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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... »

Weisenberg & Lowhill Townships

Weisenberg & Lowhill Townships

Established in 1753, Weisenberg and Lowhill Townships were originally part of the territory that William Penn’s sons purchased from the Lenni-Lenape tribe during the infamous Walking Purchase of 1737. Although Weisenberg was initially designated part of Northampton County, the township was transferred to Lehigh County in 1812. Lowhill Township is located adjacent to Weisen... »

Update: Downtown Allentown

Update: Downtown Allentown

In recent months, Allentown has taken on a fresh look – and fresh life – thanks to the introduction of several new restaurants and businesses in the downtown area. The central attraction in the newly emerging downtown area, the PPL Center is part of an overall $1-billion-dollar revitalization plan – a plan that is already garnering noticeable results. The opening of the ce... »

Easton’s Peace Candle

Easton’s Peace Candle

It’s a glowing symbol of the holidays. An event that thousands of Lehigh Valley residents look forward to each year. And a tradition stretching back more than six decades. Ever since the first Peace Candle was first lit in Centre Square in 1951, it has become synonymous with the holiday season in downtown Easton. But what you may not know is that the iconic structure is ac... »

Salisbury Township

Salisbury Township

Located in the southeast part of Lehigh County, Salisbury Township is tucked between Emmaus, Allentown and Bethlehem. At just over eleven square miles, it is one of the smallest townships in all of Pennsylvania. However, during the 18th Century, its residents played major roles in some of the most significant events of the era. Solomon Jennings and the Walking Purchase Alt... »

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