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Summer

Summertime is a fantastic time to discover all the things to do in Lancaster County.

The longer days, the warmer nights, and the magical hours at dusk make summer an ideal time of year for exploring and discovering beautiful Lancaster County.

See the Summer Fun for Yourself!

SUMMERS IN LANCASTER, PA

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.

Another summer favorite is to simply kick back under the purple-blue skies, listening to the sounds of beautiful music fill the air at one of our many summer concert series.

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. Whatever you plan for your trip, be sure to share some goodness with everyone you meet!

Visiting in the Summer Months

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

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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.

See For Yourself

Watch all of the fun in Lancaster, PA and come see it for yourself this summer!

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.

See For Yourself

Take a short road trip to Lancaster County, PA! There is so much to see and do while you’re here. From intimate experiences with the Amish Culture and family fun attractions to high end shopping, roof top dining, and more. There’s something for everyone here!

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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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Top Family Attractions in Lancaster, PA

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Top Outdoor Things to Do with Kids in Lancaster, PA

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Experience Lancaster County’s natural beauty with biking, hiking, covered bridge tours, hot air balloon rides and the best outdoor Lancaster activities.

Unique Lodging in Lancaster, PA

When you choose one of these five unique lodging options in Lancaster, you are guaranteed not to have a run-of-the-mill hotel experience.

Historic Places to Visit in Lancaster, PA

Explore Lancaster County's history and heritage.

Summer Weather in Lancaster County

Temperatures

June typically begins with daytime temperatures in the low 80s, but gradually increases throughout the month, usually reaching 85 degrees by the end of the month. July is typically in the mid 80s. August begins in the high 80s and ends in the high 80s or mid 90s. Evenings are typically warmer, and around the mid 60s.

Attire

Appropriate clothing for travelers in the summer months is light pants or shorts and a light shirt both during the day and evening. Occasionally you may want to pack a sweatshirt for the evenings.

Precipitation

Lancaster County sees average amounts of rainfall for the Northeast. In summer, the average rainfall is almost 4.12” per month. Thunderstorms are common in the summer months, often in the evening.

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