Weissport Canal A Walk Along The Lehigh River
The trail starts in the historic town of Weissport. This town was the site of Fort Allen, built by Benjamin Franklin, yep, the kite flying Benjamin Franklin after the Gnadenhutten Massacre in 1756. I’ll leave the history of this town for another post.
Last Sunday I hike north and west along the old Lehigh canal, built in the early 1800’s. There are still the ruins of many of the locks visible along the trail. In town the waters of the abandoned canal are homes to many ducks and geese.
The trail is lined with many old trees along the Lehigh River and smaller trees and shrubs along the canal.
I walked back and encountered a snake that just had a meal. It was right in front of me but got into the brush before I could get some good photographs. Also encountered quite a few song birds but wasn’t able to get many photographs. Still it was a great hike on a beautiful day in Northeast Pa.
Here is a link to more photographs from my hike. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-5/nggallery/blog-photos/weissport-canal-june-14-2015