Easton, Pennsylvania is a 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.
If you are interested in hiking, on the other side of the river from the Farmer's market is the Delaware Canal Trail. It is about an 11 minute walk from Scott Park. We typically park close to the Farmer's Market and walk across 3rd St. to get to the trailhead. This is a 9.8 mile point to point path that follows along the Delaware River with scenic water views.
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 activities with children there is playground in Riverside Park which is just North the Farmer's market on Larry Holmes Dr. There is also 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 farm. 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 ice cream. 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 Two Rivers Brewing on 542 Northampton St. They have a huge listing of beers on draft from seasonal IPA’s, lagers, stouts and more. Pair your beer with a unique lineup of burgers, sandwiches, fries, appetizers and yes, even a children's menu.
With a city feel and countryside surrounding, Easton is a perfect daytrip destination for Pennsylvanians of all ages.
Nicole Sennett - Daytrip Expert