Find Your Fun in Carbon County, PA
Things to Do & See Directory
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About Carbon County, Pennsylvania
Carbon County is located in northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 90 miles west of New York City and 90 miles northeast of Philadelphia. The County is bordered on the north by Luzerne County, on the east by Monroe County, on the west by Schuylkill County and on the south by Lehigh and Northampton Counties. The northern and eastern portions of the County are part of the Pocono Mountains region of the Commonwealth.
Often referred to as "Lehigh Valley's playground," Carbon County is an ideal place to play but to also live and work. Find out why here.
Accommodations in Jim Thorpe & Surrounding Areas of Carbon County
Over 500 Places to Stay!
Whether you stay one night, a weekend or longer, you'll have endless choices of accommodations to perfectly suit your needs, tastes and lifestyle.
Choose from Inns, Bed & Breakfasts, Hotels & Motels, Resorts, Guest Houses and Camping.
Biking & Hiking Trails in Carbon County
From hardcore outdoor enthusiasts to those who just want some fresh air and exercise, Carbon County is full of paved and unpaved trails for hiking and biking. Challenge yourself on varied terrain or just enjoy a leisurely ride or stroll to take in our beautiful mountain scenery.
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Carbon County, Pennsylvania State Parks
Carbon County, Pennsylvania State Parks offer residents and visitors plenty of opportunities not only for fun adventure and relaxation but also for a personal experience with nature. Every state park offers you unique scenery and terrain, various wildlife viewing and a lot of different things to explore.
Visit our state parks at Hickory Run, Beltzville and Lehigh Gorge for hiking, biking, rafting, boating, camping, swimming and more!
Outdoor Climbing Walls & Courses
Whether your objective is fun or team building, outdoor climbing walls and obstacle courses are a great way to challenge yourself and work together.
Cultural & Historical Activities in Carbon County
Carbon County, Pennsylvania is a county full of culture and history. Every town will offer you something different and exciting to learn and explore. Museums, galleries, historical attractions, special programs...we have it all!
D&L Trail & Area Information
The D&L Trail in eastern Pennsylvania connects people to nature, culture, communities, recreation & our industrial heritage. Find everything that you would want to know about the Delaware & Lehigh Trail here.
Downtown Jim Thorpe, PA
The county seat of Carbon County, Pennsylvania, formerly known as Mauch Chunk and named after an olympian athlete, Jim Thorpe is a popular and well-known destination for our visitors. Here, you'll find quaint shoppes, history, culture and adventure as well as exciting community events, train rides, trolley tours and more!
And be sure to Find Your Fun in other Carbon County towns this summer: Discover Lehighton | Discover Penn-Kidder | Discover Palmerton | Discover Lansford | Discover Nesquehoning | Discover Summit Hill | Discover Weatherly
Entertainment Venues in Carbon County
Famous musicians, talented comedians and Broadway-quality shows don't have to be found only in large cities. In fact, they all can be found right here in Carbon County, Pennsylvania at venues like Penn's Peak and Mauch Chunk Opera House.
Fishing and Wildlife in Carbon County
When you think of Carbon County, Pennsylvania and the Pocono Mountains, you probably think of nature and wildlife, right? Right!!! Carbon County's diverse terrain is the perfect place for all species of our resident wildlife to call home! If you are an outdoor sports man or woman, get educated here on places to hunt and fish, licensing and rules and regulations.
Golf the Links in Carbon County, PA
FORE! The best place to relax or do business is on the golf course, and Carbon County, PA is home to highly-rated Jack Frost National and other fantastic local golf courses and country clubs, such as Split Rock and Woodstone that boast some breathtaking mountain scenery
Indoor Waterparks in Carbon County
Summer fun is not only reserved for summer months here in Carbon County. You and your family can get a taste of summer all year long at our indoor waterpark at Split Rock Resort.
Museums & Galleries in Carbon County
Appreciate artistic expression and step back in time to explore our rich history at our various museums and galleries throughout Carbon County.
Enjoy the great outdoors, test your skills and have fun with friends with paintball skirmishes.
Resorts in Carbon County
Carbon County is home to beautiful resorts for you and your family to stay and play. Each resort offers a variety of amenities, fun activities, comfortable accommodations and more!
Restaurant Dining & Nightlife
Hungry? In Carbon County, you'll find diverse tastes and dining ambiance for even the most discerning palates. Whether you want a quick sandwich or gourmet lunch, a family-friendly grille or a romantic dinner for two, homemade baked goods or pizza and wings, you'll get it here.
Need to Unwind? In Carbon County, you'll be met with an abundance of pubs, restaurants and cafes to enjoy drinks, music, good company and great times!
Shop Local in Carbon County
Need a little "Retail Therapy?" Take a stroll and explore our charming shops and various small businesses with fabulously unique finds in downtown Jim Thorpe, Lake Harmony, Palmerton and surrounding areas of Carbon County.
When the weather breaks, our rivers are ready for you to ride. Whitewater rafting is an exciting adventure that you can enjoy with friends and family while enjoying the great outdoors!
Who says that only birds, planes and helicopters can fly among the trees? You can, too, when you go ziplining at one of our terrific Carbon County ziplining locations. It's a great way to take in our beautiful Carbon County scenery from above!