Emily's bed & Breakfast Lattimer Mines PA
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Local Attractions

Northeast PA has an abundance of attractions all within a short driving distance from our Inn.

Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Pennsylvania's 1st Casino, delivers exciting casino and racing action for residents and visitors to Northeast Pennsylvania.

Live harness racing takes place Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Post time is 2pm. Simulcast action from racetracks across the country is open every day. There's always free admission and free parking. Visit them on the web at www.poconodowns.com

Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
Located in Wilkes-Barre, which is a short drive (approx. 30 minutes) from our Inn via Interstate 81 North. The Wachovia Arena always has something of interest scheduled such as concerts, arena racing and let's not forget that it's home to the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins hockey team and the Pioneer professional arena football team.

Wachovia Arena
(photo above: Wachovia Arena)

Pocono International Speedway
Pocono Raceway has long been recognized as one of NASCAR's most competitive raceways. Pocono's unique 2.5 mile track features three turns, each with its own degree of banking. The combination of the track's own challenges and the fact that the three turns each have their own characteristics, has resulted in a unique description: "the super speedway that drives like a road course". NASCAR NEXTEL Cup racing at Pocono is what great stock car racing is all about. Its great racing and location, in the heart of the Pocono Mountain resort area, has made Pocono Raceway a favorite destination of race fans and vacationers.

Nascar Racing
(photo above: NASCAR Racing)

A short drive from our inn via Interstate 80 East, you will be at the track in less than an hour enjoying a pleasant drive through the Pocono’s as an added bonus.

Mountain Speedway
Short track racing at its finest best describes Mountain Speedway located in St. Johns a mere 15 minute drive from our Inn. Formally known as Evergreen Raceway, Mountain Speedway opened its doors in the year 2000 to a highly successful debut season. The Speedway has quickly become a favorite of race fans throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania and beyond.

Eckley Miners Village
Taking a step back in time would be the only way to describe a visit to Eckley’s Miners Village. Eckley is one of many company-mining towns or “patches” built during the 19th century in the anthracite region. Some of the most vicious fighting between the coal barons and the immigrants hired to work their mines took place at the Eckley Village.

Eckley Breaker
(photo above: Eckley Breaker)

What sets Eckley apart from the many patch towns scattered throughout North East PA was the fact it was the heart of an underground movement known as the “Molly Maguires”. The select and secretive group of miners was eventually infiltrated by a spy hired by the coal barons, which owned the mines where this group operated resulting in the capture and hanging of some of the key members of this select group. Thus placing Eckley in the anthracite history books for all time.

The feature film rightly named the "Molly Mcguires" was produced depicting these early events of the anthracite region. The film starred Sean Connery, Richard Harris and Samantha Eggar to name a few of the actors and was shot on location at what is now known as the Eckley Miner’s Village and is now a museum.

Above the Poconos Skydivers
The Above The Poconos Skydivers, is the oldest continuously running dropzone in the U.S. with experience in skydiving instruction, exhibitions, freefall photography, and government certified parachute rigging since 1961.

Operating out of the Hazleton municipal airport they are a mere 10 minutes from Emily's Bed & Breakfast.

Bloomsburg Fair
The largest fair in the state is known as the Bloomsburg Fair. Be sure to place it on your list of things to do this year. You will always find something going on at the fairgrounds. Be sure to view their calendar located on their web site to stay current of all upcoming events. We are a short 40 minute drive away via Interstate 80 West.

Bloomsburg Fair
(photo above: Bloomsburg Fair)

Amusement Parks
Lets do Dorney! Doney Park and Wild Water Kingdom is what we are referring to. It's doubtful that Solomon Dorney ever imagined that one of the longest, tallest and fastest roller coasters in the Northeast would be sweeping over his shady picnic groves and trout ponds. However, this resort has become one of the greatest family amusement parks in the country. A 40 minute ride to Dorney Park via route 309 South from Emily's.

Dorney Park
(photo above: Dorney Park)

Knobel's Amusement Park allows you to enjoy the serenity of the country while enjoying some unique rides such as their Grand Carousel, which was built in 1913 by George Kremer, who bought the horses for his platform from wood carver Charles Carmel. It contains 63 horses and 3 chariots and weighs approximately 27 tons. Two organs provide musical accompaniment. Frati and Company, Berlin, manufactured the larger in 1888. In the 1920's it was converted from a barrel organ to Artisan rolls. The smaller organ was built around 1900 by Gebruder Brothers, another German firm, and still uses the original style of folding cardboard music. Just a short ride from Emily's via Interstate 80 West (another 40 minute ride) for a day of pleasure.

Knoble's Carousel
(photo above: Knobel's Carousel)

State Parks
If you enjoy hiking, water-skiing or simply the outdoors we are but a short drive to all these state parks: Hickory Run, Lehigh Gorge, Nescopeck and Beltsville State Parks.

Montage Stadium is home to minor league baseball team "The Red Barrons", while hosting concerts and many other events at the stadium. Montage Mountain is a premier location sporting some of the best skiing and snow tubing in NE PA. Be sure to check their calendar of events to assure you don't miss some of the best entertainment or skiing offered in NE PA.

Golf Courses
Edgewood in the Pines is located in the beautiful Butler Valley and sports a 6,700 yard, Par 72 course. The layout of this course has tree-lined fairways and seven natural lakes bordering the Nescopeck Creek. Edgewood allows the golfer to enjoy the experience of a challenging championship designed course while enjoying the serenity of the beautiful Butler Valley.

Edgewood in the Pines
(photo above: Edgewood in the Pines Logo)

Blue Ridge Trail Golf Course is an 18 hole Championship course designed by Ault, Clark and Associates who are also known for designing Toft-Trees in State College, PA, the TPC at Avanel in Washington, DC and The Woods Course at Kingsmill in Williamsburg, VA.

Beginning with the natural setting of the rolling hills of Northeastern PA, Blue Ridge Trail is thoughtfully carved out of the woods and valleys. The result is a course with a private feel and breathtaking scenery. Its unique layout, with no parallel fairways, lends character to its serene setting. With four sets of tees -- from beginner to low handicapper -- it is a course everyone can enjoy, play and appreciate.

Blue Ridge Golf Course
(photo above: Blue Ridge Trail Logo)

Either golf courses is a short drive from Emily's, nothing more than a 20 to 30 minute drive via Route 309 N.

Penn's Peak
If you enjoy Country music then you will love Penn’s Peak. Located in Penn Forrest Township, it comfortably can host 1,800 concertgoer's with its spacious dance floor, lofty ceilings, twin bars and restaurant. Complete with a broad open-air deck for summertime revelry, Penn’s Peak patrons enjoy a breathtaking overlook of nearby Beltzville Lake, plus a commanding, picturesque 50-mile panoramic view of northeastern Pennsylvania’s Appalachian mountains.

Penn's Peak
(photo above: Penn's Peak)

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