Outdoor Activities in Allentown!

Summer is here, which means the weather is perfect for going outdoors and soaking up the sun! Check out these nature destinations in Allentown!

Cedar Beach Park

Cedar Beach Park is a terrific park for families, exercise enthusiasts or admirers of nature. Featuring four lighted basketball courts, two beach and two hard volleyball courts, the 1,900 sq. ft. Destination Playground, and the popular municipally-operated Cedar Pool, this scenic park offers activities for all ages and abilities. Cedar Beach Park hosts a range of programs, special events and festivals throughout the summer months!

Trexler Memorial Park

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Trexler Memorial Park is located off of Springhouse Road and can be accessed from Broadway, Cedar Crest Blvd, and Tilghman Street. Park amenities include grassy areas, trails, bicycling, and restrooms. Trexler is also one of the LifeTrail Club walking paths.

Allentown Rose Gardens

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Located between Hamilton Street & Linden Street, off of Ott Street, the Rose Gardens feature a beautiful array of rose and other flower varieties, in peak bloom typically in June – July. The Rose Gardens are popular for walking, bicycling, and photography opportunities. Many couples choose to host their wedding in the Rose Garden, or take engagement or prom pictures. The 1.3 mile walking loop is a great way to exercise, and features a smaller loop with 10 Wellness Stations, designed with exercise equipment for ages 50 & older. Three pavilions are located off of Honochick Drive, as well as park restrooms.

Canal Park

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Canal Park connects with the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (aka D&L Trail), which is a multi-use trail that runs 165 miles through Northeastern Pennsylvania into Lehigh and Bucks County. The park features a pavilion with two single grills available for rental, restrooms and a beautiful overlook of the Lehigh River. In partnership with Wildlands Conservancy, the park hosts popular Bike & Boat trips from the park to Sand Island in Bethlehem.


Allentown has everything you need to enjoy the summer weather! Take a stroll in one of these parks for some fresh air and warm sun, or take a stroll over to Scott Cars for your automotive needs!