The purchase of a 2.2-acre property that will serve as a trailhead along the newly-developed was finalized March 2, manager Jack Cahalan recently announced.
The former Timko Family Trust property, which is located near the intersection of Bingen Road and Reading Drive, "will provide the only public parking and access in the township to , which runs between Hellertown and Upper Saucon Township's Community Park," Cahalan said in a press release.
According to the press release, " to develop the site to provide parking spaces, toilet facilities, trash containers, picnic tables and an information kiosk."
It was announced that a portable toilet and trash receptacle have already been placed at the property for use by visitors to the trail, which officially opened in May 2011.
"The public is permitted to park and access the Saucon Rail Trail at this site during its development," Cahalan said.
Funding for the purchase of the property came from a Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) grant and the township's open space funds, he added.