There's lots to do in the wintertime in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Lancaster County offers a variety of seasonal activities that will be sure to get your blood pumping. With all the other traditional attractions, shopping, and great restaurants here in Lancaster County, you're going to want to stay the night!
One of the most popular winter attractions in the region, AvalancheXpress snow tubing is a thrilling downhill experience for teens, adults and kids alike.
With multiple downhill runs, including "Xtreme" lanes for experienced tubers and two new lanes for little ones, tubers enjoy fast moving lines and even faster tube rides. The engineering of the hill is in fact widely recognized as being the best along the East coast making for the most thrilling snow tubing experience around.
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The Ice Park at Clipper Magazine Stadium is a winter wonderland where family and friends can enjoy Lancaster's only outdoor ice skating rink! Whether you are a beginner or an expert skater, the Ice Park offers fun for any skill level!
The Ice Park is open from December through February weather permitting.
Lancaster County is full of lively and inviting experiences that your readers will really warm to – from artistically-inspired First Fridays in Downtown Lancaster to the hearty goodness of our Ale Trail to the delights of Lititz’s annual Fire & Ice Festival in mid-February to our many museums that specialize in railroads, quilts, watches, weaponry, and much more. Don't forget about Willow Valley's Indoor Winter Family Fun Fest, Feb. 16-21 or Longwood Gardens' Orchid Extravaganza through March 24.
Whenever the ground turns white with a blanket of snow, the folks at Aaron & Jessica’s Buggy Rides switch from buggies to sleighs for a peaceful ride through snow-covered Amish farmlands. Enjoy the crisp winter air as well with a picturesque driving tour of our covered bridges, learn about maple sugaring during the last half of February or witness the breathtaking snow geese migration at MIddle Creek WIldlife Management Area where you can see in upwards of 80,000 waterfowl.
We pack a wide variety of artistic endeavors into just one county. Pick up a hot beverage and stroll among our many artisans and galleries, nourish your spirit with a live musical performance, or take in a first-rate production at one of our vibrant local theaters.
Find great buys, gets some PA Dutch eats, and talk with local Amish farmers and craftsmen as the unique Lancaster County tradition of “mud sales” season kicks off, mainly late February through early April. These community auctions benefit local fire companies and provide some of the most authentic interaction available with our Amish neighbors.