Summer fun is plentiful in Lancaster, PA – whether you’re looking for family fun, outdoor adventure or great ways to spend the evening.
Start planning your summer visit with our list of 25 things to do this season:
1] Fly through the trees on the Ziplines at Refreshing Mountain.
3] Explore the county by bike with either a self-guided or guided tour with Intercourse Bike Works.
4] Stroll around Downtown Lancaster during Music Friday with live performances scattered throughout the city.
Held on the third Friday of each month.
5] Relax while floating down the creek with Sickman’s Mill Creek Tubing.
6] Watch Fourth of July Fireworks light up the Lancaster sky.
7] Celebrate trails and the great outdoors.
The National Trails Day Celebration will be held at the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail on June 3.
8] Snap a photo and enter the #Lancastergram contest.
#Lancastergram is Discover Lancaster’s annual photo contest hosted on Instagram with great prizes for winning photos. The contest begins on June 26 and ends on September 4.
9] Dive into Lancaster’s rich history with a Historic Lancaster Walking Tour.
10] Splash in Duke’s Lagoon at Dutch Wonderland®.
This water playground is great for kids 12 and under especially on a hot day.
11] Take your family out to the ball game to see the Lancaster Barnstormers.
Fireworks and concerts after select games.
12] Find fresh picked produce at a local roadside stand or market.
14] Find your way through the maze and enjoy farm themed fun at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm.
15] For a little friendly competition, go for a round of mini golf.
16] Cheers to craft brews at Lancaster Craft Beerfest.
Held on August 26 in Downtown Lancaster.
17] Spend a day at Mt. Gretna Lake & Beach for swimming, picnicking, and fun.
Located 25 miles north of Lancaster County.
18] Camp out and toast a marshmallow or two at a local campground.
19] Sip wine and learn more about libations at local wineries.
21] Whether in a cup or in a cone, cool down with tasty ice cream…
22] Or make ice cream of your own at the Turkey Hill Experience’s Taste Lab.
23] Join in the celebration of culture, diversity, and the City of Lancaster.
Celebrate Lancaster is held on June 30 with music, food vendors, pub areas, and fireworks.
25] Experience Lancaster in authentic fashion by staying on a farm.
For more exciting happenings, check out our events calendar.