Small Town Charm

Small Towns & Northern Countryside

Stroll down a street in one of our small towns, and you’ll think you’ve wandered right into a scene of a Norman Rockwell painting.

Things to Do in Small Towns & Northern Countryside

Enjoy visiting our quaint and historic towns including Ephrata, Lititz, Mount Joy, Manheim and Elizabethtown. These towns are a mix of the old and new, and contain a variety of galleries, small shops, museums, and eateries.

Lititz Springs Park


Quaint, charming, bustling, cool- all words that are commonly used to describe Lititz, PA, a small town in the northern part of Lancaster County.

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The Ephrata Cloister is one of America's earliest communal societies and features medieval Germanic architecture.  Photo Cred


Home to rich religious history, the northeastern Lancaster County town of Ephrata represents cultural diversity, while still incorporating many Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish traditions.

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Located in northwestern Lancaster County, Manheim is an expansive town bustling with art galleries, charming boutiques, nationally-known attractions, bountiful restaurants, vibrant countryside and distinctive lodging...

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In a landscape filled with quintessential Lancaster County towns, what makes Elizabethtown, PA stand out?

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Attractions & Activities in Manheim

Manheim offers the visitor cozy neighborhood restaurants with a wide range of culinary offerings and historic architecture. While visiting, be sure to include a trip to Stiegel Glassworks, Waltz Vineyards, and the renovated REO Manheim Marketplace. Manheim is also home to the Mount Hope Estate and Winery and the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire held each year between August and October.

The Many Things to Discover in Mount Joy

Located in western Lancaster County, Mount Joy is home to unique shops, restaurants and history. Stop by Bube’s Brewery, Harvey’s Main Street BBQ, Twisted Bine Beer Co., or Mosby’s Pub for a bite to eat, or browse the shops along Main Street. Just outside of town, you’ll find wineries, laser tag, alpacas and more!

Quaint Elizabethtown, PA

Elizabethtown is tucked into northwestern Lancaster County, and is home to a variety of galleries, small shops, museums, and eateries. With its square at the meeting of High and Market Streets, the downtown core is still dotted by many 19th and early 20th Century buildings, which lend historic charm. Stories of the past are also told via vivid paintings on the sides of buildings throughout town.

Spotlight Attractions

Market Towns in Lancaster, PA

Where you can buy fresh, buy local.

The Wacky Town Names of Lancaster County

There’s actually a history behind the goofy names!