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Pennsylvania Dutch Country Visitors Center       501 Greenfield Road, Lancaster, PA 17601       717-299-8901       www.padutchcountry.com

Things to Do

Outdoor activities in Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Outdoor activities in Lancaster, PA let you experience PA Dutch Country’s natural beauty.

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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Willow Valley Golf Course

Willow Valley Golf Course

2400 Wilow Street Pike, Behind Doubletree Resort at Willow Valley, Lancaster, PA

(717) 464-4448

Immaculate 9-hole golf course.

Ed

Ed's Buggy Rides

253 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks, PA

(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.

Lost Treasure Golf and Maze

Lost Treasure Golf and Maze

2521 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA

(717) 391-8234

Come join the fun! Miniature golf at its finest!

Stoudtburg Village & Shops

Stoudtburg Village & Shops

2800 North Reading Road, Route 272, Adamstown, PA

(717) 484-4386

Enjoy the European ambience as you stroll through the shops, sample award-winning beer, go antiquing, and join in the fun at our special events.

Village Greens Miniature Golf and Snack Shoppe

Village Greens Miniature Golf and Snack Shoppe

1444 Village Road, Route 741 west of Strasburg, Strasburg, PA

(717) 687-6933

Two spacious miniature golf courses in a unique garden-type setting, along with a snack shoppe and outside patio.

Balloon Rides Daily by United States Hot Air Balloon Team

Balloon Rides Daily by United States Hot Air Balloon Team

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

(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.

Strasburg Scooters

Strasburg Scooters

242 Gap Road, Ronks, PA

(717) 344-2488

Explore the Lancaster County countryside on your own scooter. There's a postcard in every turn!

Ephrata Cloister

Ephrata Cloister

632 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA

(717) 733-6600

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

Lancaster Host Golf Resort

Lancaster Host Golf Resort

2300 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA

(717) 299-5500

Challenging 18-hole golf course with a driving range and night-lit putting green. We also offer miniature golf.

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, PA

(717) 687-6843

50 Farm Fun Activities for all ages. Home of the Amazing Maize Maze – World’s Largest Interactive Game! Spring thru fall, there’s always something fun to do at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm!

Barnyard Kingdom

Barnyard Kingdom

211 South Donerville Road, Lancaster, PA

(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.

Leisure Bowling and Golfing Center

Leisure Bowling and Golfing Center

3440 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, PA

(717) 392-2121

Putt, split, munch, cue up, shoot, sip, chip, break, drive, flip, strike, hook - only at Leisure Lanes.

Strasburg Rail Road™

Strasburg Rail Road™

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

(717) 687-7522

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

Wolf Sanctuary of PA

Wolf Sanctuary of PA

465 Speedwell Forge Road, Lititz, PA

(717) 626-4617

Home of the Speedwell Wolves.

Wonderland Mini-Golf

Wonderland Mini-Golf

2249 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA

(866) 386-2839

Challenging 18-hole miniature golf course complete with walk-through cave, waterfalls, bridges and sand traps that's fun for the whole family.

Kitchen Kettle Village

Kitchen Kettle Village

3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA

(717) 768-8261

Village of 42 country shops and restaurants built around our nationally celebrated Jam & Relish Kitchen. Don't miss our fun food festivals celebrating everything from rhubarb to tailgating!

Sickman

Sickman's Mill Creek Tubing

671 Sand Hill Road, Pequea, PA

717-872-5951

Sit back, relax and enjoy a tube ride along the scenic Pequea Creek.

Amish Farm and House

Amish Farm and House

2395 Covered Bridge Drive, Lancaster, PA

(717) 394-6185

See a charming, Pennsylvania Dutch farm in operation, complete with farm animals and fowl. Learn about the Old Order Amish.

LancasterHistory.org Museum Store

LancasterHistory.org Museum Store

4 West King Street, Lancaster, PA

(717) 392-4633

LancasterHistory.org maintains its downtown presence with this first floor Gallery & Bookstore located just steps from Penn Square. Rotating exhibitions.

Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA

(610) 388-1000

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