight Commission

With the adoption in September 2011 of an Intergovernmental Agreement of Cooperation between the four (4) municipalities who share the Saucon Rail Trail, the Rail Trail Advisory Committee, which guided the initial development of the northern section of the trail, will become the SAUCON RAIL TRAIL OVERSIGHT COMMISSION. The Commission, which will be comprised of two (2) members and one (1) alternate member from each of the communities, will continue to act in an advisory capacity to the municipal Supervisors and Councils to provide guidance and oversight regarding the construction, operation, maintenance and improvement of the Saucon Rail Trail.

Saucon Rail Trail Oversight Commission Members:
Steve LaBrake, Hellertown Borough
Richard Staffieri, Hellertown Borough
Gail Nolf, Hellertown Borough
Roger Jurczak, Lower Saucon Township
Jerry Holum, Lower Saucon Township
Peter Jarrett, Upper Saucon Township
Allan Cassaday, Upper Saucon Township
Sharon Riu Porter, Coopersburg Borough
Linda Minarik, Coopersburg Borough

Rail Trail Oversight Commission meetings are held the 4th Monday of each month.

Click here for the current agenda.

You can review a copy of the current meeting minutes by clicking on any active meeting date in our table below or use our drop down menu to review minutes from a previous year.



DAY
DATE
TIME
LOCATION
Monday    January 27, 2014 6:00 PM Lower Saucon Township
Monday    February 24, 2014 6:00 PM Hellertown Borough
Monday    March 24, 2014 6:00 PM Coopersburg Borough
Tuesday    April 28, 2014 6:00 PM Upper Saucon Township
Monday    May 26, 2014 No Meeting
Monday    June 23, 2014 Meeting Cancelled
Monday    July 28, 2014 6:00 PM Hellertown Borough
Monday    August 25, 2014 6:00 PM Coopersburg Borough
Monday    September 22, 2014 6:00 PM Upper Saucon Township
Monday    October 27, 2014 6:00 PM Lower Saucon Township
Monday    November 24, 2014 6:00 PM Hellertown Borough
Monday    December 22, 2014 No Meeting

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Archived Minutes

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