Things To Do Near Our Apartments in Allentown, PA
Lehigh Square, located against the backdrop of South Mountain Preserve in the Lehigh Valley, is situated conveniently within minutes of I-78 and I-476. Our excellent location affords you and your family the opportunity to explore some of the best things to do near our apartments in Allentown, PA including the Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, the Da Vinci Science Center, Lost River Caverns, and the Flint Hill Farm Education Center.
Situated on 77.5 acres, the Pool Wildlife Sanctuary offers a wide array of wildlife viewing opportunities and nature engagement, including a bird blind, an arboretum, ponds, and a collection of native Pennsylvania trees and wildflowers. Visitors can walk the boardwalk along the Little Lehigh Creek, hike forest trails, and enjoy the open meadows of the urban forest stewardship area. The preserve, which also houses the headquarters of Wildlands’ Conservancy and the Air Products Environmental Education Center, is open to the public from dawn until dusk, daily.
The Da Vinci Science Center is a nonprofit organization and science museum that has been “bringing science to life and lives to science” since 1992. The center strives to connect people of all ages to engage in their natural creative curiosities and experience the science around them. A highly interactive institution, the center includes a two-story exhibit floor with more than 30 programs for children, adults, and educators revolving around the use of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects.
Approximately 15 minutes from our apartments in Allentown, PA sits the Lost River Caverns, a natural limestone cavern consisting of five chambers that were formed by the dissolving of the area’s limestone deposits by water. Found in 1883 when a limestone quarry cut into it, the caverns’ name comes from the mysterious river that runs through them, the source and mouth of which have yet to be discovered. Enjoy a 30-45-minute guided walking tour of the caverns that covers about 1,200 feet of paved walkways as well as the cavern gift shop and visitor’s center for rocks, jewelry, and souvenirs.
For an interesting look into the world Pennsylvania agriculture, visit the multifaceted Flint Hill Farm Educational Center located on the 26-acre preserved Flint Hill Farm. The agro-educational facility strives to bridge the gap between urban and suburban communities and the farming community by encouraging care of our land, water, and air. Visitors, or “farmers,” have the chance to experience daily life on a farm by engaging in typical farm activities, such as collecting eggs, milking cows and goats, and assisting with the feeding and handling of horses, sheep, chickens, pigs, and goats. Overnight accommodations are available at the facility’s farm house. Their farm store is also open to the public, supplying such goods as pastured duck and chicken eggs, Alpine goat and Jersey cow milk, artisan cheeses, yogurts and smoothies, and fresh cream butter.
With these local attractions and more, you will never be at a loss for things to do near our apartments in Allentown, PA. Call us to learn more about the community and schedule a tour of Lehigh Square today!