Lehighton is a borough in the Coal Region, near Jim Thorpe, Allentown and The Lehigh Valley, in the state of Pennsylvania in the United States of America.

Get in

The closest airport is Lehigh Valley International Airport (IATA: ABE), near Allentown. Lehigh Valley International Airport is roughly a forty-minute drive from Lehighton. (From the airport, take Airport Road north to SR 248 north, which ends at US 209 just outside Lehighton).

Philadelphia International Airport (IATA: PHL) in Philadelphia offers a wider variety of destinations. It is approximately 1.5 hours south from Lehighton using I-476.

By car, it is easy to get to Lehighton from several major highways. Lehighton is approximately 3 miles from Exit 74 of the PA Turnpike Northeast Extension (I-476). Travelers from New York or northern New Jersey can take I-80 west to exit 304 in Stroudsburg, PA and then take 209 south approximately 30 miles to Lehighton.

Get around

Lehighton and the surrounding region have no significant means of public transportation. Taxi service is available but pick-ups must be arranged by telephone. A car rental service can be found in downtown Lehighton on North First Street, or at the Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Traffic is generally light on the residential streets in town and the rural roads outside of town. During rush hour on weekdays and many times on weekends traffic can be heavy on SR 443 between its eastern end at US 209 and the area of the Carbon Plaza Mall a few miles west. Traffic on US 209 on the Thomas McCall Bridge is often heavy also, especially Friday and Saturday nights, consider using Bridge Street through Weissport as an alternative.




The state's 6% sales tax does not apply to clothing or groceries. Most of the shopping in the Lehighton area is actually located in Mahoning Township on SR 443 just west of town. Some of the businesses include:


All of the food at the Trattoria 903 in Jim Thorpe is made from fresh ingredients that are bought locally or in New York City. The extensive menu includes appetizers (fried calamari and mussels marinara), salads, sandwiches and paninis and pasta. Entrees include chicken or veal parmigiani, chicken or veal francesse, linguini with clams and tortellini with prosciutto and mushrooms in light cream.


Hotels and Motels

Bed and Breakfasts


Go next

Routes through Lehighton

Scranton Wilkes-Barre ← Jct W E  N  S  Allentown Philadelphia
Pottsville Jim Thorpe  S  N  Stroudsburg Jct W E

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