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Wildlands Conservancy: Get Out! for Wellness: Karl Stirner Arts Trail
The Karl Stirner Arts Trail is 2.5 miles long from the old Simon Silk Mill on 13th Street to 3rd Street at the base of Lafayette College in Easton PA. From there, the trail leads to Easton’s Center Square and its famous Saturday Farmers’ Market.
Walk from 13th Street to Pearl Street and return on the same path.
Karl Stirner was a sculptor who spent 25 years ushering aspiring artists to Easton. Stirner held teaching positions at Tyler School of Art at Temple University and Swarthmore College’s Moore College of Art. Wildlands Conservancy helped acquire parcels of land along this trail. Easton owes much of its early prosperity to the many mills that once used the power of the Bushkill. At one time more than 15,000 bushels of grain came into Easton every day. The Bushkill is rated as a high-quality cold-water fishery.
This hike is suitable for all ages. The smooth, wide, asphalt-covered trail is stroller- and wheelchair- friendly. Dogs on leash are welcome. There is a nice dog park on the trail. Sturdy footwear is recommended. Bring binoculars/camera to view the historic buildings and signs of beaver along the babbling Bushkill Creek.
No bathrooms available on the trail. After the hike stop at the eateries, beverage shops, and OWowCow ice cream creamery for a nice lunch at the Simon Silk Mill.
DIRECTIONS: Take US Route 22 to Easton PA and exit at the 13th Street Exit. At the stop light on N. 13th Street, stay in the left lane and turn left onto N. 13th. Go 0.3 miles to Simon Blvd. on your right. Turn onto Simon Blvd. and park where you can find a spot. This walk is part of the Get Out! for Wellness series.
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 1247 Simon Blvd., Easton PA 18042
For registration questions: Brandon Swayser, firstname.lastname@example.org
For program questions: Diane Motel, email@example.com