Optimal Fitness: Directions

FROM:

  • North of Allentown (Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, etc.)
  • South of Allentown (Philadelphia, Bucks County, Lansdale, Southern New Jersey)

VIA: Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike (Rt. 476)

DIRECTIONS:

  • Take Exit 56 (Rt. 22, I-78, Rt. 309, Allentown, Harrisburg) on your right.
  • Take the Lehigh Valley Interchange ramp.
  • Take the Rt. 22 East (Rt. 309, I-78 East, Allentown) ramp on your right.
  • Take the Rt. 309 South Exit (to Quakertown) on your right.
  • Continue onto Rt. 309 South.
  • Take the I-78 East ramp.
  • Take Exit 57 (Lehigh Street) on your right.
  • Take the Lehigh Street North ramp on your left.
  • Turn left onto Lehigh Street.
  • Stay in the right lane as you travel through six traffic lights.
  • About 1/10 mile past the sixth traffic light, veer right onto St. John Street.
  • Travel several blocks and make a right at the second traffic light onto South Sixth Street (you are now circling the Good Shepherd campus).
  • Make the first left onto Wyoming Street.
  • Make a left onto South Fifth Street.
  • The Good Shepherd Parking Deck is located on your right.

FROM:

  • East of Allentown (Central or Northern New Jersey, New York City)
  • West of Allentown (Harrisburg, Kutztown)
  • Some visitors traveling from inside the Lehigh Valley will also want to take I-78 (those living in South Bethlehem, South Easton, Hellertown, Fogelsville, etc.)

VIA: Interstate 78/Rt. 309

DIRECTIONS:

  • Take the Lehigh Street Exit (Exit 57).
  • After the exit, travel north on Lehigh Street (this will be a left turn if you’re coming from I-78 East or a right turn if you’re coming from I-78 West).
  • Stay in the right lane as you travel through six traffic lights.
  • About 1/10 mile past the sixth traffic light, veer right onto St. John Street.
  • Travel several blocks and make a right at the second traffic light onto South Sixth Street (you are now circling the Good Shepherd campus).
  • Make the first left onto Wyoming Street.
  • Make a left onto South Fifth Street.
  • The Good Shepherd Parking Deck is located on your right.

FROM: Rt. 22 (Within the Lehigh Valley, Rt. 22 is a very recognizable road. It connects the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, traveling east to west along the northern end of the cities.)

DIRECTIONS:

  • Take the Seventh Street South (Rt. 145 South) Exit.
  • Follow Seventh Street approximately 2 miles through downtown Allentown. You will go through several lights.
  • Seventh Street will end at Union Street. Make a left at this point.
  • Stay in the left lane as you bear right down the Lehigh Street hill (the right turn is about 100 yards after your last turn).
  • Go straight through one traffic light (at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) and across a small bridge.
  • Remain in the left lane as you proceed up the Sixth Street hill (you will go under a pedestrian bridge that reads “Good Shepherd”).
  • At the second traffic light, make a left onto Wyoming Street (you are now circling the Good Shepherd campus).
  • Make a left onto South Fifth Street.
  • The Good Shepherd Parking Deck is located on your right.

FROM: Reading

VIA: Rt. 222 North

DIRECTIONS:

  • Travel approximately 20 miles on Rt. 222 North. This road will lead to Allentown.
  • Enter onto I-78 East.
  • Take the Lehigh Street Exit (Exit 57).
  • After the exit, make a left onto Lehigh Street and travel north.
  • Stay in the right lane as you travel through six traffic lights.
  • About 1/10 mile past the sixth traffic light, veer right onto St. John Street.
  • Travel several blocks and make a right at the second traffic light onto South Sixth Street (you are now circling the Good Shepherd campus).
  • Make the first left onto Wyoming Street.
  • Make a left onto South Fifth Street.
  • The Good Shepherd Parking Deck is located on your right.

FROM: The Poconos (Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg, Tannersville, etc.)

VIA: Rt. 33 South

DIRECTIONS:

  • Take Rt. 33 South approximately 20 miles into the Lehigh Valley.
  • Merge onto Rt. 22 West.
  • Travel approximately 11 miles and take the Seventh Street South (Rt. 145 South) Exit.
  • Follow Seventh Street approximately 2 miles through downtown Allentown. You will go through several lights.
  • Seventh Street will end at Union Street. Make a left at this point.
  • Stay in the left lane as you bear right down the Lehigh Street hill (the right turn is about 100 yards after your last turn).
  • Go straight through one traffic light (at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) and across a small bridge.
  • Remain in the left lane as you proceed up the Sixth Street hill (you will go under a pedestrian bridge that reads “Good Shepherd”).
  • At the second traffic light, make a left onto Wyoming Street (you are now circling the Good Shepherd campus).
  • Make a left onto South Fifth Street.
  • The Good Shepherd Parking Deck is located on your right.