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As a small city in eastern Pennsylvania, Bethlehem gives visitors the chance to enjoy the small-town charm while also having access to a variety of city amenities. The South Side district of Bethlehem features just that and more. During your walk in this community, you'll enjoy historic buildings housing local businesses along scenic streets. The entire neighborhood is listed as a national historic district, making it a unique and beautiful place to explore.


Also known as the South Side Arts District, the South Side is home to a lot of Bethlehem's performing arts centers. While there aren't any pet stores in the neighborhood, there are few pet-friendly establishments including the Steel Pub which allows pets on their patio during sunny days. In the winter, the mains streets are decorated for the holidays, so you'll be able to enjoy a nice walk despite colder temperatures.

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There are few short hills throughout Bethlehem's South Side district, but nothing that will quickly tire you or your dog. While they're not too steep, make sure to bring plenty of water on extra-hot days. The sidewalks in the South Side can sometimes become very crowded and there is always traffic. The neighborhood is more city-like, meaning there's a lot going on around you. Make sure to keep your pet on a tight leash and stay aware of your surroundings. 

While most of the community consists of concrete sidewalks, roadways, and brick buildings, there are a few grassy spots and shady areas to enjoy. Many of the streets are lined with trees and a few have grassy verges between the sidewalks and roads. If you want to escape the downtown streets, Lehigh University is just south of the area and offers paved walking paths and green lawns away from the traffic.

Greenways in South Side Downtown (South Side Business District)
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Although the South Side district mainly consists of sidewalks and buildings, there are a few greenways where you can take Fido for an adventure. This neighborhood is where you'll find the beginning of the South Bethlehem Greenway, a popular paved trail that takes you all the way east to Saucon Park. The greenway is surrounded by grassy areas, shady trees, and benches, stretching more than two miles. 

By the river, there's also a trail you can follow next to the New Street bridge that will take you across the water to Sand Island Park. Here, you'll find plenty of trail space and natural foliage to take in, away from the busy downtown area. You can also relax and enjoy the lawns at Lehigh University, where there's plenty of space to relax with with your four-legged friend. It's a great spot to hang out if your pup loves meeting new people! 

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