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NLRA is seeking support from the community for the upcoming year of programs and services.  Our mission is to provide a diverse range of educational and recreational programs and activities that promote a strong sense of community.  For us to accomplish our mission, we must rely on our community sponsors.  For more information on the various sponsorship opportunities that are available, please contact NLRA at nlrecauthority@gmail.com / 484-633-0093!


WHEN:   Thursday, Oct. 14th / 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

WHERE: Covered Bridge at Trout Creek 

COST:    Free!

Hoot Hike- 5:30 PM

Ghost Stories- 7:00 PM

Covered Bridge @ Trout Creek


Don't miss this free spooky hoot of a night!  First, Wildlands Conservancy will introduce you to some wonderful creatures of the night, then noted local author and storyteller, Charles Adams, III, will tell scary ghost stories around the campfire.  Thank you to Scout Troop 58 for being our campfire masters!


Friday, October 22nd

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Eagles Nest Park

3768 Eagle Rd., Slatington

Join us for a FREE, safe, family friendly, frightfully fun night!  There will be activities, games, treats, refreshments and prizes awarded for the best decorated trunks!  costumes encouraged! 

CONTACT NLRA AT 484-633-0093 / NLRECAUTHORITY@GMAIL.COM TO ENTER A TRUNK!                                  

ATTENTION RESIDENTS OF WALNUTPORT BOROUGH: As part of a challenging 2021 budget process, Walnutport Borough Council decided that it needed to eliminate funding for NLRA. We understand and appreciate that the decision was a difficult one. With this loss of funding, along with the reduction in funding from Slatington and Washington Township, NLRA must move forward to make up for this loss of funding. Unfortunately, with Walnutport no longer a member of the Authority, this means that Walnutport Borough residents are now considered Non-Residents and may be subject to a higher fee for programs. We sincerely hope that you will continue to take advantage of all that NLRA offers by participating in our programs and events, so many of which are free! We also want to thank the Borough of Walnutport for their past support. If you have any questions regarding this change, please do not hesitate to contact the NLRA at nlrecauthority@gmail.com / 484-633-0093.

 Check out our Fall & Holiday Programs!







Sunday, October 24th                                                        1:00 pm to 3:00 pm                                                    Slatington D & L Trailhead                                                $10  NLRA Residents / $12 Non-Residents                  Online Registration Required                                         


Enjoy a beautiful fall walk on the  D& L Trail while learning tips and tricks to nature-based photography from Alyssa Grimm.  All ages and types of cameras are welcomed!  Pre-registration required at www.northernlehighrec.org.

As we continue to navigate COVID, we are working on a variety of programs and events.  These programs would not be possible without the generous support of our partners- Slatington Borough, Washington Township, Northern Lehigh School District, as well as the Rotary Club of Slatington, the Slatington Lions Club, the Leona Gruber Charitable Trust, Wildlands Conservancy, Lehigh County, Northampton County, the D&L National Historic Corridor and the Mickley Fravel Charitable Trust.

Thank you all! 


Be sure to check out our Program page for a continually growing list of offerings!  

Please click HERE to complete a brief online survey that will help us to offer and promote the programs that YOU want to see!  We also want to know how you think we are doing!

Volunteers needed!

email us!

Support Your Local Recreation and
Park Services

Northern Lehigh Recreation Authority

7951 Center St.

Emerald, PA 18080


Phone: 484-633-0093

Email: NLRecAuthority@gmail.com