Train Rides Are Among the 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)
This upscale resort offers 5,600 acres for year-round entertainment. If you're visiting in the winter, enjoy skiing and snow tubing at Eagle Rock. During the summer, you can golf and ride horses.
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