Things to Do near Lancaster, PA
Discover Pennsylvania Dutch Country and a variety of things to do near Lancaster, PA! Visit distinctive Amish shops and top downtown attractions, or take the back roads to explore roadside markets and peaceful farms. Stay at our historic Inn for an authentic Amish experience during your trip to Leola.
Take a buggy ride in Lancaster while learning more about the oldest Amish settlement in the USA.
Strasburg Scooters is a pleasant way to bike or scooter along scenic roads.
Enjoy a walking tour downtown to admire Lancaster architecture, including the historic society museum and federal buildings in styles from Georgian to Modern.
Lancaster is known for hand-crafted furnishings and artisans passionate about sharing their craft. A trip to the Central Market is one of the top things to do around Lancaster and is also America’s oldest continuously operating farmer's market!
Visit locally-owned Amish businesses and support their fine efforts.
Misty Creek Goat Dairy: Numerous cheese varieties, scented soaps, and goat’s milk.
Lapp Valley Farm: Homemade ice cream and dairy products.
Kauffman Handcrafted Clocks: Customized and handcrafted from fine solid and exotic woods.
Fisher’s Bakery & Roadside Stand:Homemade canned goods and baked treats.
Fisher’s Quality Furniture: Handmade hardwood pieces that are equally beautiful and durable.
Glick’s Craft Shop: Authentic Amish quilts, quillows, and handmade toys for children.
Miller’s Organic Farm: See camels and choose from a selection of organic meats and nuts.
Lapp’s Toys & Furniture: The best wooden items built to last.
Smucker Gourds: A showroom of hand-painted gourds, jewelry, and light fixtures.
White Horse Mill Antiques & Fine Art: Antiques housed in a historic 18th-century gristmill.
Mascot Roller Mills & Ressler Family Home: A water-powered grain mill along the scenic Mill Creek.
Millers Natural Foods: Healthy foods and local produce in the family household and farm.
Arts & Culture
Add some evening entertainment to your trip. Visit performance venues such as the Sight & Sound Theater for live music and Broadway-level musicals.
There are a number of smaller stages with intimate live performances and once-in-a-lifetime evenings waiting to happen.
Teams come together at Spooky Nook Sports, the largest indoor sports complex in North America. Boasting ten basketball courts, six soccer fields, indoor track, full-sized baseball infield, climbing center, and much more, any sport is possible at Spooky Nook.
We welcome team retreats at the Inn during your next tournament or training session!
Guests travel from all over to visit the charming, historic town of Lancaster, PA. Plan your trip today from one of these nearby cities!
- 74.1 miles from Philadelphia
- 123.2 miles from Washington
- 157.9 miles from New York
Lancaster’s special events offer travelers the opportunity to live like a local. Attend First and Third Friday events with outdoor art and live music, pick local produce during harvest season, and take guided tours through numerous wineries!
Attend enormous expositions at the Lancaster County Convention Center!
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