10 Things to Do in Schuylkill Haven That You Shouldn't Miss

December 11, 2017 Mikaela Didonna

Schuylkill Haven is a borough in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, four miles (6 km) south of Pottsville and 89 miles (143 km) north-west of Philadelphia, in the United States. The borough's population was 5,548 as of the 2000 census. Schuylkill Haven is situated along the Schuylkill River for which it is named. Schuylkill Haven is a focal point of activity in southern Schuylkill County.
Restaurants in Schuylkill Haven

1. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

1700 Hawk Mountain Rd, Kempton, PA 19529-9379 +1 610-756-6961
Excellent
70%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 250 reviews

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

A 2,400-acre natural area that was the world's first refuge for raptors.

Reviewed By Johnny J - Baltimore, Maryland

We had a delightful fall afternoon hike at Hawk Mt. We had not been in years. Not real busy. Hiked out to the overlooks and to see the Slide and Sunset viewpoint. Leaves were starting to change. First time we ever remember it not being windy. Did not see any hawks, but saw some deer and the views are gorgeous. Staff was friendly. Visitors Center well done and restrooms clean. Hiking paths good for all.

2. Roadside America

Shartlesville, PA 19554 +1 610-488-6241
Excellent
55%
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35%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 250 reviews

Roadside America

Reviewed By glc215 - Mc Donald, Tennessee

So happy to see that this special place is still open and running. Such a cool place for kids. Very affordable, and you must see the nighttime show. Use to visit there as a child and was thrilled to be able to take my children there. Free parking and they offer a military discount. My daughter loved pushing different buttons that moved trains or did other things. If you take the time to read the signs, it is also educational. Extremely happy with our overall experience there.

3. D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery

5th & Mahantongo Sts, Pottsville, PA 17901 +1 570-628-4290
Excellent
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4.5 based on 472 reviews

D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery

It was the year 1829 when Americans were getting used to their newly elected president, Andrew Jackson, that 23-year old David G. Yuengling, an immigrant from Wurttemberg, Germany, settled in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, and started a brewery. Originally named the Eagle Brewery, today the Yuengling pride, symbolic of the American Eagle. Each Yuengling label bears the eagle trademark chosen by young David Yuengling so long ago. Previously located on Centre Street, current site of Pottsville's after only two years of operation. A new brewery was then constructed on Mahantongo Street, where operations continue today. The brewery remains family operated by Richard "Dick" Yuengling, Jr. and his daughters are being groomed as the sixth generation.

Reviewed By RobCoquitlam_BC - Calgary, Canada

Beer Historified. I know, that is not a word but I think it sums up well. There is a history to this brewery and it is on the National Historic Registry. The tour runs several times a day, is free and my guide was obviously enjoying the job so it was fun. It took about an hour and you get to see “The Cave,” the bottling line and lots more. Afterwards, I had to look up “Sternenwirth” for a bit more history. You might like to also. Great inside peek at how they have done it for years. You get samples at the END of the tour…so anticipate that part. If you can swing it, definitely worth the couple of hours of time to find the brewery, park on the streets and take it. Great fun.

4. Cabela's

100 Cabela Dr, Hamburg, PA 19526-8777 +1 610-929-7000
Excellent
60%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 337 reviews

Cabela's

Reviewed By Mr H - Bernardsville, New Jersey

A Paradise for hunters and fisherman. They even have their own restaurant serving 2 and 4 legged wild meat. (hopefully not from the stuffed animals hanging and standing around the store.) Seriously,...they do have an awesome selection of quality sporting goods at reasonable prices.

5. Long Trout Winery

84 Fork Mountain Rd, Auburn, PA 17922-8735
Excellent
57%
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36%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 38 reviews

Long Trout Winery

Reviewed By IslandGirlTraveler - Hershey, Pennsylvania

This winery is set in a scenic mountain side area. The atmosphere is lovely with great outdoor space for enjoying your wine, food etc...the inside is whacked out in hippy eclectic Beatles memorabilia. It's interesting to have a look around. The wines all have crazy names, and our tasting was free. The lady doing our tasting was lovely as well. We tried about 8 wines and I really just could t find anything that pleased my palate. I typically enjoy semi dry or semi sweet wines, everything just seemed a lot more on the dry side, so if that's your palate, you may enjoy it a lot more. We ended buying a bottle of strawberry fields, and we don't usually buy fruit wines. We tipped the kind lady and looked around some more. It's off the beaten path. I would say try it once and see.

6. Vraj

15 Manor Rd, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972-9067
Excellent
47%
Good
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4 based on 13 reviews

Vraj

Reviewed By thevegetarianvoyager - Hong Kong, China

A nice temple, for Pushtimarg followers. Shreenathji is the swaroop of the God here. It's got a big area, you could make a weekend out of it. You can choose to do some seva (read help serve the devotees lunch). Love the prasad (lunch) you get here. The temple food has it's own taste that remains unparalleled.

7. Port Clinton Peanut Shop

PA Route 61, Port Clinton, PA 19549 +1 610-562-0610
Excellent
70%
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27%
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

Port Clinton Peanut Shop

Reviewed By Adam S - Vashon, Washington

Old fashioned candy shop with LOTS of bulk and pre-packaged candy as well as peanuts. Not much room to move and parking is on the street right out front. If you like classic candy this is the place to visit!

8. Vintage 61 Storehouse

1070 Centre Turnpike, Orwigsburg, PA 17961-9055 +1 570-728-4466
Excellent
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Vintage 61 Storehouse

Reviewed By thrifydutchman - Reading, Pennsylvania

This is a huge warehouse filled with items that you can bid on, and once a month the bids are calculated and the item goes to the highest bidder. This is all done on paper. You do need to get a bidder number first, and then that bid number remains yours for always. There are new items brought in every month, so the selection is always changing. It is everything under the sun: tools, jewelry, office equipment, dishes, antiques, exercise equipment basically you can find most anything here you would be surprised!!

9. Jerry's Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum

394 S Centre St, Pottsville, PA 17901-3508 +1 888-802-6605
Excellent
58%
Good
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Jerry's Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum

Do you want to relive the days of the past? The days of drive-in theaters, soda shops, pinball machines & fast cars. We've taken our time assembling displays and thousands of items to give you an unforgettable experience so you leave us with a smile and little skip in your step! Camera's are encouraged.

Reviewed By Pamela A - Langhorne,Pa

Yes they have cars but all kinds of other things. Upstairs they have a soda shop ( re-created ) and tables with a replica behind the bar of Elvis. A wall of records, tape tracks etc. In another room is things from when JFK was president. Too much to mention just take a trip.

10. 4Play Moonshine

101 W Main St, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972-1939 +1 570-573-5349
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5 based on 3 reviews

4Play Moonshine

4Play Moonshine is a working distillery full of rich history and interesting facts. Come and meet the owners Lori, John, Janet & Ray - they will thrill you the history of both moonshine and the building (a 105 year old knitting mill), facts about the industry and give you a basic understanding of the distilling process. See the still where it all started and taste the fruits of their wares. Dispel your preconceived notions of moonshine - this stuff is awesome!

Reviewed By Scott D - Dickson City, Pennsylvania

4Play serves flavored distilled spirits, aka moonshine, along with a bit of history and some Irish charm. The building which houses the distillery is an old garment mill and they have preserved parts of it to act as a small museum. Pennsylvania was once had a thriving garment industry and it is nice to see people keeping our past alive. Besides the history, a quaint store selling Irish goods also resides within.

As for the distillery, there is plenty of tasting to be had and with flavors changing at times it is worth repeat visits. A small food menu insures you won't have to drink on an empty stomach. If you're not from the area, I recommend trying the bolillo, a coal-region tradition.

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