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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Heritage Hills Resort and Conference Center, 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!

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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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1441 Harrisburg Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 735-8883

Each year Long's Par is home to a whole host of activities including the free summer-long music series, a nationally acclaimed fine art and craft festival, and the world’s largest chicken barbecue. Long’s Park also boasts other outdoor amenities including picnic pavilions, a petting farm, children’s playgrounds, and a three-acre, spring fed lake, tennis courts and a fitness trail.

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2300 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 299-5500 (800) 233-0121

Challenging 18-hole golf course with a driving range and night-lit putting green. We also offer miniature golf.

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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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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650 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 509-HITS

Come out & play!

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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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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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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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5 W. King Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 687-6687

Discover the other side of Pennsylvania Dutch Country on candlelight walking tours in historic Lancaster City.

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455 Camp Road, Stevens, PA 17578

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

Looking for high adventure? Come take a ride on one of our Canopy Tours! Our guides will accompany you as you "fly" through the trees and enjoy a "bird's eye" view of the beautiful woodscape.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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2249 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 291-1888 (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.

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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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1 Hollinger Lane, Elizabethtown, PA 17022

(717) 902-9791

A ranch experience for the perfect event.

Small Towns & Northern 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

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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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1706 Long level Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368

(717) 252-0229

Experience America's heritage along Dutch Country Roads!

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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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.

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