Attractions Near Eagle Rock

UpstatePA provides some of the most dramatic scenery and landscapes in Pennsylvania. These mountainous areas with forests and steep peaks have become home to tranquil communities and state parks with unmatched natural beauty. Drive around and you’ll find bustling towns like Scranton and Wilkes-Barre with quaint main streets and old steel mills that have sprung up into museums. Take advantage of the slow-moving Delaware River with a swim, canoe or inner tube ride, or swing by the largest environmental education center in the Western Hemisphere, the Pocono Environmental Educational Center. Travel the Governor Casey Byway (Route 6) for a bird’s-eye view of the majestic mountaintops and the historic Lackawanna River Valley. Along scenic Route 6 you’ll find the Endless Mountains region and Lake Wallenpaupack. Both are must-sees for any nature lover. And since nothing complements a relaxing journey better than a tall pint of beer, the Yuengling Brewery Tour in Pottsville will guide you through America’s oldest brewery. That’s enough activity to earn you a well-deserved night of rest at Eagle Rock.

Area Attractions By Category

1. Wiltsie Center at the Historic Castle – A 1,300-seat facility hosting concerts and other cultural events, located in the beautifully renovated auditorium of the former Hazleton High School.

2. Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts – Over a 13-year history the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts has produced and presented more than a hundred musicals, comedies, dramas, and children’s shows. The Theatre is located at the J. J. Ferrara Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Hazleton.

3. Hazleton Art League – Designed to foster and promote the visual arts through classes of instruction in a diverse number of disciplines, art exhibitions, programs, and other cultural events offered to the membership and the community.

4. Laurel Drive-In – For over six decades people of all ages have visited the Laurel Drive-In for the unique experience of watching movies under the stars on their colossal screen! Pack up your lawn chairs and blankets, and stop by to see your favorite movies on the big screen!

5. Eckley Miners’ Village Museum – The village of Eckley was established in 1854 as a small, company-owned coal mining “patch” town. Its more than 160 years of history include being utilized for Paramount Studio’s filming of the movie “The Molly Maguires” in the late 1960s. Today Eckley is a museum interpreting the lives of immigrant anthracite coal miners and their families.

6. Tamaqua Community Art Center – Serves as a performance venue, art studio, instructional workshop and other similar creative uses on behalf of everyone in the region.

7. F.M. Kirby Center For The Performing Arts – Since opening its doors 20 years ago, the F. M. Kirby Center’s cumulative audience has been more than 2.5 million people. These audiences have witnessed a broad spectrum of attractions, ranging from grand opera to a cattle auction, from Broadway musicals to 18th Century dramas, from musicians to comedians, from ballet to acrobats, from magicians to ice skaters, plus the Young People’s Theater which annually attracts as many as 10,000 pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students.

8. Little Theatre Of Wilkes-Barre – The Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre is one of the oldest continuously-running community theatres in the United States. Founded in 1922 as the Drama League, Little Theatre was incorporated as a non-profit under the new name in 1929.

9. Susquehanna River Common – River Common is a world-class facility located on the eastern bank of the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Situated to either side of the Market Street Bridge, the park is host to a 750 person amphitheater, paved walkways, gardens, ornamental trees, a grand common and seating area, a fishing pier, and two grand gateways connecting the city to the River.   The new park adds to the Downtown Riverfront Park system which is composed of 91 acres of open space in Wilkes-Barre, Kingston, and Edwardsville.

1. Yuengling Brewery – Among beer aficionados, Yuengling Brewery occupies a special place: it is America’s Oldest Brewery. They have been brewing continuously since 1829 – even through the American Prohibition (they produced medicinal porters). Yuengling also serves a small regional area – only 14 states. That kind of selective distribution brings with it an air of exclusivity and a tremendous desire to see what the fuss is about. And Yuengling is most definitely worth the fuss.

2. 4 Play Moonshine – Armed with the idea that the only discernible skill among them is their drinking ability, four friends set out on a journey, a pilgrimage really, in search of the perfect, smoothest and most potent moonshine known to man. After searching high and low and having way too much to drink, an idea was formed by the collective and 4Play Moonshine was born.

3. Stone Mountain Wine Cellars – Wine, which they have produced in their converted apple ground cellar, is added to the fruit and vegetables that they’ve grown for many years through their “on the farm” Jersey Acres Roadside Market. While they produce some Vignoles and Cayuga wine grapes (both white), their primary acreage is planted to the Norton variety. Norton is a unique American blue/black grape, which can be finished dry somewhat resembling Cabernet. They also ferment some of the old standard American varieties like Concord and Niagra. Additional varietals are also offered such as Jalapeno-Apple, Blackberry, Pear and more.

4. Fieldwood Winery – Fieldwood Winery is a local, small batch winery.  They use grapes and other fruits from around the world and from local vineyards to produce small batches (less than 60 gallons) of hand-crafted wine.  All fermentation and storage are done in stainless tanks for a clean, brilliant and polished flavor. They feature a large variety from dry to sweet along with some tasty fruit wines.  Their wine cellar is dug 18 feet into the side of the Schuylkill Mountain to maintain optimum temperature year-round.

5. Bashore & Stoudt Country Winery – Particularly known for their various plum wines, in particular, their Shiro Plum wine, their focus of winemaking is classic fruit wines. Many of their wines are produced from fruit they grow in their nearby orchards.

6. Long Trout Winery – Bohemian-themed operation located in Auburn, producing red, white, and fruit wines. Peace signs, tie dyes and bell bottoms, flower rings of baby’s breath and daisies, headbands and halter tops, yellow subs and blue meanies, beads and weeds, 60’s music veiled in smoldering incense and clean, crisp homemade style wines like everyone’s Grandpa used to make… These familiar images capture the essence of Long Trout Winery.

7. Galen Glen Vineyard and Winery – Trips to Germany and wine from Hawaii via Galen’s best friend collided to inspire Galen and Sarah to leave corporate jobs and acquire the Troxell family double century farm. Galen brought with him years of experience as a mechanical engineer combined with a natural ability to grow things from his youth. Sarah worked as a chemist, packaging liquid drugs, and transitioned to a new product, wine. Their heirloom property is named after Galen and the terrain, a glacially carved ‘U’ shape or ‘glen’. The tasting room is located high on one hillside with vineyards, the cellars are tucked into the base of the glen and more vineyards are on the other hillside.

8. Big Creek Vineyard – This family vineyard is located in Kresgeville, Pennsylvania on the southern face of the Pocono escarpment in the valley of Big Creek. Like the natural history of the area, their wines are unique and full of character. At present, they offer a baker’s dozen of varieties from all over the globe. 

9. Blue Ridge Winery – Conveniently located near Eagle Rock in the Pocono mountains of Pennsylvania. You’ll enjoy 360-degree views of the vineyards, mountains, and their beautiful Christmas tree farm. The tasting room quietly sits amongst and overlooking the sprawling vineyards. Their location provides the ideal environment for grape growing, creating unique and elegant wines full of character.

1. Mohegan Sun Pocono – One of the largest, most distinctive, and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Features 82,000 square feet of gaming space, including more than 90 table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, and live entertainment.

2. The Downs At Mohegan Sun Pocono – Experience 12-16 live harness races per night, 134 days a year. Offers IBET MOHEGAN and DIAL-A-BET services, as well as daily simulcast wagering year-round on thoroughbred and harness racing from premier tracks across the country.

3. Mount Airy Casino – Set on 1,056 wooded acres, the 62,000 square foot casino offers 1,800 slot machines and table games, including Mini Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Poker, Roulette, Three Card Poker, Spanish 21, Crazy 4 Poker, Texas Hold’em, a Big Six Wheel, and Mississippi Stud Mount. Airy Casino and Resort is one of two AAA 4 Diamond Casino Resorts in Pennsylvania.

4. Sands Bethlehem Casino – At nearly the size of 3 football fields, the Sands Bethlehem Casino measures up at over 150,000 square feet and is home to more than 3,000 slot machines, 180 live table games and 36 live poker tables in the Sands Poker Room. The Sands Bethlehem Casino is one of two AAA 4 Diamond Casino Resorts in Pennsylvania

1. Hazleton Community Park – In 1959, the Community Park Organization established a local park that was meant to be more like a state park, rather than just a playground. The park was planned to feature outdoor recreation and activities for the whole family. After a 170-acre parcel of land had been acquired for the new park, work began on the construction of a 26-acre lake. The Pennsylvania Fish Commission stocks the lake with native fish species and many people enjoy fishing there. Pavilions, picnic tables, trails, a playground, benches, bike racks, a fence, and grills have been added and improved. The bathrooms have been remodeled and made handicapped-accessible, and a swing for disabled residents has been added. A “Snack Shack” concession stand operates near the playground. A stage and new pavilion were constructed in 2005, and new playground equipment was added in 2007. More recently, the Hazleton Lions Club built another new pavilion at the park. The park also features soccer fields.

2. Eurana Park– Eurana Park features plenty of space for picnicking or playing sports, including disc golf and a swimming pool.

3. Frances Slocum State Park – Frances Slocum State Park consists of 1,035 acres in northeastern Pennsylvania’s Luzerne County. The horseshoe shaped, 165-acre lake is popular for boating and fishing, and is a home to many species of birds, fish, and wildlife. The many hiking and mountain biking trails and the large day use area attract visitors to picnic and explore the forests.

4. Knoebels Amusement Resort – Knoebels is America’s largest free-admission amusement park and offers free parking, free entertainment, and free picnic facilities. While at the park you can take a dip in its 900,000 gallon Crystal Pool. You can stay overnight at one of two campgrounds or in cottages. In addition to over 60 rides, award-winning food, swimming, games, and gift shops, visitors can add a round of golf at Knoebels Three Ponds Golf Club.

5. Outdoor Adventures at Jim Thorpe, PA – Enjoy a day on the Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail. They offer Trek bike rentals for the entire family, convenient shuttle times, free trail maps, souvenirs & snacks. Take your family for an unforgettable day of dam-release or family-style whitewater rafting on the Lehigh River. They offer adventures for everyone, ages four & up, including moonlight adventures and pirate trips.

Shopping

1. The Laurel Mall – Regional mall located near Eagle Rock with a mix of local and national stores such as Bath & Body Works, Claire’s Boutique, Footlocker, Gamestop, GNC, and Littman Jewelers.

Local Schools

2. Valley Elementary/Middle School

3. Hazleton Area High School

Hospitals

4. Lehigh Valley Hospital – Hazleton

Law Enforcement

5. Pennsylvania State Police Troop L Station

6. Pennsylvania State Police Troop N Station

7. Schuylkill County Sheriff’s Office

 Fire Protection

8. Nuremberg-Weston Volunteer Fire Company – The Nuremberg-Weston Volunteer Fire Company proudly protects 3,500 people in their service area, which includes Eagle Rock. The department is a public department with 35 active volunteers.