Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of attending the grand opening ceremonies of Lehigh Valley's newest visitor center. Located in downtown Easton, the center is located on the ground floor of the Two Rivers Landing building; it's the same building that The Crayola Factory and the National Canal Museum are located in.

On more than one occasion I have found myself in downtown Easton on a weekend attending the Easton Farmer's Market or doing some shopping, and have run into a family exiting Two Rivers Landing. I must look friendly to strangers, because many of them will stop me to ask for suggestions of places to eat or other things to do in the area. In some instances I've actually approached them and offered my services - I'm happy to do it since I think Easton is a great city with a downtown district that continues to improve.

That said, I think the Easton Visitor Center is a great new resource not only for visitors to the area but also for locals who are looking for something to do or who have questions about an attraction or event.

So next time you're in downtown Easton (or Allentown or Bethlehem for that matter since there are visitors centers in those downtowns too) stop in to pick up some free info. Who knows? You might find something new to do in the region.