What to do and see in Mount Carmel, United States: The Best Places and Tips

April 13, 2018 Florencio Paulino

Mount Carmel is a borough in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,390 at the 2000 census. It is located 88 miles (141 km) northwest of Philadelphia and 71 miles (114 km) northeast of Harrisburg, in the Anthracite Coal Region. It is completely encompassed by Mount Carmel Township.
Restaurants in Mount Carmel

1. Shamokin Reservoir

2154 Roaring Creek Trl, Mount Carmel, PA 17851-2542 +1 570-875-6450
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Shamokin Reservoir

Reviewed By Hiker17920 - Aristes, Pennsylvania

Part of the Weiser State Forest, Forest District #18, Roaring Creek tract located north of the borough of Mt. Carmel bounded on either side by parallel mountain ridges. It can be accessed from Rt. 54 near Bear Gap Reservoir to the west and at Kline's Reservoir to the east just off Rt. 42. This is a watershed through which Roaring Creek runs. This is known as McWilliams Reservoir, largest of the three. Parking lots at the other two. The District office is located just outside Artistes, it has an Ashland (Schuylkill Co.) phone number. This certified "Well Managed" forest offers all sorts of recreational uses including hiking, biking, hunting, fishing (catch/release), canoeing, kayaking, wildlife watching, nature study, cross county skiing on nearly 40 miles of shared use trails. There are pamphlets available spelling out regulations in accordance to posted SF Rules & Regulations. Areas around reservoirs are restricted. It is patrolled by SFL officials. Borderes SGL 329 near Aristes. Weiser SF comprises 30,000 acres in Carbon, Columbia, Dauphin, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland and Schuylkill counties. Recently spent time here kayaking and enjoying the late summer with family being minutes from home on good roads. Highly recommended! This is a locally known gem and offers much for those who enjoy being outdoors but never overly crowded. Check w/office or online w/DCNR for all it offers. Please respect the area, pack out what you pack in leaving only your footprints. Enjoy!

2. Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train

19th & Oak Sts., Ashland, PA 17921 +1 570-875-3850
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4.5 based on 215 reviews

Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train

Tour Pennsylvania's mining history at these mines.

Reviewed By Carrie H - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

We saw on the website that the first tour was to be at 11 AM, but that the office opened at 10 AM. We were surprised to find it open when we arrived early. Turns out a big group arranged a special tour at 10 AM, more convenient for us. (Lesson is, call ahead to find out if there are added tours). We so enjoyed the two tours, going in the mine was a bit more interesting. Sure the train is bumpy as it's always been. They drive down and stop for everyone to get down and see two tunnels. The former miner who drove and guided us was fun, passionate and knowledgable. Lots of history. The school kids down there seemed to enjoy as much as we did.

3. Knoebels Amusement Resort

391 Knoebels Blvd, Elysburg, PA 17824-7127 +1 800-487-4386
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Knoebels Amusement Resort

Knoebels is a place the whole family can enjoy! It is America's largest free-admission amusement park and also offers free parking, free daily entertainment and free picnic facilities. While at the park, you can take a dip in our 900,000 gallon Crystal Pool filled with refreshing mountain stream water. The pool area includes watersides, diving boards and a play area just for young children. You can stay overnight at one of two campgrounds that include cabins and over 800 campsites for tents and campers. 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 right next door to the park.

Reviewed By traveltheglobe394 - Royersford, Pennsylvania

I can't believe I didn't write about this sooner. This is a phenomenal resort with a very nice atmosphere. Great rides, great food, great service, great cleanliness, great in general. The park has rides for everyone, every type of person you can think of. (Literally anyone from ages one to 100. Any single year.) An annual or biannual event in our family. There are many hotels very close around, and there's also cabins to camp in. A fantastic, rather clean pool with a slide and a trolley to get to the park from the cars lot. Traffic guardsmen to direct parking to make it clean and orderly. Updated clean bathrooms. Wide assortments of food. Thrilling coasters. Scenic rides. Entertainment. Ubiquitous ticket booths. Very fun games and good toys. Just a fantastic place in general. Also, there's an absolutely marvelous charming little candy cottage. It's in a very nice city with history you won't want to miss.

4. County Corner Flea Market & Antiques

Rt 54 & Main St, Locustdale, PA 17921 +1 570-875-4480
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Weekly flea market, Fri 8-5 & Sat 8-3. Antiques, collectibles, furniture, household.

Reviewed By mlflee - Brooklyn, New York

We stopped by here on the way from our Frackville hotel to Knoebels. We actually stayed at the Comfort Inn in Frackville so that we could stop by this place on the way to Knoebels. If you are an "experienced" flea market enthusiast, you will be disappointed. The place is in a house/storefront and that's about it. There is another flea market just outside of Knoebels in Paxinos which is much bigger than this place but still relatively small. If you need to cure your flea market fix near Knoebels, go to Lewisburg (but only on Sunday).

5. Red Deer at Rolling Hills Farm

63 Pinnacle Dr, Catawissa, PA 17820-8356 +1 570-356-7482
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Red Deer at Rolling Hills Farm

Come see majestic red deer. Fun & educational for adults and children.

Reviewed By Celeste S - Pennsylvania

We had so much fun on our visit to the red deer farm with our 2-year-old son. We had some time before the tour started when we got there, but the time passed quickly feeding the goats behind the store and patting a large buck, Teddy, who was in an enclosure by the goats. (He was there to get used to seeing lots of people, as he would be the buck on display at the county's fair later in the month.)

The tour was wonderful and close to an hour long. We paid for two buckets of deer pellets to take with us to feed the deer. I would definitely recommend this, especially if you have children, because the deer are really gentle and take the large pellets right from your hands. Our son wasn't scared at all to feed the deer and he loved seeing them stick their heads through the slats in the wagon. The farm is huge and the tour takes you through several different enclosures, so you can see all the different deer up close, from the females with fawns all the way to the giant males, with their impressive racks. This is an activity we will probably do yearly with our son.

A note on when to go. We went at the very beginning of September and they had already cut the racks off many of the male deer to prevent them from hurting each other during the rutt. So to really see lots of antlers, visit earlier in the summer. Babies are born in late spring, so if you want to see really little fawns, visit then.

This is a farm, the deer are used for meat and they offer hunts as well. If you are overly sensitive about such things, please don't visit. However, if you are a lover of venison, you will find the store has two refrigerators/freezers full of venison treats. We got smoked venison kielbasi and it was delicious!

6. Whistler's Mother Statue

237 Chestnut St, N. Hoffman Blvd., Ashland, PA 17921-1318
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Whistler's Mother Statue

Reviewed By Hiker17920 - Aristes, Pennsylvania

Celebrating Mother, the "Mother" as she's known locally is one of a kind in the USA. To scale replica watching over the town since 1938. Stop by the Ashland Historical Preservation Society across the Main St. to learn much more on her, the town and surrounding area. AAHPS is by appointment only unless there are other town wide activities going on. Free admission, donations accepted.

391 Knoebels Blvd, Inside Knoebles Amusement Park, Elysburg, PA 17824-7127
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Knoebels Carousel Museum

Reviewed By krocking123

If you are interested in carousel history, this place is for you .. they have ponies from all over the world and from many many years ago. It is free and if it's hot out than might as well stop in and check it out.

8. Knoebles Mining Museum

391 Knoebels Blvd, Inside Knoebles Amusement Park, Elysburg, PA 17824-7127
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Knoebles Mining Museum

Reviewed By Hokiechip - Roanoke, VA

Located inside of Knoebels Park, we went through when the rides were closed and are glad we did. Nice history of mining in the area. Very informative.

9. Knoebels History Museum

391 Knoebels Blvd, Inside Knoebles Amusement Park, Elysburg, PA 17824-7127
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Knoebels History Museum

Reviewed By Hokiechip - Roanoke, VA

Really nice job of capturing the 90 year history of Knoebels. Great timeline as well as some really cool pictures of the past. Well worth the time to walk though.

10. Winterwalk Train Display

533 Centre St, Ashland, PA 17921-1329 +1 570-875-1529
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Winterwalk Train Display

6 Displays of trains and animated buildings and figures

Reviewed By Hiker17920 - Aristes, Pennsylvania

Great for anyone with an interest in trains, children will love it. It can get rushed during local holiday events but still much to take in. Go on off days and hours to fully appreciate all the details.

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