Autumn Adventures are in Abundance.
(So are the Memories You’ll Treasure Forever!)

autumn-adventuresIt’s fall! Time for football, foliage, apple picking, great pumpkins, hearty foods and heartier beverages. It’s also the perfect time of year to relax and reconnect with each other while you make new memories together. You can celebrate fall throughout October in Lehigh Valley, Pa. with a wide array of festivals, historic adventures and hands-on attractions that feature something for everyone. Here’s where “6 Autumn Adventures in Lehigh Valley” can lead you.

Share the good cheer at Oktoberfest Presented by Yuengling

Beer lovers can spend a weekend at an authentic German Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest Presented by Yuengling is on tap for October 3 – 5 and 10 – 12, with plenty of German food and beer, along with polka, rock and party bands. Other Oktober festivities include a Craft Brewer’s Village, food and beverage pairings, a 5K walk/run, barrel rolling, stein races and more. There is even a viewing party for the Penn State versus Michigan game on the 11th!

The Bethlehem Harvest Festival brings out the best

The Bethlehem Harvest Festival is another enchanting fall event on October 11, featuring popular local food vendors, two music stages, an old-fashioned pie-eating contest, harvest soup tastings, wine and beer tastings and more. The Festival happens from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on downtown Bethlehem’s Main Street and in the Sun Inn Courtyard. This annual event is a perfect blend of the city’s historic charm and culinary chops.

The Lehigh Valley Covered Bridge Tour spans past and present

covered-bridge-homeLooking for adventures that are more off the beaten track? Lehigh Valley has plenty of places to visit throughout the fall. For example, of the 200-plus covered bridges still standing in Pennsylvania, seven are located here in Lehigh Valley. The Lehigh Valley Covered Bridge Tour lets you explore these historic community treasures at your own pace, on foot, by bike or by car. It’s a tranquil journey heralding back to a quieter, more idyllic way of life.

Experience history on the Lehigh County Log Cabin Trail

Here’s another attraction that’s literally been built on the past. A trek on the Lehigh County Log Cabin Trail lets you see 22 charming 18th and 19th century log cabins and log buildings. Bring a camera. The county encourages exploring and photographing these few remaining historic structures, all part of the region’s building heritage.

Fresh fall pickings at Strawberry Acres

The autumn adventures in Lehigh Valley really do offer something for everyone. For a real hands-on experience with fun for everyone, plan to make a stop at Strawberry Acres. Pick your own apples, stop by the bakery for freshly made pies and treats, select just the right pumpkin for your Halloween jack-o’-lantern and spend time with the animals at the petting zoo. Plan ahead and reserve a spot for an evening hayride and a cozy campfire.

Phantoms Hockey is here

Boucher (7)Lehigh Valley autumn adventures aren’t complete without catching Phantoms Hockey at the brand new PPL Center. It’s the team’s inaugural season and excitement is in the air. The first puck drops in October, so check the team’s schedule online and add a game to your travel itinerary.