Since you’re willing to drive a distance, here are two suggestions:
*15 miles ESE of Pottsville is Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton. Beautiful views, nice hiking, an underground river that you can hear trucking along at spots on the trail (and River of Rocks in particular where you can scramble over SUV sized chunks of granite (maybe it’s marble, IANAGeologist) to get to the other trail that goes up the mountain to circle around back to your starting point. Or sit and watch hawks come and go.
*30 miles NW of Pottsville is Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg. Old timey amusement park nestled in a valley – no E ticket purchase necessary as you pay for the rides you wish to enjoy.
Sadly, Roadside America in Shartlesville closed its doors for good recently.
Of course, out in Bethlehem they’re doing time.