The best places to run in Lehigh Valley

December 14th, 2009 posted by

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Lehigh Valley is an ideal place for runners. A number of trails criss-cross the region, offering everything from solitude to spectacular vistas. With Runner’s World magazine published right here in Emmaus, it’s no surprise that Lehigh Valley boasts a strong running community ranging from Olympic hopefuls to weekend warriors.

In the past 10 years, I’ve logged nearly 13,000 miles on countless roads, trails and paths nationwide. Luckily, most of those miles have been in Lehigh Valley, where I’ve found three trails to be among my all-time favorites.

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Lock Ridge Iron Furnace is Recognized

October 23rd, 2009 posted by

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A couple of weeks ago I went to the unveiling of the official state historical marker commemorating Lock Ridge Iron Furnace in Alburtis. Lock Ridge Furnace was the last furnace in the U.S. to solely use anthracite coal as fuel.

The remnants of the 1868 Lock Ridge Iron Furnace, which look a bit like the ruins of a castle, are actually located in a beautiful park. At this time of year with the leaves changing, it is a great opportunity to see some history and enjoy fall foliage at the same time. You can also visit some of the merchants in the business district of Alburtis while you are there.

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A positive outlook on winter weather in Lehigh Valley

January 31st, 2009 posted by

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Despite being raised in Lehigh Valley, I’m not one of those people who has ever come to love the winter. When I was a kid I did: the sledding, the sliding around and the staying home from school. But as an adult, the winter weather just isn’t fun: the shoveling, the scraping, the cleaning off of the car and the driving in it.

So in an attempt to brighten my outlook on winter, I think I’ll attend next weekend’s 3rd Annual Snowblast Winter Festival in the quaint borough of Emmaus. Created to draw people into its charming downtown, there’s a long laundry list of activities scheduled for February 7 & 8. The things I’d like most to check out include:

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Coffee Cravings

October 22nd, 2008 posted by

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My name is Kendall and I am a coffee shop addict.

While I do love a good cup of coffee, that’s not the driving force behind my coffee shop addiction. It’s the coffee shop itself: big pillowy chairs, high-top tables, wireless Internet, walls painted in a pallet of warm colors and John Mayer‘s whiney voice humming from speakers hooked up to an iPod (yes, I enjoy the humming). The atmosphere of the coffee shop is the real reason I go.

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