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Delaware & Lehigh - #ShopSmall With our Trail Friendly Businesses this #SmallBusinessSaturday!

The Holidays are Here, and there are still plenty of opportunities to get outside with the D&L! Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, #OptOutside on Black Friday and #ShopSmall by supporting local entrepreneurs along the D&L Trail on November 27, Small Business Saturday! Since 2010, Small Business Saturday (created by American Express) has promoted holiday shopping at small businesses. In 2011, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution in support of Small Business Saturday and local officials in all 50 states encouraged the #ShopSmall effort. Wherever you reside along the corridor, you can find small businesses near you.

Several of our Trail Friendly Businesses along the Corridor are participating in Small Business Saturday, and we’re delighted to highlight the following:

Homestead General Store & Coffee Roastery 

The family-run Homestead General Store & Coffee Roastery is located on the scenic Delaware Canal towpath in Upper Black Eddy, PA. A popular destination for bicyclists, hikers, locals and tourists alike, the General Store offers a traditional breakfast and lunch menu and seasonal home goods and gifts. The on-premises, Organic-certified coffee roastery focuses on providing high quality coffee that is conscientiously sourced from small farms and cooperatives, in earth friendly packaging. Each year a special, limited release Winter Roast is offered in time for the holiday season! 

Aardvark Sports Shop 

Our friendly, expert staff welcomes you to shop safely in our Historic Downtown Bethlehem run shop serving ALL runners and walkers! We provide personal attention to each customer, with a fitting process and foot measurement to find the right shoes, apparel, and accessories for the road, gym, or trail. We are a “Best Running Stores in the U.S.” winner 2 years in a row, 2020 & 2021! You can also shop us online 24/7 at with at-store and curbside pickup options, and FREE shipping on any order over $40. 

Sales & promotions that will be offered for Small Business Saturday: 

  • 20% off apparel 
  • 10% off Aardvark logo accessories 
  • Buy 3 pairs of socks, Get a 4th pair FREE 
  • 20% off Anita bras 
  • Sale on AfterShokz headphones 

Pocono Biking  

Pocono Biking has two trail-head locations along the D&L Trail in Jim Thorpe and White Haven, PA.  We offer a selection of trail options (from 10 to 36 miles) with daily shuttles and Trek bike rentals. Join us for a full day, rent a bike hourly, or ride up to 142 miles on one of our 2- or 4-day inn-to-inn adventures.  We also offer specialty biking trips such as the Bike Train through the Lehigh Gorge State Park and The Big Day Out that pair hiking and whitewater rafting. 

Anyone that stops by our Jim Thorpe, Pocono Biking store will have access to the following deals. They do not need a specific promotion code to receive the discounts.  

  • Used Jamis Hudson 7-Speed bicycles – $199.00 
  • FOX Tees & Shorts – 20% OFF 
  • Helmets – 20% OFF 
  • Cycling Gloves – 20% OFF 
  • Handlebar Baskets – 10% OFF 
  • Jewelry – Buy 1, get 1 50% OFF 
  • Sunglasses – 25% OFF 
  • Select Bicycle Tires – 20 % OFF 
  • Summer Hats – 25% OFF 
  • Socks – 20% OFF 

Mario‚Äôs Pizza 

We are a small business located in Weissport PA. We have been the owners of Mario’s for almost 3 years. Our menu has plenty to choose from. We have pizzas, wings, salads, pastas, desserts and much more. We work very hard to keep our customers happy and we are glad that because of them we can keep doing what we love! We offer takeout, dine in, delivery and have a drive thru window! 

A F Boyer Hardware & Guns 

A F Boyer Hardware & Guns is the largest firearms dealer in the Lehigh Valley, and also the oldest hardware / firearms store in the USA! Serving the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas for 5 generations and 153 years! Stop by to check out our amazing inventory and low low prices!  

Family owned and operated business since 1868 that has been serving the Slatington and Lehigh Valley area. We are your one stop store offering a complete selection of hardware, plumbing, electrical, paint, lawn and garden supplies, firearms, ammunition, window and screen repair, custom glass and Plexiglas cutting, pipe cut and thread (iron), copper tubing flared, stovepipe, new chainsaw chains made in minutes, sharpening services, gun appraisals, gun registration, transfers, sale of hunting, fishing and dog licenses, and gift certificates