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Biking & Hiking in Lancaster, PA

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


Grab your bike (or rent one) for a ride around the county – either on the country backroads or on one of our established bike trails. Our trails are well suited for both casual and experienced riders, and vary in distance. You’ll wind along the river, bike through lush green farmlands, and enjoy the fresh countryside air as it fills your lungs. Find more information on five great trails for your next biking adventure:

A popular option for road biking here in Lancaster County is a tour of our 29 historic covered bridges. Uncover the beauty of Lancaster's history with this self-guided tour that will take you all around Lancaster County!

If you don't have a bike, you're in luck! Let’s Roll is a local family owned business that specializes in Electric Bike rentals, sales, & service. They even offer temporary rental options that are ideal for your visit to Downtown Lancaster and the surrounding areas.

Hiking and Parks

Be sure to pack your sneakers or hiking boots – adventures await in Lancaster, PA, full of great scenery and beautiful vistas.

Susquehanna Heritage is a robust resource for parks, trails and scenic overlooks along the Susquehanna River. For even more trail maps and hiking options, be sure to stop by the Columbia Crossings River Trails Center before hitting the open trail.

Lancaster County’s parks and preserves also offer trails to enjoy that are suitable for both beginners and families with smaller children, and more experience hikers.

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