April 20 celebrates Earth Day. We’re thinking about ways to go green, help out the planet, and promote unity. Thankfully, Lehigh Valley is thinking the same and offering various activities to get outside and do something good for the environment. 

One of the best ways to feel one with nature is at the Lehigh Valley Zoo. Located along the Trexler Nature Preserve, the zoo is set to celebrate with Earth Day crafts, games, and more on April 20. 

In Allentown, the Earth Day in the Park event makes a timely return on April 20. The city’s Bureau of Recycling is celebrating it's 4th year, complete with food, music, vendors, and family-friendly activities. The Earth Day event will take place rain or shine from 12-4 p.m. in the Allentown Arts Park, located at 24 N 5th St, Allentown PA 18101. 

Look up! It’s a bird! Hawk Mountain invites you to participate in a two-day workshop April 19 and 20. Appalachian Geology: Legacy of Hawk Mountain Landscape is designed for the amateur or professional naturalist (ages 18+) who are interested in learning more about the natural history and ecology of the central Appalachians. Certificates of completion will be provided to all attendees.

 

Join Wildlands Conservancy for a free walk as part of the Get Out! For Wellness series, in partnership with Lehigh Valley Health Network. The conservancy recently acquired 187 acres across the road from Franko Farm Recreation Area. The Sanctuary is in both Upper Saucon and Salisbury townships. This area provides fine views of the Lehigh Valley and is known as a stopover for migrating birds. The hike is about 3 miles so wear comfortable shoes!

If you’re looking for something a bit more… active, check out Pocono Whitewater for a weekend of fun and adventure. Join them for a day of whitewater rafting or Rail-Trail biking. Tickets include life vests, shuttle service to and from the river, professional river guides, and more. 

Spend your Earth Day weekend enjoying some fresh air and appreciating the world around you. Be sure to share your photos with us by tagging @LehighValleyPA on all social media channels and use #LVMadePossible. And consider checking out our restaurants to round out your visit.

For more events, visit our Events Calendar.