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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429 Strasburg Road, Paradise, PA 17562

(717) 687-7353

Real farm fun for kids of all ages! Be sure to include this stop in your next Lancaster County visit!

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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.

River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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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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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!

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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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

2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 569-0401

Largest Pennsylvania Dutch Living History Farm & Village in the country, interpreting German Heritage from 1740-1940, including tours and traditional craft demonstrations.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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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.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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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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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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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.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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29 South Middlesex Road, Carlisle, PA 17015

(717) 258-4741

The Place to Play – Year-round interactive fun for everyone!

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99 Stehman Road, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 872-5768

Experience the Change...The New Beginning at Jason's Woods. If your doing Halloween, do it right--Jason's Woods!!

River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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230 N. Ronks Road, located directly behind Bird-in-Hand Restaurant off Route 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

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Kitchen Kettle Village, Route 340, Intercourse, PA 17534

(717) 687-9962

Take our famous 5-mile Covered Bridge Ride, a 4-mile country ride through the Amish farmland or our Original Ride Around Town!

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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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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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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2727 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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1706 Long level Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368

(717) 252-0229

Experience America's heritage along Dutch Country Roads!

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348

(610) 388-1000 (800) 737-5500

Featuring the beauty of the seasons with acres of outdoor and indoor displays and fountains.

Next-door Neighbors region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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3029 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505

Take a pleasant buggy ride through an all Amish area.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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