Northeast PA has an abundance of attractions
all within a short driving distance from our
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
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
(photo above: Wachovia Arena)
Pocono International Speedway
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.
(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.
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.
(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 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
Operating out of the Hazleton municipal
airport they are a mere 10 minutes from Emily's Bed & Breakfast.
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.
(photo above: Bloomsburg Fair)
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
(photo above: Dorney Park)
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.
(photo above: Knobel's Carousel)
If you enjoy hiking, water-skiing or simply the outdoors we
are but a short drive to all these state parks: Hickory
Gorge, Nescopeck and Beltsville State
Stadium is home to minor league baseball team "The
Red Barrons", while hosting concerts and many other events at the
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.
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
(photo above: Edgewood in the Pines Logo)
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,
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.
(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
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
(photo above: Penn's Peak)