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Burnside Plantation

Bethlehem’s Burnside Plantation

With its beautiful natural scenery and unique historic buildings, Bethlehem’s Burnside Plantation is a picture of peace and tranquility. Situated along the banks of the Monocacy Creek, not far from the heart of historic downtown, it offers visitors a unique example of early Moravian and Pennsylvania heritage. Originally a 500-acre farm, the Burnside Plantation was establis... »

Where does your garden grow?

Where Does Your Garden Grow?

June has finally arrived, and there is so much flora to take in. It is the month for many types of trees and flowers to really flourish. Some of the most popular blooms include irises, wisteria, roses, peonies, and hydrangea. In the Lehigh Valley, you can take trips to our public gardens to see the colors and fragrances that the season has offer. Here are some of the top g... »

Allen Organ

Allen Organ Company

For more than 75 years, the Allen Organ Company has been on the cutting edge of invention and innovation. Located in Macungie, the company has installed more than 80,000 instruments in 80 different countries, and is currently the United States’ largest and best-known producer of church organs. An Inventive Founder Jerome Markowitz, the man who would eventually found Allen ... »

West Park Allentown

Allentown’s West Park

A beautiful green space that boasts nearly 400 different varieties of trees and shrubs, Allentown’s historic West Park is located just east of William Allen High School, between West Linden and West Turner Streets. Established at the turn of the 20th Century, the park was created primarily through the efforts of Allentown business magnate Harry C. Trexler. Arguably the cit... »

Mack Trucks

A History of Mack Trucks

For more than a century, Mack Trucks has been known as one of America’s top manufactures of heavy-duty vehicles. The phrase “Built like a Mack Truck” is part of the American lexicon, while their bulldog symbol is instantly recognizable to millions of people around the globe. Thanks to blockbuster films like Michael Bay’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon, in which lead charac... »

Bushkill Township

Bushkill Township

  On August 13, 1813, Bushkill Township officially was born. The 26-square mile township is located in northcentral Northampton County and is surrounded by Plainfield Township and Blue Mountain, along with the Appalachian Trail bordering the summit of Blue Mountain. Before its formation, this land was a part of the composition of Plainfield Township and early settleme... »

Christmas in the Christmas City

Christmas in the Christmas City

There is perhaps no better place to enjoy the holidays than the Lehigh Valley’s own “Christmas City”. A simple stroll downtown reveals a winter wonderland of elegant Christmas displays and beautiful holiday decorations, while the rhythmic sound of horse-drawn carriages and the quaint sight of the Christmas City Village create an enchanting atmosphere. Crossing the bridge o... »

A Bright Shining Star

A Bright Shining Star

It’s one of the most recognizable – and beautiful – holiday images. Crafted from intricately designed metals, sparkling crystals, or the more traditional glass or white paper, thousands of Moravian Stars are displayed throughout the Lehigh Valley each year. But while we all easily connect these celestial symbols to the Valley’s rich Moravian history, what most of us fail t... »

The Haunted Lehigh Valley

The Haunted Lehigh Valley

The Lehigh Valley is no stranger to things that go “bump in the night”. As a matter of fact, some of our paranormal presences are so well known they’ve been featured on national television shows and become the subject of popular ghost tours. In Bethlehem alone, a walk down historic Main Street will take you past a half dozen buildings where supernatural encounters have bee... »

Lower Macungie Township

Lower Macungie Township

A suburb of Allentown, Lower Macungie Township is one of the largest municipalities in the Lehigh Valley today. Originally inhabited by Lenni Lenape tribes, the name “Macungie” comes from the Native American word meaning “bear swamp” or “place of the bear”. While many historians attributed this name to the animal’s local abundance, several researchers recently discovered a... »

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