Lancaster County's seemingly endless rolling Amish countryside and winding back roads provide a backdrop for breathtaking touring - and there is no better way to soak in the scenery than by slowing down and biking our roads and trails.
The Lancaster County Bike Club offers many scenic bicycle tours varying in length (from 7 to 84 miles), type of terrain traveled and difficulty level. Looking to create your own route? Check out the Lancaster County Bike Tour Map.
Another great resource is the Lancaster Bike Club's website which includes various scenic routes that you can take!
Interested in seeing some sites along your bike ride? A helpful map tool titled "Biking the Backroads of Lancaster County" leads you on a tour through Pennsylvania Dutch Country via three state museums (Landis Valley Museum, Ephrata Cloister and the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania), and lists heritage lodging and dining sites, as well as bicycle shops. Another popular option is to bike Lancaster's back roads via our 29 historic covered bridges.
You can also experience the great scenery by taking one of our many walking and hiking trails, such as one of the Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area's Natural Wonders like Lancaster Junction Trail or the Speedwell Forge County Park, just to name a few. Other great hiking options include the trails found throughout our eight county parks.
For more recommendations on how to enjoy the outdoors in Pennsylania Dutch Country, download Lancaster On the Move, a guide to more than 225 free or low cost parks, nature preserves, state gamelands, walking and hiking trails, lakes, outdoor clubs and senior recreation opportunities for you to enjoy in Lancaster County! Or, visit the Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation.
Where To Stay
Red Run Campground|
Red Run is in the Heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, where "Camping Among Amish Farms" is an experience you'll enjoy.
Where To Eat
Kitchen Kettle Village|
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!
Where To Shop
Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery|
Come twist your own pretzel!
What To Do
Challenging 18-hole miniature golf course complete with walk-through cave, waterfalls, bridges and sand traps that's fun for the whole family.