Best of the Lehigh Valley 2014
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photo by donovan roberts witmer
Best Roadside Farmstand: Scholl Orchards
Located on a busy stretch of Route 512 in Bethlehem, it could be easy to overlook the little roadside stand known as Scholl Orchards. A family-owned business since the 1950s, Scholl’s—once discovered—is definitely the place you’ll go back to time and again for the just-picked fresh experience of an apple off a tree. The rustic and well-kept roadside stand will keep you coming back, too, with its array of produce—everything from peaches and plums, to eggplant and heirloom tomatoes—and even fresh flower bouquets. It’s a virtual feast for the senses on Center Street.
3057 Center St., Bethlehem | schollorchards.com
Best Family-Friendly Afternoon Outing: Lehigh Valley Zoo
Kids everywhere love animals and LV kids are especially lucky because their parents can provides tons of live animal fun by taking them to the Lehigh Valley Zoo. So whether your kids like furry friends like prairie dogs or prefer feathered friends and tortoise types, they can get a good gander of all of these at the 29-acre children’s zoo. The fun-focused facility also offers educational programs with summer camps, scout programs and after-school adventure programs.
5150 Game Preserve Rd., Schnecksville | 610.799.4171 | lvzoo.org
Best Seasonal Farmers’ Market: Easton Farmers’ Market
Ever wanted to “shake the hand that feeds you”? Come on down to the Easton Farmers’ Market on Centre Square and you can do just that, while stocking up on homegrown goods and one-of-a-kind local wares. With roots that can be traced all the way back to the 1750s, the city’s farmers’ market is the longest, continuous-running open-air market in the U.S. It’s a producer-only market, meaning that all the items presented for sale are grown or produced by the person selling them. Bring your appetite and your curiosity to this oasis in the middle of Easton’s bustling downtown, and chances are you won’t leave empty handed.
Best Romantic Overnight Stay: The Glasbern Inn
Rustic, warm and romantic, this is definitely the place to book a suite with your sweetie.
Fogelsville | glasbern.com
Best Pick-Your-Own Orchard: Strawberry Acres
You can’t get any fresher than when you seasonally pick your own.
Coplay | strawberryacres.com
Best Golf Pro to Help You Work on Your Game: Mark Csencsits, PGA
Stop slicing and take strokes off your average with this seasoned pro.
Best Country Club You Wished You Belonged To: Saucon Valley Country Club
The grass IS greener at SVCC, one of the largest private clubs in North America.
Bethlehem | sauconvalleycc.org