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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211 South Donerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 872-1554

Come visit us on the farm and enjoy our corn maze, pig race, country cooking, etc. Be sure to visit our farm market while you are here.

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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.

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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.

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2596 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505

(717) 392-1794

Why ride with strangers when you can have a private tour in your own authentic Amish buggy? We have many satisfied repeat customers.

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Doubletree Resort, 2400 Willow Street Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 464-4448

Immaculate 9-hole golf course.

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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!

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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.

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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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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.

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Route 30, Mountville Exit, Mountville, PA 17554

(717) 285-7007

Nineteen beautiful holes, foot bridges, pond and streams, old fashioned covered bridge, cascading waterfalls, tunnel and cave, and statues.

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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.

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3121 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Bird in Hand, PA 17505

(717) 768-8828

Spectacular four-mile or longer tours available. Visit inside a real Amish house and barn.

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1 Hollinger Lane, Elizabethtown, PA 17022

(717) 902-9791

A ranch experience for the perfect event.

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242 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17572

(717) 344-2488

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

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3027 Old Philadelphia Pike, Ronks, PA 17505

Take a pleasant buggy ride through an all Amish area.

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455 Camp Road, Stevens, PA 17578

(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.

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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!"

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949 Church Street, Landisville, PA 17538

(717) 898-0104

Excellence is "par" for the course. Come and play one of Lancaster County's finest public golf courses.

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402 Schoff Road, Atglen, PA 19310

(610) 593-2600

Family owned and operated, par 72 championship golf course known for having the best conditions in Chester County

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727 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, PA 17543

(717) 626-8318

Miniature golf, batting cages, driving range, go-cart track and snackette - overlooking Lancaster County Amish farms.

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