We love springtime in PA Dutch Country. It’s the time of year when we shake off cabin fever and head outside to enjoy the beautiful countryside in which we live.

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Seasonal Features: SPRING

The warmer weather brings lots of opportunities for fun things to do outdoors. As the trees and flowers begin to bloom, hikers and bikers take to the state parks, rail trails and country roads to take in the fresh air and beautiful views of PA Dutch Country.

Springtime in PA Dutch Country also means the beginning of outdoor and al fresco dining. Restaurants throughout Lancaster County begin to open up their outdoor patios and gardens, bringing together great food and great atmospheres.

To keep up to date on all the great things to do in Lancaster in spring, check back often. We’ll spotlight new springtime activities here all season long.

Visiting in Spring

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Spring Weather in Lancaster County


March typically begins with daytime temperatures in the high 40s, but gradually increase throughout the month, usually reaching 60 degrees by the end of the month. April begins in the low 60s, usually reaching 70s by the end of the month. May begins in the low 70s and ends in the high 70s. Evenings can be brisk, and overnight temperatures can drop into the high 20s in March, and around 40s in April and early May, and into the high 50s in late May.


Appropriate clothing for travelers in March is long pants and a warmer jacket both during the day and evening. For April and May it’s long pants and a light jacket during the day, with a warmer jacket required for late evenings.


Lancaster County sees average amounts of precipitation for the Northeast. In springtime, the average rainfall is 3.4” per month. Light to moderate rain is most likely in the end of April and into May.

Things to Do in Spring

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Amish Mud Sales

Contrary to what the name suggests, Amish Mud Sales are not run by the Lancaster County Amish. They are actually outdoor auctions and sales set up to benefit our local fire companies. They get their name from the messy conditions that sometimes result from the thawing spring ground. You’ll see plenty of locals (including the Amish) looking for bargains on everything from hand-made quilts and furniture to buggies and lawn equipment.

Covered Bridges of Lancaster County

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.

Easter bunny with child

Easter Activities

The Easter holiday is quickly approaching, bringing with it a number of festive brunches, decadent dinners and family-friendly egg hunts to Lancaster. For a weekend your family will remember for years to come, hop over to Lancaster for these spring events.

Pinacle Point Overlook, Holtwood, along the Susquehanna River Photo Credit: DiscoverLancaster.com / Simone Associates, Inc.

Outdoor Adventures Await

Whether you prefer to travel by bike, foot, kayak, or canoe, epic outdoor adventures are waiting to be discovered in Lancaster. The Susquehanna River offers water activities, while paved trails run on the banks. Rocks along the river offer beautiful vistas that are worth the hike. Tune up your bike, grab your sneakers, or hop in a kayak for a fresh air adventure.

A Museum for Every Interest

History to hands-on, art to industrial – there’s a museum for every interest in Lancaster and the surrounding area. They are the perfect place to spend a cold or rainy afternoon or wander around to escape the summer’s heat. You can dive into local history or let the kids learn with hands-on activities and experiments.

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