Weisenberg & Lowhill Townships

Weisenberg & Lowhill Townships

Established in 1753, Weisenberg and Lowhill Townships were originally part of the territory that William Penn’s sons purchased from the Lenni-Lenape tribe during the infamous Walking Purchase of 1737. Although Weisenberg was initially designated part of Northampton County, the township was transferred to Lehigh County in 1812. Lowhill Township is located adjacent to Weisenberg in the central region of Lehigh County.

A picturesque farming community replete with rolling hills and mineral-rich soil, the land was primarily settled by German immigrants who came to the area during the early part of the 18th Century. These immigrants – many of whom originated in the Palatinate region of Germany – brought with them deep religious beliefs and a strong desire to uphold their German roots. As a result, the German dialect known as Pennsylvania Dutch was the primary language of the area for nearly two hundred years, and was often taught in the one-room schoolhouses that operated in the area until the mid-1950s.

Today, with a combined population of approximately 6,000 people, Weisenberg and Lowhill Township are perhaps best known for their beautiful sceneries and preserved farmland.

Eat, Shop & Visit:

Weathered Vineyards


One of the Lehigh Valley’s newest vineyards, the winery and tasting room is located at 7670 Carpet Road, New Tripoli, and is open Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m.
to 5 p.m.


Glasbern Country Inn

Luxurious accommodations in a beautiful farm setting, this historic bed and breakfast offers a great way to escape. Enjoy a weekend away, a farm to table meal, or host a special event.



Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery

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Located at 2415 Route 100 in Orefield, the nursery operates seasonally from April through October and offers a wide variety of trees, shrubs, ferns, grasses and perennials. Specializing in native plants, the nursery also provides community programs to help educate the public about the environmental benefits of cultivating and planting indigenous species.


Leather Corner Post Bar & Grille

Enjoy the atmosphere of one of the oldest buildings in the Lehigh Valley, located at 6855 Horseshoe Road in Orefield. Open seven days a week, the LCP combines great food with great entertainment.



Weisenberg-Lowhill Township Historical Society


Located in the historic Werley’s Corner Hotel in New Tripoli, the society offers programs such as genealogical and research workshops, as well as a gift shop filled with locally significant items.


Gress Mountain Ranch

Set on 15 beautiful acres in Orefield, the ranch is a permanent home for over 50 animals rescued from abuse or neglect. The animals are trained and socialized to become co-therapists for people suffering from emotional or mental trauma.




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