While exploring all that THE LINK Trail Network has to offer in Lehigh Valley, you’re bound to work up an appetite. There are lots of convenient places to fuel up near the various trailheads before heading back out to log more miles. Here’s a list of five spots to dine during your outdoor adventure*.

Diggity Dogs & More | Slatington, PA

Known for being the “Best Kept Secret in Town,” Diggity Dogs & More is located in the Slatington Trailhead parking lot (across from Boyer’s Hardware Store) with access to the D&L Trail, Slate Heritage Trail, and Lehigh River Water Trail. The food truck serves up a variety of food options including hot dogs, burgers, cheesesteaks, and breakfast sandwiches. It was also deemed a “D&L Trail-Friendly Business,” which means they cater to the needs of runners, bikers, and hikers by providing services trail-users need (welcoming to bike clothes, allowed to fill water bottles, bike racks available, etc.). Visit their Facebook page for updates & hours of operation.

Mueller's General Store & Kitchen | Easton, PA

Mueller’s General Store & Kitchen, located along the D&L Trail in Easton, caters to bikers, fishers, and hikers alike. Enjoy comfort food from their country kitchen including bacon-wrapped beef medallions, chicken croquettes, and crispy fish tacos. Need to grab something and go? The shelves at Mueller’s General Store are stocked with pre-made sandwiches and salads, beer and wine, and more. Forgot something at home? The certified “D&L Trail-Friendly Business” has you covered with sunscreen, bug spray, and other outdoor excursion essentials. Visit their Facebook page for updates & hours of operation.

Lost Tavern | Hellertown, PA

This small craft brewery along the Saucon Rail Trail always brings in a crowd. Lost Tavern offers a variety of ales for all types of beer drinkers and partners with local food trucks and vendors. Get lost in the family-friendly atmosphere with live music, board games, and shuffle board. Lost Tavern’s Hellertown location currently has limited indoor seating but plenty of outdoor (and dog-friendly) seating options. Visit their Facebook page for updates & hours of operation. 

Café​ The Lodge | Bethlehem, PA

Located along the South Bethlehem Greenway, Café the Lodge not only has a diverse selection of freshly-made breakfast and lunch foods but also has a mission dedicated to empowering those living with mental illnesses. The nonprofit employs individuals with mental illnesses and helps them develop independent living skills. It is also a vibrant art space for members of the community to display their artwork for visitors to admire and even purchase. Currently, Café the Lodge is only offering take-out, but an outdoor patio and garden seating is available. Visit their Facebook page for updates & hours of operation.

The Bacon Strip | Coplay, PA

If you’re looking for a breakfast or lunch spot along the Ironton Rail-Trail in Coplay, The Bacon Strip is your place. Despite its name, the popular eatery offers much more than just bacon. From eggs benedict and egg sandwiches to cheesesteaks and chili dogs, the Bacon Strip serves up homecooked meals with a smile. But for a bacon sweet tooth, you'll want to order the French Toast with bacon and icing. Dine-in and take out options are available from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Visit their Facebook page for updates & hours of operation.

Read more about THE LINK in the series of blog posts. Beyond the trails, if you are looking to explore the best food and drink that Lehigh and Northampton counties have to offer, you'll want to peruse a guide to dining in Lehigh Valley. Then mask up and consider making plans to enjoy some of the region’s most idyllic spots to eat and drink, both en plein air and following safe indoor guidelines!

*Please be sure to follow COVID-19 safety protocols when dining at these locations.