Visit Penn’s Peak and find other things to do in and around Lehighton

Whether you prefer golfing, skiing, boating, or hiking, you’ll find endless opportunities to explore the great outdoors near the Country Inn & Suites in Lehighton. Practice your swing on the greens at Blue Shamrock Golf Club, or make the 30-minute drive to explore the beauty of the Poconos. If you have little ones in tow, you can visit the Lehigh Valley Zoo or take in beautiful vistas on a ride along the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway. Located less than 10 minutes from the hotel, the Country Junction store offers everything from ice cream and free wine tastings to a petting zoo. For more fun things to do, make the short drive to Jim Thorpe, a scenic town nestled in the mountains.

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Asa Packer Mansion Museum

3.93 mi / 6.33 km from the hotel
Visit the house of railroad magnate, philanthropist, and Lehigh University founder Asa Packer. Built for USD 14,000 in 1861, this 18-room mansion covers 11,000 square feet.

Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

3.88 mi / 6.25 km from the hotel
Step on board for an early 20th-century railway adventure on an authentic train. The narrated, 16-mile excursion departs from the town of Jim Thorpe and follows the Lehigh River for stunning views of the gorge and surrounding area.

Lehigh Valley Zoo

12.6 mi / 20.28 km from the hotel
Admire animals ranging from kangaroos to ball pythons or make your visit one to remember by booking an up-close encounter with an otter, a sloth, or a fennec fox.

Beltzville State Park

2.96 mi / 4.76 km from the hotel
You can spend a day exploring the 3,000-plus acres of Beltzville State Park. Take a picnic, fish, or water-ski. In the winter, you can go cross-country skiing, ice fishing, or iceboating.

Blue Shamrock Golf Club

2.91 mi / 4.68 km from the hotel
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert golfer, you can get in a few swings on this gorgeous course, featuring four sets of tees.

Country Junction

4.55 mi / 7.33 km from the hotel
Take the kids through the petting zoo before perusing unique gifts and seasonal decor at the self-titled “World’s Largest General Store.” Make sure to grab an ice cream cone before you go.

Jim Thorpe Memorial

4.01 mi / 6.46 km from the hotel
Considered one of the 20th century’s greatest athletes, Jim Thorpe was a towering figure in football, baseball, and basketball. This attraction memorializes a legendary American.

Mauch Chunk Museum Cultural Center

4.18 mi / 6.73 km from the hotel
Trace the history of Mauch Chunk, now the town of Jim Thorpe, through the interlocking stories of coal, mining, and railroads.

Phifer Ice Dam

0.98 mi / 1.58 km from the hotel
During the summer, visitors at this community park can take advantage of fishing facilities, a baseball field, a playground, and free concerts. At Christmas, the park also hosts a Festival of Lights.

Ukrainian Homestead

3.75 mi / 6.04 km from the hotel
For more than 50 years, the Ukrainian Homestead has offered a scenic space for friends and family to celebrate Ukrainian heritage and culture.

Penn’s Peak

3.19 mi / 5.13 km from the hotel
Get tickets to one of the entertaining shows or concerts at Penn's Peak, which can host up to 1,800 fans. Penn’s Peak is also available for weddings, banquets, and dining.

Blue Mountain Resort

8.08 mi / 13.01 km from the hotel
Experience downhill thrills on 40 snowboarding and skiing trails, or coast through the snow in one of 34 tubing lanes. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, there’s something for everyone at Blue Mountain Resort.