Things to Do in Lancaster County PA

Outdoor/Adventure Activities

Hiking in the Lancaster County Park or take a one-mile secluded hike on the chipped path along the Millstream Creek, just 1/2 mile from us.

Self-guided bike tours of the back roads of Lancaster County.

Hot Air Balloon Ride 800-763-5987
Float over Lancaster County’s picturesque Amish farmlands.

Refreshing Mountain Adventure Center 717-738-1490
Zip line canopy tours for kids and families. Two courses to choose from and provides great aspect of forest and wildlife while going from platform to platform.

Horseback riding 717-413-2660
Trail rides for individuals or families through 275 acres of trails near Elizabethtown.

Enjoy birding at the Susquehanna River, Muddy Run Reservoir, or the Middle Creek Wildlife Management areas.

Strasburg Railroad 717-687-6486
Take a ride on the Strasburg Railroad and steam train, America’s oldest short-line railroad. The train also has a dining car for advance dinner reservations.


Covered Bridge Tour
There are 31 covered bridges in Lancaster County still in existence. The innkeeper’s favorites are the Hunsicker Mill and Eshelman’s Mill bridges.

Borrow a cassette from the innkeepers to take a self-guided tour of Lancaster County.

Wilbur Chocolate Factory 888-294-5287
Take a drive on Rt. 501 North to the town of Lititz for your chocolate buds. You’ll smell the aroma before you get there!

Hershey Chocolate World 717-534-4900
Tours available at this chocolate attraction.

Turkey Hill Experience 844-847-4884
Learn how ice cream is made and packaged – enjoy free samples!

Martin’s Pretzel Factory 717-859-1272
Watch pretzels being made and packaged in Akron. Owned and operated by the Old Order Mennonite people, these hard pretzels are made exactly as they were 65 years ago.

Stop for some homemade root beer at the Fisher farm – 3217 Old Philadelphia Pike, Ronks.


Visit Root’s Country Market & Auction on a Tuesday for fresh-from-the-garden produce, to take in the sights and smells of the bakery displays, the auction, and to enjoy the crowd of locals and visitors alike for an old-fashioned fun day.

First Friday
Lancaster city is home to many fine artists and galleries. The first Friday of every month, downtown is alive and pulsating with energy. Over 60 shops and galleries extend their hours till 9:00 PM. It is an upbeat experience and can be toured by foot since the galleries are concentrated in one area.

Household Estate Sales: Many occur on Saturdays. Check our local newspapers for listings.

Farmersville Auction 717-354-5095
Held each Tuesday near Ephrata, this auction has furniture and household items, lawn and garden equipment, and a large variety of other items.

Leola Produce Auction
Local farmers sell their produce and plants. Buyers can buy items individually or by the skid. Good place to observe the many cultures of the PA Dutch.


Village Greens Miniature Golf, Lampeter  717-687-6933
Two courses over 13 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and in the woods.

Waters Edge Miniature Golf, Bird-in-Hand 717-768-4653
Two courses feature pond, lighthouse and other obstacles.

Willow Valley Golf Course, Lancaster 717-464-4448

Crossgates Golf Course, Millersville 717-872-4500

Fox Chase Golf, Stevens 717-336-3673

Four Seasons Golf Course, Lancaster 717-898-0104

Tanglewood Manor Golf Club, Quarryville 717-786-2500

Moccasin Run Golf Club, Atglen 610-593-2600

Hawk Valley Golf Club, Denver 717-445-5445

Evergreen Golf Course, Manheim 717-925-7635

Tree Top Golf Course, Manheim 717-665-6262

Overlook Golf Course, Lancaster 717-569-9551

Pilgrim’s Oak Golf Course, Peach Bottom 717-548-3011