When vacationing in the beautiful Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, you will enjoy experiencing all that this picturesque and busy portal to eastern Pennsylvania has to offer. From history to camping, water fun to roller coasters, there is a lot to do for all ages.
The Lehigh County Historical Society
The Lehigh County Historical Society, one of the largest historical societies in America, is combined with the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum. Explore Trout Hall, the mansion built in 1770, Allentown’s oldest home, is furnished in the 18th century. Call the museum to set up a tour.
Displays of interest include, Stories of World War One, and The American Revolution exhibit is an ongoing project at the museum.
Dorney Park, Dinosaurs Alive and Wildwater Kingdom offers exceptional out-of-doors fun in the same park. Roller coaster lovers can choose from eight wild and crazy rides. If coasters are not rip-roaring enough, ten thrill rides will exhilarate and delight the excitement explorer.
Kids will adore Planet Snoopy with live shows and sixteen rides they can share with their parents. It doesn’t end there, see the ten family rides to please every age.
When you buy a regular ticket to Dorney Park during the summer, you will receive access to Wildwater Kingdom. More than three dozen varieties of water projects offer slides, pools and rivers. Outdoor play areas for the kids are nearby for warm weather fun.
The animatronic park, Dinosaurs Alive, is an exciting step into the world of more than thirty dinosaurs of various sizes. It is an unique learning adventure for the whole family.
Apple Blossom Village
Apple Blossom Village in Mount Bethel is a family farm where kids can pet the small animals, ride a pony, play miniature golf and revel in the kids play area with climbing and swinging. There is paintball for the over the ten year old crowd and batting cages. Small children will enjoy the miniature carousel and Ferris wheel. Summer camp lasts up to fourteen weeks, or at a daily rate. Children will participate in gardening, caring for animals, experiencing nature walks and much more.
Dutch Springs Aqua Park
While you are traveling through Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, don’t miss a trip to Dutch Springs Aqua Park. This a lovely fifty acre spring fed lake. The clear, clean water at Aqua Park offers plenty of activities. Visit the dive shop if you have scuba in mind. You can go scuba diving or take scuba lessons. Everything you need is available for rent in the dive shop. Take a kayak or canoe for an afternoon of exploring. For adventure out of the water, the climbing wall, rope adventure course and Sky Challenge will fit the bill.
Indian Echo Caverns and Gem Mill Junction
Nearby Hummelstown, PA., Indian Echo Caverns and Gem Mill Junction have much to entertain visitors. The caverns offer beautiful geological sights in room after underground room. Experienced guides explain to visitors about the unusual formations and lakes in the caverns. When you have finished probing the caverns, check out Gem Mill Junction where people still pan for gold, amethyst and other gems. There is a playground and petting zoo close to the picnic areas.
The three county area covering Lehigh Valley is filled with interesting sites and beautiful scenery in its 730 square miles. From covered bridges to historic places and water parks, Lehigh Valley, PA is the ideal weekend getaway.