Bethlehem Kayak and Bike Adventure: Explore Lehigh Valley
5 Ratings
Embark on a thrilling kayak and bike adventure in Bethlehem, Lehigh Valley. Explore the Metro Wilderness, paddle past the iconic Bethlehem Steel Stacks, and bike along the historic D&L Trail. Don't miss this unique photo opportunity!
Duration: 4 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • 134-140 River St - Your adventure includes a guided kayak tour on the Lehigh River with photos of your group under the iconic Bethlehem Steel Stacks. Be on the lookout for deer, fish, blue herons, and bald eagles. You will get to see several historical features on the 5 mile (2.5 hr)guided kayak paddle. At Nagy’s Landing, you will swap your kayak for a mountain bike and hit the D&L Trail that runs along the river back to Sand Island. the bike ride is 45 min to an hour. Your tour is within the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. Water and snacks are provided. Ideal for beginners and groups. No experience is necessary, all equipment is provided. Transportation is available for anyone who does not want to ride a bike back to Sand Island. See you on the River!
What's Included
  • Kayaks
  • Bikes
  • Helmets
  • Life Jackets
  • Water and Snacks
Additional Information

Guests can have the experience of navigating their own kayak (or sharing a tandem), during a guided adventure across the Urban Wilderness of Lehigh Valley, journeying from Bethlehem to Easton. Our trademark excursion, the Steel Stacks Run, commences at Sand Island, situated in the core of Historic Bethlehem. Every guest is provided with a kayak, paddle, and a life vest for the journey. Free photographs of individuals and groups will be captured as they traverse past the Bethlehem Steel Stacks; a truly distinctive photo scene! The photos will be sent to the email provided on the booking form. Following a 5 mile paddle, guests switch their kayaks for mountain bikes to navigate the D&L trail back to Sand Island, a trail that runs alongside the river. (The D&L trail is associated with the Smithsonian Institution) Those who would rather not bike have the option to take a complimentary shuttle back to Sand Island.

134-140 River St
River Street
From West Lehigh Street, cross the canal bridge onto the Sand Island Recreational Area. At the River, take a right and follow the road under the Hill to Hill Bridge and the train trestle. The river access ramp and our meeting location is directly on your left after the train trestle.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Sep 10, 2023
Big thanks from New York, Belarus 🇧🇾 and Georgia 🇬🇪 - Above and beyond our expectations. Eric and Will are not only guiding you the whole time but also share interesting stories about the history of the place. Very satisfying experience
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Aug 24, 2023
Great time on the DL river - We had a great time on the river. The guide was awesome and gave great information about Bethlehem and the steel mill that we had amazing views of as we floated by. Although we paddled by some industrial buildings, in general we felt like we were surrounded by wilderness. It was not too strenuous or scary. Water was mostly slow moving requiring minimal paddling with a few faster moving areas along the way. Biking back to the beginning was lots of fun on a really nice bike trail. Again not too strenuous.
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Jul 30, 2023
Amazing Kayak and Biking adventure - Learning how to Kayak while getting a little history on the Lehigh River and surrounding areas! Highly recommend to anyone looking for adventure!
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Aug 29, 2023
It was a good day - It was a nice day. The river is beautiful. The bike ride was on a nice trail. There should be 2 leaders to help with removing the kayaks.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
May 2024