Downtown Easton lies at the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers.
The city is split up into four sections: Historic Downtown, The West Ward, The South Side, and College Hill – home of Lafayette College.
The greater Easton area consists of the city, three townships (Forks, Palmer, and Williams), and three boroughs (Glendon, West Easton, and Wilson).
The Easton area offers:
- a walking historic downtown district
- hip and revitalized downtown packed with artist studios, Crayola Factory, State Theater, world-class dining and entertainment
- the suburban lifestyle of New York City bedroom communities
- pastoral living in the rural areas surrounding Easton.
Every summer, Easton becomes host to many festivals including BaconFest, Garlic Festival, and Riverside Arts Festival.
Sports & Entertainment
More fun can be had at Coca Cola Park, a state-of-the-art baseball stadium and home of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. Entertainment and cultural venues such as SteelStacks have sprung up, attracting world-class entertainers to the Valley. Historic downtown Easton features a wide array of boutiques, spas and nightclubs, and restaurants.
But Easton isn’t just about shopping and entertainment – outdoors-oriented folks can fully enjoy Easton’s parks, walking and biking trails, and boating on the rivers, as well as many other outdoor activities across the Lehigh Valley.
Easton Area Quick Facts:
Population (2010): 87,735
Land Area: 4.7 square miles (Easton City)
Nearby Communities & Areas: Palmer, Forks & Williams Townships, Glendon, Wilson, and West Easton Boroughs, and village of Martin Creek
Geography: Located approximately 60 miles from Philadelphia and 80 miles from New York City
Things to Do in Easton Area
- State Theater
- Crayola Factory
- Weyerbacher Brewing Company
- Sigal Museum
- National Canal Museum
- Riverside Park