Lancaster County

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.

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The Regions of Lancaster County, PA

Antiques Capital

Nestled in the countryside of northeastern Lancaster County, Antiques Region is recognised as the premier year-round antiques destination in the Northeast. This shopping mecca is home to thousands of antiques shops and dealers. Their treasures of the past range from fine furniture and historic postcards to redware and quirky collectibles.

Small Towns and Northern Countryside

Stroll down a street in one of this regions small towns, and you’ll think you’ve wandered right into a scene of a Norman Rockwell painting. Enjoy visiting quaint and historic towns including Ephrata, Lititz, Mount Joy, and Elizabethtown. These towns are a mix of the old and new, and contain a variety of galleries, small shops, museums, and eateries.

Amish and PA Dutch Countryside

Pennsylvania Amish Country is a picturesque landscape that must be witnessed in person to be fully appreciated. Rolling hills with lush grasses and crops, farms with windmills dotting the horizon, and horse and buggies sharing the road remind you that things are simpler here in Lancaster County.

Downtown Lancaster

The city is situated in the centre of Lancaster County, and its seven square miles are packed with art, museums, historical attractions, restaurants and cafes, theatres, shops, and boutiques. A great deal of the city’s charm stems from the stories, architecture, and traditions rooted in its rich history.

Riverlands

Wind your way along the beautiful banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Columbia and Marietta for antiques, dining, and fun attractions like the Turkey Hill Experience. Want even more of the great outdoors? The Riverlands are home to a host of scenic biking tours and hiking trails through beautiful rolling hills.