Discover Lehigh Valley® shares list of picture-perfect landscapes to visit this spring break.
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 4, 2018 – Discover Lehigh Valley® the destination marketing organization dedicated to promoting tourism in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh and Northampton counties, also known as the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton area, welcomes visitors to create Instagrammable moments by planning a spring getaway to Lehigh Valley and visiting several of the area’s beautiful attractions that make the most picture-perfect backdrop.
“While Lehigh Valley shakes off the winter blues, it’s time to think spring and plan your next getaway that will surely have your Instagram followers envious of your travels,” said Alicia Quinn, strategic brand manager for Discover Lehigh Valley. “As the bluebells start to bloom at Lock Ridge Park, trees begin cascading over Bake Oven Knob, and the sun casts a joyful shadow on SteelStacks, we are reminded that warmer days are here to stay and springtime adventures are just a short drive away.”
To post the perfect Instagrammable moment, Discover Lehigh Valley recommends to snap a few photos at these breathtaking historical sites and captivating landscapes:
Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites and Main Street Bethlehem – Nominated to the U.S. Tentative List for the UNESCO World Heritage List, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites is home to stories of European influences that made their mark on colonial America and then grew into a city that embraces tradition and life. Once you’ve enjoyed learning of local history, take a stroll down Main Street Bethlehem where you can enjoy dozens of restaurants, art galleries, and shops while gazing upon the 81-foot-tall steel “Star of Bethlehem” that radiates from atop South Mountain.
Lehigh Valley Covered Bridges – Journey back in time to a quieter, more peaceful way of life during the Lehigh Valley Covered Bridge Tour. Home to seven out of the more than 200 covered bridges in Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley’s covered bridges showcase the region’s rich history while providing visitors a charming colorful backdrop as the flowers bloom.
Bake Oven Knob – Passing near the Appalachian Trail, Bake Oven Knob is a favorite among locals thanks to its gorgeous views from two lookout points. An incredible and unique treasure, the Bake Oven Knob rock is nearly 430 million years old and was once formed somewhere on the shores of the ancient Iapetus ocean.
Bluebells at Lock Ridge Park – Even if rain is in the forecast, a trip to Lock Ridge Park to witness the fields of bluebells would surely brighten anyone’s day. Equally striking are the ruins of the Lock Ridge Furnace, which sits among the 59-acre park and was built in 1868 by the Lock Ridge Iron Company to help bring America to the forefront as an industrial giant.
Downtown Easton and Easton's River Overlook – At the confluence of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers, Easton, Pennsylvania is filled with charming main street shops and restaurants, intriguing Revolutionary War history and natural features that are picture perfect. Journey to Easton to be taken aback by the beauty of Hugh Moore Park along the Lehigh Canal and Karl Stirner Arts Trail that winds 2.5 miles along the Bushkill Creek. Then take a moment to discover Downtown Easton’s weekly farmers' market, authentic outdoor shopping and dining experience, as well as antique and art galleries, museums, entertainment venues and an upscale nightlife.
SteelStacks in Bethlehem – The largest revitalized brownfield in the country, SteelStacks is a hub for arts and culture enthusiasts from those near and far. Located on the grounds you will find the ArtsQuest™ Center, which has numerous events year-round, including comedy shows, concerts, and top-notch movies. While you’re on the campus, take a leisurely stroll on the Hoover Mason Trestle and imagine life as it was when Bethlehem Steel was in full operation.
For more information on Lehigh Valley’s Instagram-worthy spring locations, visit DiscoverLehighValley.com or for photos of these locations, click here. Follow @LehighValleyPa on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About Discover Lehigh Valley
Established in 1984, Discover Lehigh Valley® makes Lehigh and Northampton counties a premier destination through marketing and image building that increases the number of visitors, the number of nights they stay and the number of things they do in the region.
Discover Lehigh Valley’s official visitor website and blog, DiscoverLehighValley.com and LehighValleyInSite.com keeps locals and visitors abreast of all things happening in region. Visitors can explore things to do, upcoming events, themed itineraries and hotel packages. Compelling photography and videos, brochures and detailed visitor information make the sites effective trip-planning tools. Along with Discover Lehigh Valley’s social media channels, the online platforms communicate directly with consumers. Travelers can also call and stop into one of the many visitor centers for additional information.
About Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Set amid gentle hills and charming countrysides, Lehigh Valley, Pa. is home to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, as well as dozens of small towns and picturesque boroughs.
The region is steeped in pre-Colonial, Early American and industrial history. Lehigh Valley has an impressive range of tourist attractions including nationally-recognized events like Musikfest, wineries and breweries, the Lehigh Valley Zoo, outdoor activities, world-class sporting events, 10 colleges and universities, and is home to America’s favorite brands such as Crayola®, Peeps®, Mike & Ike®, Martin Guitars and Mack Trucks. The region offers a diverse array of memorable things to do and plenty of dining options to fit every budget and taste.
And, it’s easy to get to and around. Lehigh Valley is located approximately 60 minutes north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City by car.