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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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Overlook Falls Mini-Golf

Overlook Falls Mini-Golf

605 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster, PA

(717) 560-6354

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

Adventure Sports in Hershey

Adventure Sports in Hershey

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

(717) 533-7479

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

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.


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.

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.

High Sports Inc.

High Sports Inc.

727 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, PA

(717) 626-8318

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


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.

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.

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.

Wolf Sanctuary of PA

Wolf Sanctuary of PA

465 Speedwell Forge Road, Lititz, PA

(717) 626-4617

Home of the Speedwell Wolves.

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!

Middletown and Hummelstown Railroad

Middletown and Hummelstown Railroad

136 Brown Street, Race Street Platform, Middletown, PA

(717) 944-4435

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

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!

Hayloft Candles and Petting Zoo

Hayloft Candles and Petting Zoo

99 South Groffdale Road, Leola, PA

(717) 656-9463

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

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.

Ghost Tours of Lancaster

Ghost Tours of Lancaster

5 W. King Street, Lancaster, PA

(717) 687-6687

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

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.

Farmland Fun at Verdant View

Farmland Fun at Verdant View

429 Strasburg Road, Paradise, PA

(717) 687-7353

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

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!