What’s New in Lancaster

Travelers have lots of fresh reasons to visit Lancaster County

Lancaster County has always been known as a destination where you can create new memories based on fresh experiences. Check out the latest offerings we have in store for you in 2023!

  • Enjoy the first full year of river tours on the Susquehanna National Heritage Area's unique 1912 electric boat “Chief Uncas” and learn about the natural & cultural history of the county’s western border – the mighty Susquehanna and its rivertowns.

  • Be amazed by a re-freshed production of “Moses” featuring new choreography & costuming as it returns to Sight & Sound Theatres for the first time in nine years.

  • Explore the new and expanded stores at Kitchen Kettle Village, including The Jewelry Bar, Happy Camper, Olive Basin, and the Village Soap Company with its handcrafted bath & body washes and accessories.

  • Our newest culinary treat is the Lancaster County Ice Cream Trail. This mobile-based trail has 25 stops spread throughout the county and runs through Sept 30th. It features store discounts and redeemable points for branded swag from Discover Lancaster.

  • The new Bird-in-Hand Artisan Village features hand-crafted retail in a historic building, anchored by Creative Rustic Furniture and full of additional high-quality, locally-made goods.

  • Lancaster City has lots new going for it, including the distinctive bar & small-plates of Proof Lancaster, the upscale dining of 401 Prime, and A Concrete Rose’s cool micro-winery & boutique bookstore. Visit these spots while strolling the recently-created Lancaster City Architectural Walking Tours or the open space & greenery of the wonderfully-renovated Ewell Plaza.

  • Venture up, down, & around the new Sky Bridge climbing structure at Lancaster Science Factory. The attraction highlights the engineering principles of bridges, and its 35 climber panels reach up to a height of 25 feet!

  • Test your inner lumberjack in the new outdoor axe-throwing range at Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center. Each lane can accommodate up to four people. This classic game of slinging an axe at wood targets never gets old.

  • Join the yearlong celebration of Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park’s 60th season, especially its new Topsy Turvy Tea Party ride and Melody Meadow puppet shows.

  • The new Urban Air Adventure Park is 60,000 square feet of fun “action” courses, from trampoline areas and “Ninja Warrior”-type obstacle courses to a two-story laser tag area, a one-of-a-kind go kart track, and a tubes playground.

  • In the great outdoors, there’s the new Lancaster Electric Bicycle Tour from Unique Lancaster Experiences, which incorporates four historical parts of the city. Also, Lititz Bikeworks’ bike share program on the Warwick-Ephrata Rail Trail now features specialized roll bikes and offers a self-guided, add-on tour that goes through two covered bridges and to a market. In addition, this is the first full year of taking in the spectacular views from the Safe Harbor railroad trestle bridge along the Enola Low Grade multi-use trail.

  • Check out Eden Resort & Suites’ new Bistro 2two2 dining experience AND a second pool & cabanas rentals.