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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.

Things to do in Fall

The air is crisp, the foliage is festive, and there are flavors to savor. Find the top 25 things to this Fall in Lancaster, PA.

Fall in Lancaster County, PA

The brisk 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. Looking for the best Halloween spot this year? Find the best spots to trick or treat in Lancaster County.

Find out about all the fantastic things to do, see, and taste this fall in Lancaster County. There's tons to experience all season long!

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An orange "Welcome to the Pumpkin Patch" sign stands among stacks of pumpkins and mums at a pumpkin patch in the fall

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Plenty of places to pick your perfect pumpkin.

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Things to Do in Fall

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Covered Bridges Tour

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.

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.

Fall Hikes in Lancaster County, PA

Experience Lancaster's Foliage

According to the interactive map on, 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.

Two children sit on large pumpkins in a pumpkin patch in Lancaster, PA

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.

couple drinking wine on hillside

Fine Wines & Good Times

Lancaster County is home to some gorgeous wineries and vineyards. Take advantage of the cooler weather to sit outdoors and enjoy breath taking views with a glass of handcrafted and locally sourced wine. We have put together a wine trail that will keep you exploring new places all season long.

Young girl apple picking in Lancaster, PA.

Apple Picking in Lancaster, PA

It’s that time of year again- leaves are starting to turn, the air is getting cooler, and pumpkin spice lattes are available everywhere you look. What better fall activity for you to do with your family than to go apple picking? Apple picking is a great way to spend the day outdoors, and it is an activity all ages can participate in. Plus, you will get some great family photos while you are at it. So come on, don your flannel, head to Lancaster and get picking.