At the Northern tip of the Lehigh Valley, the Slate Belt region is full of lively, small towns to explore. Named for its industrial and slate quarrying history, there are more fun activities, delicious food, and unique experiences to be found. These hidden gems in Slate Belt, PA can be enjoyed with friends and family during your next trip to Lehigh Valley.

Wind Gap, PA Hidden Gems

American Lobster

1420 Jacobsburg Rd, Wind Gap, PA 18091

American Lobster is the place to be if you’re craving the flavors of the sea. Located conveniently right off of Route 33's Wind Gap exit, find tasty options from the ocean or the land. You’re sure to feast on a mouth watering meal.

North Summit Climbing Gym

481 Bushkill Plaza Lane, Wind Gap, PA 18091

Push it to the limit at North Summit Climbing Gym. This premiere indoor climbing facility has 35-foot walls and climbing routes ranging from beginner to advanced. Test your strength and break a sweat with this fun and challenging activity.

Appalachian Trail Head

Appalachian Trail trailhead, 906 N Broadway, Wind Gap, PA 18091

Did you know that sections of the Appalachian Trail cut through Lehigh Valley? This portion from Wind Gap to Smith Gap is 15.1 miles there and back with white markers and great views along the way. It is known to be a rocky start, so tighten up those hiking boots and watch your step.

Rock climbing at North Summit Climbing Gym in Wind Gap, Pa.

Pen Argyl, PA Hidden Gems

Moonlight Pizza

301 S Robinson Ave, Pen Argyl, PA 18072

Grab a slice from Moonlight Pizza. Known for its delicious pies and friendly atmosphere, this pizzeria is rated highly by everyone in Pen Argyl and Barstool founder, Dave Portnoy. All of their dough is made fresh daily, so make sure to call ahead!


Weona Park

Rt. 512 & S. Main St., Pen Argyl, PA 18072

This amenity packed park is fun for the entire family. You can find playgrounds, a dark park, skatepark, mini golf, and more at Weona Park. Take a magical ride on the 100-year-old, fully restored Dentzel Carousel in the heart of the park.

Bangor, PA Hidden Gems

M&M Vineyards

18 Shepherds Hill Dr. Bangor, PA 18013

Book a wine tasting and take in the views at M&M Vineyards in Bangor. Your party will delight in expressive wines that boast fabulous flavors during this serene, mini escape. Plus, keep an eye out for their special events and dinners, featuring Indian cuisine. Taste more wines of the Lehigh Valley American Viticultural Area in Bangor, like longtime favorites Franklin Hill Vineyards and Tolino Vineyards.

Chocolates on Broadway

60 Broadway Bangor, PA 18013

Step into a sweet paradise at Chocolates on Broadway. This fairytale chocolate store has been handcrafting treats for over 45 years. Decadent candies make for great gifts, but we won’t tell if you save them for yourself. 

Chocolates on Broadway in Bangor, P

Columcille Megalith Park

2155 Fox Gap Rd. Bangor, PA 18013

Journey through the mythical Columcille Megalith Park: a celtic inspired outdoor sanctuary. Marvel at the ancient stones, enjoy peace and reflect as you walk the winding paths, and feel free to bring a furry friend as your travel companion.

Portland, PA Hidden Gems

Portland-Columbia Pedestrian Toll Bridge

Portland-Columbia Pedestrian Bridge, Mt Bethel, PA 18343

Pass through Portland by car or by foot and cross over into New Jersey. The Portland-Columbia Pedestrian Toll Bridge is great for a stroll with gorgeous views of the Delaware River. This 150-year-old foot bridge is pet friendly and wheelchair accessible.


The Overlook Bar

4285 North Delaware Dr., Mount Bethel, PA, United States, Pennsylvania

A local favorite, The Overlook Pub and Music room makes for a great night of food and fun. Enjoy live music on the weekends with the stunning views of the mountains behind the performers on the patio. 

Travel Tip! Just down the road is Kelly’s Ice Cream. Choose from over 50 home-made flavors, soft serve, and frozen yogurt: open from May-September.

Bath, PA Hidden Gems

Red Wolf Grille

201 W Main St. Bath, PA 18014

Not just a friendly neighborhood bar, the Red Wolf Grille is a symbol of revitalization and hard work. This historic building was devastated by a fire in 2005, and now brings delicious food and drinks to the borough of Bath. Stop in for unique cocktails and elevated pub-fare made with local, farm fresh ingredients.

Mattie's Strudel House

126 W Main St. Bath, PA 18014

Whether you’re a sweet or savory type of person, you’ll find the perfect treat at Mattie’s Strudel Haus. Try Authentic, Hungarian Stretched Strudel made with fresh ingredients from local farmers. Bring these frozen strudels home to bake and enjoy!

The Kiffle Kitchen Bakery

RT 512 589 Moorestown Dr., Bath, PA 18014

Even more delicious Hungarian treats can be found at The Kiffle Kitchen Bakery. Try an assortment of traditional desserts like Nut Tossies, Nut Rolls, cookies, and of course, the classic, hand-rolled Kiffles made with sweet fillings and baked to perfection.

In The Zone - Athletics Gym

6870 Chrisphalt Dr. Bath, PA 18014

Looking for a space to get some energy out? Meet some friends and bring the kids to In The Zone Athletics to workout, play a game of basketball, or put together a pickleball match.

Nazareth, PA Hidden Gems

Birthright Brewing Co.

57 S. Main St. Nazareth, PA 18064

Unwind over appetizers and a craft beer flight at Birthright Brewing Co. Check out the weekly specials and live events at this local spot. Thirsty for more? Check out more breweries in Lehigh Valley — there's a ton.

Birthright Brewing

The Curious Plantaholic

45 E Belvidere St, Nazareth, PA 18064

Thumbs are green and the plants are pristine at The Curious Plantaholic. Browse the selection and leave with a beautiful, rare plant to brighten up your home.

Emily's Ice Cream

100 S. Main St. Nazareth, PA 18064

There’s nothing like walking through historic Nazareth with an ice cream cone in your hand. Choose from 24 home-made flavors at Emily’s Ice Cream. Proudly scooping since 1987, Emily’s is the perfect place to indulge in a sweet treat.

Nazareth Music Center

162 S. Main St. Nazareth, PA 18064

If you got the music in you, drop in to Nazareth Music Center. Not only do they offer instrument accessories, sheet music, lessons, and music-themed gifts, they carry the music industry’s most reputable manufacturers: like Martin Guitars and more. 

Travel Tip! You can visit the Martin Guitar factory and museum during your trip to Nazareth!

More charming shops, dining delights, and exciting activities are waiting for you in Lehigh Valley. Discover these Slate Belt hidden gems and more during your next visit.