Outdoor Recreation Things To Do in Lancaster, PA

Outdoor Adventure in Lancaster, PA

Experience Lancaster County’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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455 Camp Road, Stevens, PA 17578

(717) 738-1490 (888) 353-1490

i. Looking for outdoor adventure in Lancaster, PA? Check out our 5-star rated zipline canopy tours. We offer over 1 mile of zipline courses, 30 elevated challenge elements, Horse programs, and other Outdoor Adventures for all skill and thrill levels.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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2737 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505

(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.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

2249 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602

(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

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

429 Strasburg Road, Paradise, PA 17562

(717) 687-7353

Milk a cow, feed a calf, and enjoy hands-on learning during a guided walking tour of a family-operated farm. Be sure to include this stop in your next Lancaster County visit!

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

2521 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17572

(717) 391-8234

Come join the fun! Miniature golf at its finest!

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

311 Airport Drive, Smoketown, PA 17576

(717) 344-4871

Looking for fun things to do in Lancaster, PA? Go on our helicopter sightseeing tours!

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

242 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579

(717) 344-2488

Explore the Lancaster County countryside on your own scooter. There's a postcard in every turn!

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

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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150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, PA 17572

(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!

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

1444 Village Road (Rt. 741), 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

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

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

Small Towns & Northern Countryside explore the region

1 Hollinger Lane, Elizabethtown, PA 17022

(717) 413-2660

Ironstone Ranch at Stone Gables Estate is a working horse ranch surrounded by rolling hills, woodlands, orchards and streams with an abundance of wildlife and farm animals. Enjoy a horseback ride on the 10 miles of ranch trails where you’ll find a fully restored and climate-controlled 1860’s Farmhouse and Main Barn along with the Mini Barn for events and lodging. Complement your gatherings with fire pits, wagon rides and more. A ranch experience for the perfect event.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Small Towns & Northern Countryside explore the region

230 N. Ronks Road (off of Rt. 340), Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505

(717) 768-4653

A beautifully landscaped, water-filled miniature golf course that is both challenging and relaxing.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

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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500 Landisville Road, Manheim, PA 17545

(717) 618-8178

Lancaster's Horseback Riding Adventure! 

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Small Towns & Northern Countryside explore the region

368 Middletown Road, Hummelstown, PA 17036

(717) 566-8131

A 45 minute guided tour of Indian Echo Caverns reveals stunning natural underground beauty. 

Next-door Neighbors region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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465 Speedwell Forge Road, Lititz, PA 17543

(717) 626-4617

Home of the Speedwell Wolves. Take a tour and view the wolves in their natural habitat and to learn about their behavior and biology.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Small Towns & Northern Countryside explore the region

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.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

2700 Mount Rose Avenue, York, PA 17402

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

Enjoy snow tubing and ice skating at Heritage Hills in York, PA. Snow fun for everyone!

Next-door Neighbors region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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