When traveling to The Tweed Weasel in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania, we invite you to take advantage of other local attractions and restaurants, too. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Culture & Nature
Historic Schaefferstown Museum Sites
If you enjoy early American history and culture. There are 3 sites within our village that highlight local life here in the 1700s and 1800s – Gemberling-Rex House, Brendle Museum, and the Alexander Schaeffer Farmhouse. Historical festivals and events are held throughout the year, too. For details, visit hsimuseum.org.
Lebanon County Heritage Trail
The local valley is filled with countless architectural beauties. Many have been significant to the development of this region. A 100-mile driving route has been mapped out connecting more than a dozen communities. Walking maps are being developed to highlight key properties within each village. For details, go to lebanonpatrail.com.
Cornwall Iron Furnace
Learn how local iron furnace industry helped support the Revolutionary War. Part of the National Historic Landmark District, this site will impress you with its history, and the village of Cornwall will charm you with its character. For details, visit cornwallironfurnace.org.
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
Our locale is fortunate to be on the main route that waterfowl take on journeys north and south. A visit to the wildlife center is worth a stop if you appreciate the natural wonders of migratory birds. If Mike is nearby, ask to see some of his amazing wildlife images captured this year. For details, visit the Middlecreek website.
Stretch your legs by biking or walking along miles and miles of beautiful nature. The path has been renovated to secure off-street parking and accessibility. The trailhead in Cornwall is just a few miles away on Route 419. For details, go to lvrailtrail.com.
Food & Drink:
Franklin House Tavern & Restaurant
Since 1746, this site has hosted generations of thirsty, hungry travelers and local townsfolk. Today, the business is wonderful restaurant and bar. Stop in for lunch or dinner and enjoy fresh salads, grilled steaks, and excellent seafood entrees. “The Frank” is located at the big town square. For details on operating hours, visit franklinhousetavern.com.
Kleinfeltersville Hotel & Tavern
After devastating fire a couple years ago, the owner rebuilt the “K-ville” into a great new tavern. It’s a great nearby place for dinner and drinks, or drinks and dinner. Enjoy the outdoor deck in summertime. If you park in the back towards the east side, you’ll like the “Don’t feed the pig” notice posted. So please don’t feed the pig…lol. For details on operating hours, visit K-ville Hotel & Tavern Facebook page.
Tony’s Mining Company
Located in Cornwall and built in 1974. Anthony Cek, a 2nd-generation miner, wanted to serve great food in an environment that captured the essence of the industry that made Cornwall famous. Family owned and operated since its inception, Chef Xavier still serves many of the same items that appeared on the menu when Tony’s first opened. Superb fare and elegant atmosphere. For details on operating hours, visit tonysminingcompany.com.
Miners Club Restaurant
You don’t need to be a golfing enthusiast to enjoy a great meal here, but it is a well-designed course and very convenient if you do like to golf enjoy a meal. Enjoy your meal indoors or on the patio. for hours and directions, visit the Miners Club web page.
Blue Bird Inn
Just a few miles away in Cornwall, you can enjoy great casual lunch or dinner in the open-style restaurant or out on the deck (in season). The full bar offers regional craft brews and more. For information on hours of operation, visit bluebirdinn.com.
To learn more about everything Pennsylvania’s Lebanon Valley has to offer you during your visit, check out visitlebanonvalley.com.