Save Some Time For Summer Adventures In Lancaster County’s Great Outdoors

If you’re yearning for some outdoor adventure, Lancaster County offers plenty of opportunity to get


out in the fresh air and sunshine.

Here are a few favorite outdoor activities you’ll want to put on your to do list during your visit to PA Dutch Country:

Refreshing Mountain
Zip Line Canopy Tours

Just six miles from the Historic Smithton Inn,
Refreshing Mountain offers thrill
and exhilaration as you zip through the scenic woodland of the resort. You can
take two different tours: The Challenge Adventure Tour (over 1,400 feet in
length) lasts one to two hours and consists of five zip lines and nine
challenge elements. The Aerial Excursion Tour consists of seven zip lines and
is over 3500 feet long, taking on average between two and two and a half hours
to complete.
For more information about these tours, check out the Refreshing Mountain website.
You can also call (717) 738-1490 or make reservations online for your one-of-a-kind
zip line experience at 455 Camp Road in Stevens, PA.

Kayak And Paddleboard
At Shank’s Mare Outfitters in Wrightsville

If you’re not keen on the idea of sailing high through the tree
tops, you can go kayaking or paddleboarding at Shank’s Mare Outfitters instead. Shank’s Mare offers various paddle tours throughout
the summer, some focusing on birdwatching, others on Native American art on the
rocks in the area, and others allow you to simply take in the beauty of the
Susquehanna River and its surroundings.
Kayak rentals during tour days are $40 for a single kayak
and $45 for a double kayak. If you decide not to participate in the tours but
still wish to rent a kayak or stand up paddleboard, single kayaks and stand up paddleboards are $28 for up to two hours and $8 an hour for each additional
hour. The Rental Shack is located at the John Wright Restaurant on the
Susquehanna. For more information including tour details, pricing, and
directions, see the Shank’s Mare website or contact them by phone at (717) 252-1616.

Climb Chickies Rock

One of the largest climbing locations in Central PA,
Chickies Rock has six different areas where you can go rock climbing. The
location was turned into a county park and is now one of the most beloved
attractions in Lancaster County for climbers of all skill levels. The park also has
various overlooks where you can enjoy the view below and beyond. If you’re staying at the
Historic Smithton Inn, Chickies Rock County Park is just under half an hour
drive away.
These are only a few of the many outdoor activities you
can participate in during your stay in Lancaster County. For even more ideas,
visit Things To Do Lancaster and Discover Lancaster websites; and be sure to reserve your room at the Historic Smithton Inn to experience the ultimate rest and relaxation in
between activities!

By Rebecca Gallagher
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