Plainfield Township Trail

6.88 Miles

Trail Description

From 1880 well into the 20th century, Bangor and Portland Railway steam locomotives plied this corridor, serving nearby quarries. Conrail bought the line in 1976, only to close it five years later. The township then bought the corridor and built the rail-trail. The trail is well-maintained and signed. Large trees line it on both sides, framing views of Bushkill Creek. The trail crosses the creek five times on charming wooden bridges. There is a midpoint trailhead at a parking area with picnic facilities.The trail passes farms and is actively used by horseback riders. It also crosses several roads. On the northern end, after the trails crosses Route 641, its surface changes to heavy ballast and becomes more difficult for cyclists. A mile further up, the trail forms a V: Go right onto a narrow dirt pathway to Pen Argyl Road, or left up a steep grade that will level off quickly and wind around an active quarry.

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