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Slate Heritage Trail

Ye Olde Photographer started this gallery after rushing the season a bit in February of 2020. He and his Faire Spouse drove up to Slatington and walked approximately a mile of this 3.3 mile trail. The Slate Heritage Trail is in northern Berks County, Pennsylvania. Its west end is in the town of Slatedale. Heading east, the trail travels along Trout Creek on the former right-of-way of a Lehigh Valley Railroad spur that hauled slate from quarries in the area. The LVRR absorbed or connected an early Berks County Railroad, "The Berksey," which at one time also transported kids from outlying towns to school in Slatington.

YOP looks forward to bringing the bikes up and checking out the rest some slightly warmer day. There are, or were, some substantial quarries between the trail route and the Blue Mountain to the north.

Former Multi-Track RR Bridge
Former Multi-Track RR Bridge
Troll's Eye View
Troll's Eye View
Trailside Bench
Trailside Bench
Looking Upstream
Looking Upstream
Old Foundations
Old Foundations
Trailside Slate
Trailside Slate
Scoutmaster Memorial
Scoutmaster Memorial
Kern's Dam
Kern's Dam
Edward L. Kraus
Edward L. Kraus
Not Quite Spring!
Not Quite Spring!