Things To Do

Download Our Visitors Guide

Download a PDF of our 2021 Visitors Guide or call 1-800-765-7282 to receive a copy by mail.

Annual Girardville St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Annual Girardville AOH St. Patrick’s Day Parade is held each year the Saturday after St. Patrick’s Day. The AOH Girardville St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the best and “Biggest Little St. Patrick’s Day Parade This Side of the Atlantic”. Thanks to the tireless efforts of the Jack Kehoe Division #1, AOH, and the Parade […]

Website

  • Facebook

Armstrong Valley Winery

All wine made in our 200 year estate. Located on approximately 100 acres of farmland first established in 1769 by Robert Armstrong namesake for the valley in which we are located and the creek that runs through the property.

Website

  • Facebook

Ashland Mothers Memorial

After visiting the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine, make sure you see the Mothers Memorial located near the intersection of Center Street and Hoffman Boulevard in downtown Ashland. The world’s only memorial dedicated to mothers.

Website

Benigna Creek Vineyard and Winery

Located in the scenic Mahantongo Valley between Pitman and Klingerstown. For over 20 years, the Benigna’s Creek team has remained committed to a sustainable farming approach, resulting in the highest quality wines to be enjoyed at any occasion.

Website

  • Facebook

Berks County Wine Trail

Explore the beautiful rolling countryside of Berks County and find yourself among acres and acres of vineyards in one of Pennsylvania’s award-winning wine regions.

Website

  • Facebook

Cellar Beast Winehouse

Winery and cidery located at the northern foot of Blue Mountain in Eastern Pennsylvania. Our purpose, at Cellar Beast, is to sustainably craft extraordinary wine and cider using minimal intervention. We believe in nature. We believe in stewarding our land to create a healthy, biodiverse space for our beverage ingredients.

Website

  • Facebook

Coal Miners State and Brick Memorial

Located at intersection of Routes 901 and 209, one mile east of Minersville, in front of Turkey Hill Mini Market. The Coal Miners Statue and Park in dedicated to those who labored in the Anthracite Coal Mines. Memorial Bricks available and applications located in mail box adjacent to entrance to the statue grounds.

Website

Crystal Cave

Pennsylvania’s Greatest Natural Wonder Crystal Cave Park. Visit Famous Crystal Cave Park, the most popular natural attraction in Pennsylvania. Located 12 miles from Cabela’s. Open Daily: March 1st – November 30th from 9a.m. until 5p.m. with extended summer hours. The cave is not wheelchair accessible.

Website

  • Facebook

Famous Reading Outdoors

20, 000 acres of Pennsylvania off-roading and trails.  Sun up to Sun down – All Year Long – One Great Price.

Website

  • Facebook

Fieldwood Winery

Schuylkill County’s newest winery. Open Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Website

  • Facebook

Fighter’s Heaven – Former Training Camp of Muhammad Ali

Through the preservation and restoration of the Training Camp in Deer Lake, PA, create a destination that will, for decades to come, remind some, and educate others, about the remarkable and inspirational life of Muhammad Ali. Our Public Opening is being planned for June 2019. Hours will be from 10:00am-5:00pm on Saturdays & Sundays. Visits/Tours […]

Website

  • Facebook

Gabriel Chamber Ensemble

Traditional and contemporary chamber music. Call for season schedule.

Website

  • Facebook

Galen Glen Vineyard and Winery

Schuylkill’s first winery. Spectacular view of the scenic Blue Mountain. Open Friday 12-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 12-5 p.m.!

Website

  • Facebook

Greater Shenandoah Area Historical Society

Whether you are a life-long resident, trace your roots to Shenandoah or are just browsing, you are sure to enjoy the stories and pictures detailing the area’s rich history. Check out our calendar of events on our website before your next visit. And please do visit us! We love company!

Website

  • Facebook

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Visitors Center open 9 a.m – 5 p.m. daily. Fall hawk watch, scenic vistas and hiking trails. National Natural Landmark. Nine miles north of Interstate 78 exit 29B north to Route 895 east.

Website

  • Facebook

Hegins Bike Path

Located on Main Street in Hegins.

Website

Hegins Valley Arts & Craft Faire

Annual Arts and Craft Faire featuring over 200 selected craftsmen from PA and nearby states demonstrating and displaying their finest work. Held rain or shine in beautiful Hegins Park. Hegins Park is approximately 6 miles West on Rt. 25 from Exit 112 on Interstate 81. Watch for signs along the road leading to the Hegins […]

Website

  • Facebook

Heisler’s Dairy Bar

Two 18-hole miniature golf courses, driving range, country fresh ice cream, arcade, and batting cages.

Website

  • Facebook

Hidden Valley Golf Course

18-hold Public Golf Course featuring manicured trees, fairways and greens. Pro Shop, Snack Bar, Bar and our rustic cabin The Chateau (rented for weddings, reunions or gatherings of any type).

Website

  • Facebook

Hillbilly Hooch at Bum’s Rush Restaurant & Pub

Moonshine is both an art and a science. When combined you get Hillbilly Hooch.

Website

  • Facebook

Hope Hill Lavender Farm

Hope Hill Lavender Farm produces high quality lavender products from essential oil distilled on our lavender farm from our lavender plants.  We have seasonal hours, online ordering, and can be found in some retail locations – see website for this information. Sign up for emails at www.hopehilllavenderfarm.com to be updated on our farm news.

Website

  • Facebook

Jack-Azz Distilling

Jack-Azz Distilling is a start up Micro Distillery in the west end of Schuylkill County.

Website

  • Facebook

Jerry’s Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum

Over 20,000 collectibles housed in old Studebaker dealership. Relive the 50’s & 60’s on two floors. Beginning in 2009 the museum will open on Fridays, from May 1st through October 31. Museum is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m. Tours by appointment for clubs and tour groups.

Website

  • Facebook

JFK Bicycle Trail

Located by the JFK Swimming Pool, Pottsville.

Website

King Cole Winery

We are a very unique winery with very different flavors all handmade blood orange, raspberry, watermelon, mango, coffee wine just to mention a few. Stop in for a tasting and enjoy our wines. Visit our Facebook page for hours of operation.

Website

  • Facebook

Laurel Lake Campsites

Camp in quiet, wooded surroundings along a stream. We are a family campground with a play area for kids. Although we have a few planned activities, most people come here to relax.

Website

Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

Relax and ride comfortably in our vintage coaches built as early as 1917 pulled by diesel engines. The narrated 70 minute, 16 mile round-trip follows the majestic Lehigh River over bridges, through Glen Onoko, and into the Lehigh Gorge State Park. Special trips in Schuylkill County throughout year.

Website

  • Facebook

Lehigh Valley & New England Rail Trail

Located along Rt. 309, south of Tamaqua. Access trail from Dairy Road in West Penn Township.

Website

Locust Lake State Park

Located in Ryan Township, Accessible from I-81, Exit 131A and Rt. 54, 61, and 209. Features one bike trail 1.3 miles long.

Website

  • Facebook

Locust Lake State Park

Located in Ryan Township, Accessible from I-81, Exit 131 and Routes 54, 61, and 209.Park features Camping, Hiking, Swimming, Fishing, Boating, Playground and Interpretive Programs.

Website

  • Facebook

Locust Lake State Park

Park features Camping, Hiking, Swimming, Fishing, Boating, Playground and Interpretive Programs.

Website

  • Facebook

Long Trout Winery

Get on the hippie bus and experience a perfect blend of far out wines and furry friends at PA’s “Unique Bohemian Wine Boutique”. Open Wednesday 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m

Website

  • Facebook

Main Street Moonshine

Take a step back in time and experience the 1920’s and 30’s Prohibition Era. When alcohol was illegal but Speakeasies flourished!

Website

  • Facebook

Majestic Theater Pottsville

The Majestic Theater is one of two reverse-screen theaters remaining in the state of Pennsylvania and the sole theater remaining in downtown Pottsville. Built in 1910, the Majestic Theater is an eclectic style, two-and-a-half story building with a Beaux Arts-classical façade. Check website for upcoming events.

Website

  • Facebook

Mountain Valley Golf Course

Burma Road, Exit 131A off Interstate 81. Located near Locust Lake State Park. Snack Bar available.

Website

  • Facebook

Mud & Maker

Mud & Maker is the best of both worlds. The retail and gallery space on the first floor features local artists, handmade home goods and repurposed vintage items perfect for keeping to yourself or giving as gifts. Upstairs is a full-service ceramics studio where students of all ages and abilities are able to learn hand-building, […]

Website

  • Facebook

No. 9 Mine & Museum

Museum open year-round, Wednesday and Thursday, Noon – 4 p.m. Mine open May to November with mine tours Friday thru Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Website

  • Facebook

Penn State Schuylkill Master Gardeners

Penn State Master Gardeners present public programs of interest throughout the year.

Website

Pennsylvania Anthracite Miners Memorial

Located in Girard Park, at Washington & Main Streets, Shenandoah. Park and sculpted monument to the thousands of men who mined Anthracite coal in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Pilger Ruh Brewing

Community Crafted Nano Brewery in Pottsville Pennsylvania.
  • Facebook

Pine Lanes Bowling Center

Website

  • Facebook

Pinegrove Historical Society

Genealogical library and research services available. Admission. Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 1 – 5 p.m., 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Pioneer Evergreen Farms

Fall Festival September through October. Hayrides, pumpkin patch, Nerf Tag, tree/corn maze, 60′ tube slide, corn crib, obstacle course and bounce house, caterpillar crawl, apple launcher and hotdog/smore roast. When you need a flower delivery to Orwigsburg, or surrounding areas, Forget-Me-Not Florist is here for you. Looking for a fresh Christmas Wreath for the holidays? […]

Website

  • Facebook

Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine

Tour of underground anthracite coal mine, Steam Lokie rides, gift shop, and snack bar. Museum and playground nearby.

Website

  • Facebook

Rausch Creek Trailriders

8,500 acres for trail riding and camping to annual members. Add in the separate 4×4 Off Road Park and we think that pretty well covers the off-road enthusiasts!

Website

  • Facebook

Red Ridge Lake Campground

Located off both Interstate 80 & 81, (Exits 256 (I-80) and 143 & 145 (I-81) along Route 339. Lush, wooded campground in the foothill mountains of the western Pocono’s. Spacious sites amidst unspoiled rhododendron and towering pines. Swimming, fishing, bingo, ceramics, scheduled entertainment.

Website

  • Facebook

Red Shale Ridge Vineyards

Red Shale Ridge Vineyards is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery located in central Pennsylvania. Owner Tom Stutzman began as a home brewer in 1979. The family planted their first grapes in 1997 and began producing wine for friends and family. Ten years later in 2007, the winery opened.

Website

  • Facebook

Revere Brewery

We are a local family owned business that prides itself on quality products and to bring you the most enjoyable experience in the industry. The Brewmaster has been brewing for 6 years in and around the local area. He prides himself on the happy trails and the good company beer brings to the table.

Website

  • Facebook

Rock Bridge

On township route 452 east of Rock in Washington Township located over Lower Little Swatara Creek on Newswanger Road This small Burr arch-truss bridge has vertical siding and a gable roof. Steel inside barriers have been added to protect the trussing system from traffic.

Rosemount Camping Resort

Located in the Beautiful Lewistown Valley between Pottsville and Tamaqua. Swimming Pool, Hiking, Fishing, Entertainment and nearby Attractions.

Website

  • Facebook

Schuylkill Ballet Theatre

Performs The Nutcracker Ballet Thanksgiving weekend along with a spring performance annually.

Website

  • Facebook

Schuylkill Choral Society

The primary purpose of the Schuylkill Choral Society is to operate a non-profit, volunteer community organization to learn, rehearse, promote and perform choral music. Central to our mission is to provide affordable and accessible entertain-ment to our Community thereby enhancing the cultural life of the Community and creating a deeper appreciation of vocal and instrumental […]

Website

  • Facebook

Schuylkill Country Club

Located along Route 443 just west of Orwigsburg. A highly rated private golf course conveniently located just off of Route 61.

Website

  • Facebook

Schuylkill County Agricultural Society & Museum

The museum has a collection of antique farm equipment, tractors, hit & miss engines, and machinery.

Schuylkill County Airport Authority

Airplane rides, air tours available 24 hours a day. Photo flights of your business/home/property, historical air tours, scenic air tours. Fall foliage flights available September through November. Call for appointment.

Website

  • Facebook

Schuylkill County Council for the Arts

Located in the Frank D. Yuengling Mansion. Concerts, Theatre, Exhibits, and Cultural event information.

Website

Schuylkill County Courthouse

Tours of courthouse available fro groups or individuals. Contact the chief clerk.

Website

Schuylkill County Historical Society

Museum, Artifacts, Programs and Historical/Genealogical Research.

Website

Schuylkill County Historical Society

Historical and genealogical resources. Museum. Open Wednesday, 1:30 – 6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Schuylkill County Vietnam Vets Memorial Rt. 61 in Schuylkill Haven. Next to the First United Church of Christ. (570) 345-4048

Website

Schuylkill County Trail Directory

Website

Schuylkill County Wine Festival

The Schuylkill County Wine Festival is held annually in September at the beautiful Hegins Park in Hegins, PA celebrating the various wineries and related product in Schuylkill County and nearby locations. FIND US ON FACEBOOK FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION!

Website

  • Facebook

Schuylkill On the Move

Schuylkill On The Move is a county-wide grassroots organization of individuals and organizations who have an interest in promoting health and fitness through walking.  SOM hikes continue all year round. Lace up your walking shoes and join us. Click here to download the hike/walk schedule

Website

Schuylkill River Greenways NHA

The Schuylkill River National Heritage Area celebrates the rich culture and history of the Schuylkill River watershed as one of America’s most significant cultural and industrial regions. Also organizes the Schuylkill River Sojourn. The Sojourn is a 112 mile guided canoe or kayak trip on the Schuylkill River it begins in Schuylkill Haven and ends […]

Website

  • Facebook

Schuylkill Valley Heritage Trail

Located between Middleport and Tamaqua along Rt. 209.

Website

Shade Mountain Winery

Website

  • Facebook

Stoker’s Brewing Company

Our handcrafted beers are brewed on-site in small batches using only the highest quality ingredients and brewing standards. Several different styles of house beers are offered on both a regular and seasonal basis.

Website

  • Facebook

Stone Mountain Wine Cellars

Wines for everyone’s taste. Check website for hours, events and complete wine listings. Located 3 miles Northwest of Friedensburg near Hidden Valley Golf Course.

Website

  • Facebook

Stoney Valley Rail Trail

Intersects Gold Mine Road off Rt. 443 west of Suedberg and Pine Grove.

Website

Strike Zone Alleys

Family bowling center with 20 lanes, automatic scoring, and lounge for your favorite beverage.

Website

  • Facebook

Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail

The Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail (SHWT) was founded in 2003 when 5 wineries located near the Susquehanna River and the Juniata River tributaries joined together to market their unique region of Pennsylvania. The Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail has since grown to include 15 wineries. As grape growers and wine makers, the SHWT benefits from the […]

Website

  • Facebook

Swatara State Park

Located off I-81 (Exit 100 – Rt. 443, Pine Grove). Features 9-miles of bike trails.

Website

  • Facebook

Swatara State Park

Located in Pine Grove Township and Lebanon County near Exit 100 off of Interstate 81. The 3,515-acre Swatara State Park consists of rolling fields and woodlands situated along Interstate 81 between Second and Blue mountains. One of the main focal points is the eight miles of Swatara Creek that winds through the park. Swatara State […]

Website

  • Facebook

Sweet Arrow Lake County Park

The Sweet Arrow Lake property is located in Washington and Pine Grove Townships, Schuylkill County. Major access routes include Sweet Arrow Lake Road along the northern border of the lake and State Route 443 that provides access to the southern portion of the site via Clubhouse Road. The park is presently under development but is […]

Website

  • Facebook

Tamaqua Community Art Center

A non-profit visual and performing art center with full gallery, pottery studio, concert hall and theatre.

Website

  • Facebook

Tamaqua Historical Society

Website

  • Facebook

Tamaqua Railroad Station

Take a step into the past as you enter Tamaqua’s beautifully restored 1874 Philadelphia & Reading Railroad. Saved from the brink of demolition, the Tamaqua Railroad Station now serves as a county Visitors Center, as well as a cultural and economic hub in Historic Tamaqua. Enjoy original train station memorabilia, a delicious meal in The […]

Website

The Art of Escape

Come to the area’s only escape room, The Art of Escape LLC, for a fun and unique experience. Gather your group of friends, family or co-workers and collaborate to find clues, solve puzzles and beat the clock to escape the room!

Website

  • Facebook

The Arts Barn Gallery & Education Center

A Gallery of local artists featuring fine arts and crafts. The gallery includes painting,relief printmaking, drawings, photography, woodworking, sculpture, traditional rug hooking, quilting,textiles, leather work, blacksmith art, and carvings. www.theartsbarn.com www.theartsbarn.org

Website

The Little Schuylkill River

Pennsylvania Scenic River System and river Trail System. Access: Route 443 and Route 895. 17 miles of canoe-able river. Two mile section of special regulations (fly fishing & artificial) open to year-round fishing. Passes through to state game lands.

Tuscarora State Park

Located in Rush and Ryan Townships, not far from Locust Lake and accessible from I-81 and Routes 54, 209 and 309. Park features Boating, Swimming, Fishing and Picnicking.

Website

  • Facebook

Valley View Park

Community Park with a variety of events throughout the year.

Website

  • Facebook

Veterans of the Vietnam War Post #29

Veterans of the Vietnam War Post #29 memorial dedicated to the veterans who fought and died in Vietnam.

Walk In Art Center

The Walk In Art Center houses 16 individual creative studios for working artists, The WIAC Haven Gallery, The Main Gallery, The Student Gallery, rotating exhibits, activities for young and the young at heart, diverse events and a college classroom. The Walk In Art Center Inspires the community and artists with our working artist studio concept […]

Website

  • Facebook

Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad

The Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern is a small tourist railroad located in the northern tip of Berks County, Pennsylvania. The railroad runs on three and a half miles of track that were once part of the Schuylkill & Lehigh branch of the Reading Company system.

Website

  • Facebook

White Birch Golf Course

Located off Exit 131A, I-81. Restaurant Open Year Round for Breakfast and Lunch. Snack Bar available. Private Golf Courses

Website

  • Facebook

Whitewater Rafting Adventures

Whitewater rafting along the scenic Lehigh River. Family fun, group discounts, summer float trips. Call for brochure and special seasonal water releases along the river.  Click here to visit our YouTube channel.

Website

  • Facebook

Whitewater Rafting Adventures

The Rail Trail runs through the Lehigh Gorge State Park in the Pocono Mountains offering breathtaking scenery and an easy riding surface. You can choose a 26 or 13 mile self guided tour of amazing mountain scenery that winds its way along the Lehigh River.

Website

  • Facebook

Yuengling Brewery

America’s oldest brewery is right here in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Unique tours of this National Historic Landmark are offered daily and on special weekends. Enjoy the free tour and even a free sample at the end. Situated along historic Mahantongo Street, the Yuengling brewery has a Gift Shop and Museum.

Website

  • Facebook

Zimmerman’s Bridge

This bridge is one of the two remaining covered bridges in Schuylkill County. At one time there were fifty-one of these wooden spans in the county. It is identical to the Rock Bridge in styling.