Outdoor Adventure in Lancaster, PA

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

Escape to the great outdoors during your trip to Lancaster County, which boasts a whole host of ways to enjoy our landscape while taking in a breath of fresh air! You’ll quickly discover that the outdoor activities in Lancaster, PA are some of the best ways to interact with the Pennsylvania Dutch culture and landscape.

Lancaster outdoor activities range from leisurely to exciting. Some of the best hiking/biking trails and parks in Pennsylvania are found here in Lancaster County. Grab your mountain bike for some off-road biking, or wind along our scenic back roads, which have been voted one of the best places to "get lost."

Our seemingly endless miles of rolling Pennsylvania Amish farmlands and 29 PA Dutch covered bridges will serve as your pathway to simpler times. Explore them by foot, by bike, by horse and buggy, or even by air in a hot air balloon. Your choices are as wide open as our landscapes. Start planning your trip by exploring our Lancaster activities directory below.

Barnyard Kingdom

Ten acres of farm fun activities await you and your...

Corn Cob Acres

With over 50 activities on our farm, you and your children...

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Lancaster Balloon Rides

Come up...slow down.A once in a lifetime experience. Relax...

Outdoor Adventure

Kayaking on the Susquehanna River Photo Credit: DiscoverLancaster.com

Learn about the best spots for canoeing, boating, kayaking, tubing, fishing, and more in Lancaster.

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Lancaster County's seemingly endless rolling Amish countryside back roads and scenic trails provide a backdrop for breathtaking touring.

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

Lancaster is home to eight county parks, totaling 2,003 acres.

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Lancaster County is home to many excellent bird watching locations including Brunner Island and Holtwood Environmental Preserve.