5 Fun Fall Activities and Things to Do in Lancaster, Pa

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When we think of fall, we can’t help but consider our favorite fall activities in Lancaster, PA like harvest festivals, winery activities, pumpkin picking, and special themed weekends. Leaves reddening on branches, crisp autumn winds sweeping the air, and changing light from the maturing sun are all symbols marking the season of fall. To assist you in planning your fall calendar, we’ve compiled a list of ideas and things to do in Fall to keep you busy.

1. Get lost in a corn maze

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

Is it really fall if you haven’t gotten lost in a Lancaster County corn maze? Celebrate the change of seasons by navigating an interactive, five-acre corn maze by daylight or flashlight at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm. Don’t miss other favorite fall activities in Lancaster, PA like picking a pumpkin, riding a wagon for a farm tour, trying your luck at tractor pulling, or enjoying apple cider donuts.

2. Camp out under the stars

Indulge in the beauty of Lancaster County’s great outdoors with a night under the stars. When you go camping in Lancaster, you can stay in a quiet setting, but remain nearby many of our favorite fall destinations.

Country Acres Campground

Country Acres Campground is a pet- and kid-friendly campground surrounded by farmland and even offers cabin rentals for up to five people. Nestled among Amish farmlands, and three miles from outlets and attractions, this campground offers big rig, RV, pop-up, and tent sites, as well as cabin rentals. New pool, clean restrooms, laundry, cable TV, and free Wi-Fi. Full hook-up and 50 amp power available. They are kid-friendly and pet-friendly.

Spring Gulch RV Campground

Rated as a top 10 RV park by USA WeekendSpring Gulch RV Campground has 450 sites and features a day spa, heated pools, a trout-stocked lake with a sandy beach. Pack your s’mores ingredients and get ready for fresh air and beautiful sights in Lancaster County.

Old Mill Stream Campground

Old Mill Stream Campground is an RV-friendly campground situated on 15 acres near a quiet stream for fishing. This campground offers a peaceful location along a quiet stream, yet close to (almost) everything. Old Mill Stream Campground offers over 130 shaded sites on 15 acres. Here you’ll find sites with electric, water, sewer, and cable TV, as well as primitive tent camping sites. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. The campground is within walking distance of some top local attractions. In fact – it’s within one mile of our next entry on our list of things to do in Lancaster, PA in the Fall!

3. Check out Dutch Wonderland’s seasonal events

Dutch Wonderland

Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park is truly a “Kingdom for Kids”. This 48-acre amusement park in Lancaster, PA offers children and families over 35 amusement park rides and activities, an interactive water play area, and a variety of shows for kids, and this fall will be celebrating the season by hosting a trick-or-treat trail for kids, as well as spooky-themed rides!

Dutch Wonderland is nestled in the heart of Lancaster County, Pa along U.S. Route 30 (directly across from Tanger Outlets), and was one of the original tourist attractions in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

4. Pick produce at a farmer’s market

Bird in Hand Farmers Market in Lancaster, PA

If you’re searching for incredible fresh produce, Lancaster County is the place to be. The food rotates seasonally, meaning you can find unique and delicious fruits and vegetables to add to your dinner table. From crisp apples and juicy pears to hearty greens and sweet root vegetables, try your luck at Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market.

5. Go wine tasting

Weathered Vineyards Ephrata

Fall is an excellent season to go wine tasting. For a variety of delectable choices, head to Weathered Vineyards Ephrata. Ask the knowledgeable staff what pairs well with your light appetizers, soup, salads, wraps, skillets, bowls, or flatbread pizza. Yes, there are even gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan options.  If you’re not a fan of wine, they also have adult slushies that are a year-round hit as well as a great collection of local craft beers & craft spirits for cocktails on hand.

When sweater weather hits, be sure you make time for what matters: creating memories with loved ones. Whether your fall involves picking pumpkins, hayrides, or eating warm apple pie, Lancaster has all of these fun things to do in the Fall and more. Start your fall off right by planning your next adventure in Lancaster County