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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2700 Mount Rose Avenue, York, PA 17402

(717) 755-0123 (877) 782-9752

Voted York’s Best Golf for over 8 years!

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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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671 Sand Hill Road, Pequea, PA 17565

717-872-5951

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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1706 Long level Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368

(717) 252-0229

Experience America's heritage along Dutch Country Roads!

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!

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3614 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534

(717) 929-0327

We aren’t your average bike shop. But make no mistake. We are a bike shop.

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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.

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1441 Harrisburg Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 735-8883

Each year Long's Par is home to a whole host of activities including the free summer-long music series, a nationally acclaimed fine art and craft festival, and the world’s largest chicken barbecue. Long’s Park also boasts other outdoor amenities including picnic pavilions, a petting farm, children’s playgrounds, and a three-acre, spring fed lake, tennis courts and a fitness trail.

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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Heritage Hills Resort and Conference Center, 2700 Mount Rose Avenue, York, PA 17402

(717) 755-0123 (877) 782-9752

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

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