Northampton County is one of several Pennsylvania and New Jersey counties that comprise the Lehigh Valley. Bethlehem is the county's county seat.
- Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The AAA-level minor league team of the 2008 World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies plays their home games at Coca-Cola Park in neighboring Allentown from early April through early October.. Tickets: (610) 841-PIGS.
- Philadelphia Eagles. The Philadelphia Eagles hold their twice-a-day summer training camp practices each July and August at Lehigh University in Bethlehem.. Admission is free.
Famous people from Northampton County
Northampton County is the current or former residence of several famous Americans, including:
- Mario Andretti, former professional race car driver.
- Marco Andretti, professional race car driver.
- Michael Andretti, professional racing team owner, former professional race car driver.
- Jonathan Frakes, director and actor.
- Larry Holmes, boxing's former heavyweight champion of the world.
- Dwayne Johnson ("The Rock"), professional wrestler, actor.
- Kristen Maloney, gymnast and former Olympian.
- Jonathan Taylor Thomas, actor.
- Brian Schneider, professional baseball player, New York Mets.
- Tighe Scott, NASCAR and modified driver.