Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My Visit to the Allentown Trout Hatchery

The hatchery is actually called the "Li-Le-Hi Trout Hatchery" and is rumored to be the oldest continuously operating trout nursery in the nation. They raise trout to sell to places that stock it into rivers and lakes. It's a fun place to spend an afternoon walking around watching the different species of trout while listening to the nearby creek. You can even feed the fish-food can be purchased in the little white house to the far right or at the vending machine next door. If the white house is open, I highly recommend checking it out-the taxidermy exhibits are pretty interesting and there are several unique displays. The fish FREAK OUT when you throw the food in, they're like piranas! Try giving them a pellet at a time or throw half a bag in and watch the feeding frenzy! The golden palamino trout are probably my favorite, such a unique pale golden color. Don't forget to check out the tank in the very back the holds the monster trout-I had no idea they could get that huge! All in all a fun place to spend a Sunday afternoon since it's open every day, there's even picnic tables if you'd like to pack a lunch. :-)

 Allentown Fish Hatchery
2901 Fish Hatchery Rd
Allentown, PA 18103
(610) 437-7656


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