We asked readers about places, festivals and more that everyone in the Valley should experience at least once. We were flooded with great ideas. Here are 50, in no particular order…
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→ Tallarico's Chocolates to open new store in Easton - lehighvalleylive.com Second location in the Deitscherei, first one is in Bethlehem. Can't have too many locally owned and operated chocolatiers right? ...
The Lehigh Valley Cider and Wine Festival – an on-field event featuring hard cider and wine tastings from local and regional cideries and wineries – makes its debut on Sat., ...
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→ Waxing lyrical: Inside the colourful Crayola factory where 12million crayons are made from 100,000lbs of paraffin wax every day | Daily Mail Online
→ A boater's guide to getting on the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County - LancasterOnline
→ Vintage railroad again on track to bring prosperity to Pa. towns — NewsWorks Backers are hoping to have the full experience: The Colebrookedale Railroad Secret Valley Line in operation by ...
→ Easton Heritage Day draws thousands celebrating city's history, resurgence | lehighvalleylive.com
The Strasburg Railroad is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Pennsylvania. Every year 250,000 people descend upon the small town of Strasburg, PA to ride the historic steam ...
See Pennsylvania Dutch folk art and learn how the culture spread across the nation at Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum's new exhibit, "Pennsylvania Dutch Impact Across America." It debuts at 1 ...
→ Wing walker among new acts booked for Sands Lehigh Valley Airshow | lehighvalleylive.com. Gene Soucy and Teresa Stoke have been booked to perform their thrilling wing walking show at the 2014 ...
→ Go back in time at upcoming Market Faire & Rendezvous at Jacobsburg - lehighvalleylive.com The J. Joseph Henry’s 1832 mansion and Pennsylvania Longrifle Museum will be open during the event. Hours for ...
The ThunderHawk, which opened in 1924, has been the target of a restoration project that started this winter.The park, through a partnership with a local manufacterer, is spending the off-season ...
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5 delicious things to know about the 2015 Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival | lehighvalleylive.com 6th Annual Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival will be held June 12 - 14, ...
→ Let the River Run Wild - NYTimes.com
→ The Lehigh Valley's craft beer scene comes of age If your into craft brew you might want to plan a beercation to the Lehigh Valley. This article is filled with info ...
→ Fort Hunter Park to host annual Fort Hunter Day celebration of historical activities, entertainment - PennLive.com
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→ History-hungry crowd converges on Union Canal Tunnel Park for 25th annual Union Canal Days - Lebanon Daily News
→ Dutch Springs: Lehigh Valley Visions - YouTube
→ New Franklin County museum details battle following Gettysburg - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette You can find more posts relating to The Battle of Monterey Pass here. The museum is open year-round for group ...
→ Missing link in popular Northwest Lancaster County River Trail will open Saturday - LancasterOnline As noted in my photo gallery post on the White Cliffs of Conoy the path beneath ...
→ Thousands attend Pumpkin Festival at Renfrew Park - Herald Mail Media Seeing the medieval pumpkin launcher is reason enough to attend this yearly festival in Waynesboro.
Jim Mack's Ice Cream is a great places to visit with your family with lots of activities for the young to the old, featuring a large picnic area which can be ...
→ Free tour and tasting at Allentown Brew Works - The Morning Call
* A Fersommling is a Pennsylvania Dutch social event in which food is served, speeches are made, and one or more g'spiel (plays or skits) are performed for entertainment. Pennsylvania German ...
→ Renfrew Museum acquires additional John Bell pottery - Chambersburg Public Opinion
→ Kutztown Folk Festival celebrates Pa. Dutch culture | WFMZ.com video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player
→ 'Be the Dinosaur' at Allentown's Da Vinci teaches kids about Cretaceous Period life - The Morning Call
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→ Pictures: Shooting in the New Year in Kutztown - The Morning Call
In the enchanted village: Spending a week in the historic Pennsylvania Dutch wine country of Mount Gretna
I recently spent a week's vacation in the enchanted and historical village of Mount Gretna set in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country. In town there is a lovely shop called ...
Foodstruck is a free-admission food truck party spotlighting a variety of local and regional mobile food trucks and trailers serving a wide range of specialty foods including tacos, bbq, pizza, ...
→ Renfrew Museum to rebuild historic summer kitchen - Herald Mail Media Ever been to the Renfrew Museum & Park? If not, a great time to see it would be on Saturday, ...
→ Homestead Recreating 18th Century Christmas - Pottstown Post Watch out kids because Belsnickel's going to show up! danielboonehomestead.org 12/7: A Homestead Christmas 12-4pm Admission Adult (13+) $6.00, Child (5-12) $4.00. FDBH members free, ...
The York arcade will be home to 50 to 60 classic arcade games, including Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders and several pinball machines, Spencer said. And it plans to grow ...
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County Seat Spirits will debut its first batch of gin Friday. Lock Keeper Gin, named as an homage to Easton's canal history, will join the Allentown distillery's lineup of Sand Island ...
→ Gettysburg visit brings laughter, tears - standard.net Thoughtful piece on a September 11th trip to Gettysburg with a John Wilkes Booth joke thrown in to lighten the mood.
→ Bethlehem's Sun Inn likely in line for a distillery - lehighvalleylive.com
Disabled, families can now get to South Lookout. Source: Hawk Mountain opens accessible trail to famed birdwatching overlook - LancasterOnline: Local News
→ Metal Casting Demonstrations and Plant Sale at Joanna Furnace on May 16 - Berks Mont News Third Saturday Morning At Joanna Furnace Events are designed to have visitors learn about ...
→ Monster catfish stalking Susquehanna River, monster-stalker tells crowd at Great American Outdoor Show - PennLive.com Will the Susquehanna eventually offer up a 100+ pound Shovelhead Cat to rival the current world ...
→ When The Cause Was Glorious: The Fields Of Gettysburg And The Nature Of Philanthropy Thoughtful piece on the continuing effect the Battle of Gettysburg has on American society and the ...
→ Gettysburg Fest to feature hot-air balloon rides - Evening Sun. Learn more about Gettysburg Fest here.
Source: PHOTOS: Kutztown Folk Festival 2015
→ Pinnacle Ridge sees interest in sparkling wines beginning to bubble up - PennLive.com Berks county winery hopes to be producing 700 cases combined of Brut Rose, Cuvee Chardonnay and Blanc de Blanc ...
→ Two York County state parks get kudos in Smithsonian - The York Daily Record The parks were mentioned in the article "The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014". Coming ...
If you're looking to get underground during your visit to Pennsylvania Dutch Country there are three options available to you: Indian Echo Caverns, Crystal Cave and Lost River Caverns. Indian Echo ...
→ Tales from Pennsylvania's 'Museum of Mysteries' - WGAL
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→ The river side of Lancaster County - Bucks County Courier Times Follow the link above for a general overview of places to see along the Susquehanna River's 40 mile frontage in western Lancaster County.
Sime B. Bertolet, Berks History Center executive director, said the event will be about the influence of Pennsylvania Germans. The conference is open to the public, but reservations are required. Lunch ...
You can take a free tour of the Harley Davidson factory that lasts one hour. These pictures are of the visitor center where the tours depart. There is a large exhibition ...
→ Mount Gretna offers nature, art, fun and ice cream - LancasterOnline Very informative article about things to do and see in the Mt. Gretna area. Be sure to click over ...
→ Skyrush Coaster in Hershey Park, PA - Boston.com. The fact that there are no safety bars over the shoulders and chest kind of scares me. But not enough to keep ...
→ The original “Faces of York County” | Faces of York County Photo features six out of the more than 700 portraits by Lewis Miller included in the soon to be ...
An Insider's Guide to old general stores in the Lehigh Valley. Source: Pictures - Old General Stores of the Lehigh Valley - The Morning Call
→ Kid-friendly centers headed to mall at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem | lehighvalleylive.com.
ArtWalk, coming this weekend, is bigger than ever Exploring Lancaster's past at Rock Ford Plantation 'The stink bug whisperer': York County woman turns pests into art Lehigh Valley tourism: Who's visiting and what ...
Photos: Food Truck Festival at Palmyra | Lebanon Daily News The Palmyra Area Business Association held the first Food Truck Festival on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Local vendors were on hand ...
For anyone who has ever admired a barn on an old country lane, this is the story of that barn and many others in Southeastern Pennsylvania, or, specifically, "the hearth," ...
It was a cool place to be a kid. It was by the river. It was dedicated to Native American culture, and river culture, and 10,000 years of the lower ...
The U.S. Army Heritage Trail in Carlisle is a free, outside attraction. It's a great place to take children, with many structures and objects to explore and plenty of open space along ...
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→ Bethlehem Steel photographer has work logged in Library of Congress | lehighvalleylive.com You can see examples of some of the photos in the book: Inside Bethlehem Steel: The Final Quarter Century ...
These days, residents of Bethlehem Township's Hope Ridge condominium community are keeping a watchful eye out for stealthy omnivores that have roamed the earth for hundreds of thousands of years. Source: ...
Foodstruck York to feature 50 food trucks, music, beer in September - FlipSidePA.com More than 50 food trucks and carts, local merchants, live music and beer are coming to Penn Park ...
→ Our Story: Historic lamp to be illuminated again - Lebanon Daily News The massive "electric candelabra" will be reassembled and put on exhibit at The Hershey Story.
→ Gettysburg battlefield prepares for 151st anniversary. - themorningcall.com Last year marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and a record setting 3.8 million people visited the area. If ...
Sight & Sound Theatres Introduces Moses - YouTube Moses will premier on March 8, 2014 and will run for one year. More details at sight-sound.com.
Lancaster County now has its own viewing of live eagle nest - LancasterOnline What a great idea, and a brilliant way to promote awareness of the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail.
→ Historic Keim Homestead, history tinged with intrigue | Reading Eagle Spinster sisters living in traditional PA Dutch folk fashion into the 20th century were responsible for the homestead retaining is ...
→ Buggy around Lancaster County - Philly.com A few ideas for a fun family trip to Lancaster County.
→ Celebrations set for Milton Hershey’s birthday - WPMT FOX43 Follow the link for two additional videos.
→ Hawk migration and fall foliage at their peaks at watch sites across Pennsylvania | PennLive.com Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Waggoner's Gap Hawk Watch Second Mountain Hawk Watch Lehigh Gap Hawk Watch
Source: ‘S Kutztown Folk Festival hot gschtaert | The Pennsylvania German Newspaper
A traditional cookie that's flavored with molasses and spices, ox tongue cookies are named for their shape. No oxen are involved. The ox tongue cookie’s history dates to the mid-1800s ...
All 44 Presidents under one roof in Gettysburg - abc27 WHTM. This is a local news piece done for Presidents Day 2014. Part of the Gettysburg Tour Center, The Hall of Presidents ...
→ What will Hersheypark's new 2015 attraction be? -PennLive.com You can view the clues for yourself here.
On this trip we parked at Koser Park in Bainbridge and walked 1.5 miles south along the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail to find the cliffs. I was told by ...
→ Stories and legends at Landis Valley Saturday Aug. 9, 2014 - LancasterOnline Mennonite preacher Benjamin Landis will be portrayed as part of a day of storytelling at the museum. Below ...
The San Francisco-based firm was unveiled Tuesday as the developer of a facility and exhibits master plan for Da Vinci Science City. The museum, movie theater, event center and aquarium ...
→ Longwood opens its biggest, newest garden: George Weigel | PennLive.com The new 86 acre 'Meadow Garden' features three miles of trails, a newly renovated William Webb farmhouse and is dedicated to ...
This is a great idea. My only suggestion would be to create a second batch of photos during the winter when the absence of leaves allows you to see much ...
→ How Shady Maple Smorgasbord draws 1.4 million customers annually - LancasterOnline The gift shop is as big as the eatery. Go here to see some photos.
→ Enjoying the great outdoors in scenic Mount Gretna - Cumberlink.com
Covered Bridges of Northampton County, PA Location Map
Tallarico’s Chocolates to open new store in Easton
Lehigh Valley Wine Trail to unveil new cider and wine festival in October 2015
Covered Bridges of Berks County, PA Location Map
Inside the colourful Crayola factory in Easton PA where 12million crayons are made every day
A boater’s guide to getting on the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County
Colebrookdale Vintage railroad again on track to bring prosperity to Pa. towns
VIDEO | 37th annual Easton Heritage Day draws thousands
PHOTOS | Strasburg Railroad
Celebrate Pennsylvania Dutch impact across country at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum
Wing walker among new acts booked for Sands Lehigh Valley Airshow
Go back in time at upcoming Market Faire & Rendezvous at Jacobsburg
Dorney Park restores Thunderhawk, one of the nation’s oldest roller coasters
VIDEO | Hershey Visitors Enjoy Choc-a-Fellas Four Park Harmony
Local Links | May 12, 2015
Remove the Susquehanna’s Dams and ‘Let the River Run Wild’
VIDEO | Laff Trakk Virtual Ride: Get a look at the new Hersheypark coaster
VIDEO | Landis Valley Museum: America’s Heartland Series
The Lehigh Valley’s craft beer scene comes of age
Fort Hunter Park to host annual Fort Hunter Day celebration of historical activities, entertainment
VIDEO | Hersheypark’s Fahrenheit Roller Coaster POV
History-hungry crowd converges on Union Canal Tunnel Park for 25th annual Union Canal Days
VIDEO | Dutch Springs: Lehigh Valley Visions
New Franklin County museum details Battle of Monterey Pass
Missing link in popular Northwest Lancaster County River Trail will open Saturday
Thousands attend Pumpkin Festival at Renfrew Park
PHOTOS | Jim Mack’s Ice Cream & Miniature Golf
Free tour and tasting at Allentown Brew Works
Pennsylvania German Fersommling: “Dee Huffa Karrich Ruh Blotz”
Renfrew Museum acquires additional John Bell pottery
VIDEO | Kutztown Folk Festival celebrates Pa. Dutch culture
VIDEO | Roundtop Mountain Adventures – York County, PA
‘Be the Dinosaur’ at Allentown’s Da Vinci teaches kids about Cretaceous Period life
PHOTOS | Barns & Farms of Lancaster County, PA
Pictures: Shooting in the New Year in Kutztown
In the enchanted village: Spending a week in the historic Pennsylvania Dutch wine country of
PHOTOS | 2014 Foodstruck – York, PA
MAP | Susquehanna Riverlands
Renfrew Museum to rebuild historic summer kitchen
Birdsboro’s Daniel Boone Homestead Recreating 18th Century Christmas
York’s Timeline Arcade will open with ‘Walking Dead’ actors
PHOTOS | The Crayola Experience – Easton, PA
County Seat Spirits rolls out very first batch of Lock Keeper Gin
Gettysburg visit brings laughter, tears
Bethlehem’s Sun Inn likely in line for a distillery
Hawk Mountain opens accessible trail to famed birdwatching overlook
Metal Casting Demonstrations and Plant Sale at Joanna Furnace on May 16, 2015
Monster catfish stalking Susquehanna River
When The Cause Was Glorious: The Fields Of Gettysburg And The Nature Of Philanthropy
Gettysburg Fest to feature hot-air balloon rides
PHOTOS: Kutztown Folk Festival 2015
VIDEO | This Is Hershey Park
Pinnacle Ridge sees interest in sparkling wines beginning to bubble up
Two York County state parks get kudos in Smithsonian Magazine
Cavern Tours in Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Photos: Tales from Pennsylvania’s ‘Museum of Mysteries
PHOTOS | Haines Shoe House – York, PA
Hersheypark – SooperDooperLooper Roller Coaster POV
What to see along the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County
Berks History Conference will explore Pennsylvania Dutch roots of county
PHOTOS | Harley Davidson Tour Center – York, PA
Lebanon County’s Mount Gretna offers nature, art, fun and ice cream
VIDEO | Skyrush Coaster in Hershey Park, PA
The original “Faces of York County” by Lewis Miller
Photos: Old General Stores of the Lehigh Valley
Kid-friendly centers headed to mall at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
Local Links | April 29, 2015
Local Links | May 8, 2015
Dutch Wonderland Vintage Postcards
VIDEO | Historical Tour of Dill’s Tavern – Dillsburg, PA
The Historic Barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania by Gregory D. Huber
Remember the copperhead roundups at Indian Steps?
REVIEW & PHOTOS | U.S. Army Heritage Trail – Carlisle, PA
PHOTOS | Strasburg Scooters Covered Bridge Tour
Bethlehem Steel photographer Peter Treiber has work logged in Library of Congress
Lehigh Valley residents seeing coyotes all over the place, can mountain lions be far behind?
Local Links | May 14, 2015
Hershey’s historic torchere lamp to be illuminated again
VIDEO | Goschenhoppen Museum Tour
Gettysburg battlefield prepares for 151st anniversary
VIDEO | Sight & Sound Theatres Introduces Moses
VIDEO | Whitewater Kayaking in the Codorus & Conewago Creeks – York County PA
VIDEO | Haunted Lancaster 2013
Lancaster County now has its own viewing of live eagle nest
Historic Keim Homestead, history tinged with intrigue
Buggy around Lancaster County
VIDEO | Celebrations set for Milton Hershey’s 157th birthday
Hawk migration and fall foliage at their peaks at watch sites across Pennsylvania
VIDEO | ‘S Kutztown Folk Festival hot gschtaert
Ox tongue cookies: The story behind these Pennsylvania Dutch holiday treats
All 44 Presidents under one roof in Gettysburg
VIDEO | OGO Ball at Ski Roundtop
What will Hersheypark’s new 2015 attraction be?
PHOTOS | White Cliffs of Conoy – Lancaster County, PA
Stories and legends at Landis Valley Museum Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014
Monterey Bay Aquarium developer hired for Easton Da Vinci Science City
Meadow Garden – Longwood Gardens newest and biggest addition
VIDEO | Susquehanna being digitally mapped by Terrain360
Shady Maple Smorgasbord draws 1.4 million customers annually
Enjoying the great outdoors in Lebanon County’s scenic Mount Gretna