About the Area
Guess what – northern NJ isn’t just about turnpikes and factories – the ‘Skylands’ of NJ is within an hour’s reach of NYC – here are some neat things to check out in the northwestern NJ areas. Cross the Delaware, and the Lehigh Valley is a just over an hour’s drive, 65 miles west from NYC, and 65 miles north of Philadelphia. Situated at the confluence of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers you find Eclectic Easton; a city with great architecture, personalities and grit… it’s also the home of:
Lafayette was ranked #40 of US Colleges by US News & World Report. Nearby are Lehigh University and Moravian College in Bethlehem, Cedar Crest and Muhlenberg Colleges in Allentown.
The gorgeous campus overlooks the Delaware River; close enough to Philadelphia and New York City for adventure and far enough away to escape the chaos.
The Crayola Experience is as fun for kids as it is for adults! Take a look behind-the-scenes and see the process of making many of Crayola’s goodies. You can even take part in part of the process!
Enjoy the many activities that they have to offer and don’t forget to check out their gift shop to remember your trip!
Seperatist Beer Project and their Blendary creates some really excellent artisan brews. Their beautiful tasting room sits just at the edge of historic Easton and has views of our fave landmark, the Free Bridge, and pretty historic Philipsburg downtown gleaming in the backdrop.
In Phillipsburg NJ don’t miss Invertass Brewing.
lovePhillipsburg.com is an excellent resource. Also, with social distancing in 2020, there are some great curbside food ordering, or al fresco dining opportunities: check out phillipsburgeats.com.
Weyerbacher Brewery began in 1995 and since then it has become a monster in the industry. They brew delectable beverages such as Blithering Idiot and Merry Monks that can be found all around the area. Check Weyerbacher site for more.
Alba vineyards is lovely in Finesville, NJ – you can take a ‘wine train’ trip from Philipsburg. There’s a Lehigh Valley wine trail that weave thru many local vineyards, and the Easton Wine Project is a lovely urban wine venue – check out their Free Bridge Chardonnay!
In Bethlehem there’s a Social Still and if you want to grab some yummy Eight Oaks Distillery spirits, you can do so at the Easton Public Market. BTW, the restaurants in Easton are soooo good! #supportEaston.com
The very first outdoor Farmers’ Market (longest-running) in the Nation; the Easton Farmers’ Market is open May-Nov in Center Square on Saturdays 9-1.
The Easton Farmers’ Market is a wonderful place to get fresh, locally grown produce. “All meat and dairy are antibiotic and hormone-free.” – EastonFarmersMarket.com. There’s nothing quite like getting produce straight from the source!
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