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Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Address: 8844 Paint Mill Road, Slatington
How Far From South Whitehall Patch: 13.6 miles, a 24-minute drive.
Hours: Nature refuge is open dawn to dusk. Call 610-760-8889 for details on nature center schedule.
Summary: The non-profit Lehigh Gap Nature Center is located in a gap carved out by the Lehigh River between the towns of Slatington and Palmerton. The center is a starting point for hiking along the Kittatinny Ridge and for exploring a habitat garden made up totally of native plants. The garden has a wheelchair accessible path. The nature center includes educational exhibits, research library, classrooms and restrooms. The center hosts guest speakers, guided walks and other activities. Check out the center's calendar for details. The Lehigh Gap nature refuge includes 13 miles of trails. It's a great destination for birding, nature photography, geological observation and river access.