There’s hardly a better time in Lancaster County than the fall season. As the air grows cooler and the leaves more colorful, it feels like Lancaster was made for this time of year.
Seasonal Features: FALL
The brisker autumn weather is perfect for wandering through one of our many orchards, getting lost in one of our vast corn mazes, or taking to the skies and traveling across our beautiful vistas in a hot air balloon ride.
Fall in Lancaster County is also harvest time — the best time to get local produce and seasonal baked goods, homemade crafts & wares at roadside stands and farmers markets.
To stay up on all the fantastic things to do, see, and experience in fall in Lancaster County, check back often. We’ll spotlight new fall activities here all season long.
Fall Weather in Lancaster County
Things to Do in Fall
Tour Our Covered Bridges
Covered Bridges are a hallmark of our local heritage and landmark of our community, and can be seen throughout most parts of the region. Travel the back roads by car or by bike to experience the rich history of the area. Our Covered Bridge tour guides you from region-to-region with some tasty stop in between.
These treats originated in Lancaster County and are one of the area’s best known and most loved comfort foods for locals and visitors alike. They were created by Lancaster’s Amish and PA German communities and have been handed down for years in home kitchens and small bakeries, from generation to generation. Find out what a whoopie pie is, how to make one here, and how you can join in the tasty fun at the annual Whoopie Pie Festival.
Discover Autumn Activities, Festivals & Fairs
A visit to Lancaster in the Fall is refreshing and peaceful. The air is crisp and the landscape is breathtaking. Come see our covered bridges surrounded by vibrant orange, red, and yellow leaves. Pick your own pumpkin, watch crops as they are harvested, and stop by a road side stand for the freshest seasonal produce around. From seasonal family attractions to Fall fairs and harvest festivals, we got it all.
Experience Lancaster's Foliage
According to the interactive map on SmokeyMountains.com, it the predicts that the peak time for foliage peeping in Lancaster is at the beginning of October. Others may factor in that we have had quite a bit of rain this summer which usually makes for an early autumn. One thing we do know for certain is that Lancaster is beautiful in the fall and so is its foliage.
Pumpkin Picking in Lancaster, PA
Can you believe it is prime pumpkin picking season again?! We are loving the cooler temps and boots and scarves weather. As you drive around Lancaster, you’ve probably noticed that the roadside stands have switched over from their summer strawberries and melons to fall’s apples, pumpkins and squash. Whether you’re picking up a pumpkin at a roadside stand or headed out into the field to find the perfect one, we’re here to help.
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