Anthrcite Outdoor Adventure Area www.AOAAtrails.com
The Northumberland County Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA) is a 6,500 acre motorized and non-motorized recreation facility with its welcome center and parking lot located at 4100 State Route 125, Coal Township, PA 17866-7806. Phone number for the Welcome Center is 570-648-2626. The AOAA is NOW OPEN for motorized vehicles of all types (ATVs, UTVs, SxS, Dirt Bikes, and Full Size Vehicles). The 3,000 acre Eastern Reserve is available for open riding, with mapped and signed intersections. The 3,500 acre Western Reserve is open on weekends only.
Knoebels Amusement Resort www.Knoebels.com
America’s largest free-admission amusement park also offers free parking, free daily entertainment and free picnic facilities. Take a dip in the 900,000-gallon Crystal Pool filled with refreshing mountain stream water. The pool area includes waterslides, diving boards and a play area just for young children. Stay overnight at one of two campgrounds that include cabins and over 800 campsites. In addition to over 60 rides, award-winning food, swimming, games, miniature golf and gift shops, visitors can add a round of golf at Knoebels Three Ponds Golf Course right next door to the park.
Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine Tour www.pioneertunnel.com
Pioneer Tunnel is a tourist attraction located in Ashland, PA. The tourist attraction has a coal mine tour, steam train ride, a gift shop, and food shop. The Coal Mine Tour is described as a horizontal drift mine. Its level tunnel runs 1800 feet straight into the side of the Mahanoy Mountain. You make the trip in comfort, riding in open mine cars pulled by a battery-operated mine motor. The steam train ride allows you to travel back through time on an old-time narrow gauge steam locomotive, the Henry Clay. Built in the 1920’s, The Henry Clay takes you on a scenic three-quarter mile ride around the side of Mahanoy Mountain to show you another kind of mining called strip mining. You’ll visit the Mammoth Stripping, an area where an unusually thick seam of anthracite known as the Mammoth Vein outcrops to the surface of the earth.