Destination Guide: Shenandoah (Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County) in United States (2023)

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Delve into Shenandoah

Shenandoah in Schuylkill County (Pennsylvania) with it's 4,873 habitants is located in United States about 140 mi (or 226 km) north of Washington DC, the country's capital town.

Current time in Shenandoah is now 01:25 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named America / New York with an UTC offset of -4 hours. We know of 12 airports close to Shenandoah, of which 5 are larger airports. The closest airport in United States is Reading Regional Carl A Spaatz Field in a distance of 33 mi (or 53 km), South-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. It's Independence Hall in a distance of 93 mi (or 150 km), South-East. Also, if you like playing golf, there are some options within driving distance. If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Pottsville, Bloomsburg, Danville, Jim Thorpe and Lebanon. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 11°C / 51 °F

Morning Temperature7°C / 45 °F
Evening Temperature10°C / 50 °F
Night Temperature8°C / 46 °F
Chance of rainfall0%
Air Humidity47%
Air Pressure1025 hPa
Wind SpeedGentle Breeze with 7 km/h (4 mph) from South-West
Cloud ConditionsOvercast clouds, covering 100% of sky
General ConditionsOvercast clouds

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Monday, 3rd of October 2022

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9°C (48 °F)
9°C (48 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Tuesday, 4th of October 2022

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13°C (56 °F)
9°C (48 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Wednesday, 5th of October 2022

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17°C (62 °F)
10°C (50 °F)
Broken clouds, calm.

Hotels and Places to Stay

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites FRACKVILLE

Address
3,7 mi
958 SCHUYKILL MALL
17931 FRACKVILLE
United States

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Granny's Motel Frackville

Address
3,3 mi
115 W Coal St
17931 Frackville
United States

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

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Rodeway Inn Frackville

Address
3,3 mi
701 Altamont Blvd
17931 Frackville
United States

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 13:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Altamont, Pennsylvania

Altamont is a census-designated place (CDP) in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA. The population was 2,689 at the 2000 census.

Located at 40.7833, -76.2228 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Census-designated places in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Frackville, Pennsylvania

Frackville is a borough in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. Frackville is located near the intersection of Interstate 81 and Pennsylvania State Route 61, approximately 55 miles northeast of Harrisburg and 45 miles southwest of Wilkes-Barre.

Located at 40.7836, -76.2336 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
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Populated places established in 1861, Boroughs in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, Coal towns

Gilberton, Pennsylvania

Gilberton is a borough in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, four miles (7km) west by south of Mahanoy City. Extensive deposits of coal are in the region, and coal-mining had been practiced by many of the 4,373 people who lived there in 1900. The coal-mining industry was thriving in 1910, and 5,401 people lived in Gilberton. The population was 867 at the 2000 census.

Located at 40.7975, -76.2258 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
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Populated places established in 1873, Municipalities of the Anthracite Coal Region of Pennsylvania, Boroughs in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, Coal towns

New Boston-Morea, Pennsylvania

New Boston-Morea (pronounced "Maria") is a census-designated place (CDP) in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 441 at the 2000 census. It uses the Mahanoy City zip code of 17948. http://www. hipcodes. com/17948/

Located at 40.7911, -76.1675 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
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Census-designated places in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Shenandoah, Pennsylvania

Shenandoah is a small town located in the lower part of the anthracite Coal Region, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. It is 105 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The Greater Shenandoah area includes Shenandoah Heights, which is part of West Mahanoy Township and is located just north of Shenandoah.

Located at 40.8197, -76.2028 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
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Populated places established in 1820, 1820 establishments in the United States, Municipalities of the Anthracite Coal Region of Pennsylvania, Boroughs in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, Coal towns

Shenandoah Heights, Pennsylvania

Shenandoah Heights is a census-designated place (CDP) in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,298 at the 2000 census.

Located at 40.8297, -76.2058 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
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Census-designated places in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

WAVT-FM

WAVT-FM is a radio station licensed to Pottsville, Pennsylvania, USA and can be heard as far away as Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but you may hear some interference from other stations. The station is currently owned by Pottsville Broadcasting Co. On November 20, 1948, the station signed on. The station plays top 40 with broadcasts of local high school sports and Penn State football.

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Located at 40.8306, -76.2089 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
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Radio stations in Pennsylvania, Radio stations established in 1948

State Correctional Institution – Mahanoy

State Correctional Institution – Mahanoy is a 1,000 cell, all male, Medium-Security, correctional facility located along Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

Located at 40.7928, -76.1806 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
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FAQs

What is Shenandoah Pa known for? ›

Shenandoah grew rapidly with the influx of skilled miners and laborers to work the surrounding coal fields. Situated in the Middle Western coal field, Shenandoah had the richest deposit of Anthracite of all the known fields. The Mammoth vein, the largest known anthracite coal vein, runs directly under the town.

Is Shenandoah Pa a good place to live? ›

Shenandoah has been a great place to live. The community is very accepting and the school has always been a great place to go.

How big is Shenandoah Pennsylvania? ›

What do I need to know before going to Shenandoah? ›

What You Need to Know Before Visiting Shenandoah
  • Prepare to see a lot of the park in just a few days. At just 200,000 acres with a single road delivering you directly to trailheads and campgrounds, it's easy to see the highlights in little time. ...
  • Expect to work for the best hikes. ...
  • Bring a fly rod.
7 Oct 2020

How many days should you spend in Shenandoah? ›

To get the full Shenandoah experience, plan to spend at least two nights so that you'll have ample time to do multiple hikes, splash in a waterfall, visit Rapidan Camp, see Luray Caverns, and gaze up at the star-filled night sky.

Where is the most affordable place to live in Pennsylvania? ›

1. Pottsville. The most affordable city is Pottsville, which is in the eastern region of the state.

What is the most desirable place to live in Pennsylvania? ›

Best Places to Live in Pennsylvania in 2022-2023
  • Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Harrisburg, PA.
  • Lancaster, PA.
  • Reading, PA.
  • Scranton, PA.
  • York, PA.
  • Philadelphia, PA.

What is the safest city to live in Pennsylvania? ›

Whitemarsh Township is third in the ranking of Pennsylvania's safest cities. The Philadelphia suburb posted an admirable 0.56 per 1k violent crime rate.
...
Safest Cities in Pennsylvania, 2019.
RankCitySafety Index
1Munhall0.71
2Willistown Township0.7
3Whitemarsh Township0.68
4Whitehall0.67
96 more rows

Which part of Shenandoah is the best? ›

Best Things to do in Shenandoah National Park
  • Skyline Drive. Without a doubt, this is the best thing to do in Shenandoah National Park. ...
  • Dark Hollow Falls. Dark Hollow Falls is one of the most popular hikes in Shenandoah National Park. ...
  • Bearfence Mountain. ...
  • Stony Man. ...
  • Hawksbill Mountain. ...
  • Rose River Falls. ...
  • Marys Rock. ...
  • Old Rag.
14 Aug 2022

Is Shenandoah worth visiting? ›

We might be a little biased since we love to travel, but we think Shenandoah National Park is absolutely worth visiting. If you're in the eastern US and trying to get away from the hustle and bustle of regular life for a while, there's really nowhere better than Shenandoah to find peace and quiet.

Can you drive in Shenandoah at night? ›

Shenandoah National Park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Although the Park is always open, Skyline Drive may be closed at times due to inclement weather conditions.

What city is Shenandoah close to? ›

Harrisonburg, VA. Waynesboro, VA. Charlottesville, VA.

What is the closest town to Shenandoah National Park? ›

Shenandoah National Park is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, just west of Washington, D.C. The Park stretches 105 miles from its northern entrance at Front Royal to its southern entrance near Waynesboro.

What town is near Shenandoah Valley? ›

The Shenandoah Valley will forever be associated with Shenandoah National Park. Opened in 1935, the park encompasses nearly 200,000 acres along the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park can be accessed through the quaint Shenandoah Valley towns of Waynesboro, Luray and Front Royal.

What is the best time to visit Shenandoah National Park? ›

The best times to visit Shenandoah National Park are September through November and March through May, when the park is at its prettiest. Fall welcomes warm shades throughout the park, putting an autumnal twist on Shenandoah's panoramic views.

Do you need a reservation to enter Shenandoah National Park? ›

Shenandoah National Park (Virginia)

Again, you only need to make reservations to access a section of the park in a specific time period. To go to Old Rag Mountain between March 1 and November 30, 2022, you will need to pay a $ 1-day reservation (non-refundable) on this website.

What is the prettiest part of Skyline Drive? ›

The best section of Skyline Drive is the Range View Overlook which has some of the best views of the northern section of the park, and also the South River Overlook which is the best sunrise spot.

Is it worth driving all of Skyline Drive? ›

If getting to Shenandoah National Park is a bit of a drive, MAKE IT! It is worth it and driving any length of this awesome drive is worth it. The views are amazing and there are plenty of pull-offs for viewing and taking pictures. My wife, kids, and I truly enjoyed our day at the park and using this drive.

Can you swim in Shenandoah Waterfalls? ›

On a hot day, there's nothing like a cool down in the refreshingly cold basin that gets filled up by a waterfall in Virginia, like 67-foot-tall Rose River Falls at Shenandoah National Park. Since not every waterfall comes with a dreamy swimming hole, this waterfall hike is an easy one to love.

What state has lowest cost of living? ›

Mississippi

Coming in as the cheapest state to live in in the United States is Mississippi with a cost of living index score of 83.3. It also has the lowest average housing costs in the nation at 33.7% below the national average.

Where do millionaires live in Pennsylvania? ›

Fox Chapel Borough, Pennsylvania is being credited as the richest town in the Keystone State. Stacker.com compiled a list of the richest towns in all 50 U.S. states, which lists Fox Chapel Borough as having a median household income of $205,987 (199.8% more than the U.S. median income).

Is Pennsylvania a good place to live for retirees? ›

Five of the top 10 places to retire are in Pennsylvania this year, thanks to retirees prioritizing housing affordability. Florida is a well-known retirement destination, but this year, three of the top five best places to retire are in Pennsylvania, according to a U.S. News & World Report analysis released Tuesday.

Is moving to Pennsylvania a good idea? ›

Pennsylvania offers all the essentials for a high-quality of life. If you remember, earlier we mentioned that Pennsylvania is known as the Keystone state for its central location. This has also gifted the state with miles and miles of stunning landscape that include mountain trails, vast lakes and stunning forests.

Is Pennsylvania a cheap state to live in? ›

The cost of living in Pennsylvania is 1% lower than the national average. Housing is 9% lower than the national average, while utilities are 8% higher. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 1% higher than in the rest of the country, while clothing costs 1% higher.

What county in PA is the safest? ›

Pennsylvania's Safest Cities
PACityTotal crimes
1Penn Township, Westmoreland County31
2South Park Township26
3Upper Providence Township, Delaware County22
4Towamencin Township57
39 more rows
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How long does it take to drive through Skyline Drive? ›

The Skyline Drive runs 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah National Park and is the only public road through the Park. It takes about three hours to travel the entire length of the Park on a clear day. Skyline Drive is generally open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

Are there waterfalls in Shenandoah National Park? ›

Shenandoah is not only known for its breathtaking Skyline Drive but also its beautiful, flowing, high waterfalls. These scenic trails highlight the dramatic changes in elevation that create the plentiful waterfalls in this region to wow you.

What food is the Shenandoah Valley known for? ›

Typical Shenandoah Valley cuisine often taps into its immigrant and agricultural roots, with hearty stews, grits, cornbread pudding, or famous Virginia ham with redeye gravy. Trout, sourced directly from Shenandoah Valley rivers, is often a mainstay.

Are there hot springs in Shenandoah National Park? ›

10. Shenandoah Hot Springs. Come and soak in the healing waters at Shenandoah Hot Springs. Interestingly enough, when you visit, you'll find that Shenandoah has now grown into a public water park.

Is Shenandoah National Park free? ›

You are required to pay an entrance fee in order to access Shenandoah National Park, whether you're driving on Skyline Drive or hiking in from the boundary. There are many options for entrance passes: Entrance passes are for single vehicles and individuals entering on foot and are good for seven consecutive days.

Can you see the Milky Way from Shenandoah? ›

On moonless and cloud-free nights it is a wonderful spot to view the Milky Way or some of the 2500 stars visible to the unaided eye that make up one of the 88 official constellations.

Are there bathrooms along Skyline Drive? ›

Available Facilities: Restrooms, information desk, exhibits, ranger programs, videos, bookstore, publications, maps, back country permits, and first aid. Big Meadows across Skyline Drive from visitor center.

Is Skyline Drive hard to drive? ›

The speed limit on Skyline Drive is 35 mph, which means that you can cover its 105 miles in just 3 hours without stopping. However, it's the countless stops that make this such an amazing road to drive. Count on 5-6 hours or more to really get the most out of driving Skyline Drive.

What is so special about Shenandoah? ›

Five hundred miles of trails, consisting of 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail, lead visitors to waterfalls, panoramic views, protected wilderness, and preserved human history in the Shenandoah valley. A park full of recreational opportunities for the entire family, Shenandoah is worth a repeat visit.

Why is it called Shenandoah? ›

“Shenandoah” is derived from native American languages, most likely the Algonquin “schind-han-do-wi.” Many translations have been proposed, but the most enticing is “Beautiful Daughter of the Stars.” As that legend goes, Shenandoah was once a great lake in the mountains of Virginia.

Why is Shenandoah National Park famous? ›

The park is best known for Skyline Drive, a 105-mile (169 km) road that runs the length of the park along the ridge of the mountains. 101 miles (163 km) of the Appalachian Trail are also in the park. In total, there are over 500 miles (800 km) of trails within the park.

What are the 4 entrances to Skyline Drive? ›

Front Royal Entrance Station - Most northern entrance (Mile 0.6), accessible via U.S. 340 (5 minutes from the town of Front Royal) Thornton Gap Entrance Station - (Mile 31.5), accessible via U.S. 211 (15 minutes from downtown Luray) Swift Run Gap Entrance Station - (Mile 65.7), accessible via U.S. 33.

How many waterfalls are in Shenandoah National Park? ›

Shenandoah National Park alone has more than a dozen named waterfalls and dozens more course through Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Here we list a few of the most accessible. One of the most popular waterfall hikes in the Valley, not only because of its singular beauty but its ease of access.

Are the Blue Ridge Mountains part of Shenandoah National Park? ›

Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway are two different national park units. Please note that Skyline Drive uses its own separate milepost numbering system which also begins at 0 at the northern end.

What is the biggest city in the Shenandoah Valley? ›

10 Best Towns in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
  1. Lexington. Lexington is the quintessential small Shenandoah Valley town. ...
  2. Harrisonburg. Harrisonburg is the largest city in the Shenandoah Valley, with a population of over 53,000 people. ...
  3. Staunton. ...
  4. Luray. ...
  5. Waynesboro. ...
  6. Winchester. ...
  7. Berryville. ...
  8. Bridgewater.
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Are the Blue Ridge Mountains the same as the Shenandoah Mountains? ›

The Blue Ridge mountains in Shenandoah National Park lie entirely within the Blue Ridge physiographic province, the narrow mountainous area between the low-lying Piedmont province to the east and the Valley and Ridge physiographic province to the west.

What is special about Shenandoah Valley? ›

Scenic drives through the Shenandoah Valley are very popular with bikers and motorcyclists. Throughout the Valley, there are hiking trails that range from an easy stroll in the woods to multi-day excursions. The famous Appalachian Trail winds through the region, including a long stretch within Shenandoah National Park.

What major is Shenandoah University known for? ›

The most popular majors at Shenandoah University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Visual and Performing Arts; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; Education; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective ...

Why is the Shenandoah River famous? ›

The famed Shenandoah River is the major waterway and drainage system of the Shenandoah Valley. It is ideal for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and observing nature. The North Fork of the Shenandoah River is approximately 95 miles long, while the South Fork runs about 150 miles.

Is Shenandoah Public or private? ›

Founded in 1875, Shenandoah University is a private, nationally recognized applied liberal arts institution, located in historic Winchester, Virginia. Shenandoah's close-knit community is rich in creative energy and intellectual challenge.

What towns make up the Shenandoah Valley? ›

Here are some of the coolest towns in the Shenandoah Valley, from north to south.
  • 01 of 09. Shepherdstown, West Virginia. ...
  • 02 of 09. Berryville, Virginia. ...
  • 03 of 09. Strasburg, Virginia. ...
  • 04 of 09. Front Royal, Virginia. ...
  • 05 of 09. New Market, Virginia. ...
  • 06 of 09. Luray, Virginia. ...
  • 07 of 09. Staunton, Virginia. ...
  • 08 of 09.
23 Feb 2021

How popular is Shenandoah? ›

Shenandoah National Park isn't just beautiful; it's pretty popular, with an average of over 1.2 million visitors every year. You can find this place of brilliance in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and West Virginia.

Can you swim in Shenandoah waterfalls? ›

On a hot day, there's nothing like a cool down in the refreshingly cold basin that gets filled up by a waterfall in Virginia, like 67-foot-tall Rose River Falls at Shenandoah National Park. Since not every waterfall comes with a dreamy swimming hole, this waterfall hike is an easy one to love.

Are there snakes in the Shenandoah River? ›

Two venomous snakes are found in Shenandoah: the timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) and the copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix). Although these snakes are generally not aggressive, visitors should give them a wide berth and leave them unmolested.

What does the word Shenandoah mean? ›

Derived from the Algonquian schind-han-do-wi, the literal translation of which has been thought to be "spruce stream," "great plains," or "beautiful daughter of the stars." The name of a river and valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Virginia, Shenandoah was popularized as a given name by the folk song " ...

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