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Explore Our Neighborhood

Take the Kids

Nurture Nature Center, located in Easton, Pennsylvania, is a dynamic center for community learning about local environmental risks. NNC is housed in a beautifully renovated, historic, 30,000 square foot facility, where the staff uses a blend of science, art and dialogue programs to get the community talking and thinking critically about the local environment. 

The Crayola Factory is only 2 blocks away from The Grand Eastonian Hotel & Suites and offers real production lines making crayons and markers as well as hands-on craft demos.

Or you can take a mule-drawn canal boat ride on the Lehigh Canal. You'll have so much fun you won't even realize you're learning about canal boat life a hundred years ago.

The Da Vinci Discovery Center in Allentown is a hands-on science and technology extravaganza.

How about roller coasters? Are you looking for the excitement of one of the fastest roller coasters on the East Coast? Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom will get the adrenaline pumping!

 

Outdoor Fun 

There’s plenty of year-round outdoor fun and adventure for you to enjoy when you stay with us at the Grand Eastonian Hotel & Suites.  

Fishing

Easton offers many great fishing venues, so if you’re looking for lake fishing, river and creek fishing or a stocked “pay per fish” lake, you will find the ideal fit for your skills and needs.  Plus, there’s great ice fishing, so regardless of the time of year, the fish are always biting nearby.

Here’s a few links that can help you find the ideal spot to fish and shop to get your gear and tackle.

https://stepoutside.org/easton-pa/fishing/

https://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=fishing&find_loc=Easton%2C+PA+18042

 

Skiing, Snowboarding & Tubing

There’s a multitude of great Skiing, Snowboarding and Snow Tubing all within an easy drive of the Grand Eastonian Hotel. Here are 4 of the mountains our guests tell us are their favorites, listed in order of proximity to the hotel.

Blue Mountain Resort    https://www.skibluemt.com/
Shawnee Mountain      https://www.shawneemt.com/
Camelback Mountain     https://www.skicamelback.com/
Big Boulder      https://www.jfbb.com/

Plus, after a day out on the mountain, you are sure to enjoy a relaxing swim in our indoor, heated salt water pool; and a great dinner at one of our neighborhood restaurants.

 

Mountain Biking & Hiking

Enjoy some of the Lehigh Valley’s best outdoor hiking, mountain biking and trails, all minutes from the Grand Eastonian Hotel & Suites. our nearby trails, mountains and equipment providers, we’ve added the below links.

Whether you bring your bike, rent one from a nearby outfitter or select one of ours, you will find the perfect adventure to match your skills here.

Remember, to wear your helmet and be safe.
https://www.traillink.com/city/easton-pa-trails/

https://www.genesisbicycles.com/articles/pennsylvania-mountain-bike-trails-pg1131.htm


https://www.mapmyride.com/us/easton-pa/

 

Boating

The Grand Eastonian Hotel & Suites overlooks the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers and offers stunning adventures for water enthusiasts.  So, whether you’re looking to go boating, tubing or just walk along the river trails, you are sure to enjoy this outdoor adventure.

Our guests have suggested the below links to assist future guests enjoy the nearby boating opportunities.
https://canals.org/visit/ride-the-canal-boat/

https://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=boating&find_loc=Easton%2C+PA+18042

https://delawareriver.natgeotourism.com/content/scott-park-and-boat-launch-easton-pa/delcebf65e925892c8bf

 

College Guide

The Grand Eastonian Hotel & Suites overlooks Lafayette College, just under a mile from our doors. In addition there are many other colleges and universities nearby including DeSales UniversityLehigh UniversityMuhlenberg CollegeMoravian CollegeNorthampton Community College, and Cedar Crest College.

 

Entertainment & Adventure

There’s something for everyone. The choices for outdoor activities in the Lehigh Valley will satisfy fun-seekers of all ages.

Relax and travel back in time on the Mule Drawn Canal Boat Rides on the Lehigh River to complement a tour of the National Canal Museum. If that's too slow for your liking, try the Steel Force Roller Coaster at Dorney Park and Wild Water Kingdom, one of the biggest and fastest on the east coast.

Hot air ballooning with Sights Unseen Ballooning or Balloonatics and Aeronuts is one of the most popular adventure activities in the area.

Want to explore underground? The wonders of Lost River Caverns just a few miles from the Hotel, will satisfy your desire for spelunking. For underwater enthusiasts, Dutch Springs offers a water park, diving, snorkeling, and underwater exploring as well as classes.

Seasonal attractions such as the Lehigh Valley Air Show, the Great Allentown Fair, the Celtic Classic Festival, as well as Bethlehem's Musikfest all have something for everyone.

Skiing and other winter fun is available on the numerous slopes of the nearby Pocono and Blue Mountains.

 

Music & The Arts Guide

Nurture Nature Center, located in Easton, Pennsylvania, is a dynamic center for community learning about local environmental risks. NNC is housed in a beautifully renovated, historic, 30,000 square foot facility, where the staff uses a blend of science, art and dialogue programs to get the community talking and thinking critically about the local environment. 

For the musically inclined, the Martin Guitar Factory daily tours will impress you with their world renowned craftsmanship and quality.

Each year in August, Bethlehem's Musikfest brings musicians from around the world for primarily outdoors performances. If you're searching for classical entertainment, the Bach Choir and Festival will fulfill your musical thirst.

There is live entertainment on a Broadway-quality stage at the State Theatre, only a short walk from the Grand Eastonian Hotel & Suites. Enjoy stand-up comedy, dancing-in-the-aisles bands, and the Nutcracker around the holidays.  Ask about our “State Theater Packages”.

Enjoy a stroll through some area galleries, including the Williams Center for the Arts at Lafayette College, the Zoellner Center at Lehigh University, or the Allentown Art Museum. And don't forget the Banana Factory for art classes and workshops. You may want to purchase your very own sculpture or painting at local art galleries, such as Connexions.

 

The Grand Eastonian Hotel & Suites is an environmentally responsible Hotel established by Easton Hotel Restoration (EHR), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nurture Nature Foundation (NNF), a non-profit organization working to balance environmental protection and economic development.