Bear Swamp County Park, Minsi Lake Drive, Upper Mount Bethel Twsp., 610-746-1978. The 245-acre county park includes 117-acre fishing lake with large water fowl population. Fishing by boat, pier and on shore.
Beltzville State Park, exit 74 off NE ext. of PA Turnpike, 610-377-0045. Stocked cold and warm water fishing.
Cedar Creek Park, Allentown/Rose Garden, Ott St., Allentown, 610-437-7627. Trout fishing (stocked) in Cedar Creek and Lake Muhlenberg.
Evergreen Lakes, 2375 Benders Dr., Bath, 610-837-6401
Delaware Canal, Upper Black Eddy, 610-982-5560. 60 mile long canal; fishing and boating.
Indian Creek Farm, 3479 Mango Dr., Danielsville, 610-760-0739. No-license-required fishing in two ponds (children's pond and trout, bass and catfish stocked pond), annual fishing tournaments.
Jacobsburg State Park, 835 Jacobsburg Rd., Wind Gap, (Route 33 N. to Belfast exit). Over 1,100 acres of hiking, picnicking, fishing, biking, hunting and equestrian trails.
Jordan Creek, Seventh St., Allentown, 610-820-3129
Kimmets Lock Park, Dauphin and Lloyd Sts., Allentown, 610-437-7628. Boat launch for motorized and non-motorized craft, fishing and hiking.
Laubach Park, Lehigh Ave./Fairview Rd., Salisbury, 610-797-4000. Pond fishing for children under 16.
Leaser Lake, Village of Jacksonville, Lynn Twsp., 610-871-0281. Owned by the PA Fish Commission, this 117-acre lake can be fished by boat or from shore.
Lehigh Canal Park, south of Hamilton St. Dam, Allentown, 610-437-7628. Biking, boat launch (motorized and non-motorized), canoeing, fishing, hiking, nature trail.
Lehigh Parkway, South 15th St., Allentown, 610-437-7756. Fishing (stocked), horseback riding, nature trail and picnicking on 999 acres.
Lock Ridge Park and Furnace Museum, Franklin St., Alburtis, 610-435-4664 (museum). Limited fishing, picnicking, walking and bike path.
Monocacy Creek, Illick's Mill Rd., Bethlehem, 610-865-7081
Moyers Fishing Lake and Campground, 5462 Blue Church Rd., Coopersburg, 610-965-9910, www.moyerslake.com
South Mountain Reservoir, Emmaus Ave. and S. 10th St., Allentown, 610-437-7756. Ballfield, hiking, fishing, picnicking and volleyball on 157 acres.
Trexler-Lehigh County Game Preserve, Route 309, Schnecksville, 610-799-4171. Wildlife refuge, biking, hiking, fishing, picnicking and nature trail.
Trout Creek Parkway, southeastern section of Allentown along Mack Blvd., 610-437-7756. Ballfields, biking, picnicking, playground, pool, trout fishing and volleyball.
Troxell-Steckel House and Farm Museum, Reliance St., Village of Egypt, 610-746-1978. Recreation area adjacent to museum is a good spot for picnicking and trout fishing (stocked by Cedarbrook hatchery).
Union Terrace, Union and St. Elmo Sts., Allentown, 610-437-7756. Fishing in the stocked pond in this pretty neighborhood park on Allentown's west side.