backroads where you can savor the
views of endless rolling hills of crops,
fields of wildflowers, historic covered bridges…and perhaps you might even stop
along the way for authentic homemade root beer or to pick up some fresh,
homegrown produce at roadside stands.
area’s backroads provide a memorable glimpse of the scenic beauty of Lancaster
you can view a topographical map of a driving tour and hiking trail that offer
ideas for recreational activities, unique shopping experiences, enjoyable
eateries, and more.
Amish Country Scenic
countless barns, homes, and fields of the Amish. Take in the sights and join
others in the exploration of shops featuring handcrafted goods and wares of Lancaster
County. Travel through the town of Bird In Hand and onto Intercourse, another
town steeped in Pennsylvania Dutch culture.
Lancaster County Bike
excellent starting points for bicyclists from all over. The Lancaster County
Bike Club recommends several rides you might consider:
The Ephrata Cloister Museum suggests four rides that cover different areas of the town, including Kitchen Kettle
Village, the Strasburg Railroad, and more.
Museum – This museum suggests five rides of rolling terrains, offering trails leading to ice cream shops,
a chocolate shop, and more. Bike through covered bridges and take in the
classic scenery of Landis Valley.
Start at Lititz Spring Park and choose from eight trails ranging from flat to very hilly terrains that provide
riders with sights like a 13th Century castle, the Cornwall Furnace
Museum, and Amish farmlands.
Museum – Train and history lovers are sure to enjoy these eight trails that stretch all throughout the quaint are of Strasburg.
Museum – This single trail
just under 19.5 miles is a lovely way to experience not only the farmlands but also
the historic architecture of Columbia and beautiful views of the Susquehanna
we’ll be happy to suggest some of our favorite historic and scenic backroads
and trails to make your visit an authentic Lancaster County experience. Happy
Photo courtesy of Dawn Mentzer