Top Ways to Spend Your Summer Around The Lehigh Valley

Top Ways to Spend Your Summer Around The Lehigh Valley

Outdoor images of the Lehigh Valley area.

May 25, 2022

The sun is shining and the temperatures are rising here in the Lehigh Valley area, and there’s no better way to take advantage of the beautiful summer weather than spending time outdoors and enjoying unique family fun near all of our incredible communities. Whether you’re in Nazareth, Allentown, or anywhere in between—the charming towns offer an array of options for our homeowners when it comes to one-of-a-kind entertainment, from local outdoor events to endless natural beauty and more. At Kay Builders, we’re here to help you enjoy the warm weather to the fullest extent—so read on to discover some amazing summertime activities to partake in near all of our remarkable communities throughout the Lehigh Valley area. 

Explore the outdoors

The entire Lehigh Valley area boasts a wide variety of natural beauty to observe and enjoy, especially during the warmer seasons. Residents throughout the picturesque towns love to visit the massive Jacobsburg State Park to find unbeatable views amongst the 1,160 acres of lush wooded areas—which feature scenic fitness trails, streams for fishing, areas for horseback riding, and an Environmental Education Center. Lehigh Valley’s Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is another fantastic summer destination, whether you’re a hiker, a birdwatcher, or an active outdoor enthusiast. Explore the 8-mile trail system, scenic overlooks, stunning native plant garden, weekend programs, and a Visitor Center—and learn about raptors while seeing them thrive in warm summer weather. 

To cool off on the water, visit The Lehigh River within the gorgeous Lehigh Gorge State Park to find the perfect place to explore nature to the fullest extent on hot, sunny days—where you can kayak, whitewater boat, canoe, catch trout, and explore the miles of hike and bike trails while admiring the beautiful scenery. For a guided, easy-going tour on the river—check out the Historic Bethlehem River Tours this summer to discover the history of the Lehigh River, Bethlehem, SteelStacks, the canal path, the American Industrial Revolution, and more. Or, join Twin Rivers Tubing in Easton for a fun day of tubing, kayaking, canoeing, and rafting with friends and family along the Delaware River. The summer is the perfect time for outdoor adventures in the Lehigh Valley—from bird watching and hiking to tubing and kayaking. 

Endless entertainment

If there’s one thing that the Lehigh Valley is known for—it’s the wide range of entertainment and amenities that are available at all times, especially during the summer. Whether you enjoy delicious restaurants with wonderful patios or would rather attend fun-filled festivals and events, there’s something for everyone to appreciate during the warmer months in the Lehigh Valley area. 

It’s essential for residents to visit the incredible Farmers Markets throughout the Lehigh Valley, which offer an array of goods and services—especially during the summer months. On Saturdays, browse the Easton Farmers' Market, the nation’s oldest continuously operating open-air market, and expect to find the charming Bethlehem Rose Garden Farmers Market booming with activity. Locals can load up on fruits and veggies, natural honey, free-range meats, cheese and dairy, flowers, handmade goods and specialty products like kombucha, coffee, pierogies, fruit pies and more. The Sunday Emmaus Farmers Market is a local weekly gathering, featuring an array of unique vendors that bring out an impressive crowd, and the historic Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market is a great stop for the weekends—containing over 60 vendors, distinctive products, and delicious eats and treats. 

If you’re looking for outstanding food with wonderful outdoor seating to enjoy the summer weather in the Lehigh Valley, look no further than ZEST Bar+Grille in Bethlehem—where you can find outstanding New American cuisine, flavorful drinks and rooftop seating that optimizes your view of Bethlehem’s iconic landmarks. In addition, The Tavern at the Sun Inn has one of the best patio dining experiences around the area, with delicious locally-brewed beer, an innovative food menu and an acoustic music series to accompany your fantastic dinner. To top off a good meal or to cool off from the heat, residents love to stop by Owowcow Creamery in Easton and Ottsville, where you can find some of the artisan best ice cream and dessert in the entire Lehigh Valley. 

The outdoor fun possibilities are neverending during the summers in Lehigh Valley, whether you’re a sports fan, an animal lover or a music connoisseur. The warm weather brings the perfect time to take a trip with the family to the Lehigh Valley Zoo, which features over 300 animals that represent more than 100 species from around the world. Experience the nostalgia of the movies at the nearby Becky’s Drive-In Theatre, or take the kids to Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom for an easy transition from roller coasters to water slides. Get in touch with your inner athlete during the U.S. Senior Open June 23-26 at the Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, and experience top-notch baseball with the whole family at Coca-Cola Park for an IronPigs game. Lastly, enjoy live music, movies under the stars and more at Downtown Allentown's ArtsWalk Pocket Park—and check out world-famous musical stars, accompanied by food and plenty of fun this summer at Musikfest in Bethlehem. 

Enjoy the remarkable weather 

Above all, it’s important to take in the gorgeous summer weather that the Lehigh Valley and all of its amazing towns have to offer for our homeowners, whether you’re participating in any of the activities mentioned above or making use of your outdoor space in any of our incredible homes. At Kay Builders, we know that it’s important to have a balance between indoor and outdoor lifestyles, which is why our forward-thinking communities contain a variety of outside spaces for our residents—whether it’s a resort-like pool, a spacious tennis court, or a sizable back yard for your own outdoor oasis. The Lehigh Valley comes with a plethora of one-of-a-kind summertime activities for anyone and everyone to enjoy, and our stunning communities and carefully-crafted homes are strategically placed in close proximity to all of these amazing amenities and activities—adding even more to the year-round livability of this amazing area.

For more information or to schedule a showing of the groundbreaking communities and breathtaking homes that we offer throughout the Lehigh Valley area, feel free to give us a call at (610) 395-6857 or contact us online at any time.

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