As I've mentioned before, fall is my favorite time of year, and Lehigh Valley has no shortage of great ways to spend time during the fall season. Here are just a few:

  1. Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas is a two-screen, independent cinema located on the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks campus. I've been a regular patron of the theater since the beginning, and stopping by for a matinee or a late-night feature is one of my favorite fall activities. There's always a diverse selection of films being screened and their concessions bar is second-to-none. Additionally, the SteelStacks campus looks particularly breathtaking during the autumn months, which makes for a lovely stroll across the grounds as you're heading towards the building.
  2. As the oldest continually-run bookstore in the country, the Moravian Book Shop is already a must-visit fixture of downtown Bethlehem. That it is a charming, cozy and relaxed place to spend a fall afternoon is a fantastic bonus.  Their book selection is eclectic and features plenty of locally-centered material. You can sit down with a quality cup of coffee or a soothing hot chocolate in their cafe area and warm yourself up from the chilly fall air, while paging through the book of your choice.
  3. The Lehigh Valley Covered Bridge Tour is a tranquil 50-mile journey through scenic Lehigh Valley.  The seven featured bridges are among the country’s last covered bridges still standing, and while the sight is quite quaint year-round, it is an especially picturesque experience after the leaves have changed colors. The combination of the autumn atmosphere and the old-world charm of the bridges is really special.
  4. Not only is Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is the world's largest member-supported raptor conservation organization, it's also the perfect place to spend a fall day sight-seeing and appreciating the gorgeous, sprawling rural territory that surrounds it. Hiking Hawk Mountain in the fall is an exhilarating and enlivening experience and it's something I look forward to every year.

For additional ideas for fall fun, check out our Autumn Adventures and Frightening Frolics promotion.