Lancaster County Overview
Explore the many unique regions to be found throughout Lancaster County. Each of these regions have their own character, from downtown Lancaster to Amish and PA Dutch Countryside. You can drive to any point within Lancaster County in about an hour or less. The county is 46 miles wide at its widest point and 43 miles long at its longest point.
Lancaster County has more than 2,500 miles of winding country roads connecting small towns and villages with their inviting main streets, quirky B&Bs and charming boutiques and galleries. Lose yourself along these back roads as you’re transported to another time, among breathtakingly scenic farmlands, romantic covered bridges and Amish life.
Lancaster County is home to America’s oldest Amish settlement, where thousands still live a centuries-old “plain” lifestyle. It’s a place where visitors can step back in time to enjoy a slower, more peaceful pace – where the horse and buggy remains a primary form of transportation, and where windmills dot the landscape, providing a nature-harnessed power source.