Ephrata, PA & Northern Lancaster County (Denver, PA & Beyond!)

Welcome to Ephrata, Denver, and Beyond

Ephrata, PA is located in northern Lancaster County, PA. It’s easily accessible, as it’s close to the PA Turnpike (I-76) and next to Route 222 (4-lane highway).

The Ephrata Cloister was founded in 1732 by German settlers. Their religious community consisted of celibate Brothers and Sisters along with married families. Their settlement of unique European style buildings is now a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public for tours and special programs.

Today, Ephrata is a thriving small town that takes pride in its heritage and in its own unique character.

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Below, you’ll find a list of things to do in Ephrata, PA, as well as places to stay and local services.

Many Old Order Mennonites reside in the rural communities surrounding Ephrata. (You can learn more about the Old Order Amish and Mennonites in our Amish pages.)




Ephrata is located along Route 322 between Routes 272 and 222 in Northeastern Lancaster County.

See also Where to Stay in the Ephrata Area and Ephrata Local Services.

For other attractions and nearby information, see also Adamstown, Lititz, and Eastern Lancaster County.

Things to Do in Ephrata, PA & Northern Lancaster County

Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

455 Camp Road, Stevens, PA  17578, 888-353-1490

Looking for a fun adventure in Ephrata? Visit Refreshing Mountain for great family fun activities including zipline tours, climbing tower, archery, geocaching and more. We are located in Stevens, PA, just 7 miles from the Ephrata city center.  Visit website

Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services

Ephrata Pregnancy Services,  112 W Main Street,  Ephrata, PA 17522,  717-733-9440

Free help for unplanned pregnancies provided by Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services. You are not alone! We're here for you. All of our services are 100% FREE, confidential, and non-judgmental. We provide free pregnancy tests, free pregnancy ultrasounds (limited 1st trimester), medically accurate abortion information, options education, STD education, prenatal education, parenting education, a baby boutique, post-abortion support, and community support referrals. 100% free!  Visit website

1777 Americana Inn Bed & Breakfast

301 West Main Street, Ephrata PA 17522, 717-721-9268

1777 Americana Inn B&B  and Black Forest Brewery create the perfect location for your next special event.  Beautifully appointed rooms, private terrace nestled in English Gardens and an onsite brewery!  Creating memorable occasions is what we do best!  Call 717-721-9268 or Email us to schedule a consultation. See 1777 Americana Inn Event Packages

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