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Walnutport Canal Association

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banner pic view from footbridge lockhouse sign house and lamp north view of canal footpath

The Walnutport Canal Association is now on facebook! Like us here

Registration now open for the Towpath Trot - Saturday, October 15, 2016

Walnutport Canal Association’s 1st Annual Kayak Race

~$100 Cash Prize~

When: Saturday, October 15th, 2016
Registration Time: 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Race Time: 1:30PM
*Registration limited to 30 racers.
Registration location: Locktender's House (Lock #23), Walnutport, PA
Registration Fee: $20.00
Race Distance: ¼ mile on the Walnutport Canal (Lehigh Canal)

    What you need to race:
  • Kayak no longer than 12 feet
  • Life jacket
  • Paddle

Contact: Kayak Race Organizer, Greg at 610-216-1130

Walnutport History Book now available for a reduced price. Details available here

The book includes … 62 Family Histories … 97 Past Businesses … 52 Present Businesses … 47 Mall Businesses … Maps … Early History … Railroads … Churches …Recreation … More than 700 Photos

For local residents, a beautiful day often includes a walk along the canal's towpath, fishing from the banks, or a serene moment of gazing into the waters of the canal while resting on the bank side benches.

In an effort to preserve the history and beauty of the canal in the 4½ miles it passes through the Borough of Walnutport, the Walnutport Canal Association was formed for this mission.


Looking north from lock #23
Photo by Gina Kelchner, 2009