Slatington is a borough in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley region.


Slatington, originally settled by the Lenni Lenape Native American tribe, is a small Lehigh County town located about 30 minutes northwest of Allentown. Named after the prosperous slate industry once housed there, Slatington is home to roughly 4,245 residents as of 2013. Although there are a lack of activities to do within Slatington, there are plenty of nearby outdoor attractions and nature trails to explore the beauty of Pennsylvania.

Get in

By car

Pennsylvania Route 873 is the primary artery through Slatington. From Allentown, a driver would take Pennsylvania Route 309 North to Schnecksville and then continue onto Route 873. The journey would take about half an hour.

From the north, Route 873 is accessible from Pennsylvania Route 248, which runs between Lehighton and Easton.

By bus

By foot

The Appalachian Trail crosses the Lehigh River about 2 miles north of the center of town. Hikers can make a detour along the D&L Trail south into town.

Get around

Slatington is a small town and visitors can usually use bikes or simply walk to get around town and visit the trails.



Outdoor Activities

Numerous outdoor biking/hiking trails converge near Slatington along the Lehigh River.



Slatington lacks major shopping outlets, but a few small shops cater to outdoors and sports enthusiasts. The nearby communities of Walnutport and Whitehall provide more opportunities for shopping.





There are no hotels or lodging in Slatington. The closest available lodging is located in nearby Danielsville.

The nearest chain hotels are located in Allentown and Lehighton.


Go next

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 309 into Allentown, PA. Slatington is also an entry point to Pennsylvania's Coal Region and the nearby towns of Lehighton and Jim Thorpe are accessible via PA Route 248 and US Route 209.

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