Below are some ideas, trips, and activities you can use as you enjoy life in Lehigh Valley. Looking for more inspiration? Visit discoverlehighvalley.com/athome.
Take advantage of the natural resources in the area
Lehigh Valley is home to more than 330 miles of land and water trails to enjoy, including an extensive network of safe, beautiful multi-use trails offering Lehigh Valley residents and visitors the opportunity for year-round outdoor recreation, alternative transportation, and healthy living. From the D&L Trail to the Wildlands Conservancy, there’s a trail or natural area near you. Find your trail and enjoy some time with nature. Enjoy this video from ASR Media Productions as they bike and boat through the wilds in Lehigh Valley.
Take the family on a self-guided tour
Self-guided tours in Lehigh Valley range from historic sites and museums to walking tours of downtowns, natural areas, and public art. Take a ride to some of Lehigh Valley’s scenic covered bridges or stroll along the Hoover Mason Trestle at SteelStacks for an informative walk down memory lane to learn about Lehigh Valley’s industrial heritage. Lehigh Valley has many historic and picturesque Main Streets, from the three main cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, to the quaint downtowns of Emmaus, Nazareth, Hellertown or Bangor, there are plenty of peaceful strolls you and your family can enjoy. Check out some of Lehigh Valley’s covered bridges in video from Lehigh Valley Live.
Enjoy products from your favorite small business
Businesses throughout the greater Lehigh Valley region are offering new and creative ways to get their products and services to their customers. Now more than ever, it is important that we support them. Many businesses have adapted to offer takeout options or online shopping and curbside pickup. Click here for the list of restaurants, grocers, retailers and other businesses you can support right now.
Buy fresh products at a local Farmers Market
Lehigh Valley is home to more than a dozen farmers markets that offer fresh, locally-sourced products and food each week during the spring and summer months. Lehigh Valley is also home to the oldest continuously running farmers’ market in the United States (Easton Farmers Market) and they’ve all put in place proper precautions to keep their shoppers safe and socially distant. Check out the list of farmers markets here.
Work at a job you love
Lehigh Valley has a high percentage of essential jobs. In fact, Lehigh Valley is in the top ten of metropolitan areas in the United States with the highest percentage of its workforce employed outside the home in industrial centers, health care facilities and other parts of the economy deemed essential during the coronavirus quarantine. Lehigh Valley’s industrial and manufacturing base combined with health care being the largest employer in Lehigh Valley has resulted in a much larger portion of our workforce still engaged on the front lines than other markets during this crisis.