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Philadelphia Region : Slatington
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Slatington is a city in Philadelphia Region.


Slatington, originally settled by the Lenni Lenape Indians, is a small Lehigh County town located about 30 minutes northwest of Allentown, PA. Named after the prosperous slate industry once housed there, Slatington is home to roughly 4,404 residents as of July 2008.[1] Although there are a lack of activities to do within Slatington, there are plenty of nearby attractions and nature trails to explore the beauty of Pennsylvania.

Get in[edit]

Access into Slatington could either be by car or the LANTA (Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority) regional bus system. By way of the LANTA bus system you can take the W-bus line from Allentown to Slatington, which makes several stops on Main and Walnut Streets daily. To access fare amounts and the full bus schedule click the link to the LANTA homepage [2]. By way of car, you can access Slatington from Allentown by taking Route 329 to Route 873 which is about a 30 minute drive [3].

Get around[edit]

Transportation around Slatington can be access by way of the LANTA bus system as mentioned above, by car, by bike, or by walking.

See[edit][add listing]

In the heart of Slatington you can view the famous Fireman's Drinking Fountain [4].

Do[edit][add listing]

There are a variety of outdoor biking/hiking trails you can access in Slatington along the Lehigh River. The Slate Heritage Trail meets the D&L Trail [5]along 3.3 miles of the Trout Creek. Hikers and bikers can also access the well known Appalachian Trail through following the D&L northern trailhead. There is the Northern Lehigh Swimming Pool Association located at Victory Park where you can cool off of on hot summer days. To contact the Northern Lehigh Swimming Pool Association for hours of operation call (610)767-1355. Victory Park in Slatington offers a large playground for children to play as well as a pavilion with tables for picnics.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Near By: Fashion Bug:200 S Best Ave, Walnutport, PA (610) 767-0606

Kmart:400 N Best Ave, Walnutport, PA (610) 767-2541

Lehigh Valley Mall: 250 Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall, PA (610) 264-5511 [6]

Eat[edit][add listing]

In Town: Sussies Shady Nook: 7115 Pa Route 873, Slatington Pa (610)767-1301

Slatington Diner: 662 Main St, Slatington, PA (610)767-7407

The Shack: 751 Main St, Slatington, PA (610)767-6624

Mama's Pizza: 655 Main St, Slatington, PA (610) 767-9441

Sal Pizza: 102 Main St, Slatington, PA 610) 760-1007

Near By: Pizza Hut: 350 S Best Ave, Walnutport, PA (610) 760-0200

Great Wall Chinese Restaurant: 198 S Best Ave, Walnutport, PA (610) 767-7101

McDonald's: 473 Main St, Walnutport, PA (610) 767-0707

Burger King: 201 N Best Ave, Walnutport, PA (610) 767-4669

The Terrace Restaurant: 840 S Best Ave, Walnutport, PA (610) 767-1545

Ice Cream World: 350 S Best Ave Ste E, Walnutport, PA (610) 767-3551

Drink[edit][add listing]

Bars in Town: The Shack: 751 Main St, Slatington, PA (610)767-6624

Homeslate Sports Bar&Grille: 670 Main St, Slatington, PA (610) 767-4168

Maxx Regal Bar&Grille: 1176 S Route 100, Slatington, PA (610) 398-4080

George's Place: 6210 Pa Route 873, Slatington, PA (610) 760-1740

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Although there are no in town hotels or lodging, there are numerous hotels located in Allentown, PA.

Near by: Super 8: 1715 Plaza Ln, Allentown, PA (610) 435-7880

Ramada Inn: 1500 Macarthur Rd, Whitehall, PA (610) 439-1037


Get out[edit]

Leaving Slatington is very much the same as coming in. You can leave by the LANTA bus system or by car taking Route 873 to Route 329 into Allentown, PA.

Near By Attractions To Visit: Jim Thorpe, PA: Glen Onoko Falls [7]

Asa Packer Mansion [8]

Dorney Park and WildWater Kingdom (amusement park): 3830 Dorney Park Road Allentown, PA (610) 395-3724 [9]

The Crayola Factory: 30 Centre Square Easton, PA [10]



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