Visit Penn’s Peak and Phifer Ice Dam in Lehighton, PA
Whether you are planning to ride the historic rails of eastern Pennsylvania or tour the nearby museums, the Country Inn & Suites, Lehighton (Jim Thorpe), PA puts you near the area’s best things to do. Take the kids to pet the animals and get an ice cream cone at the Country Junction, or climb on board a train at Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway. Located minutes from the town of Jim Thorpe, our hotel sits in the heart of the “Switzerland of America,” named for its elegant, historic architecture and scenic natural views.
- Phifer Ice Dam (0.9 miles)
During the summer, visitors at this community park can take advantage of fishing facilities, a baseball field, a playground and free concerts. At Christmas, the park also hosts a Festival of Lights.
Phone: +1 (610) 377-1773
- Beltzville State Park (3 miles)
You can spend a day exploring the 3,000-plus acres of Beltzville State Park. Take a picnic, fish, or water-ski. In the winter, you can snow-ski, enjoy ice fishing or go iceboating.
Phone: +1 (610) 377-0045
- Pocono Whitewater (6.5 miles)
From adrenaline-inducing white-water adventures to terrific family fun, out-of-doors excitement awaits in the Pocono Mountains. You can choose from a range of rafting, biking and paintball excursions.
Phone: +1 (800) 944-8392
- Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary (9.2 miles)
Bring your camera, questions and plenty of enthusiasm for the colorful world of butterflies. This butterfly sanctuary includes a flight room, an opportunity to hand-feed the butterflies and a nature-based gift shop.
Phone: +1 (570) 325-4848
- Whitewater Rafting Adventures (10.5 miles)
Whitewater Rafting Adventures, located a short drive from downtown Jim Thorpe, is the premier rafting outfitter in the Pocono Mountains and has been offering outdoor adventures for almost 40 years. Come and see the WRA difference. See you on the river!
Phone: +1 (800) 876-0285
- Ukrainian Homestead (2.1 miles)
For more than 50 years, the Ukrainian Homestead has offered a scenic space for friends and family to celebrate Ukrainian heritage and culture.
Phone: +1 (610) 377-4621
- Jim Thorpe Memorial (5.5 miles)
Considered one of the 20th century’s greatest athletes, Jim Thorpe was a towering figure in football, baseball and basketball. This attraction memorializes a legendary American.
- Asa Packer Mansion Museum (6 miles)
The railroads brought economic revival to the area. Visit the house of railroad magnate, philanthropist and Lehigh University founder Asa Packer. Built for $14,000 in 1861, this 18-room mansion covers 11,000 square feet.
Phone: +1 (570) 325-3229
- Mauch Chunk Museum & Cultural Center (6.5 miles)
Trace the history of Mauch Chunk, now the town of Jim Thorpe, through the interlocking stories of coal, mining and railroads.
Phone: +1 (570) 325-4436
- Historic Jim Thorpe (9.5 miles)
Founded in 1816, Jim Thorpe is a charming historic community in the heart of Pennsylvania’s coal mining region. You can tour the Old Jail, take one of the GhostWalk tours or explore Eckley Miners’ Village.
Phone: +1 (888) 546-8467
- No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum (16.7 miles)
The train takes visitors 1,600 feet into the mountainside where you can explore the world’s oldest continuously operated anthracite coal mine. Experience the life of a 19th- and 20th-century miner at this must-see historic attraction.
Phone: +1 (570) 645-7074
- Blue Shamrock Golf Club (5.6 miles)
Are you a golfer? Get in a few swings on this gorgeous course, featuring four sets of tees.
Phone: +1 (610) 826-2504
- Mahoning Valley Country Club (7.8 miles)
Tee up on one of the four sets of tees at this challenging, picturesque course. After a round of golf, you can enjoy a tasty lunch or dinner at the on-site restaurant.
Phone: +1 (570) 818-4411
- Country Junction (5 miles)
Take the kids through the petting zoo and amusement park before picking out seasonal fruit and vegetables. Make sure to grab an ice cream cone before you go.
Phone: +1 (610) 377-5050
- Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway (5.2 miles)
Step on board for an early 20th-century railway adventure. You can take a full day trip or just a brief excursion on an authentic train. Some train rides include a meal.
Phone: +1 (570) 325-8485
- Blue Mountain Resort (11.9 miles)
Ask our hotel’s staff about discounted tickets to Blue Mountain, where you can mountain bike, play extreme laser tag, snowboard, snow tube or ski down Pennsylvania’s highest vertical drop.
Phone: +1 (610) 826-7700
- Lehigh Valley Wine Trail (various locations)
Tour the nine family-owned vineyards and wineries set in the gorgeous, fertile farmland of Lehigh Valley. For a cheerful tour, take advantage of the numerous wine-tasting opportunities.
- Penn’s Peak (3.8 miles)
Get tickets to one of the entertaining shows or concerts at Penn’s Peak, which can host up to 1,800 fans. Penn’s Peak is also available for weddings, banquets and dining.
Phone: +1 (866) 605-7325