Fall in Lehigh Valley is such a special time of year. The air begins to cool, the leaves change colors, and we start celebrating the harvest of another year! A perfect Autumn pastime in Lehigh Valley is picking your own fruit at one of the farms in the area. One of our favorite places to pick fruit is Strawberry Acres in nearby Coplay, PA. It’s just under 20 minutes away from Sayre Mansion, making this a great day trip during your vacation. With plenty of fruit to pick and activities to enjoy, this unique attraction is a must!
After you’ve enjoyed an afternoon at Strawberry Acres, have dinner at one of the incredible nearby restaurants. Download our free Vacation Guide to get a list of the best restaurants, attractions, museums, historic sites, and outdoor activities in the area. There’s no better source for local recommendations than a bed and breakfast! We are dedicated to making sure that you have the best vacation possible. Spend less time planning your trip and more time enjoying it with our free Vacation Guide!
Pick Fruit at Strawberry Acres
Strawberry Acres has been continually used as a working farm 1820. In fact, the stone home originally built on the property is still in use today! The farm was originally formed on 100 acres but land was added through the years, including an addition of 75 acres sometime in the 1960s. The pick-your-own fruits started with strawberries (hence the name of the farm) and extended to other fruit trees in an attempt to soften the blow of losing about half of their crops to a storm in the 1980s. Today Strawberry Acres is the third-largest pick-your-own farm in the state of Pennsylvania.
If you want the fresh fruit without having to pick it, Strawberry Acres offers ready-picked produce at their store. We happen to think that half the fun is in picking it and Strawberry Acres makes it easy! The farm provides baskets and a ride to the fields. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm! There’s no need for ladders as everything is within reach. Choose from varieties of strawberries, cherries, peaches, apple, pears, and pumpkins.
Have Fun at Strawberry Acres
Strawberry Acres doesn’t just provide delicious, fresh fruit. There are a number of family fun activities on the farm. You can grab a refreshment at the tables, enjoy games and scavenger hunts on the weekends, or visit the bakery. From August to October, you can visit the farm animals and feed them treats. There are also plenty of special fall events listed on their website, including evening hayrides and pony rides.
Stay at Sayre Mansion
After your fun day at Strawberry Acres, return to the luxurious comfort and serenity of Sayre Mansion. Our gorgeous accommodations are the perfect way to cap off a day in nature. Consider booking one of our Carriage House Suites. Suite One overlooks the beautiful Cathedral Church of the Nativity and offers an expansive view of South Bethlehem and the mansion grounds. This suite is located on the ground floor of the carriage house and features a large living room with a pullout queen sofa bed, a loveseat, an electric fireplace, and a flat-screen TV. Inside the bedroom, you’ll find an additional TV as well as a luxuriously comfortable king-sized bed. The spacious bathroom features a whirlpool tub and a walk-in shower. Check our availability and book your room today! We look forward to having you.