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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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

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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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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

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

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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!

Next-door Neighbors region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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2092 Long Level Road, Route 624 South, 5 miles South of Wrightsville, Wrightsville, PA 17368

(717) 252-1616

It is our goal at Shank's Mare to get you to "go play outside!" Shank's Mare features all you'll need for backpacking and hiking, camping, kayaking, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.

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

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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

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1 Hollinger Lane, Elizabethtown, PA 17022

(717) 902-9791

A ranch experience for the perfect event, or enjoy gentle, well-mannered horses and experienced equestrian gides to navigate you through our 275 acres of trails.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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650 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 509-HITS

Come out & play!

Downtown Lancaster 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.

River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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843 Lancaster Avenue, Columbia, PA 17512

(717) 475-6196

Canoe, Kayak Rental and Livery, Camping and Bike Rental Service on the Susquehanna River.

River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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455 Camp Road, Stevens, PA 17578

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

Looking for outdoor adventure in Lancaster, PA? Take a ride on one of our 5-star rated zipline canopy tours! We offer two zipline courses and other outdoor activities with options for all skill and thrill levels. 

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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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.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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2913 Spooky Nook Road, Manheim, PA 17545

(717) 945-7087

Spooky Nook Sports has something exciting for every age and ability.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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950 Church Street, Landisville, PA 17538

(717) 898-3102

Opening Doors to Wellness! Featuring indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, and a full gym for all of your workout needs.

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

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