3 C's Family Restaurant, Located on Rte. 61, 2.5 miles N of Cabela's. Breakfast and lunch. Open weekday 5am-2pm, weekends 6am-2pm. 610-562-5925 or http://3csfamily.comcast/biz.net.
American House Hotel, Corner of 4th and State Sts., downtown Hamburg. Dinner served, Thurs-Sat. 5-9pm. Full menu and bar including pub specials. 610-562-4683 or www.americanhousehotel.com.
Bear Creek Mountain Resort, I-78, Exit 49A, Trexlertown. Rte 100 to Macungie. 116 Rooms/Suites, skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, hiking, biking, fishing, boating and tennis courts. Indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs. Dining includes The Grill at Bear Creek or Trail's End Cafe. Spa services available. 866-754-2822 or www.bcmountainresort.com.
Blue Mountain Summit, Rt. 309 between Allentown and Tamaqua, Andreas. Top of Blue Mountain near Appalachian Trail. Restaurant open Thurs-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-8pm. Bed and Breakfast accommodations available. 877-386-2003 or www.bluemountainsummit.com.
Brick House Grill, 705 W Market St, Orwigsburg. Steaks, seafood, salads, burgers. Open weekdays 11am-10pm, Sat Noon-11pm, Sun Noon-8pm. 570-366-5220. www.bhgrill.com.
The Country Cupboard, 71 W Penn Street, Lenhartsville. Open Daily. Homemade soups, made-to-order subs, Hershey’s ice cream, baked goods, groceries, gifts. 610-562-5844.
Deitsch Eck, I-78, Exit 35, Lenhartsville. Rte 143 and Old Rte. 22 intersection. Family operated. PA Dutch cooking. Open Wed-Sat, 4-8pm, Sun 11:30-7pm. Closed Mon-Tues. 610-562-8520 or www.deitscheck.com.
Devito’s Italian Eatery, 508 Centre Street, Rt. 61, Ashland. Home of Ashland’s Favorite Sweet Sauce Pizza! Take-out available. 570-875-2400
Haag’s Hotel, Shartlesville. 3rd and Main Sts, Shartlesville. 10 minutes from Cabela's. Featuring PA Dutch Country cooking and family-style dinners. 610-488-6692or www.haagshotel.com.
Heisler’s Dairy Bar, 743 Catawissa Rd, Tamaqua. 4 miles from Rte. 895, New Ringgold. Homemade Ice Cream, hot food, miniature golf and driving range. www.heislersdairy.com or 570-668-3399
The Inn at Jim Thorpe, See Hotels and Motels.
The Inn at Orwigsburg, 200 West Market St. A historical Victorian building, the Inn offers casual fine dining, famous crab cakes and prime rib. Outside eating available. Open Tues-Thurs 4-9, Fri-Sat 4-10, Sun Breakfast 9-1. 570-366-3658or www.theinnoforwigsburg.com.
The Inn at Reading , See Hotels and Motels
Judy’s on Cherry, a hearth-fired euro cafe at 332 Cherry Street, Reading. 610-374-8511 or www.judysoncherry.com for menu.
Kempton Hotel, 9910 Kistler Valley Rd., just off Rt. 737, Kempton. Located in historical building. Country-style cooking. 610-756-6588
Madeline’s, 1100 E Market St, Orwigsburg. Casual fine-dining, full menu and bar selection, specials and seasonal items. Open daily. www.madelinesorwigsburg.com or 570-366-8930.
McKeansburg Hotel Bar and Restaurant, 4 mi from Hawk Mountain , just off Rte 895/Rte 443 intersection. Great American cuisine in a century-old brick hotel. Open Thurs-Mon. 570-943-2898 or www.mckeansburghotel.com.
Normal Square Inn, 30 Fritz Valley Rd, Lehighton. Open Wednesday thru Sunday, Private parties Mon and Tues. 570-386-3287
Port Clinton Hotel, Rte. 61 S just north of Cabelas. Casual dining, full bar, local flavor. Known for the biggest and best portions in the area. Popular among Appalachian Trail through hikers. Open Tues-Sun 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat until 10pm. www.portclintonhotel.net or 610-562-3354
The Restaurant at the Station, 18 North Railroad St, 309 S, downtown Tamaqua. Located in restored train station, gift shop the restaurant has great historic theme with gourmet dining. Open Wed-Sun, Weekend Breakfast.
Russo's Pizza Den, 1353 Centre TurnPike, Rt. 61, Orwigsburg. Pizza. 570-366-1661.
Schleichers Family Restaurant, 6937 Rte. 309, New Tripoli . Open Tues-Sun. Specializing in homestyle cooking and home baked goods, Lobster first Sat of every month. 610-298-3388
Smith’s Country Inn, Cold Run Road, just off Rte 895 before New Ringgold. Fine dining, casual attire. Closed Mon-Wed. 570-943-2785.
The Westy Bar & Grill, 279 W. State St., Hamburg. Casual Dining, Restaurant and Bar, Entertainment. 610-562-9303
Valenti’s Pizza, Center Square, Orwigsburg. open Mon-Sat, 11-11; Sun, Noon-11. 570-366-1408
The Virginville Hotel, 458 Main Street, Rte. 143, Virginville. Offering homestyle PA Dutch favorites. Homemade specialties. 610-562-7072
Yellow House Hotel, See Bed and Breakfasts
Shopping and Attractions
Cabela's, 100 Cabela Dr, I-78 and Rte. 61, Hamburg. Outdoor retailer. 610-929-7000 or www.cabelas.com.
Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery. 9850 Newton Rd, Breinigsville.
Tastings Mon-Sat, 11-5; Sun 12-5. Call for summer tour schedule. Private tours by appt. 610-395-2468 or www.cloverhillwinery.com
The Country Seat, Inc., 1013 Old Philly Pike, Kempton. About 5 miles from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. Basket weaving supplies and classes. Visit website for hours of operations and a schedule of events. 610-756-6124 or www.countryseat.com.
Crystal Cave, I-78, Exit 35, Rte 143 S, follow signs, Lenhartsville.
Guided tours. Open 9–5 pm, Mar 1- Nov 30. www.crystalcavepa.com or 610-683-6765
Feinhour's Citgo, 6961 Rt. 309, near Rte. 143, New Tripoli. Auto repairs. 610-298-8921.
Galen Glen Vineyard & Winery, Rte 895 E to Andreas, follow signs.
Sat 10-5 pm, Sun Noon-5 pm. 25 miles from Hawk Mountain . 570-386-3682 or www.galenglen.com for tours, tastings
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, Rte. 209, Downtown Jim Thorpe.
Train rides, May thru Dec, on weekends and holidays. www.lgsry.com or 570-325-8485
Pinnacle Ridge Winery, I-78, Exit 40, along “Old” Rte 22 in Krumsbille.
Award-winning wines & champagne. Sat 10–6 pm, Sun-Fri 12–6 pm or by appointment. 610-756-4481 or www.pinridge.com
Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine, Ashland. Near Rte. 61 and Rte. 54 intersection. Tour a real Anthracite coal mine and ride an old-fashioned, narrow-gauge steam train. Seasonal hours at www.pioneertunnel.com or 570-875-3850
Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad, 2 miles N of I-78, Exit 29B in Port Clinton. 1920s-era coaches, fall foliage excursions. See website for schedule and events. 610-562-2100 or www.readingnorthern.com
The Rodale Institute, 1 mile N Kutztown, off Rte 222.
Self-guided tours of 333-acre regenerative and organic agriculture farm. Many hands-on activities for children. Tues-Sat 10-4 pm, Mon (May-Oct) from 10-2 pm. www.rodaleinstitute.org or 610-683-1400
W. K. & S. Steam Railroad, Rte 143 & Rte 737 on Rte. 737, just past the Kempton Hotel. 6-mile scenic steam train rides. Weekends May–October. See website or call for schedule. 610-756-6469 or www.kemptontrain.com
Yuengling Brewery, Pottsville. Tour America ’s oldest brewery. Gift shop open Mon-Fri 9-4. Tours at 10 am and 1:30 pm. Saturday, shop open 10-3 and tours at 11, noon and 1 pm. For info email email@example.com or 570-628-4890.