Explore the best things to do in and around Pottsville, PA

Looking for things to do with your family or between meetings during your stay at the Country Inn & Suites? Take a tour of the historic Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville, PA or hike the trails at Locust Lake State Park. You can learn more about the region’s mining heritage on a scenic train ride at Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine, or you can plan day trips to Hersheypark and Knoebels Amusement Resort. If you love the outdoors, don’t miss a stop at the forested Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, home to bald eagles, kestrels, and peregrine falcons.

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Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

17.94 mi / 28.87 km from the hotel
Fun for all ages, this raptor sanctuary offers more than eight miles of trails, a native plant garden, and a visitor center featuring “Wings of Wonder,” a gallery of life-size bird models.


36.02 mi / 57.96 km from the hotel
Find endless entertainment at Hersheypark’s four parks. Ride roller coasters, fly down water slides, visit zoo animals, and taste delicious chocolate treats.
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Knoebels Amusement Resort

14.44 mi / 23.24 km from the hotel
Take a ride on the vintage carousel or the gravity-defying roller coasters at this amusement park. Free admission includes parking, shows, and picnic facilities. Individual ride tickets or pay-one-price plans are available.

Locust Lake State Park

9.93 mi / 15.97 km from the hotel
Hike, boat, swim, fish, or bike at this beautiful state park that sits at the base of Locust Mountain.

Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train

4.1 mi / 6.6 km from the hotel
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.

Yuengling Brewery

6.56 mi / 10.55 km from the hotel
Learn about local brewing history at this Pottsville institution, established in 1829. Free hour-long tours visit the hand-dug fermentation caves and include beer samples.