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Naturally, outdoor activities abound — from zip-lining, hiking, biking, and enjoying fun-filled days at an amusement park. A walk through our historic downtown is the perfect way to spend a few hours shopping, dining, and exploring.

Lancaster County is a cultural destination with wide-open spaces, ready to welcome visitors of all ages and interests. Experience the Amish, spend quality time with your loved ones, have an upscale night out on the town or embark on a thrilling outdoor adventure.

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Visiting in the Summer Months

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Fast-paced or relaxed; there’s something for you.

Top Outdoor Things to Do with Kids in Lancaster, PA

Burn off some energy with these exciting ideas.

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For those days when the heat is simply too much


Things to Do in Summer

Live Music this Summer

From large-scale amphitheaters to smaller-scale live entertainment at some of our favorite restaurants, you’ll be sure to get your music fix for this summer in Lancaster County. Grab a blanket and picnic dinner, and head to Long's Park or Nissley Vineyard for an evening of fantastic live performances

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Find Farm Fresh Produce this Season

From farm-fresh fruits and veggies, bountiful blooms, and even made-from-scratch baked-goods and dairy products- roadside stands in Lancaster County just can’t be beat. Where else can you pick up a beautiful bouquet of sunflowers, vine ripened tomatoes, a baked-this morning shoo-fly pie, and an ice-cold glass of root beer all for under $20?

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Top Outdoor Adventures with Kids

Lancaster, PA is full of great opportunities to head outside with your kids. So slather on the sunscreen and scoot outside for some good old-fashioned family fun. The destinations below are designed to offer great experiences and new discoveries for the entire family.

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Dine Outdoors

There are few things better than dining outdoors under twinkling lights during the summer. Lancaster has dozens of restaurants with great food and charming atmospheres. Dine on a rooftop, in a treehouse or even in a cornfield! The foodie experience is not one to miss out on this season.

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