Find Your Fun in Carbon County, PA
FIND YOUR FUN This Summer in Carbon County, Pennsylvania
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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Campgrounds in Carbon County
Leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life and be nature's guest for a simpler way of life and a little quality YOU or family time.
Carbon County offers a variety of different camping experiences from state parks to licensed campgrounds and resorts to accommodate your specific needs and lifestyle.
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!
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 and more!
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.
Festivals and Fairs in Carbon County
Every year, you can count on some fun and exciting annual events to be held in Carbon County. Check out the dates and websites for our local Festivals and Fairs.
Coming August 5-10: Carbon County Fair. Download brochure here!
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 Courses/Country Clubs in Carbon County
FORE! Nestled among the Pocono Mountains, you'll find beautifully lush, Carbon County golf courses and country clubs for you to take in game for fun with friends or to make your next business deal.
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.
Lakes & Beaches in Carbon County
For those who like to relax and have fun in the sun and in the water, you'll enjoy both private and public lakes and beaches for swimming, boating and beach bumming.
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.
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!
Rock Climbing Walls & Ziplining Adventures
Want to challenge your inner-adventurer, work on team building or just have a lot of fun? Try both our indoor and outdoor climbing walls and ziplining adventures in various parts of Carbon County.
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.
Water is one thing that Carbon County has plenty of along with opportunities for whitewater adventure and family fun!