Adventure is out there, and sometimes, you just need to find it! Lancaster is full of outdoor activities to enjoy and landscapes to explore. This region boasts breathtaking scenery, including lush forests, rolling hills, and wild rivers, making it the perfect destination for adventurous souls. If you’re looking for inspiration, you’ve landed on the right page! Let us tell you about the five best outdoor adventures in Lancaster, PA, so you can start planning your visit. While you’re here, make sure you download our free Vacation Guide! It has all the top suggestions for local restaurants, museums, events, shops, and more.
Get Ready to Try These 5 Outdoor Adventures in Lancaster, PA!
Hike and Climb Governor Dick Observation Tower
If you want to explore the Cornwall Iron Furnace area (which is a great place to visit during your stay), make sure you pack your hiking shoes. One of the greatest trails in Pennsylvania is right by it! The Dick Observation Tower offers more than 14 miles of hikable terrain. The climb up the tower is 1.5-miles one way and is steep and narrow in certain spots, making for a fun day outdoors. You can also try mountain biking or rock climbing!
Hike the Horseshoe Trail to the Pretzel Hut
Pursue your hiking adventure on the Horseshoe Trail! Make sure your camera is safely stored in your backpack because you will encounter some of the most beautiful views in the area. On your way, you will see the remains of an old iron forge, as well as the famous Eagle Rock Vista! trust us, it’s worth every mile you hike. At the end of the trail, grab a bite at the Pretzel Hut! They offer delicious bbq sandwiches and refreshing ice creams: the perfect combo to reward you after your hike!
Refreshing Mountain Ziplines
Want to experience a thrill during your stay in Lancaster, PA? Refreshing Mountain Ziplines is made for you! It’s one of the top attractions in our charming town and appeals to all generations. You can choose from three different zip lines, including an aerial excursion and Challenge Adventure Tour. Reservations are required so make sure you book online beforehand!
Strasburg Scooters Covered Bridges Tour
Why not go on a scenic road trip? Drop off the car and get on two wheels to see Lancaster’s covered bridges with Strasburg Scooters! This company also offers “scoot-coupes” if you’re not sure about driving a traditional two-wheel scooter. It’s a great way to experience the countryside and makes it easy to hop on and off, walk around the bridges, and take pictures.
Shank’s Mare Outfitters Paddle Tours on the Susquehanna River
Change your perspective of Lancaster’s landscape and head out on the river! Everything is more beautiful from the water, and Shank’s Mare Outfitters gives you the opportunity to see it firsthand. Take a guided paddle tour on the Susquehanna River and spend the day discovering historical and natural facts about the area. All tours include a snack or full lunch that you can take with you.
We Have the Perfect Place to Stay!
After having the adventure of a lifetime in Lancaster, you’ll need a place to come home and relax! Our stunning B&B is ideal for your trip. It’s authentic, warm, and equipped with all the amenities you need.
Now is the time to browse our wonderful guest rooms and pick your favorite! They all offer a unique atmosphere, so you’re sure to find one that fits your personality. Take a look at the Sage Room, for example! It’s beautifully decorated with antiques and handcrafted furniture, and there’s private bathroom with a rain shower and a sitting area with a working fireplace! When you wake up in the morning, follow the smell of coffee downstairs and enjoy our homemade breakfast before starting your next Pennsylvania adventure!