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A Family Friendly Itinerary for Easton, Pennsylvania

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Easton, Pennsylvania is a fun and happening

town that is home to Lafayette College. On Saturday’s they have one of the best Farmers Markets in the state. Vendors of all kinds have booths from locally grown produce, meats, mushroom stands, bakeries, dairy farms and more. The town is filled with excitement and adventures for all ages and interests. Here is an itinerary our family has enjoyed over the years.

Start the morning with a coffee at Quadrant Bookstore 20 N. 3rd street, Easton, PA 18042. This eclectic coffee house, restaurant and bookstore has just about everything imaginable for breakfast. Grab a coffee and bagel to go or sit down for an omelet or a plate sized pancake, literally it takes up the entire plate. The store opens at 8am.

Next head over to the Delaware Canal Trail for a bike ride. This trail is just over 9 miles from point to point and mostly paved. We like to park on the Riverview side which has tons of space and the entrance is paved and easily marked. The trail follows the Delaware canal for beautiful site seeing and ends at a park to watch some baseball or let the kids play in the playground.

Now that you have worked some of that breakfast off, head over to the Easton Farmer’s market. Make sure to pack a cooler because you won’t have any problems filling it. There are vendors for nearly every category from produce, dairy, meats, bakery, flowers, arts, restaurants, and café. Grab a few items for dinner that evening or plan for the entire week ahead. The farmer’s market is open from 9am to 1pm on Saturday’s.

If you are looking for a little history, stop by the National Canal Museum. This museum will take you back in time to when boats served as our country’s superhighways. There is an exhibit for visitors of all ages to build their own canal. Top it off with an actual canal ride which is open from June to October. You can purchase tickets to the museum and add on admission for the boat ride.

If you are looking for activities with children stop by the Crayola Factory. Be careful because you can make this an all-day adventure. From making your own crayons, to the science labs to the indoor play center your children can explore for hours.

On the ride out of town, we always hit up Klein Farm. A good day isn’t complete without a scoop (or double scoop) of ice cream right from the dairy. It’s a bit off the beaten path, but so worth the drive. You also get a chance to explore the farm as you enjoy your dessert. Try feeding some of the donkeys, chickens or goats, or just hang out in the picnic tables and let the children hit up another playground on site.

If you are looking for a more adult ending of the day head over to Weyerbaucher Brewing. They have a huge lineup of beers on draft from seasonal IPA’s, lagers to tripels. Sit inside with the vats and watch the brewing or enjoy the outdoors with food trucks and live music.

With a city feel and countryside surrounding, Easton is a perfect daytrip destination for Pennsylvanians!

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