Places We Love Near Clover's Cottage, Hegins, PA, USA

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Places We Love Near Clover's Cottage, Hegins, PA, USA

Clover's Cottage in the western corner of Schuylkill County, PA, USA is a four-season destination - if respite and disconnect are your goals. But that doesn't mean you might not want to see some of the local sites as well. Consider these...

- Sky-Vu Drive-In Movies - http://www.skyvudrivein.com/ - 813 E Market St, Gratz, PA 17048 - Built in 1948, the Sky Vu Drive-in theatre continues the time honored tradition of entertainment, value and lots of fun for the entire family. Treat yourself to the experience of one of the last 338 drive-ins still operating in the USA.

- Crossroads Sale and Farmer's Market - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gratz-Auction/152538601424074 - State Route 25 & S Crossroads Rd, Lykens, PA 17048 - Open Fridays at 10 am and open until perhaps 7 pm (varies), this is THE place to gather the culture of western Schuylkill County, PA. Amish food stands, local farm stands, baked goods, an auction, fresh produce and seasonal treats, this is the social and economic hub of the area. Our favorite stops include $5 bags of smoked beef bones for our dog, the pie stand, the soft pretzel stand and the Benigna Creek winery stand! Open year round (only on Fridays), but the Friday open day changes occasionally for holidays (such as Thanksgiving). Shop here first for your Clover's Cottage stay needs! It truly can be an experience for the entire family.

- Benigna's Creek Winery -http://www.bcwinery.com/ - 1585 Ridge Rd, Klingerstown, PA 17941 - This is a great story of a family of hog farmers-turned wine makers - and with tremendous success! All of their winery events are great fun, but we really like the "Lighting of the Vinyards" in winter, but they maintain a full calendar all year. Nestled in the pristine Mahantongo Valley, Benigna’s Creek is situated at the highest point in the valley. This is a favorite stop - but especially wine lovers that enjoy their wine on the sweeter side.

- Knoebel's Grove Amusement Park - https://www.knoebels.com/ - 391 Knoebels Blvd, Elysburg, PA 17824 - This very-family-friendly park (and family owned) is open three seasons. It is America's largest free-admission (and free parking) Amusement park. Great coaster - classic and modern, a terrific kiddie section, an old-fashioned feel, with a creek meandering throughout the park, well shaded, per-ride-tickets or arm-band-ride-all-day enjoyment...this park has everything that the big corporate parks of today lack. Give it a try.

- Rausch Creek Off Creek Park - http://rc4x4.org/ - 453 Molleystown Rd, Tremont, PA 17981 - Rausch Creek Off-Road Park is devoted to providing a fun, legal place for off-road enthusiasts to go four-wheeling with their four-wheel drive Jeep, truck, or SUV. The park consists of 3,000 acres of easy, intermediate, and difficult trails - featuring rocks, bowls, hills, club friendly trails, and free, on-site camping (but who would go boondocking there when you can have a spa-like bathroom, hot tub and fireplace at Clover's Cottage nearby?!).

- Rausch Creek Powersports - http://www.rauschcreekracing.com/ - Rausch Creek Powersports is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rausch Creek Land, L.P. formed to manage all dirt bike, ATV and UTV riding so that it fits in with all the industrial activities on our vast property holdings. There are two types of riding opportunities: 1. The Rausch Creek Trailriders club offers membership-based access to 8,500 acres of riding plus camping. and 2. The general riding public also gets to join in fun events including off-road poker runs, dual sport rides, moto trials, dealer demonstrations and many others.

- Pioneer Tunnel Coal Tunnel - http://www.pioneertunnel.com/ - N 19th St & Oak Street, Ashland, PA 17921 - Coal mining is the heart and history of Schuylkill County, PA and this is THE place to explore it all. Trains, tunnels, darkness and rich in living history, you can really experience what life as a coal miner was like and how the industry shaped the region in its' heyday.

- Yuengling Brewery - https://www.yuengling.com/ - 420 Mahantongo St, Pottsville, PA 17901 - America's Oldest Brewery started in Pottsville, PA (just 9 blocks from where we lived for 18 years!). Free brewery tours every day in the original mountainside brewery (as well as in the newer Tampa, FL location), including free tastings at the end of the tour! This is a must-see when in the area - under 21 welcome as well, but everyone needs to wear closed toe shoes.

- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary - http://www.hawkmountain.org/ - 1700 Hawk Mountain Rd, Kempton, PA 19529 - Natures greatest airshow, open 365 days a year, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is a world-class research center for the protection of raptors, these hundreds of acres have beautiful trails open to everyone EXCEPT for the first two days of PA deer hunting season. There is a visitor center, gorgeous mountain views and a lot for us all to learn from nature.

- Lykens Valley Golf Resort - https://www.lykensvalley.com/ - 1724 Route 25
Millersburg, PA 17061 - This nearby golf resort includes an 18 hole course, restaurant and bar. Considering that Clover's Cottage is in the beautiful rural countryside, this small golf resort is a pleasant surprise and an option to consider if you would like to have a few cocktails, as the more-creative-than-you-would-expect-in-the-country drink menu is what makes the trip worthwhile (and we cannot speak to the golfing and dining there).

- Redner's Market - http://www.rednersmarkets.com/ - 22 Forest Dr, Hegins, PA 17938 - Need to pick up some groceries for the trip? If you aren't staying with us on a Friday when you can head to the Farmer's Market (always our first pick), then a trip to Redner's Market will get the job finished.

- Dreams Come True - www.DreamsComeTrueCottage.com - 414 Fern Road, Cape May Beach, NJ 08251 - Okay, this is sort of cheating, but we really do love Dreams Come True. The problem is, it is a place you need to see on your NEXT vacation! Our beach house by the bay in Cape May Beach, NJ is one of our favorite places. We hope you will visit.

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