The area of Lehighton has all the fundamentals for a comfortable lifestyle including easy commutes to Lehigh Valley and other surrounding areas.  East Penn, Franklin, Mahoning and Towamensing townships are all located in the Lehighton footprint. 

 The neighboring town of Weissport is just across the Lehigh River providing a classic canal town with a watered section of the Lehigh Canal.  A towpath trail from Weissport to Jim Thorpe is popular for biking, walking, and fishing.