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.
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Eagle Rock Resort

16.66 mi / 26.82 km from the hotel
If you're visiting in the winter, enjoy skiing and snow tubing at Eagle Rock Resort. During the summer, you can ride horses and golf. This upscale resort offers 5,600 acres for year-round entertainment.

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

17.94 mi / 28.87 km from the hotel
Fun for all ages, this 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 in the sanctuary.


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 where you can enjoy free admission, free parking, free shows and free 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 rail rides along the side of Mahanoy Mountain.