North Whitehall Township has a wide variety of recreational activities for all residents. Our parks are located throughout the Township with easy access to most residents. There are currently seven park locations as well as the Ironton Rail Trail that are open and available free of charge. Active sport fields used for baseball, softball, soccer, and lacrosse are located at four of our parks and outdoor basketball courts are located at the Township Recreation Park. Children’s playgrounds with safety certified equipment are located at three of our parks. For those interested in more passive activities, there is Johnson Pond that offers fishing opportunities as well as Neff’s Valley Park that offers numerous shaded areas for picnics as well as a disc golf course. The Ironton Rail Trail is a joint trail project that involves North Whitehall and Whitehall Townships and Coplay Borough. The final leg of the trail was complete in 2017 and terminates at the North Whitehall Township Municipal Complex. The completed trail is over 13 miles long and offers biking and walking/running opportunities on an ADA designed trail. A trailhead pavilion was recently completed.
In addition to Township owned and maintained facilities, there are a number of privately owned recreational opportunities for you to enjoy. Iron Lakes Golf Course and Driving Range, Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays, Spring Hill Miniature Golf and Orchard View Swim Club offer varied activities. Several outdoor Sportsmen’s groups are located here including Copeechen Rod and Gun Club, Ranger Rod and Gun Club and Grouse Hall Rod and Gun Club. The Lehigh Valley Zoo and Trexler Nature Preserve are located in the Township and offer walking trails, educational programs and special events at the Zoo. Fishing in the Jordan and Coplay creeks as well as the Lehigh River is always popular especially for the spring trout seasons. Paddling and tubing enthusiast can access the Lehigh River near Laurys Station and make their way down to Easton.
There are a number of Youth Athletic Organizations that own and operate facilities in the Township. These groups regularly advertise their programs in the Township Newsletter and are always welcoming new members for a variety of organized sports.
The Township Recreation Board will meet at 7:30pm on January 17, March 21, July 18, and September 19 in 2022 to evaluate and make recommendations for our Township facilities. All are invited to attend these meetings.