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

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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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Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim, PA

(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.

Spooky Nook Sports

Spooky Nook Sports

2913 Spooky Nook Road, Manheim, PA

(717) 945-7087

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


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.

Aaron and Jessica

Aaron and Jessica's Buggy Rides

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

(717) 768-8828

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

Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park

Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park

2249 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA

(717) 291-1888

More than 30 rides, daily entertainment, Duke's Lagoon water-play area, games, food and more! Now booking group caterings and birthday parties.


Sickman's Mill Creek Tubing

671 Sand Hill Road, Pequea, PA


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

4 West King Street, Lancaster, PA

(717) 392-4633 maintains its downtown presence with this first floor Gallery & Bookstore located just steps from Penn Square. Rotating exhibitions.

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.

Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum

Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum

2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA

(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.

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.

AvalancheXpress Snow Tubing at Heritage Hills Resort

AvalancheXpress Snow Tubing at Heritage Hills Resort

Heritage Hills Resort and Conference Center, 2700 Mount Rose Avenue, York, PA

(717) 755-0123

Snow Tubing and Ice Skating at Heritage Hills in York, PA!  Snow  Fun for Everyone!

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!

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.

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!


Water's Edge Mini Golf

230 N. Ronks Road, located directly behind Bird-in-Hand Restaurant off Route 340, Bird-in-Hand, PA

(717) 768-4653

A beautifully landscaped, water-filled miniature golf course that is both challenging and relaxing.

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.

Zip Line Canopy Tours at Refreshing Mountain

Zip Line Canopy Tours at Refreshing Mountain

455 Camp Road, Stevens, PA

(717) 738-1490

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.


Abe's Buggy Rides

2596 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA


Why ride with strangers when you can have a private tour in your own authentic Amish buggy? We have many satisfied repeat customers.

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.

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.