Bangor (Pennsylvania)

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Bangor is a city in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. It is located in Northampton County.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

From Interstate 80

  • Route 33 South to Route 512 East
  • Route 191 South
  • Route 611 South to Route 512 West

From Interstate 78 and Route 22

  • Routh 33 North to Route 512 East
  • Route 611 North to Route 512 West

From the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 476)

  • Route 22 East to Route 33 North to Route 512 East

By air[edit]

The primary and most convenient point of airline entry to Bangor and Lehigh Valley is Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE). Various airlines operate out of this airport. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is a major international airport that is about 70 miles away. Since it is a hub for several national airlines, it is easy to obtain non-stop flights to Philadelphia International compared to ABE and usually cheaper.

Do[edit]

  • Columcille Megalith Park2155 Fox Gap Road, Bangor, PA 18013 +1 610 588-1174. Dawn to dusk. Call or check website for special events.. A beautiful walking park with "megaliths", giant celtic stones similar to the ones at Stonehenge, strategically placed. Periodic celtic celebrations like Maypoles, group meditations, "pageants", concerts and other events on equinox days and other special events.
  • Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center (a place for rest and renewal), 2495 Fox Gap Road, Bangor, PA 18013 (http://www.kirkridge.org/directions.html),  +1 610 588-1793. The web site calls it "rooted in Christ", but it's not fundamentalist at all. Programs for Lesbian/Gay, etc. groups, therapeutic recovery groups, yoga, peace activist groups, Native American spiriualism and more programs like that. Very beautiful mountain, with "tarn" to swim in, a memorial garden, and a meditative "labyrynth".
  • Smith KREKK Alpacas7525 Hahn Rd +1 610 588-5510. Family owned and operated alpaca farm. Farm tours by appt.

For more things to do near Bangor, check the listings on the Allentown, Bethlehem or Easton pages.

Buy[edit]

There's the Art & Music Emporium[1] on Main Street, which has some cool artwork by local artists. For more places to shop near Bangor, check out the Allentown, Bethlehem or Easton pages.

  • Catamount Tattoo28 S 1st St +1 484 515-5553. M-Th appointment only, F-Su walk in 1PM-9PM. Custom tattoos. Commissioned portraits and prints in art and photography for sale.

Eat[edit]

For places to eat near Bangor, check the listings on the Allentown, Bethlehem or Easton pages.

  • The Broadway Pub62 Broadway +1 610 452-9226. A great pub in the heart of downtown Bangor, on the first floor the historic Colonial Hotel. Features a diverse food menu and a good selection of major label and craft beers. Food and drink specials daily.

Sleep[edit]

For more places to stay near Bangor, check out the Allentown, Bethlehem or Easton pages. The Poconos resort area, located north of Bangor, is not far away either.

Connect[edit]

Tourist information[edit]

  • Lehigh Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, [2]
  • Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main St, Bethlehem, +1 610 691-6055. Hours: Tu-Sa 10AM-PM, Su noon-5PM.

Go next[edit]

Other Lehigh Valley locations[edit]

Regional cities and locations[edit]

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