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Directions to Pulpit Rock

From Allentown-Bethlehem From Western Lehigh County
From East of Allentown-Bethlehem From West of Hamburg, PA
From South of Allentown-Bethlehem  


 

From Allentown-Bethlehem

1. Get onto either U.S. 22 or I-78 and head west.

2. About 25 miles west of Allentown, get off at the Route 143 exit (Lenhartsville).

3. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto 143 south.

4. Head south about 2000 feet, then turn right at the T onto old Route 22.

5. Head west 3.1 miles to Reservoir Road.  Reservoir Road crosses old Route 22 at the bottom of a hill.  There is a stone farm house on the near and right side of the junction.  (Look for the street sign if necessary.)

6. Turn right onto Reservoir Road and head north to the very end of the road.

7. You will see a metal gate at the far end of a small parking area.  You will need a gate key to go beyond this point, or you will have to arrive at 'Gate Time' for any of our Pulpit Rock events.

8. Beyond the gate, follow the gravel road 2000 feet until it bends to the right.

9. Bearing to the right, you will soon see a very small bridge over a brook.  Cross it and bear to the left afterwards.

10. About 700 feet later, the road bends to the right and then again to the left. Please drive to the right side of the road to even out the wear on the gravel.

11. As the road gets steeper, there is a section paved with blacktop, with a curve to the right in the middle of it. Towards the top it gets less steep and turns back to gravel.

12. Continue all the way to the summit, where you'll see the Astronomical Park.

 

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From East of Allentown-Bethlehem

1. Get onto I-78 and head west, passing Allentown, PA.

2. About 25 miles west of Allentown, get off at the Route 143 exit (Lenhartsville).

3. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto 143 south.

4. Head south about 2000 feet, then turn right at the T onto old Route 22.

5. Head west 3.1 miles to Reservoir Road. Reservoir Road crosses old Route 22 at the bottom of a hill.  There is a stone farm house on the near and right side of the junction.  (Look for the street sign if necessary.)

6. Turn right onto Reservoir Road and head north to the very end of the road.

7. You will see a metal gate at the far end of a small parking area.  You will need a gate key to go beyond this point, or you will have to arrive at 'Gate Time' for any of our Pulpit Rock events.

8. Beyond the gate, follow the gravel road 2000 feet until it bends to the right.

9. Bearing to the right, you will soon see a very small bridge over a brook.  Cross it and bear to the left afterwards.

10. About 700 feet later, the road bends to the right and then again to the left. Please drive to the right side of the road to even out the wear on the gravel.

11. As the road gets steeper, there is a section paved with blacktop, with a curve to the right in the middle of it. Towards the top it gets less steep and turns back to gravel.

12. Continue all the way to the summit, where you'll see the Astronomical Park.

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From South of Allentown-Bethlehem

1. If you are coming from well south of I-78, you need to drive north to the interstate via Route 309, Route 412, or Route 100, etc.

2. Get onto I-78 and head west.

3. About 25 miles west of Allentown, get off at the Route 143 exit (Lenhartsville).

4. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto 143 south.

5. Head south about 2000 feet, then turn right at the T onto old Route 22.

6. Head west 3.1 miles to Reservoir Road. Reservoir Road crosses old Route 22 at the bottom of a hill.  There is a stone farm house on the near and right side of the junction.  (Look for the street sign if necessary.)

7. Turn right onto Reservoir Road and head north to the very end of the road.

8. You will see a metal gate at the far end of a small parking area.  You will need a gate key to go beyond this point, or you will have to arrive at 'Gate Time' for any of our Pulpit Rock events.

9. Beyond the gate, follow the gravel road 2000 feet until it bends to the right.

10. Bearing to the right, you will soon see a very small bridge over a brook.  Cross it and bear to the left afterwards.

11. About 700 feet later, the road bends to the right and then again to the left. Please drive to the right side of the road to even out the wear on the gravel.

12. As the road gets steeper, there is a section paved with blacktop, with a curve to the right in the middle of it. Towards the top it gets less steep and turns back to gravel.

13. Continue all the way to the summit, where you'll see the Astronomical Park..

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From Western Lehigh County

1. Get onto I-78 and head west.

2.  5 miles beyond the Kutztown/Krumsville exit, get off at the Route 143 exit (Lenhartsville).

3. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto 143 south.

4. Head south about 2000 feet, then turn right at the T onto old Route 22.

5. Head west 3.1 miles to Reservoir Road. Reservoir Road crosses old Route 22 at the bottom of a hill.  There is a stone farm house on the near and right side of the junction. (Look for the street sign if necessary.)

6. Turn right onto Reservoir Road and head north to the very end of the road.

7. You will see a metal gate at the far end of a small parking area.  You will need a gate key to go beyond this point, or you will have to arrive at 'Gate Time' for any of our Pulpit Rock events.

8. Beyond the gate, follow the gravel road 2000 feet until it bends to the right.

9. Bearing to the right, you will soon see a very small bridge over a brook.  Cross it and bear to the left afterwards.

10. About 700 feet later, the road bends to the right and then again to the left. Please drive to the right side of the road to even out the wear on the gravel.

11. As the road gets steeper, there is a section paved with blacktop, with a curve to the right in the middle of it. Towards the top it gets less steep and turns back to gravel.

12. Continue all the way to the summit, where you'll see the Astronomical Park..

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From West of Hamburg, PA

1. Get onto I-78 and head east.

2. Get off at exit 10 (Hamburg, PA). This is the next exit after Route 61 (Reading/Pottstown).

3. Head south into Hamburg, then turn east onto old Route 22.

4. Head east 1.5 miles to Reservoir Road. Reservoir Road crosses old Route 22 at the bottom of a hill.  There is a stone farm house on the far left side of the junction. (Look for the street sign if necessary.)

5. Turn left onto Reservoir Road and head north to the very end of the road.

6. You will see a metal gate at the far end of a small parking area.  You will need a gate key to go beyond this point, or you will have to arrive at 'Gate Time' for any of our Pulpit Rock events.

7. Beyond the gate, follow the gravel road 2000 feet until it bends to the right.

8. Bearing to the right, you will soon see a very small bridge over a brook.  Cross it and bear to the left afterwards.

9. 700 feet later, the road bends to the right and then again to the left. Please drive to the right side of the road to even out the wear on the gravel.

11. As the road gets steeper, there is a section paved with blacktop, with a curve to the right in the middle of it. Towards the top it gets less steep and turns back to gravel.

12. Continue all the way to the summit, where you'll see the Astronomical Park..

 

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