The Great Outdoors!

The Maid's Quarters Bed & Breakfast
is conveniently located within Schuylkill County, PA; and has an abundance of
great outdoor places and activities
to take part in!

What are you in the mood for today?
A nice hike on the Appalachian
Trail? Or possibly a whitewater
rafting adventure?

Whatever your fancy, Schuylkill County
has something to offer for everyone!

Check out some of our favorite outdoor activities and places, listed below!

And ...

Make sure to check out our "local attractions," "dining," and "history"
links as well, for other great
Schuylkill County area activities!


Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

1700 Hawk Mountain Road
Kempton, PA 19529
(610) 756-6961

Visitors Center:
open 9 a.m – 5 p.m. daily.
Fall hawk watch,
scenic vistas,and hiking trails.
National Natural Landmark.
Nine miles north of Interstate 78
exit 29B north to Route 895 east.


Pioneer Evergreen Farms

159 East Adamsdale Road
Orwigsburg, PA 17961
(570) 366-2619

Fall Festival:
September through October.
Hayrides, pumpkin patch, Nerf Tag, tree/corn maze, 60' tube slide, corn crib, obstacle course and bounce house, caterpillar crawl, apple launcher and hotdog/smore roast!

Whitewater Rafting Adventures

PO Box 65
Nesquehoning, PA 18240
(570) 669-9127
(800) 876-0285

Whitewater rafting along the
scenic Lehigh River! Family fun,
group discounts, summer float trips.
Call for brochure & special seasonal
water releases along the river.
Located in Albrightsville,
Carbon County.


Ricketts Glen State Park

Hike the Falls Trail System
and explore the Glens, which boasts
a series of wild, free-flowing waterfalls, each cascading through rock-strewn clefts in this ancient hillside.

The 94-foot Ganoga Falls is the highest
of 22 named waterfalls.

Old growth timber and diverse wildlife
add to the beauty.

Ricketts Glen State Park is one
of the most scenic areas
in Pennsylvania.

This large park is comprised
of 13,050 acres in Luzerne,
Sullivan, and Columbia counties!

Locust Lake State Park

(570) 467-2772

Located in Ryan Township,
Accessible from I-81, Exit 131A
and Rt. 54, 61, and 209.
Features one bike trail
1.3 miles long.

Tuscarora State Park

(570) 467-2404

Located in Rush and Ryan Townships,
not far from Locust Lake and accessible from I-81 and Routes 54, 209 and 309.

Park features Boating, Swimming,
Fishing and Picnicking!

Sweet Arrow Lake County Park

located in Pine Grove and Washington Townships in Schuylkill County Pennsylvania. 

Appalachian Trail

Traverses Schuylkill County, as it
meanders along the Blue Mountain.

Trail access points located off Routes
645 and 501 south of Pine Grove,
from Route 183, between Summit
Station and Shartlesville (Berks),

off Route 61 at Port Clinton, from
Hawk Mountain Road between
Drehersville and Kempton (Berks)

and off Route 309 between the village
of Snyders and Schnecksville (Lehigh).


Schuylkill Valley Heritage Trail

The 8.2-mile Schuylkill Valley
Heritage Trail runs along the south
side of Route 209 between Tamaqua
and Middleport.

The trailhead will be at the newly constructed Newkirk Tunnel
environmental education/historic
recreation area and the trail will pass through the small coal patch towns of Newkirk, Reevesdale, Tuscarora,
Mary D, and Brockton.

The surrounding areas of the trail are presently used for coal mining and
highway use. The trail is open to all
non-motorized use, and is especially suitable for running, walking & hiking!