If you are touring Pennsylvania and have had your fill of Independence Hall, the Dutch country, Gettysburg and those crazy folks in Pittsburgh who speak their own dialect of English and eat “jumbo sammitches”, then head on over to Carbon County where you can stroll through a Victorian village, river raft, hike up natural cascading falls, ride a scenic train, sip wine on the veranda of a mansion and go to a service in a ~ $20,000,000 local church (St. Mark’s Episcopal Church).
Jim Thorpe, PA (formally Mauch Chunk, meaning “Sleeping Bear mountain”) was a delightful surprise in my tour of Pennsylvania. There’s something for everyone to do there. That also includes sitting around doing nothing but relaxing too! I only spent one night there but was still able to sample a lot. Assuming I get to return, I would love to go on a bike ride, see a show at the opera house and go on a ghost tour. For those who have extra time, there is a coal mining tour nearby in Lansford. You are, afterall, in the heart of what used to be coal country!