722 E. Market St. Marietta, PA 17547Phone: (717)426-8415

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Lancaster County Sports & Activities

Northwest Lancaster County River Trail

Fourteen miles of repurposed rail trail have created the public Northwest Lancaster County River Trail along the banks of the Susquehanna’s Lower Branch. At the trails southern end, visit the Chickie Rock Overlook at the top of a 100-foot high outcropping and take in the view of the Susquehanna River.

Distance: 1.8 Miles
Hot Air Balloon Rides

The United States Hot Air Balloon Team offers rides daily at sunrise (6 am) and sunset (6 pm) and take off from Bird-in-Hand about 25 minutes from the B. F. Hiestand House Bed & Breakfast. Plan on spending about 2.5 to 3 hours from start to finish. You are invited to participate in the pre-flight preparations and can watch the balloon inflate. The flight is about one hour in duration and post-flight offers time to relax and share your experience while sipping champagne and enjoying snacks.  Address: 2737 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA 17505

(800) 763-5897
Distance: 2.6 Miles
Shank’s Mare Outfitters

Located in a 19th-century general store, Shank’s Mare Outfitters has everything you need for your next outdoor adventure or excursion on the waters of the Susquehanna River. The outfitter specializes in equipment rentals, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking gear, cross-country skiing gear, and informative guided tours.

Distance: 9.8 Miles
Long’s Park

Located in the northwest corner of Lancaster City, this 80-acre park hosts some of the best events of the year including the world’s largest chicken barbecue, a reputed fine art festival, and a summer-long concert series.

Distance: 13.2 Miles
Smoketown Helicopter Tours

The best way to see Lancaster is from the sky! Take in the view of the rolling hills and patchwork farmland of beautiful Lancaster County. A variety of options are available including a downtown flight, river tour, and landmark tour.

Distance: 20.4 Miles
Indian Echo Caverns

Usually, Mother Nature’s most beautiful gems are right beneath our feet. Explore Indian Echo Caverns to see breathtaking crystalline formations that have formed over centuries and discover why local Native Americans believed this site to be sacred.

Distance: 20.5 Miles
Zipline and Outdoor Adventure at Refreshing Mountain

You’ve never experienced an obstacle course like this before. Climb into the tree canopy for a multi-faceted, puzzle-solving adventure through rope courses, wooden bridges, and zip lines hundreds of feet long. Besides the thrills and adrenaline rush, catch some stunning views of the surrounding countryside from the top of Refreshing Mountain.

Distance: 24.3 Miles
Strasburg Scooters

Explore Lancaster County’s backroads on a 50cc scooter. Get in touch with historic Pennsylvania on the covered bridge tour or make it an unforgettable date night on a sunset tour. With more than 35 miles of Amish Country to explore, and three types of scooters, this is one way you’re guaranteed to fall in love with travelling the open road again.

Distance: 24.9 Miles
City Island

Home of the Harrisburg Senators, the official Minor League Baseball team of the capital city of  Pennsylvania, City Island is a year-round recreational complex that features FNB Field, horse drawn carriage rides, Pride of the Susquehanna paddle wheel boat, batting cages, miniature golf, sand volleyball courts, and more.

Distance: 29.2 Miles
Ski Roundtop

Visit Lewisberry for one of the best ski schools in the country and central PA’s premier skiing and snowboarding destination. Enjoy the 20 trails and snow tubing park in the winter and zipline and rope courses in the summer; paintball is year-round.

Distance: 35.5 Miles
Nookside Stables

This 47 acre Lancaster horseback riding adventure is fun for beginners as well as seasoned riders. It offers a guided horseback adventure and even a hayride to the trail and back.  Adults and children 10 years old and over are welcomed.

(717) 618-8178
Distance: 9.6 Miles
Chiques Rock Outfitters

Located on the Lancaster side of the Susquehanna River, Chiques Rock outfitters offers guided paddle tours and rentals of kayaks, canoes, bikes and tubes.

717-475-6196
Distance: Marietta Miles