Train Rides Among Fun Things to Do in Pottsville
When you make the Country Inn & Suites your home base in the Pottsville-Frackville area, you can find plenty of things to do like take a tour at the Yuengling Brewery or hike the trails at Locust Lake State Park. You can also travel just five miles to Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine to enjoy a scenic train ride, or plan day trips to Hersheypark or Knoebels Amusement Resort. If you love the outdoors, don't miss a stop at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, home to native-plant gardens, and Eagle Rock, a prime site for skiing, horseback riding and golfing.
- Locust Lake State Park (18 miles)
Hike, boat, swim, fish or bike at this beautiful state park that sits at the base of Locust Mountain.
Phone: +1 (570) 467-2404
- Eagle Rock Resort (25 miles)
If you're visiting in the winter, enjoy skiing and snow tubing at Eagle Rock. During the summer, you can golf and ride horses. This upscale resort offers 5,600 acres for year-round entertainment.
Phone: +1 (570) 384-1383
- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (26 miles)
Fun for all ages, this wild bird sanctuary features an eight-mile trail system, native-plant gardens and the Wings of Wonder art gallery. Well-marked trails and on-site staff point out birds so you don't miss the variety of raptors inhabiting the sanctuary.
Phone: +1 (610) 756-6961
- Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train (6.8 miles)
Ride mine cars into a tunnel as tour guides explain the world of coal mining. This attraction also offers scenic train rides along the side of Mahanoy Mountain.
Phone: +1 (570) 875-3850
- Yuengling Brewery (9.3 miles)
If beer-making intrigues you, you won't want to miss touring this facility, where you'll get to visit the brewery's hand-dug fermentation caves.
Phone: +1 (570) 628-4890
- Rausch Creek Powersports (12 miles)
Explore 8,500 acres of trails on your dirt bike, ATV or UTV at Rausch Creek Powersports in Valley View.
Phone: +1 (570) 682-1075
- Knoebels Amusement Resort (24 miles)
Take a ride on the vintage carousel or brave the gravity-defying roller coasters at this amusement park, where you can enjoy free admission, free parking, free shows and free picnic facilities. Individual ride tickets or pay-one-price hand-stamp plans are available and affordable.
Phone: +1 (570) 672-2572
- Hersheypark (45 miles)
Put smiles on the faces of everyone in your group with a day trip to Hersheypark. Ride the roller coasters, visit the zoo, cool off at the water park and tour Hershey's Chocolate World, all available at this entertaining theme park.
Phone: +1 (800) 437-7439