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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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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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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727 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, PA 17543

(717) 626-8318

Miniature golf, batting cages, driving range, go-cart track and snackette - overlooking Lancaster County Amish farms.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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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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605 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 560-6354

"A Hole-in-One for Summer Fun!" Overlook Falls is a challenging course for all ages and abilities.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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1444 Village Road, Route 741 west of Strasburg, Strasburg, PA 17579

(717) 687-6933

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

Amish & PA Dutch 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

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130 Lakeview Drive, Lebanon, PA 17042

(717) 964-3130

Just for the family fun of it!

Next-door Neighbors 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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4 West King Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 392-4633

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

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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1 Hollinger Lane, Elizabethtown, PA 17022

7179029791

A ranch experience for the perfect event.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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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

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671 Sand Hill Road, Pequea, PA 17565

717-872-5951

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

River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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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

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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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2800 North Reading Road, Route 272, Adamstown, PA 19501

(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.

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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3010 Elizabethtown Road, P O Box 715, Hershey, PA 17033

(717) 533-7479

Family fun center with Adventure golf, go-karts, bumper boats, batting cages, driving range, video arcade and ice cream parlor.

Next-door Neighbors region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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99 South Groffdale Road, Leola, PA 17540

(717) 656-9463

It makes good scents to stop at Hayloft - quality candles and Petting Zoo.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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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

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