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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... »

New Hope

New Hope

With its collection of beautifully restored 18th century buildings, enticing restaurants, tasteful art galleries and antique and boutique shopping, New Hope is considered by many to be one of the top tourism spots in eastern Pennsylvania. Located on the west bank of the Delaware River, directly across the water from Lambertville, New Jersey, New Hope was traditionally used... »

Center Valley

Center Valley

Home to several higher education campuses, as well as some of the Lehigh Valley’s best shopping and dining locations, Center Valley offers an attractive combination of cultural hotspots, entertainment and commerce – all conveniently located in Upper Saucon Township. Since 1965, DeSales University has been a pillar of the Center Valley community. A private Catholic universi... »

Stroudsburg

Stroudsburg

Located in Monroe County in the picturesque Pocono Mountains, the borough of Stroudsburg offers a unique combination of beautiful, historical sites, newly emerging businesses and a vibrant social atmosphere. Although initially settled in the early 1730s, the area now considered Stroudsburg was abandoned in the mid-1750s after a series of violent conflicts with Native Ameri... »

Wind Gap

Wind Gap

Wind Gap, the 500-foot notch in the Appalachian Mountains, and its namesake town clinging to the mountainside would be a perfect setting for a movie. Perched at 755 feet above sea level it lies on a path once traveled by Indians between their ancient villages along the Susquehanna River and those at the Falls of the Delaware. Today, the Borough of Wind Gap occupies about o... »

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