As we enter the Green phase of the COVID re-opening process, 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, the Borough of Walnutport, Washington Township and Northern Lehigh School District, as well as the Rotary Club of Slatington, the Leona Gruber Charitable Trust, Wildlands Conservancy, Northampton County, and the Mickley Fravel Charitable Trust.

Thank you all! 


Be sure to check out our Program page for a continually growing list of offerings, including our Fall Sneak Peak!  

Also, please click on the below link to complete a brief online survey that will help us to offer and promote the programs that YOU want to see!

Wednesday UnWind



Come to the Trailhead to listen to some great music and taste some of the wonderful wines that the Lehigh Valley has to offer!  The event is free to the public.  Face masks required.  The Diggity Dogs & More food truck will also be open for dinner!



                                 WHEN:   Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 8:00pm             

                                 WHERE:  Slatington Trailhead  

                                 WHO:      August 12th:   Tim Harakal & Sleepy Cat Urban Winery

                                              August 26th:   Phil Stahl & Blue Mountain Vineyards

                                                        September 9th:   Erin Kelly & Blue Mountain Vineyards

Program  Calendar


Wednesday, July 29th: Wednesday UnWind with Eliza Rush & Blue Mountain Vineyards

Wednesday, August 12th: Wednesday UnWind with Tim Harakal and Palmerton Tasting Room

Sunday, August 16th: Creek Crawl at Trout Creek

Sunday, August 23rd: Family Fishing at Walnutport Canal

Wednesday, August 26th: Wednesday UnWind with Phil Stahl & Blue Mountain Vineyards

Thursday, September 3rd:  Tennis for Beginners starts

Wednesday, September 9th: Wednesday UnWind with Erin Kelly & Blue Mountain Vineyards

Thursday, September 10th: Nutrition Links classes begin

Thursday, September 10th:  "Meet the Native" Community Night Hike

Monday, September 14th: Tennis for Beginners begins

Saturday, September 19th:  NEW!  1st Mannered Mutts Four-Legged Friends Fest 


Sunday, August 16th

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Covered Bridge Trailhead

Free (Online pre-registration with Wildlands required:

Explore Trout Creek with Wildlands Conservancy and discover all the amazing critters that hide under the rocks!  Everything will be provided for you to become a Junior Naturalist!

Dress appropriately.  All equipment will be provided.




Nutrition Links : Teaching People how to at Better for Less!

Presented by Penn State Extension Nutrition Education Advisor: Julie B. Davitt

Thursdays: September 10th to October 15th

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Vigilant Fire Company, 110 S. Walnut St., Slatington

Come to a series of FREE lessons with fun activities.  Learn to eat healthy on a limited budget, how to plan low-cost, fast and easy meals and get to sample new , healthy foods.

Open to parents or caregivers of a child 19 and under, adults, older adults who qualify for:  Free or Reduced School Lunch


                   SNAP Benefits

                  Food Pantry Boxes / Bags


RSVP: NLRA / nlrecauthority@gmail.,com / 484-633-0093  

Tennis for Beginners

Learn to play the original lifetime sport with our own Michelle Raber-Gass!  Balls will be provided.

September 3rd - October 9th 


      4th, 5th & 6th Grades: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

      Adults: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Eagles Nest Park

Cost: $30 / 6-week session



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Northern Lehigh Community Center Feasibility Study

With the help of residents and local leaders, Northern Lehigh Recreation has completed the feasibility study process for the future Northern Lehigh Community Center. 

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7951 Center St.

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Phone: 484-633-0093


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