Category: Recreation

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Bicycle Heaven in Bethlehem

For the biking enthusiast, Bethlehem might as well be Heaven on Earth. Whether you like pedaling around town, conquering challenging trails or just cruising the suburbs to unwind, there’s a place for you and your bike here. But don’t take it from us – hear it straight from some of the most avid bicyclists around.

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If You Build It, They Will Skate

Pin ItBy Michelle Pittman
By the spring of 2010, one of the most conspicuous aspects of the Greenway will be under construction – the Bethlehem Skateplaza. Located by Daly Avenue, the skate park will eventually incorporate the best features of popular street spots from around the globe into one safe, city-run site.
The idea is simple – […]

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When the Birds Fly Into Town

By Spike Rogan, Michelle Pittman, and Louis Capwell

Every summer, the pride of eastern Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Eagles, migrate north to make Bethlehem their home for three weeks. An annual tradition since 1996, training camp attracts fans each year to the Lehigh University Mountaintop Campus.

North by Northwest Neighborhood Initiative

We are a neighborhood revitalization group working under PA’s Elm Street Program. Check out our websites at or, catch us on Facebook and sign up for email updates.

Illick’s Mill Partnership for Environmental Education

The Illick’s Mill Partnership for Environmental Education is an innovative consortium transforming the City of Bethlehem’s Illick’s Mill into a community environmental center. We will establish a home for environmental action to preserve and protect the Monocacy Creek watershed and its abundant wildlife, and provide a model of environmentally sustainable practices and technology.

CAT – Coalition for Appropriate Transportation

CAT is an educational charity encouraging car-free activity:
Biking, Walking, Riding the LANTA Bus and Local Trail Use.

Valley Mountain Bikers

Valley Mountain Bikers is dedicated to all facets of off-road cycling. Activities include: group rides, racing and social events as well as advocacy and education, trail stewardship, design, construction and maintenance.

Dutch Springs

Dutch Springs is a recreation area for your summer fun. A 50-acre lake with an aqua park (waterpark on the water), and adventure course (high ropes course and wall climbing), birthday parties, corporate picnics and just a lot of summer fun.

Cutters Bike Shop

Cutters is a rider-owned and operated full-service bike shop. We are located in Southside Bethlehem’s retail district and just a short ride to several of the local trails.

Air Escapes Ballooning

Come fly with us in our beautiful hot air balloon. Soar over the Lehigh Valley’s scenic landscape. Champagne celebration after the flight. Gift certificates available.

Movies, Games N More In the Parks

A series of free movies in the park events where you might see a flying saucer, zoo animals or a Tai-Chi Demo.

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The Stimulus Package of 1818

By Dr. Tom Stoneback, National Canal Museum

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Bicycle Culture in Easton

By Scott Slingerland

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Little Walking Tour of Easton

Forget your car, this town was made for walkin’.

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