Fall is a particularly pleasant time of year to travel to Pennsylvania. Daily high temperatures in the Lehigh Valley ease from the eighties to the mid-seventies. The foliage transforms from a sea of green to a spectacular blend of reds, yellows, and oranges. What better way to spend those beautiful autumn days than enjoying some of the Lehigh Valley’s many activities?
If you travel to Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley area offers a number of cycling trails perfect for fall. The five trails highlighted (Palmer Township Recreation Trail, Ironton Rail Trail, Monocacy Way, Lehigh Canal Towpath, and Covered Bridge Ride) offer cyclists a variety of landscapes, ranging from canopies of vibrant foliage, to rivers, and even to picturesque covered bridges. Get out and cycle the beautiful Lehigh Valley countryside!
The Lehigh Valley area includes hundreds of miles of hiking trails. Hike a portion of the Appalachian trail in Berks County Park, less than an hour from downtown Bethlehem. The Pinnacle Trail — a 4-hour, 9 mile hike up Pulpit Rock – offers excellent views of Lehigh Valley. Seeking something more challenging? The Lehigh Gap Trail, also part of the Appalachian Trail, boasts 12.7 miles, and incorporates a bit of rock-climbing. It is recommended for experienced hikers only.
The above are a small sampling of the hiking trails offered in the area. For a more complete list, see the following links:
Lehigh Valley’s fall calendar includes a wide variety of festivals celebrating the changing of the seasons. Visit the Grim’s Greenhouse Fall Festival and enjoy hayrides, pumpkin picking, a corn maze, and more! Need a drink afterward? Head to Steel Stacks’ Oktoberfest for Oktoberfest with a Pennsylvania twist. Enjoy German beer and food, polka, and live music – and with no admission fee.
In short, October is a busy time in the Lehigh Valley area (festivals, parades, farmer’s markets). For more information on individual events, please click here.
Eat and Drink
The Lehigh Valley hosts a number of fine dining experiences. Visitors to the Sayre Mansion are literally steps away from numerous great restaurants, and a short drive away from others. View a listing of nearby restaurants
Wine-lovers will also enjoy the area’s nine family-owned vineyards. Did you know the Lehigh Valley has won Pennsylvania’s Governor’s Cup 10 times, and has even produced internationally-awarded wines? Come sample some of their offerings on the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail.
Travel to Pennsylvania and experience all it has to offer. Enjoy comfortable temperatures, festivals, cuisine, and the great outdoors, all in the comfort of the Lehigh Valley. If you’re heading this way, why not join us at the Sayre Mansion? Our bed and breakfast is located in the heart of historic Bethlehem. Our rooms and suites offer travelers the perfect combination of old-world style and modern amenities. You won’t find a better way to experience Lehigh Valley than a stay at the Sayre Mansion! We look forward to seeing you soon!
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