My mother was a great lover of the outdoors and of the British Isles. As it became harder for her to get around, long hikes were out and it was a challenge to find activities that would please her. Of course we went to lunch at Granny McCarthy’s Tea Room and took wildflower walks at the Graver Arboretum, but of all the spots in Lehigh Valley, I think her favorite was Columcille Megalith Park.
Tucked away on the side of the mountain at the north of the Valley near Bangor, Columcille is a peaceful retreat, a gentle piece of landscape set with standing stones, trails and woodland circles. If you want a campfire, a picnic or a place for the dog to run free, it’s best to go elsewhere. Save Columcille for quiet walks, peaceful companionship and meditation.