Outdoor Recreation Things To Do in Lancaster, PA

Outdoor activities in Lancaster, PA

Experience PA Dutch Country’s natural beauty with biking, hiking, covered bridge tours, hot air balloon rides and the best outdoor Lancaster activities.

Escape to the great outdoors during your trip to Lancaster County, which boasts a whole host of ways to enjoy our landscape while taking in a breath of fresh air! You’ll quickly discover that the outdoor activities in Lancaster, PA are some of the best ways to interact with the Pennsylvania Dutch culture and landscape. 

Lancaster outdoor activities range from leisurely to exciting. Some of the best hiking/biking trails and parks in Pennsylvania are found here in Lancaster County. Grab your mountain bike for some off-road biking, or wind along our scenic back roads, which have been voted one of the best places to "get lost." 

Our seemingly endless miles of rolling Pennsylvania Amish farmlands and 29 PA Dutch covered bridges will serve as your pathway to simpler times. Explore them by foot, by bike, by horse and buggy, or even by air in a hot air balloon. Your choices are as wide open as our landscapes. Start planning your trip by exploring our Lancaster activities directory below.

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Route 30, Mountville Exit, Mountville, PA 17554

(717) 285-7007

Nineteen beautiful holes, foot bridges, pond and streams, old fashioned covered bridge, cascading waterfalls, tunnel and cave, and statues.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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429 Strasburg Road, Paradise, PA 17562

(717) 687-7353

Real farm fun for kids of all ages! Be sure to include this stop in your next Lancaster County visit!

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Plain & Fancy Farm, Route 340, Bird in Hand, PA 17505

(717) 768-8828

Spectacular four-mile or longer tours available. Visit inside a real Amish house and barn.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

2521 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17572

(717) 391-8234

Come join the fun! Miniature golf at its finest!

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

2727 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505

(800) 763-5987 (800) 763-5987

Hot air balloon rides are the best way to see Lancaster County. Create a memory. Give the "ultimate gift" for any occasion.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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211 South Donerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 872-1554

Come visit us on the farm and enjoy our corn maze, pig race, country cooking, etc. Be sure to visit our farm market while you are here.

River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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1441 Harrisburg Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 735-8883

Each year Long's Par is home to a whole host of activities including the free summer-long music series, a nationally acclaimed fine art and craft festival, and the world’s largest chicken barbecue. Long’s Park also boasts other outdoor amenities including picnic pavilions, a petting farm, children’s playgrounds, and a three-acre, spring fed lake, tennis courts and a fitness trail.

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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632 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522

(717) 733-6600

One of America's earliest communal societies, best known for its original art and music and distinctive medieval Germanic architecture.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 569-0401

Largest Pennsylvania Dutch Living History Farm & Village in the country, interpreting German Heritage from 1740-1940, including tours and traditional craft demonstrations.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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253 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks, PA 17572

(717) 687-0360

Right across the street from Sight & Sound Theatre. Tours through historic Amish farmlands, where you'll see the everyday routine of the Amish from an authentic Amish buggy.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

301 Gap Road, Route 741, Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572

(717) 687-7522

Fun train ride through Amish Country. Enjoy shops, dining and activities at the station. All aboard!

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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2700 Mount Rose Avenue, York, PA 17402

(717) 755-0123 (877) 782-9752

Voted York’s Best Golf for over 8 years!

Next-door Neighbors region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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5 W. King Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 687-6687

Discover the other side of Pennsylvania Dutch Country on candlelight walking tours in historic Lancaster City.

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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99 Stehman Road, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 872-5768

If you think...you've seen it all...THINK again! The NEW Jason's Woods.  If your doing Halloween, do it right--Jason's Woods!!

River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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Kitchen Kettle Village, Route 340, Intercourse, PA 17534

(717) 687-9962

Take our famous 5-mile Covered Bridge Ride, a 4-mile country ride through the Amish farmland or our Original Ride Around Town!

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

2913 Spooky Nook Road, Manheim, PA 17545

(717) 945-7087

Spooky Nook Sports has something exciting for every age and ability.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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455 Camp Road, Stevens, PA 17578

(717) 738-1490 (888) 353-1490

Looking for high adventure? Come take a ride on one of our Canopy Tours! Our guides will accompany you as you "fly" through the trees and enjoy a "bird's eye" view of the beautiful woodscape.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348

(610) 388-1000 (800) 737-5500

Featuring the beauty of the seasons with acres of outdoor and indoor displays and fountains.

Next-door Neighbors region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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2766 Old Philadelphia Pk., Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505

(717) 598-3191

Rent a motorcycle, scooter or bicycle and ride the timeless countryside of Lancaster County and surrounding areas.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim, PA 17545

(717) 665-7021

Experience the fantasy and relive the romance and adventure of bygone days and knights in our 35-acre Elizabethan village at Mount Hope Estate & Winery.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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