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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2395 Covered Bridge Drive, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 394-6185

Lancaster County’s original and longest running Amish Farmhouse tour. Learn more about the Old Order Amish. Afterwards, explore our farm – complete with over a dozen types of farm animals, a one-room Amish schoolhouse, and many other activities.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

3029 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505

Take a pleasant buggy ride through an all Amish area.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

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

150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, PA 17572

(717) 687-6843 (866) 546-1799

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!

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

2300 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 299-5500 (800) 233-0121

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

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

99 Stehman Road, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 872-5768

Experience the Change...The New Beginning at Jason's Woods. If your doing Halloween, do it right--Jason's Woods!!

River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534

(717) 768-8261 (800) 732-3538

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!

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

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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29 South Middlesex Road, Carlisle, PA 17015

(717) 258-4741

The Place to Play – Year-round interactive fun for everyone!

Next-door Neighbors region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Next-door Neighbors explore the region

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

242 Gap Road, Ronks, PA 17572

(717) 344-2488

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

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

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

Small Towns & Northern Countryside explore the region

2249 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 291-1888 (866) 386-2839

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

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

136 Brown Street, Race Street Platform, Middletown, PA 17057

(717) 944-4435 (877) 987-2469

Enjoy an 11-mile train ride along the Swatara Creek while learning the history of the area.

Next-door Neighbors region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Next-door Neighbors explore the region

3440 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 392-2121

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

River Hills 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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1 Hollinger Lane, Elizabethtown, PA 17022

(717) 902-9791

A ranch experience for the perfect event.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Small Towns & Northern Countryside explore the region

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

Next-door Neighbors explore the region

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

(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

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

2596 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505

717-392-1794

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

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

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