Bushkill Township News
Bushkill Township Board of Supervisors will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 1:30pm. The meeting will be held in the Municipal Meeting Road. To view the agenda please click here
Bushkill Township Board of Supervisors Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 6:00PM. The meeting will be held at the Bushkill Township Municipal Meeting Room. To view the agenda please click here
Bushkill Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) meeting will be held on Thursday 10/13/2022 at 6:00PM in the Bushkill Township Municipal Building Meeting Room. To view the agenda please click here
Bushkill Township Board of Supervisors will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 11:00am. The meeting will be held in the Municipal Meeting Room. To view the agenda please click here
Bushkill Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) meeting will be held on Thursday 9/7/2022 at 6:00PM at the Bushkill Township Rec Park Pavilion. To view the agenda please click here
Bushkill Township Hunter Access Program's application period for the 2022-2023 hunting season is now CLOSED. Information pertaining to Bushkill Township's Hunter Access Program can be found here
. Permits will be drawn on August 1, 2022 and awardees will be notified by phone or email.
FRCA Site will be open on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each Month from 8am to 1pm, Wednesday and Friday 8am to 4pm. (Hours are subject to change due to staffing and inclement weather) IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective April 15, 2022 through October 1, 2022, The FRCA Site located at 6701 Weaversville Road, Northampton, PA 18067 will begin to accept Grass clippings. Grass clippings must be bagged and there will be a $1.00 per bag fee charged for grass clipping drop off. If you have any questions regarding the FRCA please contact 610-262-1000.
Welcome To Bushkill Township
Bushkill Township is located in northcentral Northampton County. Until formation on August 13, 1813, the land area of Bushkill Township was part of its parent municipality, Plainfield Township. Before that time, the area of Bushkill Township was often referred to as "The Plains." On the north the Township is bordered by the Blue Mountain and Monroe County, with the Appalachian Trail running all along the summit of Blue Mountain. Plainfield Township and the Borough of Wind Gap border in the northeast, with Plainfield Township extending along the east to the Borough of Stockertown at the southeastern corner. The lengthy western border is with Moore Township, and the shorter southern border is with Upper Nazareth Township, just north of the Borough of Nazareth. The Township is approximately 25 square miles and has over 55 miles of municipal roadways.
Bushkill Creek, a High Quality-Cold Water Fishery, bisects the Township from the northwest to the southeast, and was once the source of power for numerous mills found within the Township and downstream. Sobers Run, an Exceptional Value stream, is entirely within Bushkill Township and was an important source of water for farms and mills along its course to the Bushkill Creek. Both streams support native and wild reproducing trout populations, and both exhibit beautiful wooded greenways, which in recent years have become a focal point for land preservation within the Township. Many greenway areas now contain public trails and select properties have been opened for public fishing; all accomplished through the Township's Open Space Program and various funding partners. (more info)