7 Fall Activities Around Lancaster

fall activitiesLancaster County is beautiful any time of year. However, the Fall is especially delightful. With cities sprinkled among picturesque countryside, visiting during the Fall offers a special experience. You’ll see Fall harvests first-hand and all the leaves changing color.

Take this opportunity to visit some of the fun attractions close to AMT:

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is a classic family-friendly outing. This family-run farm has a ton of things to do. Cherry Crest has games and rides, like Country Road Carts and the Straw Bale Racer, for you and the family. In addition, you can also learn more about life on the farm in the Discovery Barn and Farm Experience Center.

Cherry Crest also has one of the top 10 corn mazes in America! You’ll want to set aside plenty of time to experience all that Cherry Crest Adventure Farm has to offer.

PA Renaissance Faire

Go back in time with unique, themed weekends at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire! It’s located on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate and offers activities for the entire family. Experience the food, mirth, and merriment that comes with colorful, costumed characters, royal delights, and jousting knights.

Explore “the shire”, a 35-acre village filled with activities. Music, stage shows, plenty of places to eat, and tons of shops and merchants await at the shire This immersive experience is open weekends from August through October. For something a little spookier, visit during the last weekends in October. You’ll see the shire transform for Halloween!

Ghost Tours of Lancaster

If you love history, and little bit of spooky mystery, then a Ghost Tour of Lancaster City is just the activity for you! Take a candlelight walking tour through Lancaster City, the heart of Amish Country. You’ll explore one of America’s oldest cities as you experience over 300 years of haunted history.

In the Fall, ghost tours are hosted on weekends and some weeknights. In October, they’re hosted nightly. Group tours are available year-round, day or night. You’ll want to allow about 90 minutes for the full experience.

Smoketown Helicopter Tours

What better way to explore Lancaster County in the Fall than from the air? With Smoketown Helicopters, you can take a helicopter sightseeing tour and view Lancaster County from an entirely new perspective.

These educational helicopter rides are perfect for all ages. You’ll see breathtaking views and famous landmarks while receiving informative commentary. All tours require a minimum of two passengers, and appointments can be made for any day of the week as long as weather permits. Plus, there are a variety of options to fit any schedule.

Dutch Wonderland

Dutch Wonderland is an amusement park that’s perfect for a family outing. This theme park is designed with families in mind and focuses on traditional Pennsylvania Dutch themes. Voted as one of the Top 5 Best Kid’s Parks in the World by Amusement Today magazine, it features over 35 rides, attractions, and shows. It’s open during most weekends in the Fall and offers a “Happy Hauntings” special event in October.

American Music Theatre

A trip to Central Pennsylvania wouldn’t be complete without catching a show at AMT, one of Pennsylvania’s premier entertainment venues. With all these attractions to choose from, seeing a show is the perfect way to relax after a long day of exploration. There are plenty of shows to choose from in the Fall, so you’re bound to find the perfect fit.

Check out Discover Lancaster while you’re planning – it’s a great resource to use to ensure you won’t miss out on anything! Enjoy Lancaster County and we’ll see you at a show!