For over 20 years, Lehigh Township residents have been paying disproportionately higher school taxes than residents of the 9 other townships in the North Pocono School District, including neighboring Clifton Township. To find out more on this issue and what is being done to fix it, click here.
Lehigh Township is the southernmost township in Wayne County and borders Clifton Township in Lackawanna County and Coolbaugh Township in Monroe County. Lehigh Township also borders Dreher and Sterling Townships both located in Wayne County.
The township has a total area of 12.9 square miles, 12.3 square miles of which is land and 0.6 square miles of which is water. The elevation is 1,775 feet. View Map
As of 2010, the population was 1,585. Lehigh Township is in the North Pocono School District.
The Gouldsboro State Park lies partially in Lehigh Township and offers a beach, hiking trails, fishing and boating. Several ski hills and resorts are nearby for skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing during winter months. Many private housing developments are within the township: Big Bass Lake, Breezewood Acres, Indian Country Campsites, Lake View Estates, Lake Watawga, Pocono Ranchettes, Pocono Springs and Rainbow Run.