50 things everyone in the Lehigh Valley should do

 

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…

Source: 50 things everyone in the Lehigh Valley should do – The Morning Call 

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Billmeyer Mansion, built in 1863 – York, PA
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→ Laff Trakk will be Hersheypark's newest edition, first of its kind in the U.S. - FlipSidePA.com Laff Trakk wil debut in May of 2015.
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Strasburg Railroad offers three-course railroad dining experience for train buffs
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→ Cocoa crazy: Spending time in Hershey, Pennsylvania - Philly.com Some ideas for what to do on your next trip to Hershey.  
VIDEO |Steam into History Northern Central Railway York 17 to Hanover Junction
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PHOTOS | Dreibelbis Station Covered Bridge – Berks County, PA
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→ 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 ...
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PHOTOS | Cabela’s Superstore – Hamburg, PA
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VIDEO | Historic Millersburg Ferry Boat Operation Still Draws Riders
→ Historic Ferry Boat Operation Still Draws Riders - abc27 WHTM abc27 WHTM 2014 Rates Car & Standard Size Pickup Truck: $8.00 (includes driver) Extended Length Vehicle (Over 19 Feet): $9.00 (includes driver) Motorcycle: $7.00 ...
→ 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 ...
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Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum digging into shoofly pie folklore
→ Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum digging into shoofly pie folklore - lehighvalleylive.com. William Woys Weaver, author of "As American as Shoofly Pie: The Foodlore and Fakelore of Pennsylvania Dutch Cuisine" will be ...
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Fox Meadows Creamery & Country Market opens in Ephrata
→ Fox Meadows Creamery & Country Market opens in Ephrata - LancasterOnline Fox Meadows Creamery & Country Market, a cow-to-cone creamery, has opened west of Ephrata. You can't get anymore locavore ...
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→ Rare Opportunity to See American Longrifles at the Reading Public Museum - bctv.org From readingpublicmuseum.org Don't miss this rare opportunity to see a remarkable assemblage of more than fifty guns from indisputably ...
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Three Days in Gettysburg: “The Unfinished Work”
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→ Mountain folklore: Blue Rocks near Lenhartsville remains a natural mystery | Reading Eagle The mysterious mile long field of quartzite boulders known as Blue Rocks has been attracting attention for generations.
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Shady Maple Smorgasbord draws 1.4 million customers annually
→ 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.  
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PHOTOS | Columbia River Park – Columbia, PA
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A boater’s guide to getting on the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County
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PHOTOS | Richard Nixon Park – Jacobus, PA
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→ Crayola Experience to stay open seven days a week - lehighvalleylive.com I've been to the Crayola Experience twice and have had a good experience both times. The space is huge with multiple ...
Harvesting Chambourcin grapes at Franklin Hill Vineyard - Photo by Franklin Hill Vineyard.
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Dorney Park’s new Snake Pit water slide provides an adrenaline rush
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→ Free tour and tasting at Allentown Brew Works - The Morning Call
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→ Kid-friendly centers headed to mall at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem | lehighvalleylive.com.
→ Getting to know Lancaster's Amish: Not far by car - PennLive.com The V.I.P. tours run by The Amish Experience will give you a snapshot of life as lived by the Lancaster ...
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→ New Urban Street Art Festival to debut April 18 in Bethlehem The event, which is free, will feature more than 20 different artists and arts organizations representing everything from metal ...
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Billmeyer Mansion, built in 1863 – York, PA
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Annual Snow Goose migration attracts birders to Lebanon County’s Middle Creek Wildlife Area
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Troxell-Steckel Farm Museum old-fashioned Christmas offers look at Pennsylvania German life in 1842
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Cave Hill Park & Nature Preserve in Carlisle, PA
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Hivel und Dahl tries to preserve Pennsylvania Dutch history on shoestring budget
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VIDEO |Steam into History Northern Central Railway York 17 to Hanover Junction
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Monster catfish stalking Susquehanna River
Lebanon County’s Mount Gretna offers nature, art, fun and ice cream
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Pennsylvania German Fersommling: “Dee Huffa Karrich Ruh Blotz”
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Day Trips: Dutch Springs Quarry Aqua Park
Wine Spectator Magazine lauds Lehigh Valley restaurants in international wine awards
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Bethlehem’s Sun Inn hosting all-night Halloween ghost hunt
VIDEO | Laff Trakk Virtual Ride: Get a look at the new Hersheypark coaster
Waltz Vineyards opens Kitchen Kettle Village wine shop and tasting room
PHOTOS |Boating & Waterskiing on Lake Aldred at Pequea Creek – Lancaster County, PA
PHOTOS | Architecture of York – York County, PA – Vol. II
PHOTOS | Cabela’s Superstore – Hamburg, PA
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Gettysburg battlefield prepares for 151st anniversary
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Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum digging into shoofly pie folklore
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VIDEO | Whitewater Kayaking in the Codorus & Conewago Creeks – York County PA
Fox Meadows Creamery & Country Market opens in Ephrata
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Traditional Christmas offered in Christkindlmarkt, tavern lunch at Schaefferstown
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Annual Cherry Fair shows what Pennsylvania German life was about
Gettysburg park named top US landmark
Drawn with Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur at The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Fort Hunter Park to host annual Fort Hunter Day celebration of historical activities, entertainment
Hanover Dutch Festival offers new attractions
Mountain folklore: Blue Rocks near Lenhartsville remains a natural mystery
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Shady Maple Smorgasbord draws 1.4 million customers annually
Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum opens Oct. 18
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18th Century Pennsylvania Dutch Ice Harvesting Demo at the Dreibelbis Farm
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