Kiosks unveiled at Slatington trailhead
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Virginia Savage, Dan Stevens and Silas Chamberlin unveil the three panel kiosk at the trailhead in Slatington.
Dan Stevens of Northern Lehigh Future Focus said that in addition to the three-panel kiosk being unveiled, there was a single panel at the rear of the trailhead. The unveiling took place Aug. 27 at the trailhead in Slatington.
The trailhead is located on Main Street just before crossing the bridge into Walnutport.
The three panels are Exploring the Corridor, a bulletin board for use by the public and the Lehigh Valley Railroad Station.
The location had been the site of the Lehigh Valley Railroad station. Stevens said a new set of adventurers will start from the site using their legs and bikes instead of a train.
Slatington borough workers installed the kiosks. Thanks also went to Marilyn and Everett Kaul, Bob Stettner and engineers Spotts, Stevens and McCoy among others.
Representing Lehigh County, Virginia Savage on behalf of Executive Don Cunningham and the board of commissioners, said she had never seen such inititative as this program design. The county was pleased to assist with the project.
"I am happy to see the trail is getting used and pleased to see dogs use it," she said, noting the dogs in the audience.
Silas Chamberlin, resource specialist of the Delaware and Lehigh Corridor, said he thanked all the partners: Lehigh County, the borough and D&L who contributed signs and work at the trailhead. The trail will go to Cementon. The signs give a history to those who just walk from town or come from farther away.
The single panel gives information on the rails to trails program.