Gracedale Open Space Lands
Location: Upper Nazareth Township
Open: Sunrise to sunset.
Activities: Birdwatching, hiking, hunting
Amenities: Limited parking at 3310 Penn Allen Road, trails, remote controlled model aircraft field for members of the Lehigh Valley Academy of Model Aeronautics.
Watershed: Monocacy Creek
Directions: Penn Allen Road and Levis Road.
GPS Coordinates: 40.742306, -75.335729
Area: 235 Acres
Owned by: Northampton County
Difficulty of Trail: Easy to moderate.
Pets: Must be on a leash less than six feet in length.
Historical Interest: Part of the former 1,000-acre Moravian settlement of Gnadenthal, German for "Dale of Grace," first established in 1744. In 1837, the Moravian Church sold the land to Northampton County as the site for the County poor house, which in more modern times, became the Gracedale Nursing Home.
Environmental Features: Woodlands, farmland, headwaters of East Branch Monocacy Creek.