Hike a Trail or Hop On a Train in Lehighton
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, the hotel sits in the heart of the “Switzerland of America,” named for its elegant, historic architecture and scenic natural views. Check out the local events calendar
for upcoming festivals, concerts and special shows.
Make sure these things to do are on your itinerary:
- 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 throughout the summer. At Christmas, the park also hosts a Festival of Lights.
Phone: +1 (610) 377-1773
- Ukrainian Homestead (2.1 miles)
For more than 50 years, the Ukrainian Homestead has offered relaxing, scenic space for friends and family to have fun and celebrate Ukrainian heritage and culture.
Phone: +1 (610) 377-4621
- 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, ice fish or go iceboating.
Phone: +1 (610) 377-0045
- Penn’s Peak (3.8 miles)
Snap up 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
- 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 (610) 562-2102
- 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.
- Blue Shamrock Golf Club & Sunset Ridge Restaurant (5.6 miles)
Are you a golfer? Get in a few shots on this gorgeous course, featuring four sets of tees.
Phone: +1 (610) 826-2504
- 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
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