The Blue Mountain Estate is situated in New Ringgold, Pennsylvania very near the border between Schuylkill and Berks County. The property is approximately two hours by vehicle along interstate highway to New York and 75 minutes to Philadelphia, and it is situated just a few minutes from the Interstate 78 interchange at Hamburg, exit 29B at PA Route 61. Allentown is just 40 minutes away, Reading is about 25 minutes away, and Orwigsburg is just 10 minutes from the Blue Mountain Estate. The property’s rural location is just an hour from Harrisburg and close to the Pocono Mountains.
Lehigh Valley International Airport and Reading Regional Airport each provide nearby facilities for private aviation and jet service. Smaller private airports are also scattered around the region. Local zoning regulations permit the Blue Mountain Estate to be equipped with a private heliport.
The region is largely rural in its character, with clusters of small towns and villages along charming country roads. Hills and valleys surround you here, with each valley showcasing a delightful stream or river. Alluring forests and farm fields create a patchwork of varied landscape that color the surrounding area throughout the seasons. Wildlife of all kinds is in abundance here- one needs only to open their eyes to discover beautiful creatures all around the natural landscape.
But unlike other areas located within a couple hours of the larger metropolitan regions, this is not a touristy area. This is not a place where the two-lane country roads become congested on weekends, though people certainly do come to see the beauty here. It is mostly quiet and relaxing, and people here are authentic and friendly- most live here year-round. Many recreational activities can be found nearby, including hiking, fishing, hunting, kayaking, skiing, mountain biking, and bird-watching. Plenty of agricultural experiences are also nearby, including terrific farmers markets, creameries, award-winning wineries, orchards, and the like.
The Schuylkill Country Club is located 10 minutes away in nearby Orwigsburg. Cabela’s offers a 250,000 square-foot flagship store just 12 minutes away in Hamburg, serving all of your outdoor recreational needs. Exceptional, award-winning dining experiences can be found close by, including local favorites such as Greystone Restaurant in Pottsville, Nutty Pear in Schuylkill Haven, and Glasbern Inn in Fogelsville. D.G. Yuengling & Son, the oldest operating brewery in America, is located nearby in Pottsville.
The Blue Mountain Estate and its surrounding locale offer the perfect getaway to enjoy the very best of what rural Pennsylvania living has to offer.
Muhammad Ali takes his daily three-mile run along a Pennsylvania country road shrouded in early morning fog near his Deer Lake training camp in 1978. // Credit: Keith Williams, The Courier-Journal, USA TODAY Sports
Heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali relocated his personal training facility from Miami in the early 1970’s to neighboring Deer Lake. Ali’s camp is today a living restoration which shares Ali’s story, located about seven miles away from the Blue Mountain Estate. He chose to live here and prepare for some of the biggest fights of his career in these picturesque hills because it afforded him the privacy he sought, but it was close to the major metropolitan areas of the East Coast. VIPs and dignitaries from around the globe would come to Schuylkill County and spend time with the Champ in the place he cherished and felt most at home. But just as importantly, Ali connected with the friendly locals from the nearby towns and villages who opened their arms to him and made him feel at home. Today, stories of Ali’s years on the hillside are still shared fondly amongst the locals, and this place continues to welcome and invite those looking to make a quiet home here.