Don Cunningham’s Lehigh Valley Discovery

May 12th, 2010 posted by Kim Lilly

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Don Cunningham

The next Lehigh Valley celebrity discovery in honor of our Discover Lehigh Valley contest (share your Lehigh Valley discovery and you could win a $200 Visa gift card) is …

Son of a Bethlehem steelworker, youngest elected Mayor of Bethlehem, frontman of local band Don Cunningham and his Cabinet (performing at Mayfair 2010) and current Lehigh County Executive Don Cunningham.

“My favorite Lehigh Valley discovery is a running trail.


One of my favorite places to run is the Ironton Rail Trail, a 9.2-mile stretch that starts in North Whitehall and ends under MacArthur Road. The scenery is amazing and it seems like there’s always something new to see. The trail winds past old cement kilns from the late 1880s, the Coplay Creek and picturesque neighborhoods that remind you of a simpler time. Near the Coplay Creek, you can pick up a 5.5-mile loop that runs through the Whitehall Parkway. It’s as flat as a pancake and the trail is soft on your knees. It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoor beauty of Lehigh Valley and get some exercise. Just being on the trail relieves stress and reminds me of how lucky I am to live in this amazing place.

Check back tomorrow for our next celebrity discovery! In the meantime, we’d love to hear what your favorite Lehigh Valley discovery is. Click here to submit your photo or story today.

 

 

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