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Summit-Hill is a borough in Carbon County, northeastern Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the population was 2,974 residents. This beautiful little hilltop community sits at an elevation of 1600 feet above sea level. Founded in 1791 by Philip Ginder, a hunter who discovered coal on Sharp Mountain (which is now named Summit Hill.) The town of Summit Hill is also known as being the "birthplace" of the switchback gravity railroad, which was the first gravity railroad in the United States. Summit Hill is home to a Music and Art in the Park, hosted by the Summit Hill Recreation Commission, Summit Hill Historical Society and Summit Hill Community and Improvement Organization (SHCIO). The event takes place in Ludlow Park one day per month each in June, July and August and features local arts and crafts. Summit Hill is located in the Pocono Mountain Region of Pennsylvania, which is the most visited tourist destination in the state. Known for its' outstanding skiing, sledding, snowboarding, hiking, golf and river rafting. There are many attractions in the area, including historical sites, museums and the Water Gap National Park and Bushkill Falls.

Surrounding areas: Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania (8.1 mi), West Hazleton, Pennsylvania (11.3 mi), Lake Agmar, Pennsylvania (15.6 mi), White Haven, Pennsylvania (17.1 mi), Albrightsville, Pennsylvania (19.3 mi), Towamensing Trails, Pennsylvania (19.6 mi), Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania (21.9 mi)

Summit Hill Vacation Rentals

Summit Hill Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Lantern Motor LodgeRt 209 & Rt 93Nesquehoning, PA4.2 mi.(570) 669-9433
Inn At Jim Thorpe24 BroadwayJim Thorpe, PA7.0 mi.(570) 325-2599
Harry Packer Mansion InnPacker HillJim Thorpe, PA8.0 mi.(570) 325-8566
Hampton Inn Lehighton877 Interchange RdLehighton, PA9.6 mi.(610) 377-3400
Country Inn And Suites1619 Interchange RdLehighton, PA10.4 mi.(610) 379-5066
Ramada InnRt 309 N RR 2Hazleton, PA10.7 mi.(570) 455-2061
Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott HazeltonInterstate 81 & Rt 93Hazelton, PA11.0 mi.(800) 228-2800
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites225 Singh DrCranberry, PA11.1 mi.(814) 677-2640
Comfort Inn58 State Rt 93West Hazleton, PA11.3 mi.(570) 444-9300
Best Western Genetti Inn & Suites1441 N Church StHazleton, PA12.3 mi.(570) 454-2494
Econo LodgeI-80 & Rt 93Drums, PA14.8 mi.(717) 788-5887
Holiday Inn Express1 Corporate DrDrums, PA14.8 mi.(570) 788-8081
Nesco Manor MotelRR 4 Box 4500Drums, PA14.8 mi.(717) 788-2452
Econo Lodge Inn & SuitesRt 940 Box 35White Haven, PA17.1 mi.(570) 443-0391
Mountain Laurel Resort EastI-80 And Pa TNPKWhite Haven, PA17.1 mi.(570) 443-8411
Mountain Laurel Resort WestI-80 & Pa TNPKWhite Haven, PA17.1 mi.(570) 443-8411
Holiday Inn Express958 Schuylkill Mall RdFrackville, PA19.0 mi.(570) 874-1700
Microtel Inn & Suites HamburgI-78 & Rt 61Hamburg, PA19.5 mi.(610) 562-4234
Country Inn & Suites100 Keystone Blvd EPottsville, PA19.5 mi.(570) 544-5201
Quality Hotel100 S CTR StPottsville, PA19.5 mi.(570) 622-4600
Glasbern2141 Packhouse RdFogelsville, PA19.6 mi.(610) 285-4723
Hawthorn Suites LTD7720 Main StFogelsville, PA21.0 mi.(610) 366-9422
Comfort Inn Allentown7625 Imperial WayAllentown, PA21.1 mi.(610) 391-0344
Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley7736 Adrienne DrBreinigsville, PA21.4 mi.(610) 391-1000
Hampton Inn Allentown7471 Keebler WayAllentown, PA21.6 mi.(610) 391-1500
Sleep Inn327 Star RdAllentown, PA21.6 mi.(610) 395-6603
Hilton Garden Inn Allentown West230 Sycamore RdBreinigsville, PA21.6 mi.(610) 398-6686
Super 8 Motel2160 Golden Ky RdKutztown, PA21.8 mi.(610) 285-4880
Best Western Allentown Inn & Suites5630 Tilghman StAllentown, PA21.9 mi.(610) 530-5545
Allentown Days Inn & Conference Center1151 Bulldog DrAllentown, PA22.3 mi.(610) 395-3731
Best Western Inn At Bleakeslee-PoconoRt 115Blakeslee, PA23.5 mi.(570) 646-6000
Toby Valley LodgeRt 940Blakeslee, PA23.5 mi.(717) 646-4893
Quality Inn1715 Plaza LnAllentown, PA23.8 mi.(610) 435-7880
Ramada Inn1500 Macarthur RdWhitehall, PA24.4 mi.(610) 439-1037
Wingate Inn4325 Hamilton BlvdAllentown, PA24.6 mi.(610) 366-1600
Comfort Suites3712 Hamilton BlvdAllentown, PA24.8 mi.(610) 437-9100
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites3620 Hamilton BlvdAllentown, PA24.8 mi.(610) 437-9255
Allentown Hilton Hotel904 Hamilton MallAllentown, PA24.9 mi.(610) 433-2221
Hilton Garden Inn Allentown Airport1787-B Airport RdAllentown, PA24.9 mi.(610) 443-1400
Mcintosh Inn Of Allentown1701 Catasaqua RdAllentown, PA24.9 mi.(610) 264-7531

Summit Hill Weather & Climate

East Central Pennsylvania experiences a humid continental climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and muggy, fall and spring are generally mild, and winters are cold with snow although the snowfall is variable. Some winters bring only a light dusting of snow, while others bring several major snowstorms. The average annual snowfall is 19.3 inches. Precipitation is generally spread throughout the year, with eight to eleven wet days per month. In summer, it's common to have heat waves accompanied by high humidity and thunderstorms. It is possible to experience severe weather in Pennsylvania in the form of blizzards in the wintertime and tornados in the summer, although these type of storms are not the norm.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 34°F 14°F 4.35 in. -
February 37°F 15°F 3.34 in. -
March 47°F 24°F 4.36 in. -
April 59°F 34°F 4.24 in. -
May 70°F 44°F 5.22 in. -
June 78°F 53°F 5.19 in. -
July 83°F 58°F 4.31 in. -
August 81°F 56°F 4.52 in. -
September 73°F 48°F 4.86 in. -
October 62°F 37°F 4.00 in. -
November 50°F 28°F 4.76 in. -
December 39°F 20°F 4.01 in. -

Summit Hill Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Lehigh Valley International airport (ABE) located about 25 miles southeast of Summit Hill in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the Wilkes Barre Scranton International airport (AVP) located approximately 36 miles north of Summit Hill in Wilkes - Barre / Scranton, Pennsylvania, the Harrisburg International airport (MDT) located roughly 64 miles southwest of Summit Hill in Harrisburg ( Middletown ), Pennsylvania, and finally the Philadelphia International airport (PHL) located around 73 miles south of Summit Hill in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Summit Hill Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Dorney ParkAllentownPA24.9 mi.
Pocono Play ParkBartonsvillePA33.0 mi.
Bushkill ParkEastonPA35.3 mi.
KnoebelsElysburgPA35.7 mi.
Land Of Make BelieveHopeNJ47.6 mi.
HersheyparkHersheyPA55.3 mi.
Dutch WonderlandLancasterPA59.0 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA67.1 mi.
Williams Grove ParkMechanicsburgPA73.2 mi.
Bowcraft Amusement ParkScotch PlainsNJ78.4 mi.
Blue Diamond ParkNew CastleDE82.0 mi.
ExhilaramaVoorheesNJ83.2 mi.
Clementon Amusement ParkClementonNJ84.2 mi.
Six Flags Great AdventureJacksonNJ89.8 mi.
Water Parks
Dorney Park & Whitewater KingdomAllentownPA24.9 mi.
Alpine Slide at CamelbackTannersvillePA33.0 mi.
Water WorldPhoenixvillePA51.5 mi.
Carousel Water & Fun ParkBeach LakePA65.5 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA67.1 mi.
Mountain CreekVernonNJ77.8 mi.
Splash Down ParkFishkillNY113.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Mahoning Valley GolfTamaquaPA5.2 mi.
Mountain Valley Golf CourseBarnesvillePA8.4 mi.
White Birch Golf CourseBarnesvillePA8.4 mi.
Walnut Creek Golf ClubJamestownPA8.5 mi.
Olde Homestead Golf ClubNew TripoliPA11.9 mi.
Edgewood in the PinesDrumsPA14.2 mi.
Sand Springs Golf CourseDrumsPA14.2 mi.
Mountain Laurel Golf ClubWhite HavenPA17.1 mi.
Shade Mountain Golf ClubMiddleburgPA17.7 mi.
Castle Hills Golf CourseNew CastlePA18.9 mi.
Sylvan Heights Golf CourseNew CastlePA18.9 mi.
Indian Mountain Golf CourseKresgevillePA19.7 mi.
Farview Greens Golf ClubHamburgPA19.8 mi.
Hideaway Hills Golf ClubKresgevillePA19.9 mi.
Twin Lakes Golf CourseAllentownPA20.1 mi.
Perry Golf CourseShoemakersvillePA21.7 mi.
Willow Brook Golf CourseCatasauquaPA23.6 mi.
Arnolds Golf CourseNescopeckPA23.9 mi.
Rich Maiden Golf CourseFleetwoodPA24.0 mi.
Willow Run Inn & Golf CourseBerwickPA24.4 mi.
Golf Club at Shepherd HillsWescosvillePA24.9 mi.
Allentown Municipal Golf CourseAllentownPA25.3 mi.
Iron Lakes Country ClubAllentownPA25.3 mi.
Golden Oaks Country ClubFleetwoodPA26.1 mi.
Pleasant Hills Golf CourseFleetwoodPA26.1 mi.
Southmoore Golf CourseBathPA26.2 mi.
Whitetail Golf ClubBathPA26.2 mi.
South Hills Golf ClubHanoverPA26.7 mi.
Thornhurst Country ClubThornhurstPA28.3 mi.
Rolling Meadows Golf CourseMowryPA28.4 mi.
Ski Areas
Doe MountainMacungiePA27.0 mi.
CamelbackTannersvillePA33.0 mi.
Alpine MountainAnalominkPA37.4 mi.
TanglewoodTaftonPA53.7 mi.
Shawnee MountainDelawarePA55.3 mi.
Hidden Valley SkiHidden ValleyPA56.0 mi.
Elk MountainUnion DalePA64.7 mi.
Mount ToneLake ComoPA76.0 mi.
CraigmeurNewfoundlandNJ76.5 mi.
Hidden ValleyVernonNJ77.8 mi.
Vernon Valley Great GorgeVernonNJ77.8 mi.
Holiday MountainMonticelloNY84.0 mi.
Mount PeterWarwickNY84.2 mi.
Ski SawmillMorrisPA91.1 mi.
Belleayre MoutainHighmountNY115.8 mi.
State Parks
Tuscarora State ParkPA8.0 mi. 
Lehigh Gorge State ParkPA11.0 mi. 
Beltzville State ParkPA14.4 mi. 
Locust Lake State ParkPA14.4 mi. 
Hickory Run State ParkPA17.3 mi. 
Jacobsburg State ParkPA30.0 mi. 
Big Pocono State ParkPA31.5 mi. 
Gouldsboro State ParkPA34.5 mi. 
Frances Slocum State ParkPA35.6 mi. 
Swatara State ParkPA36.6 mi. 
Tobyhanna State ParkPA38.3 mi. 
Nolde Forest State ParkPA38.6 mi. 
Historical Society of Berks County PennsylvaniaReadingPA33.9 mi.(History)
Houdini MuseumScrantonPA41.8 mi.(History)
Pocono Indian MuseumBushkillPA49.0 mi.(History)
Liberty Hall MuseumUnionNJ50.7 mi.(History)
The Roth Living Farm Museum of Delaware Valley CollegeNorth WalesPA52.6 mi.(History)
James A. Michener Art MuseumDoylestownPA52.7 mi.(Art)
Valley Forge Historical Society MuseumValley ForgePA54.5 mi.(History)
Museum of Bus TransportationHersheyPA55.3 mi.(Technology)
Hershey MuseumHersheyPA55.3 mi.(History)
Franklin and Marshall College's North MuseumLancasterPA59.0 mi.(Science)
North Museum of Natural History and ScienceLancasterPA59.0 mi.(Science)
Heritage Center Museum of Lancaster CountyLancasterPA59.0 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
ZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife ParkHersheyPA55.3 mi.
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland Ltd.AllenwoodPA57.1 mi.
Philadelphia Zoological GardenPhiladelphiaPA70.8 mi.
New Jersey State Aquarium at CamdenCamdenNJ73.6 mi.
Brandywine ZooWilmingtonDE76.5 mi.
Ross Park ZooBinghamtonNY88.0 mi.
Staten Island ZooStaten IslandNY92.5 mi.
Bergen County Zoological ParkParamusNJ94.2 mi.
Central Park Wildlife CenterNew YorkNY97.9 mi.
New York AquariumBrooklynNY100.9 mi.
Prospect Park Wildlife CenterBrooklynNY100.9 mi.
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation ParkBronxNY104.8 mi.
Queens Wildlife CenterFlushingNY107.5 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD113.1 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD113.1 mi.

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