There are many areas of public access to the Bushkill Creek watershed. A selection of these are listed below:
Jacobsburg State Park and Environmental Education Center: near Belfast, the park has an extensive network of streamside and upland trails open to hiking, biking, and horseback riding
Plainfield Township Bike Path: former rail line that follows the Little Bushkill Creek from Stockertown to Pen Argyl, with entry points off the Sullivan Trail in Stockertown, Gall Road in Belfast, and Route 191 at Edelman, among others
Palmer Rails-to-Trails: a former Conrail line along the mainstem, Edgewood Avenue to the Borough of Tatamy, with a side trail along the lower portion of Schoeneck Creek
Catch-and-Release Fishing Area: off Bushkill Drive, from Edgewood Avenue to the 13th Street bridge in Easton, much of it accessible from the Palmer Trail; parking available off the Forks township end of the Edgewood Avenue bridge
Bushkill Drive opposite Easton Cemetery: a parking lot along Bushkill Drive north of the Easton Cemetery provides access to the Karl Stirner Arts Trail and nearby fishing
The Appalachian Trail: along the crest of Blue Mountain in State Game Lands 168, the trail marks the northern boundary of the Bushkill Watershed. Access from Smith Gap Road, about a mile northwest of the stream’s headwaters near Bender’s Junction, and off Rt 33 at Wind Gap
Additional access points: Road rights-of-way provide access to the Bushkill at a number of locations, including Bushkill Drive in Forks Township, Tatamy Road near Bushkill Park in Palmer Township, and an abandoned section of Filetown Road near Belfast, among others. Penn Pump Park in Forks and Palmer is the site of an unsupervised “swimming hole” in hot weather; the area of Penn Pump downstream from the dam is popular with anglers. Metz Park in Tatamy Borough is located on the Bushkill. In the Borough of Stockertown the Little Bushkill Creek flows through Newhart Park.