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Best Ways to Celebrate Fall in Lehigh Valley

Enjoy the cooler weather and all that autumn has to offer in the Lehigh Valley area. From apple picking and hiking to festivals and wine tours, we have you covered when it comes to getting out and enjoying the season. Here’s what’s going on in Lehigh Valley this fall.

Festivals

Bethlehem Harvest Festival: The 12th annual Harvest Festival is free and it takes place on Main Street on Saturday, October 7th from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy beer and wine tastings, homemade soup samples, live music, and plenty of food and crafts. The kids will love the Harvest Festival Family Fun area. Come on down to Main Street between Broad and Church Street in downtown Bethlehem, but don’t forget to purchase your tickets in advance.

The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival at Country Junction: Admission is free to this annual Lehighton PA Festival, but you can purchase extras such as rides, hayrides and food. It’s open every day starting in late September and runs till October 29th. You can pick pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, purchase fall plants, corn stocks and hay bales or explore The Country Junction general store. The kids will love the Family Corn Maze or the Ghost Ship, and for older kids who look for a fright – check out Fright Nites at the Waldorf Hotel.

Wine Tours

Grape Picking/Stomping Party at the Vineyard at Blue Mountain: Put on your gloves and get stomping as you help harvest grapes for the award-winning wines at Blue Mountain. You’ll also enjoy a wine tasting, lunch and ice cream, followed by some grape stomping a la “I Love Lucy.” Tickets are free but slots fill up fast. Continental breakfast starts at 9 a.m., with picking until 11:00, followed by the lunch and ice cream social at 1 p.m. Upcoming dates include October 7 and 8.

Apple Picking

Grim’s Greenhouse: Located on Schantz Rd. in Breinigsville,  PA, Grim’s Greenhouse offers hay ride tours, a Play Corral, hay slide, tube slide, and a basketball, football and baseball throw. Walk through our orchard with your family as you pick your very own apples to bake up a delicious apple pie. Or scour the fields for the perfect pumpkin to carve for Halloween. There are multiple attractions such as a corn maze, a sand pit and a bouncy ball track that will keep the kids busy. And don’t forget to hop on the hayride and get into the spirit of autumn.

Gogle Farms: Visit this locally owned and operated farm in Coplay, PA where you can pick your own pumpkins, apples and pears.

Hiking

Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor: Spanning 165 miles, this pathway is ideal for walking, biking and hiking, as it has a relatively flat surface. It’s pet-friendly too. Check out landmarks like the George Taylor House and the National Canal Museum. There are a variety of different trail sections, including Black Diamond – White Haven which is completed and recently improved. Along the trail you’ll pass local ponds, bogs and towering trees as well as catching sight of plenty of wild life. Closer to Allentown, you can catch the Allentown –Bethlehem trail, which is about 3.9 miles long and provides a smooth biking and walking service. Find the right trail for you with this helpful map!

Wildlands Conservancy: Meander along these parks and trails that take you throughout Lehigh Valley. Check out the 77-acre Pool Wildlife Sanctuary and the Air Products Environmental Education Center. Hike the rugged trails, run in the open meadows, and stroll along the boardwalk along Little Lehigh Creek. Or you can join in on one of the many events and activities that are hosted by the Conservancy. They have bike & boat adventures, farm-to-table dinners, a Green Gala and guided hikes through Maple Tract and Thomas Darling preserves.

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